Boston Startup Community News & Content

Disruption to go: Food startups are booming as Big Food seeks innovation

Food and beverage science startups see a boom in business as appetite for innovation grows even as Big Food outsources research. And venture capital dollars are following.

Dec 06, Boston Business Journal

Cambridge Mail Security Startup Closes $3 Million Seed Round

Cambridge-based RaySecur, which has developed 3D desktop scanners to detect dangerous items hidden in letters and packages, has closed a $3 million seed round. The funding was led by One Way Ventures, a relatively new Boston-based firm focused on backing immigrant founders. Junson Capital, Launchpad Venture Group, Dreamit Ventures and others also participated in the round.

Dec 05, BostInno

Somerville startup hires longtime Yahoo! executive as its first CFO

After bringing in a new CEO in January, Somerville-based Owl Labs has added another key executive with both merger and acquisition deals deals and public company experience to its leadership team.

Dec 04, Boston Business Journal

Uberflip acquires SnapApp for smarter content targeting

Uberflip is acquiring SnapApp, bringing together two startups that promise to help marketers use their content more effectively. President and Chief Marketing Officer Randy Frisch argued that Uberflip focuses on content experience, not content marketing. In other words, it’s not selling productivity and workflow tools for marketers to write blog posts and create videos. Instead, it helps

Dec 03, TechCrunch

Meet Jebbit CMO Pam Erlichman

Pam Erlichman is the Chief Marketing Officer at Jebbit, a first party data company that facilitates volunteered, declared data exchange between consumers and brands. She has more than 20 years of marketing experience, most recently serving as the VP of marketing at Oracle Data Cloud, a role she assumed following the Datalogix acquisition. Prior to

Dec 02, Boston Speaks Up

SocialFlow Co-Founder Heads Up Talla as New CEO

Frank Speiser, co-founder of SocialFlow, has left the social media management platform company after nearly 11 years to head up Boston-based artificial intelligence startup Talla. Speiser replaces Rob May, who is joining early-stage venture firm PJC as a general partner, as originally reported by Axios last week. May will remain on Talla’s board of directors as executive chairman, according

Dec 02, BostInno

Bringing online retail’s power to brick-and-mortar stores

Step into the typical store this holiday season, and odds are good the experience will feel pretty similar to the one your grandparents encountered: clerks stacking merchandise, a store peppered with printed signs, and a queue for the cash register when it’s time to pay. There may even be some clipped paper coupons involved in

Dec 02, The Boston Globe

Student Entrepreneurs Bring Home Prestigious Throwdown Title

A team of UML student entrepreneurs hoping to help physical therapy patients walk more easily outdoors bested the competition from several universities, including runners-up Harvard and MIT, at the 7th annual Beantown Throwdown competition. The Beantown Throwdown is the largest college pitch-off in Boston, an event that draws top student entrepreneur teams to pitch their

Nov 26, UMass Lowell

Talla’s CEO Rob May joins PJC as general partner

Rob May, co-founder of local artificial intelligence startup Talla Inc., is joining Boston early-stage venture firm PJC, one of Talla’s investors, as a general partner.

Nov 26, Boston Business Journal

Boston Startup Is Bringing Transparency To Dental Care

When Ram Sudireddy took his son to have a wisdom tooth extracted and the dentist demanded $3,000 up front, he was shocked. “I was paying $2,000 per year in dental premiums,” Sudireddy said. “Over 10 years I paid $20,000. When I really needed it they only gave me $1,000.” It was at that point that

Nov 25, Forbes