Boston Startup Community News & Content

Google Buys Crashlytics, Trusteer Vets Return & More Boston Tech News

Boston-area tech companies are making moves at a furious pace in the early goings of 2017. This week, we’re catching up on a trio of acquisitions (including a deal involving Google and Twitter), a spate of startup funding news, and new leadership at a Draper Laboratory spinout company. Read on for the details. Changing Hands —Four […]

Jan 19, Xconomy

There’s a new home for robots and their makers in Boston

Entrepreneurs and engineers designing new kinds of robots will soon have a home in Boston — fittingly, in an industrial corner of the neighborhood often called the Innovation District. MassRobotics, a nonprofit formed in 2014 to support the state’s robotics industry, plans to open a new shared startup space on Channel Street in South Boston

Jan 18, The Boston Globe

As Revenue Triples, Salsify Raises $30M to Aid Retail Brands With Data Science

Salsify, a Boston-based product content management platform for retail brands, announced on Wednesday that it has raised a $30 million Series C round led by local venture capital firm Underscore.VC.

The new round, which brings total funding to…

Jan 18, BostInno

Fidelity funds high on hot startups

They’re the hottest deals in the venture capital world — startups like Uber and Snapchat owner Snap Inc., whose values soar beyond $1 billion long before going public. In recent years, there’s been increasing competition to get in on these investments, known as “unicorns,” especially among mutual fund companies looking to gain an edge on

Jan 13, The Boston Globe

These 12 Startups Were Investor Darlings at Unpitch

Yesterday, I got a last-minute invite to the party at Unpitch, which in the past was super-secret and off limits to journalists not named Scott Kirsner. In other words, I got to do in person what I did over email, last year: Ask investors which…

Jan 12, BostInno

The Startup Scene at Harvard

Dropping out is normally what comes to mind when people think of “Harvard” and “startups.” It’s hard to resist that inclination when two of the most important technology companies of the last century (Facebook and Microsoft) were founded by two Harvard dropouts. Yet, the university is still a breeding ground for innovation and entrepreneurial talent.

Jan 04, Hacker Noon

Zagster’s race to become the ‘next big transportation business in Boston’ just got a big boost

Zagster, a Cambridge-based startup that sells full-service bike-sharing programs to cities, companies and universities, has raised $10 million in a Series B round of funding led by New Jersey’s Edison Partners, the company announced Thursday. The startup, which was founded in 2012, also announced additions to its board of directors, including Jonathan Seelig, a co-founder

Jan 05, Boston Business Journal

Rethink Robotics Adds $18M to Funding Pot Amid Automation Debate

One of New England’s leading robotics companies has raised new money for the new year. Boston-based Rethink Robotics says it has closed $18 million as part of a Series E funding round. A regulatory filing from this week shows the equity round could grow to $33 million. Private equity firm Adveq participated in the latest […]

Jan 05, Xconomy

Introducing ‘Confounded’: Startup Stories From the Brink of Failure (Video)

“Move fast and break things” was a motto that worked for Facebook, at first. Mark Zuckerberg politely left it behind in 2014, ceding a piece of the company’s early swagger to users’ need for “stable infrastructure.” At the time, he talked about…

Jan 05, BostInno

Will Ahmed (Founder of WHOOP) on Charlie Rose

Will Ahmed, founder and C.E.O. of WHOOP, discusses how his company helps athletes track performance and recovery.

Dec 16, Charlie Rose