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