Boston Startup Community News & Content

New Guru.Club app aims to connect Instagram users to brands

A new app aims to eliminate the noise of fraudulent Instagram influencers and let ordinary people tout the brands they like. Guru.Club, a Seaport-based startup that has raised about $550,000 in recent funding, opened its platform to Instagram users on Monday. Sam Malone, CEO and co-founder, told the Herald he had the idea for a

Jul 15, Boston Herald

In search of a ‘second city’ for New England startups

When it comes to startup activity, Boston is booming: The research firm Startup Genome put the city in fifth place globally this year, behind Beijing and just ahead of Tel Aviv. Not bad. But Boston is also expensive, and the commutes can be intolerable. I’d love to see a “second city” emerge in New England

Jul 15, The Boston Globe

Startup Boston Returns this September with Week-Long Conference

Startup Boston, an organization offering groundbreaking events for the development and celebration of the innovators, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who push boundaries and solve tough problems, today announced the speaker lineup for its third annual conference. Designed to connect, educate, and celebrate Boston’s startup community, Startup Boston Week 2019 will run from September 16-20

Jul 10, Startup Boston

With First Massachusetts Cohort, Apprenti Aims to Fill the Tech Talent Gap

Clyde Freeman had a traditional education. He graduated from UMass Amherst with a degree in finance. From there, he jumped from job to job, applying his financial knowledge at various companies. While he was working at Fidelity, the Boston-based wealth management giant, he realized he had another calling. “My ideal position,” Freeman said, “would be

Jul 09, BostInno

Black Duck, Veracode Execs Relaunch Cloud Infrastructure Firm Fairwinds

From a host of angles, the business opportunity looked to be a hard one to pass up. The technology business up for sale was: one, self-funded and not saddled by mountains of outside equity; two, profitable and growing; and three, in the middle of the messy but booming world of enterprise software infrastructure. For the […]

Jul 09, Xconomy

Meet Tech-Science Journalist and Podcasting Entrepreneur Wade Roush

Wade Roush has been covering technology and science for almost 25 years. BostInno readers may recognize Roush from his time serving as staff editor at Xconomy (2007–2014). He’s also written a lot for print magazines, notably Scientific American, MIT Technology Review, and Science. In 2014–15, Roush was acting director of MIT’s Knight Science Journalism fellowship

Jul 08, Boston Speaks Up

Accelerator Hopping: Who Benefits From Boston’s Incubator Programs?

On May 1, Emma Giles and Vishal Punwani took the stage at Harvard University’s Klarman Hall. The two entrepreneurs—both Harvard alumni, both Khan Academy teaching fellows—had 60 seconds to pitch the idea behind their startup, Sophya. Behind them, teal and blue ribbons streaked across a digital screen. A xylophonist stood by to tap out a “ting” when

Jul 01, BostInno

The tech columnist and his critic hash things out

“Hello, Complaints Department.” “This is Eric Paley, managing partner at Founder Collective. You know, the Cambridge venture capital firm that put money into companies like Uber, PillPack, Hotel Tonight, and Formlabs? I’ve got a few bones to pick with your coverage.” Plenty of readers think I can be too much of a cheerleader for startups

Jun 30, The Boston Globe

Commonwealth Fusion Plugs in $115M To Develop Nuclear Reactor

Nuclear energy startup Commonwealth Fusion Systems closed a $115 million Series A funding round to beef up work on the demonstration fusion reactor power plant it hopes could one day be a breakthrough in the fight against climate change. The infusion of cash is coming from Future Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Lowercase Capital, Moore Strategic Ventures, […]

Jun 27, Xconomy

Wayfair employees plan walkout to oppose furniture sales to migrant detention facilities

Employees of the Boston-based online housewares giant Wayfair announced Tuesday that they would stage a walkout at the company’s Back Bay offices Wednesday to protest the company’s decision to sell furniture to operators of facilities for migrant children detained at the southern US border. According to a Wayfair employee who asked not to be identified

Jun 25, The Boston Globe