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Workbar plans to double Boston presence by end of 2019

Despite a sense that New York-born co-working giant WeWork is now gobbling up all the headlines — and the office space — in Boston, homegrown rival Workbar Inc. says it’s set to grow locally as well. Under the leadership of new CEO Sarah Travers, Workbar plans to double its presence in the Boston area by the end of 2019,

Jun 16, Boston Business Journal

TechScreen Aims to Help Recruiters Spot Tech Talent

It was about 20 years ago when Mark Knowlton, founder of recruiting software company TechScreen, realized the perils of screening job candidates for technology companies without knowing the technology. “I was at a now-defunct company called The Clarity Group,” said Knowlton, who at the time was recommending applicants for tech positions. “The CEO of the

Jun 15, BostInno

A New Harvard-Founded Social Network Wants to Build a Platform That’s “Morally Correct”

A new social media startup is quite the black swan in Boston, as the Hub doesn’t notoriously shine in this industry (with at least one, if not two, exceptions). But HelloFriend, one of the 72 startups in this year’s Harvard Summer Venture Incubation Program, has great ambitions; in fact, it thinks it can do a better job at building a

Jun 13, BostInno

After Departing CyPhy, Helen Greiner to Help U.S. Army in Robotics

Helen Greiner, the robotics expert and entrepreneur who co-founded iRobot, quietly left her most recent startup, the drone venture CyPhy Works, a few months ago, and she is now working with the U.S. Army on robotics and artificial intelligence initiatives. Greiner (pictured) left CyPhy in late 2017 and relinquished her board seat, a company spokesperson […]

Jun 14, Xconomy

Tableau acquires MIT AI spinoff Empirical Systems, opens new R&D center in Boston area

Tableau Software has acquired Empirical Systems, an eight-person artificial intelligence startup based in Cambridge, Mass., planning to integrate Empirical’s technology into the Tableau platform and establish a new R&D center in Cambridge as a result of the deal. Seattle-based Tableau, the publicly traded data visualization and business intelligence technology company, announced the acquisition Wednesday morning, without disclosing the acquisition

Jun 13, GeekWire

How to keep young people with great ideas from leaving Boston

Every February, the National Football League holds a scouting combine in Indianapolis to evaluate a few hundred college football players who may get drafted by a team later in the year. College standouts run the 40-yard dash, bench press 225 pounds, and get tested for agility. Boston needs to create a scouting combine for collegiate

Jun 08, The Boston Globe

Data startup Devo raises $25M Series C, will set up shop near Alewife

Devo Inc., a data management startup founded in Spain, has raised a $25 million Series C round led by Insight Venture Partners and will soon move into an office near Alewife Station as it plans to expand its marketing and operations team in Cambridge. The company, which was previously known as LogTrust, first moved its

Jun 08, Boston Business Journal

Pulse@MassChallenge Startups Score More Deals in Program’s 2nd Year

MassChallenge’s experiment in digital health is picking up steam. Pulse@MassChallenge, the healthtech accelerator launched by Boston-based nonprofit organization MassChallenge in 2016, wrapped up its second annual session Tuesday night. The event, held in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center during the 2018 BIO International Convention, showcased the approximately 30 startups that participated in Pulse’s latest […]

Jun 07, Xconomy

Burlington startup ZiipRoom launches software to simplify remote meetings

Zoom. GoToMeeting. BlueJeans. WebEx. Skype for Business. The array of options for holding a video conference with colleagues, customers or vendors can be dizzying. Everyone has a different favorite software, the equipment never works like you expect, and good luck remembering all those logins. Enter ZiipRoom, a Burlington-based startup that aims to make remote meetings

Jun 05, Boston Business Journal

Tiny Boston startup works with Amazon on White House tour app

Despite the repeated public attacks that President Trump has lobbed against Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) and its founder Jeff Bezos, the e-commerce giant has been quietly working on a project to improve tours of the White House and the surrounding neighborhood with a mobile phone app. Amazon tapped a tiny Boston startup to build the app’s digital tour “experiences,”

Jun 05, Boston Business Journal