Boston Startup Community News & Content

GE’s new energy company will create 200 new jobs in Boston

Connecticut-based GE announced Wednesday that it’s spinning out a “first-of-its-kind” energy company that will be headquartered in Greater Boston. The new energy company, to be called Current, will be headquartered in the Greater Boston area with additional presence in Silicon Valley and will create about 200 new jobs next year. “Boston was an obvious choice

Oct 07, Boston Business Journal

Boston cyber companies join forces in $31 million acquisition

CyberArk, an Israeli cybersecurity company with its US headquarters in Waltham, will pay $30.5 million to acquire Waltham-based Viewfinity Inc. Viewfinity, which also has an office in Israel, makes software that controls user privileges on Windows networks. CyberArk said the acquisition would enable businesses to stop malware-based attacks and limit hackers’ opportunity to move around in

Oct 07, BetaBoston

Why We’re Excited for WEBOS Week

Recently I wrote about how the Boston startup ecosystem treats women in startups – both at the founder level and the employee ranks generally. The good news in that post was that recently, the Compass 2015 Global Startup Ecosystem Study named Boston the second best city for women founders – meaning that only Chicago has

Oct 07, BostInno

NextView Investment Themes: A Search for Authenticity

At NextView, we’ve long had a set of ethos or guiding principles behind all we do, which includes internal work as a team, external work as investors, and the lens through which we view seed-stage startups and their founding teams. The ethos we mention most often is authenticity — we firmly believe that the best companies are borne out of authentic

Oct 07, NextView Ventures

Boston quarterly venture deals hit 15-year high

Oct 07, Boston Business Journal

DraftKings employee data leak turns heads, from Web forums to executive suites

A couple of years ago, complaints about the internal ethics policies of a fantasy sports website hardly would have been noticed outside the world of stats-obsessed sports geeks. That was before fantasy sports became a multibillion-dollar business with support from the biggest names in sports and media. Following a surge of investment cash and relentless advertising campaigns, Boston-based fantasy sports operator

Oct 06, BetaBoston

Local firms show off drones and bots for law enforcement

A Danvers-based drone maker has begun shipping a new kind of police surveillance aircraft that can stay aloft for days, because it never completely leaves the ground. The Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications system or PARC from CyPhy Works uses a thin wire tether, 500 feet long, that connects the drone to its human operators.

Oct 05, BetaBoston