Boston Startup Community News & Content

Catch’s founders just wouldn’t take no for an answer

Kristen Anderson began 2019 in limbo. It seemed like her Cambridge startup was on the brink of running out of cash. A client owed her $450,000, but there was no sign of a check being cut. She and her cofounder, Andrew Ambrosino, had spent most of the previous six months trying to raise money from

Jan 13, The Boston Globe

CES 2020: 16 Mass. startups to watch at the Consumer Electronics Show

Boston and Massachusetts will have a large representation at CES 2020. Organized by the Consumer Technology Association in Las Vegas, the biggest tech event of the year is scheduled to start on Tuesday, January 7 for an international four-day exhibit including keynotes, press conferences and, most of all, tech product showcases. From a local point of

Jan 06, BostInno

Private equity will keep on scooping up tech firms in 2020, say experts

Private equity’s deep pockets will continue to provide cash-rich exits for local tech companies in 2020, as they did in six-figure deals such as Acquia and LogMeIn, experts say.

Dec 26, Boston Business Journal

Chewy CEO sees big job growth in Boston

While Boston didn’t win the Amazon HQ2 sweepstakes, this city has turned out to be the perfect place for online pet supplier Chewy to set up its own second headquarters. Chief executive Sumit Singh said his Florida-based company employs about 330 people in its own “HQ2,” in roughly 50,000 square feet on Congress Street in

Dec 25, The Boston Globe

Voting by app is a thing, and it’s spreading, despite the fears of election security experts

In this age of extreme concern—even paranoia—over election security, you might be a little surprised to hear that some voters in parts of the country are voting from home, using an app. So far the vote-by-app option has been reserved for military people serving overseas and elderly people who might have physical difficulty getting to

Dec 24, Fast Company

Fantasy sports company and bookmaker DraftKings to become public company

Daily fantasy sports company and bookmaker DraftKings is merging with a special purpose acquisition company, allowing it to become public while forgoing the typical IPO process. DraftKings is combining with Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp., a SPAC with a market cap of roughly $500 million, and SBTech, a betting and gaming technology company. The companies announced the deal

Dec 23, CNBC

Tech the Halls: Here’s How Boston Startups Got In the Holiday Spirit

It’s the holiday season. To shake things up from our normal Office Envy column, we thought we’d take the opportunity to showcase how offices in and around Boston are decking their halls: lights strung along cubicle walls, holiday music playing over loudspeakers, Christmas trees in lobbies and on desks. We asked BostInno readers to submit

Dec 23, BostInno

Tenant Experience Platform HqO Raises $34.2 Million in Series B

Boston-based HqO, a startup that makes tenant management software for commercial real estate, raised $34.2 million in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Insight Partners along with participation from the firm’s existing investors including Accomplice, Navitas Capital, Pritzker Group Venture Capital and JLL Spark. This round brings the company’s total venture funding to $53

Dec 17, BostInno

RaySecur, a mailroom security startup, raises $3M in seed funding

Raysecur says at least ten times a day someone sends a suspicious package containing powder, liquid, or some other kind of hazard. The Boston, Mass.-based startup says its desktop-sized 3D real-time scanning technology, dubbed MailSecur, can intercept and detect threats in the mailroom before they ever make it onto the office floor. Mailroom security may […]

Dec 08, TechCrunch

Disruption to go: Food startups are booming as Big Food seeks innovation

Food and beverage science startups see a boom in business as appetite for innovation grows even as Big Food outsources research. And venture capital dollars are following.

Dec 06, Boston Business Journal