Boston Startup Community News & Content

Telemedicine Calls Soar As People Avoid Emergency Rooms Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Most Americans have been slow to adopt telemedicine, but that situation has changed dramatically in the last few weeks. As more people have been trying to avoid emergency rooms, they are seeking urgent care over their phones or through an app on their mobile devices or computers. Large telehealth companies, Teladoc Health and Amwell, reported

Mar 19, WGBH

Coronavirus crisis means opportunity for some tech companies

For most people who get it, Covid-19 resembles the flu. But for many parts of the region’s innovation economy, the impact of quarantines, a travel freeze, and event cancellations is going to feel like a heart attack. Some will recover; some won’t. I asked entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to help me read the tea leaves.

Mar 18, The Boston Globe

Introducing the 2020 Tech Madness Boston Bracket. Here’s How to Vote

May the odds be ever in your favor, Boston startups. The 2020 edition of BostInno’s Tech Madness competition is officially open. The contestants: a fast-moving batch of 64 Boston-area private startups and 16 local public companies. The voters: the entire Boston innovation community—including you. The bracket, which BostInno’s editorial team assembled based on nominations you sent

Mar 06, BostInno

Boston’s HaulHub, A Construction Tech Startup, Raises $30M From T. Rowe Price & Durable Capital

HaulHub, a Boston-area startup focused on modernizing the heavy construction industry’s approach to transportation management, has raised $30 million in Series B funding. T. Rowe Price Associates and Durable Capital Partners LP co-led the investment, which brings HaulHub’s total raised to $35 million since its 2015 inception. Lead Edge Capital led its $5 million seed

Mar 06, Crunchbase News

Boston startup using AI, remote monitoring to fight coronavirus

A Boston-based startup has been tapped to help doctors and researchers in Hong Kong combat the growing coronavirus outbreak. Biofourmis is using its wearable and artificial intelligence technology to aid with disease surveillance and to help researchers better understand the illness. The company’s technology is being used as part of a first-of-its-kind national disease surveillance

Mar 06, FierceHealthcare

Somerville startup accuses Facebook of trade secret misappropriation

A three-year-old MIT spinoff is accusing Facebook of misappropriation of trade secrets, namely, the algorithms that allow machine learning and artificial intelligence tools to be used on virtually any common laptop and desktop. Somerville-based NeuralMagic Inc. filed a complaint on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts against the Silicon Valley

Mar 06, Boston Business Journal

Fintech Startup Jassby Raises $5M to Increase Headcount 2X, Users 10X

Jassby, a Waltham-based fintech company behind a budgeting and finance app geared toward families, has raised $5 million in new funding. The round was led by Moneta Capital and Needham Bank, with participation from existing investors Blumberg Capital, Correlation VC and PnP Ventures. It doubles Jassby’s venture funding, bringing it to a total of $10 million. With

Mar 05, BostInno

Bevi Co-Founder Eliza Becton On Sustainability & Data

Co-working spaces and office spaces around the country have been seeking out tech-friendly ways to keep their snack and drink options diverse and well-stocked. But a variety of sodas and flavored waters in individual bottles and cans creates a major waste problem—even if recycling is easily available and made a priority. Enter Bevi, a smart water

Mar 03, Grit Daily

A Boston Bank Looks To Coworking To Reach New Communities — And Customers

Berkshire Bank regional president Malia Lazu is trying to make banking cool. Enter: Reevx Labs — Berkshire Banks’ take on coworking, one of the biggest trends in office spaces. It’s located in Roxbury’s Nubian Square. The space is about 2,000 square feet — picture a small cafe — with high ceilings, an exposed brick wall

Mar 03, WBUR

Local Startup FamilyID Acquired by Athletic Event Management Company

FamilyID, a Lexington-based provider of an online registration platform for schools and community programs, has been acquired by Sandy, Utah-based Arbiter, an athletic event management company. No financial terms were disclosed. FamilyID now joins the suite of Arbiter’s offerings across athletic and event management. Its software is used by schools, museums, sports leagues, art programs, parent-teacher organizations

Feb 28, BostInno