Quantopian, once one of the most heralded financial services technology startups in Boston, will soon cease operations, with its co-founders and some employees joining Silicon Valley-based financial app maker Robinhood Markets Inc. Quantopian announced late last month that effective Nov. 14, it would shut down its community platform on which amateur investors could create investment
Boston Startup Community News & Content
Major British institutions such as the BBC and the National Health Service (NHS) are among the early adopters of Solid, a decentralized-data project that is being spearheaded by web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and that announced its first version for companies and organizations on Monday. Solid is intended to “evolve the web in order to restore
Building a SaaS company from the ground up is never easy. In fact, it’s generally a grueling, all-consuming process that strains every fiber in your being. But it is much, much more difficult if you approach it without a tried and true process. After starting and scaling five successful companies, I can tell you that there
Venture capitalists in the pandemic economy could be forgiven for asking, “What slowdown?” In the face of dislocation caused by the coronavirus, VC firms still are amassing formidable war chests across the US industry as limited partners show their continuing faith in the venture market. After peaking in 2018, total VC fundraising this year already
A European cybersecurity vendor that opened a Boston office in 2018 is planning to expand in the U.S. after raising its largest round of funding yet. LogPoint Inc., which has a total of 190 employees, closed $30 million in funding last Friday. New investor Digital+ Partners led the Series B round, announced on Wednesday. To
Boston-based robotic gardening startup Tertill this morning announced that it has appointed Helen Greiner as CEO and Chairman. The executive is best known for cofounding iRobot in 1990 along with fellow MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab members Rodney Brooks and Colin Angle (the company’s longtime CEO).
Typically running from January to May, ScaleUp Cohort 6 saw an unprecedented year of growth and strength in the wake of COVID-19. Taking a short break from February to April and a summer hiatus, the program concluded in September with a vibrant Investor Showcase to close the program. Chair of the ScaleUp Taskforce, Neeraj Chandra,
George Konidaris still remembers his disheartening introduction to robotics. “When you’re a young student and you want to program a robot, the first thing that hits you is this immense disappointment at how much you can’t do with that robot,” he says. Most new roboticists want to program their robots to solve interesting, complex tasks
Office amenities like in-house fitness spaces and foosball were once a big draw to attract and retain talent. But with so few people commuting to downtown offices, tech companies are wondering whether they need such amenities —or such offices at all.
Startup Boston Week 2020, a free annual conference for early-stage startup employees and founders, is ready to launch, from Sept. 21 to Sept. 25, with more than 200 speakers and 70 sessions. The event is organized by Startup Boston, an event-based organization for entrepreneurs, startup employees, investors and mentors. Its lead organizer of Startup Boston