Boston Startup Community News & Content

Nic Carter’s Castle Island Ventures Closes $50M Investment Fund

Castle Island Ventures, the early-stage crypto fund helmed by Nic Carter and Matt Walsh, has raised $50 million for its second fund. “We believe that public blockchains are a transformative technology and will change the way that we interact with money, value transfer, trusted third parties and even the fundamental architecture of the internet itself,”

Feb 08, CoinDesk

GetWellNetwork scoops up Docent Health

Patient engagement platform GetWellNetwork announced it has acquired patient-messaging company Docent Health for an undisclosed sum. As part of the deal, GetWellNetwork will be able to offer Docent Health’s tool as a combined offering with its other services. The messaging service uses artificial intelligence to message patients about their care. Additionally, its platform is able to collect

Jan 28, MobiHealthNews

Flywire is reportedly planning an IPO at $3B valuation

Flywire Corp. is not the only tech company in Boston that is rumored to go public this year. Data market research firm PitchBook included AI company DataRobot Inc. and cybersecurity provider Cybereason Inc. in its IPO pipeline predictions.

Jan 25, Boston Business Journal

‘Move fast and save things’: TBD Angels provides a new model for angel groups

TBD Angels set out nearly a year ago with a singular, straightforward mission: bring together a group of experienced founders and operators who want to invest collaboratively, and in a diverse set of startups. It started over a pizza lunch in February 2020, where a handful of Boston-area angel investors met to discuss their investment

Jan 22, BostInno

One Way Ventures, a firm focused on immigrant founders, closes second fund

One Way Ventures, a venture capital firm that backs immigrant founders, has closed its second fund at $57.5 million. The close comes three years after One Way announced its debut fund, a $28 million investment vehicle. The new fund will allow One Way to grow their check size from $500,000 to $1 million, giving them […]

Jan 04, TechCrunch

Anna Palmer just became the first female general partner at Flybridge Capital Partners

Better late than never. So it might be said of the Boston- and New York-based seed-stage firm Flybridge Capital Partners, which is today announcing that Anna Palmer has been promoted to general partner. She is the first woman to hold the title at the 19-year-old firm. It’s a nice distinction to have and Palmer sounds […]

Dec 09, TechCrunch

Startup Buoy Health Raises Funds at Near $200 Million Valuation

(Bloomberg) — Buoy Health, a startup that makes a widely used Covid-19 symptom checker, has raised $37 million from investors including the venture arms of major insurers Cigna Holding Co., Humana Inc. and UnitedHealth Group. The Series C investment round values Buoy at just under $200 million, according to a person familiar with the matter

Nov 10, Bloomberg

Quantopian shuts down as its co-founders head elsewhere

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

Nov 10, Boston Business Journal

Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee’s Solid data-privacy project enters the real world

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

Nov 09, Fortune

3 tips for SaaS founders hoping to join the $1 million ARR club

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

Nov 05, David Cancel, via TechCrunch