Boston Startup Community News & Content

Meet Jebbit CMO Pam Erlichman

Pam Erlichman is the Chief Marketing Officer at Jebbit, a first party data company that facilitates volunteered, declared data exchange between consumers and brands. She has more than 20 years of marketing experience, most recently serving as the VP of marketing at Oracle Data Cloud, a role she assumed following the Datalogix acquisition. Prior to

Dec 02, Boston Speaks Up

SocialFlow Co-Founder Heads Up Talla as New CEO

Frank Speiser, co-founder of SocialFlow, has left the social media management platform company after nearly 11 years to head up Boston-based artificial intelligence startup Talla. Speiser replaces Rob May, who is joining early-stage venture firm PJC as a general partner, as originally reported by Axios last week. May will remain on Talla’s board of directors as executive chairman, according

Dec 02, BostInno

Bringing online retail’s power to brick-and-mortar stores

Step into the typical store this holiday season, and odds are good the experience will feel pretty similar to the one your grandparents encountered: clerks stacking merchandise, a store peppered with printed signs, and a queue for the cash register when it’s time to pay. There may even be some clipped paper coupons involved in

Dec 02, The Boston Globe

Student Entrepreneurs Bring Home Prestigious Throwdown Title

A team of UML student entrepreneurs hoping to help physical therapy patients walk more easily outdoors bested the competition from several universities, including runners-up Harvard and MIT, at the 7th annual Beantown Throwdown competition. The Beantown Throwdown is the largest college pitch-off in Boston, an event that draws top student entrepreneur teams to pitch their

Nov 26, UMass Lowell

Talla’s CEO Rob May joins PJC as general partner

Rob May, co-founder of local artificial intelligence startup Talla Inc., is joining Boston early-stage venture firm PJC, one of Talla’s investors, as a general partner.

Nov 26, Boston Business Journal

Boston Startup Is Bringing Transparency To Dental Care

When Ram Sudireddy took his son to have a wisdom tooth extracted and the dentist demanded $3,000 up front, he was shocked. “I was paying $2,000 per year in dental premiums,” Sudireddy said. “Over 10 years I paid $20,000. When I really needed it they only gave me $1,000.” It was at that point that

Nov 25, Forbes

Meet Underscore VC Cofounder Michael Skok

Michael Skok started his first software business as a teenager, spent 21 years as an entrepreneur and then the past 15 years as a venture investor. The Underscore VC cofounder has founded, worked with and invested in startups, and created thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of value. Along the way, he also mentored and taught

Nov 15, Boston Speaks Up

Amazon doubles down on Boston area as a robotics hub with new $40M facility in Westborough

Amazon is expanding in Boston, with a new $40 million office that cements the region as the tech giant’s epicenter for robotics innovation. The new site will be 350,000 square feet in the suburb of Westborough, Mass., about 35 miles west of Boston, with corporate offices, research and development labs, and manufacturing space. The new facility,

Nov 06, GeekWire

Exclusive: Meet the Startups in Harvard Innovation Labs’ Launch Lab X

A little over a month after inducting 176 startups to its fall venture incubation program, Harvard Innovation Labs is opening doors to a new cohort—the second annual Launch Lab X program. Unlike the venture incubation program that runs 12 weeks, Launch Lab X is a nine-month program. Selected startups participate in three 90-day sprints ending with a pitch and

Nov 05, BostInno

Boston-based NeighborSchools Raises $3.5M Seed For Affordable Childcare

Working parents need childcare that isn’t going to cost more than their little one’s future college tuition. Care providers need a way to navigate the regulatory and logistical challenge of opening a daycare in their homes without losing their minds (and getting paid a fair amount). Therein lies the sweet spot for Boston-based NeighborSchools. Using

Nov 05, Crunchbase News