Applied XLabs is a new startup building tools that can automate data-gathering for journalists — and eventually, for knowledge workers in other industries. The company is emerging from Brooklyn-based Newlab, with The Boston Globe as its launch partner. It will be led by Francesco Marconi (pictured above), who was previously R&D chief at The Wall
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Online payments for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is a huge market. You can bet on its potential by investing in shares of PayPal or Square. But one of Boston’s most valuable startups — seven year old Toast, a supplier of payment processing hardware and cloud-based software for restaurants — could be a more exciting
It takes 20 to 30 days for a company to create, negotiate, and finalize a contract, according to Aberdeen Research. And it isn’t cheap — the amount businesses spend on a standard procurement contract increased 38% between 2011 and 2017 to an average of $6,900. This situation spurred Chris Combs and Vishal Sunak, a former
The next time you’re on the lookout for a side gig, you could consider selling solar power to your neighbors. “We want to make it easier to set up a community solar project than to open a McDonald’s franchise,” Franz Hochstasser, co-founder and CEO of Raise Green said as a way to explain his startup’s
Ras Labs is a small Boston-based startup that uses a unique material that can expand and contract like muscle when voltage is applied.
Boston’s M33 Growth Raises $260M For Its Second Fund Focused On Scaling Previously Bootstrapped Businesses
Boston-based venture capital firm M33 Growth announced Friday that it has raised $260 million for its second flagship venture fund. The firm’s debut fund closed out at $180 million in October 2017. M33 Growth is led by co-founding managing directors Brian Shortsleeve, Gabe Ling, and Mike Anello. Prior to M33 Growth, Shortsleeve was a managing
If you happen to bump into Bill Gates or Tim Cook in Central Square, odds are good that they’re heading to the Engine. It’s a hub for startups operated by MIT, just across the street from the Middle East restaurant and club. MIT announced the venture in 2016, as a way to supply funding and
Rahkeem Morris is the cofounder and CEO of SYRG, a service for employers to hire former workers for shifts and projects on-demand. Morris’ long-term vision for SYRG is to empower a flexible, liquid, universal workforce of hourly workers where any person can work for any place at any time. Morris took an unusual journey into
A venture capital firm tied to the largest health insurer in the U.S., UnitedHealth Group, has invested in a local startup working to avoid unnecessary drug costs.
The Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC) announced today that the MedTech IGNITE program is now accepting applications from startup founders and CEOs to participate in the 2020 IGNITE Cohort. The MedTech IGNITE Program is a virtual accelerator offering an experiential training, mentorship and networking curriculum, to attract and nurture the next generation of Boston-area medtech founders