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  • Posted: Tue, 25 July 2017 17:12:26 UTC
    I’m a woman and a three-time CEO who started my career in tech in the ’80s (yes, another century). In my first job, as the first female coder among a department of 300, I experienced a very odd thing: waves of engineers doing the slow-walk-and-stare past my cube to get a look. Check out the […]
  • Posted: Tue, 25 July 2017 17:03:24 UTC
    Toast, a Boston-based restaurant technology company, just announced it has raised an oversubscribed $101 million Series C round to build upon its cloud-based platform. The round, which was announced Tuesday, was led by Generation Investment Management, a firm chaired and co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore, and Lead Edge Capital. Bessemer Venture Partners and other […]
  • Posted: Tue, 25 July 2017 12:54:54 UTC
    HubSpot announced on Tuesday it has acquired Kemvi, a San Francisco-based startup that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to help sales teams. Founded in 2014 by Marco Lagi and Vedant Misra, Kemvi announced only back in May that it had raised a $1 million seed round from HubSpot co-founder Dharmesh Shah, fellow Boston founders Jit Saxena […]
  • Posted: Tue, 25 July 2017 07:01:23 UTC
    The Finally Light Bulb Company is a company of many fathers. The first one is John Goscha, a serial entrepreneur and Babson College graduate who founded the company in 2012. The current one is Michael Simon, a former Panera Bread executive who replaced Goscha as new CEO two weeks ago. However, the company owes its […]
  • Posted: Mon, 24 July 2017 19:49:55 UTC
    To a child, Mighteor’s games look like most things children would play on a smartphone — easy to control, fun to play and cool graphics. But these games serve a deeper purpose: helping kids learn how to better manage their emotions. After going through two clinical trials, a Boston-based startup called Neuromotion Labs recently made Mighteor, its […]
  • Posted: Mon, 24 July 2017 16:20:11 UTC
    Many of the most successful companies in the world today – Apple, Google, Facebook, and so on – are built around a brand. Consumers see a logo and instantly know the company. They experience the products, the packaging, the web presence, the messaging, and the general communications, and trust them. It all seems to fit […]
  • Posted: Mon, 24 July 2017 16:10:10 UTC
    Financial statements prove that Brightcove powers the Discovery bar of popular photo-messaging app Snapchat. But the online video platform provider is not the only local company that can count a Silicon Valley tech giant among its customers. Another cloud firm located in Boston said it’s working with Pinterest, the social media site that lets users “pin” […]
  • Posted: Mon, 24 July 2017 07:30:45 UTC
    Lose It is getting into the DNA analysis space. The Boston-based weight loss app, which has been downloaded over 30 million times, announced on Monday that users can now take a DNA test for a more personalized weight-loss plan. The new product is made possible through Lose It’s new partnership with Helix, a DNA-testing startup […]
  • Posted: Fri, 21 July 2017 16:10:50 UTC
    We’ve all seen that delicious slice of lasagna, elaborately constructed sushi or a sophisticated slice of toast with garlicky aioli, tomatoes and snap peas on Instagram, and it’s likely followed by cravings for those dishes. Now MIT researchers have figured out a way to figure out the recipe for the delectable meal you spot on […]
  • Posted: Fri, 21 July 2017 12:51:32 UTC
    With Desktop Metal’s $115 million funding round announced on Monday, Massachusetts is once again home to six unicorns. Unicorns, of course, refers to private companies that have valuations of at least $1 billion. The term was originally coined in 2013 by Aileen Lee, founder of venture capital firm Cowboy Ventures, as a way to recognize the […]