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  • Posted: Fri, 18 August 2017 17:07:48 UTC
    Here are a few statistics for you: According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, only three percent of domestic violence shelters in the U.S allow pets. Nearly 50 percent of domestic abuse victims who stay in violent situations because they worry about their pets, the Animal Legal Defense Fund states. […]
  • Posted: Fri, 18 August 2017 12:52:31 UTC
    Wearable tracking devices can be used for a variety of needs. Think of Jiobit, the Chicago-based startup that started as a child tracking tool and just launched a version for pets. In Boston, a new startup called Resonex decided to jump into this market by providing a tool to keep track of the elderly residing […]
  • Posted: Fri, 18 August 2017 08:00:57 UTC
    If you hadn’t heard of Klaviyo (pronounced “clay-veeyo”), we wouldn’t blame you. After raising a $1.5 million seed round in 2015, the email marketing automation startup has been fairly quiet ever since — so much so that it never even announced the $7 million Series A round it raised early last year from Astral Capital, […]
  • Posted: Thu, 17 August 2017 13:11:27 UTC
    Vermillion Triangle. Purple Parallelogram. Coral Rectangle. If you can’t decide if these conference rooms’ names are more weird than cool, or more cool than weird, you’re probably in the office of Crimson Hexagon. But the Boston-based social media analytics company has an unusual name itself, so let’s start with that. In Jorge Luis Borges’ short […]
  • Posted: Wed, 16 August 2017 14:00:30 UTC
    Boston College students and recent graduates can count on an additional resource to grow their startups. A new fund called Soaring Startup Circle Venture Partners (SSC VP) wants to provide BC alumni with tangible support in the most delicate phase of their business: the very beginning. As a 12-week summer program, the fund offers a […]
  • Posted: Tue, 15 August 2017 15:23:28 UTC
    ZoomInfo, a 17-year-old provider of business contact data based in Waltham, has been acquired by a Boston-based private equity firm. Great Hill Partners’ acquisition of ZoomInfo was announced Monday evening. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2000 by Yonatan Stern, ZoomInfo’s main software product is its “Growth Acceleration Platform,” which gives sales […]
  • Posted: Tue, 15 August 2017 13:26:29 UTC
    Boston is becoming famous for being a hub of U.S. shoe industry, with brands like Converse, Reebook and New Balance establishing their corporate headquarters in the city. So it may not be a coincidence that Boston is also home to a series of shoe startups, including Forsake and, as we reported about, Detrapel. The latest […]
  • Posted: Tue, 15 August 2017 07:00:05 UTC
    Boston marketing tech startup SnapApp is looking to make some potential acquisitions after raising more money from its lead investor. The company announced on Tuesday that it has raised a $10.2 million Series B round from Providence Strategic Growth, the growth equity arm of Providence Equity Partners. This brings the company’s total funding to $26 […]
  • Posted: Mon, 14 August 2017 17:55:15 UTC
    Fred Shilmover is not shy about his ambitions for InsightSquared. If the CEO can get his way, the sales analytics startup would become known as the “patron saint of sales operations.” It’s quite the lofty title — how many companies would you even call the “patron saint” of anything? — but that’s nevertheless how Shilmover […]
  • Posted: Mon, 14 August 2017 13:27:37 UTC
    Bias, even unconscious, can have a negative impact on many social interactions – including supposedly merit-based ones like the hiring process. In the hope to achieve a 100% fact-based match between job offerings and suitable candidates, a new Cambridge startup has developed an algorithm and a platform that remove from job applications any bias trigger. […]