Glam growth
Fashion Project, reseller of high-end apparel for charities, adding workers and Boston warehouse
Fashion Project CEO Anna Palmer, surrounded by donations and boxes of hangers in the startup's Boston office.
How fast is Fashion Project growing? When I stopped by last week, CEO Anna Palmer told me there were two possible venues for our interview: a makeshift conference room created by cardboard boxes and heaps of plastic bags, or the staircase between the two floors of the company's Fort Point Channel offices. (We picked the former.) The startup collects designer women's apparel and accessories from non-profits and individuals, and resells it on its own site or through a network of partners. Fifty-five percent of the proceeds go to charity, but donors can take a tax deduction for the full sale price of the item. Read More
Threat stoppers
12 cybersecurity startups in Boston
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Rapid7 just expanded into a larger office in Boston while Veracode and Bit9 are eyeing IPOs for coming years. But those aren’t the only cybersecurity firms in the Boston area with a big opportunity ahead. At the earlier stage, the area has a growing cluster of security companies looking to protect against increasingly sophisticated attackers. Read More
The power of mobile
Jana Mobile creating a new currency for emerging markets
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I've heard Jana Mobile described as many things: a mobile ad platform, a new marketing framework, an organization changing the lives of people in emerging markets like India and Nigeria. However, the truly best way to describe the company, which you don't hear too often, is that Jana is the catalyst for a new global currency. Read More