Celtics CEO joins $35 million funding round for ticket search engine SeatGeek
Wyc Grousbeck, Bob Higgins, and Mark Wan of Causeway Media Partners. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Silicon Valley's Accel Partners and Cambridge-based Causeway Media Partners are among the investors pumping $35 million into SeatGeek, a search engine for tickets to sporting events, concerts, and other live events. Similar to the way Kayak.com scours the web for airfares and hotel rates, SeatGeek does the same across multiple ticketing sites like StubHub and Broadway.com. Also putting money into the Manhattan-based startup are the rapper Nas, and NFL quarterbacks Eli and Peyton Manning. Read More
What do the kids think?
Panorama Education connects with Harvard for open source surveys: Why it's important
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On Tuesday, Panorama Education, the Y-Combinator graduate ed tech startup that has been backed by Mark Zuckerberg, announced that it is taking its survey product for K-12 schools and making it free through an open source initiative. What's more, Panorama has teamed up with the Harvard Graduate School of Education to do so. Read More
Closing the gap
The scientifically (un)proven way to work with female entrepreneurs
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One of the hardest things about the issues women are facing in tech these days is that there are some solutions to the mess, but nobody is talking about them. We’re all talking about the Tinder Travesty, the Berlin Deal, and a multitude of other Sexism-in-Tech debacles, but isn't it time to figure out some work-arounds? Read More
Beyond HubSpot
HubSpot's Mike Volpe joins board of software firm Repsly
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One of the ripple effects of HubSpot's filing of paperwork to go public this week is the potential for a lot of people — many who worked at the company in its early years and then moved on to other projects — to cash in on the equity they earned from helping build the inbound marketing giant. As the company has shown again and again, it is more than willing to play an active role in Boston's startup ecosystem; whether by "graduating" employees to their next venture or giving discounts and special access to HubSpot products for local startups. Read More
Face-to-face > Facebook
Americans would rather debate politics IRL than online
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Twitter helped rally crowds in Tahrir Square and Gezi Park, but when it comes to debating political topics, Americans are more likely to connect offline than on social media. Those are the results of a new study that surveyed US residents about how and when they talked to friends and colleagues about tracking by the NSA and Edward Snowden. Read More