A Waltham startup is coming out of stealth mode today, with $8 million in funding. Cazena reunites several veterans of Netezza, a data warehousing startup that went public and then was acquired by IBM for $1.7 billion four years ago. The deal is unusual in that it's the first time California-based Andreessen Horowitz — the venture capital firm co-founded by the fellow who brought you the Netscape browser — has participated in a Series A round of funding for a startup here in Massachusetts. Andreessen Horowitz is investing alongside North Bridge Venture Partners, the Waltham VC firm.
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The new iPhones are out. In fact, you might very well be reading this on one. And while you may be excited about the bigger screen, slim profile, fancy camera or even the futuristic Touch ID features, you’re probably not giving much thought to what could turn out to be the coolest feature to come out of this latest iteration: Apple Pay. Read MoreStrong STEM RootsSTEM Slam to motivate next generation of female developers/engineers
On October 27, a stellar ensemble of local STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math) stars will take the stage at Microsoft NERD to tell stories about their journey from girl geek to successful members of Boston's tech and innovation ecosystem. Basically, getting the word out about how women in tech rock this town. Read More
Two robotics startups from Greater Boston debuted products this week at the RoboBusiness conference and exhibition.
Just a year old, Soft Robotics presented its gentle, air-powered versatile robot grippers in public for the first time. For Sonzia, a Somerville firm that incorporated in September, it was a first public demonstration of immersive, interactive environments for children with learning disabilities. Read MoreComputer-milled dental crowns3-D carving (rather than printing), for teeth
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week. Channeled through the CDC Foundation, this donation will assist the CDC’s response to the outbreak.
That's a little less than half the amount the duo reportedly spent purchasing 700 acres of Hawaiian Kauai, but this is still the fourth largest donation from a single entity to the Ebola effort to date.
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