Dennis Keohane
Dennis Keohane
Senior Staff Writer
Dennis Keohane is a senior staff writer for BetaBoston. Before becoming the first full-time writer for VentureFizz, he taught at a local private school. During one summer break, he worked with RunKeeper's community management team. A native of Waltham, he currently resides in Natick.

Stories by Dennis Keohane

Sharing economy debate
Airbnb to get a closer look from the Boston City Council
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After settling its dispute with parking app Haystack, the Boston City Council will now start to look into "for-profit lodging in personal residences." In particular, the council will hold a hearing to decide if more regulation needs to be put into place for companies like Airbnb, Boston-based FlipKey, HomeAway, and others. Read More
Stack Ban
City of Boston passes ordinance to ban parking apps like Haystack; Haystack suspends service
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The Boston City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the selling, leasing, or reserving of public ways  in the city, a move made squarely to counter Haystack, a Baltimore-based startup that allows parkers in the city's metered spots to sell access as they were leaving to others looking for openings. Read More
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, domo...domo
DataRobot gets $21 million in new funding led by NEA
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Boston-based DataRobot has raised another round of funding according to multiple sources. The latest round of funding is a $21 million Series A led by NEA that, according to VentureWire, values the company at more than $60 million. Atlas Venture, who led the company's last investment, also joined the round. Read More
How's my driving?
Dunwello to bring an Uber/TripAdvisor rating system to everyone's job
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Gemvara founder Matt Lauzon, his Dunwello co-founder Matt Brand, and the team at Dunwello have been working since late last year on an employee recognition software product that aims to promote more inter-office positivity and a sense of personal accomplishment that seems to be absent from the modern workplace. Read More
Moving Pieces in Boston Tech
Cort Johnson joins Atlas Venture and SVB's Smith Anderson joins Terrible Labs
(image via Mike Schneider -@schneidermike)
Cort Johnson is one of those entrepreneurs in Boston that not only seems to have his finger on the pulse of everything that is happening in the city, but also is well-respected and admired by almost everyone from venture capitalists to CEOs to software developers to budding founders. Read More
A Peek Under the Hood
Boston developers to gather for Stack Dive, share the technologies behind their startups
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Software developers from Smarterer and a host of other local companies will be getting together on Thursday night to exchange ideas and try to shine a spotlight on the Boston "dev" community. If you've ever been interested in learning about some of the innovative technology that local companies are working with every day, the event, Stack Dive, should be a great opportunity. Read More