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Orange is the new black

Why HubSpot’s lack of cash won’t affect the IPO

HubSpot

Yesterday's post by TechCrunch on HubSpot's planned initial public offering focuses on the company's tight cash position, pointing out that the company had only about $7 million in cash as of the end of June—and losses that would seem to outstrip that surplus soon if the $100 million IPO doesn't go as planned. Read More

 
boredom

Designing against boredom

Would you know boredom if you were looking at it? Science tries to find out

Improbable Innovation

People who design apps — or, for that matter, design startup companies — want their creations to elicit excitement. They (usually) design to avoid creating boredom. A fairly recent Canadian study offers exciting insights into the nature of boredom. Designers take heed! Read More

 
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Mobile for all

Mobile specialist Mobiquity adds $5 million to Series B

Funding

Mobiquity, which helps businesses develop strategies and apps for mobile, announced that it has raised an additional $5 million as an extension of the $12 million Series B it raised in June 2013. Read More

 
Wayfair founders Niraj Shah and Steven Conine (courtesy of the company)

In the public eye

Where HubSpot and Wayfair may rank among Boston’s biggest tech IPOs

HubSpot

After having little in way of high-profile tech IPO activity for years, Boston could see two of its most-discussed tech companies, HubSpot and Wayfair, go public one after another this fall. Read More

 
HubSpot founders Dharmesh Shah and Brian Halligan (image via HubSpot)

Orange Crush

HubSpot files for $100 million IPO

Cambridge

Today, HubSpot, the Cambridge-based marketing software company, filed the much-awaited plans for its initial public offering of stock. Read More

 
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Open-and-shut case

With Amazon looming large, will Twitch stay open for research?

Social Media

Before the secretive Amazon was buying it for almost $1 billion, Twitch was part of a merry band of indie social networks prepared to open its doors to researchers. Read More

 
DraftKings' new mobile app

Top Dollar

Boston’s 10 largest tech deals of the year

Boston

Boston notched another major venture funding—its third-largest in the consumer space this year—with today's $41 million announcement by fantasy sports startup DraftKings. Read More

 
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#gendergap

Women in tech are left wondering: Is sex the only ‘deal’ investors will do?

Startups

It's tough being a tech pioneer—just ask Pavel Curda. He just became the poster boy for the #TechDiversity problem. Women are naming names. They are getting transparent about the way some investors offer them bed sheets before term sheets.

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