True Blue
In an ever-growing delivery app sector, Favor looks to stand out by enchanting users
Favor Runner
Instacart. Drizly. Postmates. Uber. Amazon. The field for creating a faster, more reliable, and all-encompassing online delivery service keeps getting more crowded and more competitive. So how do you differentiate yourself in a world where a six pack of 'Gansett can be delivered to the office within the hour and books or sneakers can appear on your doorstep the same day you order them? Read More
$$ for CRV
Charles River Ventures, a venture firm with a local office in Cambridge, has disclosed raising $393 million for its 16th fund (in a filing today with the US Securities and Exchange Commission). Though a Boston-founded firm, CRV's Silicon Valley office has become an increasing focus; Yammer, Twitter, and Zendesk have been among the firm's West Coast investments. But the firm has done plenty of notable deals in Boston in recent years as well, including HubSpot, Rethink Robotics, SimpliVity, and Fiksu. The new fund follows CRV's $375 million, 15th fund, which closed in early 2012. Discuss
Best Foot Forward
Red sneakers and hoodies: The surprising upside of standing out
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The casual outfit that Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg sported in front of elegantly dressed bankers and investors just before his company went public generated much clamor in the media. While some observers judged the young entrepreneur’s choice to wear his typical hoodie and jeans on such an official occasion as a mark of immaturity, others defended it as a sign of boldness that helped spread publicity about the deal. 

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