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Dragon Innovation is getting ready to dip its toe — tail? — into some new businesses.
The Cambridge firm already runs a highly-curated crowdfunding site to help consumer electronics startups raise money. It helps entrepreneurs estimate the costs of actually building a product, and locate factories all around the world to crank it out. (Among its better-known clients are smartwatch-maker Pebble and Coin, which is developing a next-gen payment device.) Dragon CEO Scott Miller is also a partner at Bolt, the hardware accelerator program in Downtown Crossing.
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If you even casually follow the startup community in the Boston area, you can’t miss the fact that the City of Boston itself has become more of a focal point for the community in recent years. A large number of startups, particularly those in tech, have moved into neighborhoods such as the South Boston Seaport/Innovation District and Leather District/Downtown. Some have crossed the river from Cambridge, while others have arrived from Boston’s suburbs (or from other parts of the country or world altogether).
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