The New England Patriots aren't the only ones making deals in Foxboro these days. Giant defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. has just agreed to buy Industrial Defender, a privately-held Foxboro firm that makes security software for oil, gas, utility, and chemical companies. Read MoreSTONE AGEHoly cassette tape! Boston records trapped in the '80s
Atlas Venture has long been involved with AngelList and the website's syndicates program. Atlas was among the earliest investors in AngelList and was also one of the leads in its $24 million round of funding last year. Additionally, in December, Atlas gathered a group of Boston angel investors together to create the so-called "Boston Syndicate" in which the firm would add $250,000 to members AngelList syndicates’ deals.
The life-threatening seizure condition known as super refractory status epilepticus has no approved therapies. Cambridge’s Sage Therapeutics is now beginning a clinical trial that aims to change that, and the company now has $38 million in new funding to support the effort.
This morning Sqrrl, an enterprise database security startup in Cambridge, announced some major new additions to its fast-growing team.
Sqrrl is a provider of secure NoSQL database software to harness and analyze big data. The company added Luis Maldonado as its new vice president of products, Brien Wheeler as the vice president of engineering, and Misha Zelikov as chief architect. Read MoreLeveling off?LevelUp hasn’t caught on, maybe never will, and impresses me just the same
I have no doubt that LevelUp’s high-energy, twenty-something founder Seth Priebatsch would’ve liked his mobile payment app to be more of a household name by now. Things haven’t gone that way for the company, one of Boston's most audacious consumer tech plays of recent years.
Read MoreHubSpot meet RunKeeper, RunKeeper meet HubSpotWhat RunKeeper and HubSpot can learn from each other
If you ask anyone locally which Boston companies have the opportunity to make it big, you'll get a lot of different answers, but two companies seem to be mentioned over and over: HubSpot and RunKeeper. Read MoreDiscount appliedMIT student "zincs" he can save you money