Are you motivated about your passion to create an organized, responsible product, utilizing your extensive experience and a strategic use of your driven track record as an expert? Well, then it might be time to update your LinkedIn profile.
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Boston startup Fortified Bicycle just nabbed a $150,000 grant through the Mission Main Street Grants program run by JP Morgan Chase & Co., and it plans to use the money to build out a new office on the edge of Chinatown that it hopes will become a gathering place for Boston's bike community.
Steve Chambers says he first heard about the "social robotics" startup Jibo in late 2013, when two friends mentioned the startup to him within two hours on the same day. At the time, Chambers was running worldwide sales, marketing, and business development for Nuance, the publicly held speech recognition company in Burlington. Chambers says he couldn't leave that post immediately, but he joined Jibo's board last September as executive chairman, and helped founder Cynthia Breazeal raise $25 million in new funding.
Today, the Weston company is announcing that Chambers, a veteran of both the speech recognition and videoconferencing industries, is joining Jibo as its new CEO.
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An early private investor in Facebook and other hot tech stocks, Fidelity Investments has a history of backing moonshots, but this time, it has put its money on a bona-fide rocket.
The Boston financial giant joined with Google Inc. and other investors in a $1 billion funding of Space Exploration Technologies, the California company started by billionaire Elon Musk. Known as SpaceX, the company builds reusable rockets and spacecrafts to ferry cargo to the International Space Station and might one day attempt to transport humans to Mars. Read MoreNorthern Ireland ConnectionBelfast-founded saltDNA gets $3 million, will move headquarters to Cambridge
SaltDNA, a Belfast-founded startup that has built a secure mobile and data communication network for enterprises, is setting up shop in Boston after having receiving $3 million in funding from Atlas Venture and a few security-minded angel investors. Read More
One December afternoon at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, a group of scientists gathered at the base’s Sensory Evaluation Laboratory for a taste test. On the menu: an experimental chocolate protein drink in shot glasses and two versions of a creamy beef and potato stew, arranged on cafeteria trays. Read MoreThe Download: Jay Acunzo of NextView Ventures
Jay Acunzo is director of platform and community development at NextView Ventures, a seed-stage venture firm in Boston that invests in web and mobile startups. Prior to holding that role, he was a digital and social media strategist at Google and was the head of content and blogging at Hubspot. He shared his daily digital habits with The Download.
Read MoreMobile tech for museum-goersSpotzer, deploying tech to enhance museum visits, raises first funding
Think about the wall plaques or audio guides that shape your visit to a museum: They're no different for visitors more interested in history than art, or those who want to dive deeply into a particular artifact and skim past others.
A Boston startup called Spotzer wants to change that, by letting you use a smartphone as your guide, and deploying Bluetooth "beacon" technology throughout museums so that you can chart your own course. The company just got its start last year, but it has already done pilot tests with institutions like the Boston Athenaeum, MIT's List Visual Arts Center, and New York's Neue Galerie — and Spotzer founder Brendan Ciecko is in the midst of wrapping the company's first funding round.