Sitting on the sun-soaked deck of Manchester, N.H.-based Dyn, the company he founded in 2001, Jeremy Hitchcock not only seems completely happy, at home, and at ease, he exudes a confidence, lacking any trace of cockiness, that most chief executives lack in spades.
It must be the New Hampshire ethos; that hard-working, grind it out mentality that is also coupled with a joie de vivre that courses through the Lakes and Seacoast in summer and the White Mountains in winter.
Read MoreHolding the purse stringsWhich Boston angels get to spend Atlas Venture's money? (list)
In the Boston Globe today, Cal Borchers reported that Atlas Venture will be adding new members to its AngelList syndicate, Boston Syndicates.
Like last year's "secret" dinner, Atlas will be bringing 16 of Boston's best and brightest entrepreneurs together at Row 34 to let them know that, if they choose, Atlas will back their personal angel investing "Syndicate" on AngelList with $250,000 per deal. Read More
Most young technology companies in the Boston area that raise seed rounds of funding have local investors involved in the round — nearly 70 percent of them, in fact, according to new data from CB Insights.
Contributed article by Maia Heymann, is the senior managing director at CommonAngels Ventures. Heymann was featured in our first installment of our "Beers with..." series.
It happens often. I'm left wanting more.
Many times while listening to entrepreneurs pitch their ideas, I want to interrupt and say, "Stop, please go back."
Technically, there might not be anything wrong with the pitch. The idea might be compelling, the team passionate, the market opportunity big. So, what's the problem? Read MoreClasses for allAllclasses launches search engine for classes and announces $1.5 million in funding
At cocktail parties and in the hallways at conferences, people who toil in the trenches of the startup world will speak much more honestly about their experiences than they will in a blog post — or in print — with their name attached to it.
Read MoreAngels helping angelsJeff Stoler of SideCar Angels on Boston's angel scene
Back in 2012, I covered the launch of a new angel investing group, SideCar Angels. Their strategy was to "ride along" when other angel funding groups, individual investors, and "micro VC" firms put money into a business, adding $100,000 or more of additional capital. SideCar doesn't lead funding rounds on its own; it only joins in when other entities have given the green light.
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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.
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