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Take the Leap
Ministry of Supply's Kit Hickey rebooted her career from investment banker to a successful entrepreneur...You can too!
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Kit Hickey, one of the co-founders of Boston-based fashion tech company Ministry of Supply, is featured prominently in a recent article in Outside Magazine. In the piece by Abe Streep that focuses on finding your dream job and "rebooting your career," Hickey is held up as an example of how using skills developed in one career can lead to a successful transition to a "dream job." Read More
Design Grab
Product design startup GrabCAD acquired by Stratasys for $100 million
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Computer-aided design (CAD) startup GrabCAD of Cambridge has been acquired by Stratasys (SSYS), a Minnesota-based 3D printer and 3D production systems maker. Although terms of the deal were not disclosed, a source close to the deal said that it is for $100 million in cash and stock. Read More
IPO implications?
HubSpot's head of product and VP of engineering will depart in September
HubSpot chief product officer David Cancel, in one of the Cambridge company's conference rooms. Photo by Scott Kirsner / BetaBoston.
Big news being announced this afternoon at HubSpot, the digital marketing startup widely regarded to be on the verge of an initial public offering: David Cancel, the Cambridge company's chief product officer, plans to leave in September, along with Elias Torres, an engineering vice president. The duo joined HubSpot in 2011, when HubSpot paid $20 million for their 20-person startup, Performable, in its biggest acquisition to date. Read More
Hanging up the checkbook
With new CRV fund, long-time partner Bruce Sachs bows out
Bruce Sachs of Charles River Ventures.
Left unsaid in the announcement of the new $393 million fund raised by Charles River Ventures — oops, they're now called CRV — is that long-time partner Bruce Sachs is bowing out. Sachs still appears on CRV's website, but he confirmed to me this evening that he won't be involved in putting the new money to work. Sachs joined CRV in 1999 after a career in networking, and he was responsible for initially helping CRV put down stakes in California. Read More
21st century gold rush
Charles River Ventures, now CRV, announces major shift from the shores of its namesake
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In a post on Medium today, Charles River Ventures's general partner Jon Auerbach announced a new fund for the early-stage investment firm as well as a couple of changes in the way CRV views itself and its future. Read More