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Google Ventures favoring Boston over New York
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As CB Insights puts it, Google Ventures “has seen a huge spike in activity in recent years.” Most of that has been near the Google “mothership” in California (Google is the firm’s sole financial backer). But Massachusetts, not New York, is the second-busiest center of investing activity for the prominent VC firm.

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Leaf keeps growing
Leaf adds new COO, continues rapid hiring push
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Cambridge-based Leaf is making some noise today, announcing a few new additions to its leadership team. The company, which built a mobile payment platform for small business, added Sarah McCrary as its new chief operating officer. Additionally, Leaf added Dan Smith as its vice president of engineering and Chad Kelly as its new vice president of finance. Read More