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Intelligent Biz Investment
InsightSquared gets $13.5 million to continue growing its business intelligence platform
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There is an arms race going on in the business world similar to that in the sports world. Everyone wants to be bigger, faster, and stronger in terms of operations, technology, sales and marketing, and revenue. The key to it all is speed. And in business, that doesn't mean being able to run a 40-yard-dash in 4.15 seconds. It means having access to information fast, and, maybe most important, accurately. Read More
New Angels
Angel Boot Camp: The Peace Corps for millionaires
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If you missed the Angel Boot Camp at MIT’s Tang Center the other day, you missed a lot. Organizers Jon Pierce, Rob Go, and Jay Acunzo put together an amazing lineup of angel investors and brilliant startup savants. 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
How's my driving?
Dunwello to bring an Uber/TripAdvisor rating system to everyone's job
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Gemvara founder Matt Lauzon, his Dunwello co-founder Matt Brand, and the team at Dunwello have been working since late last year on an employee recognition software product that aims to promote more inter-office positivity and a sense of personal accomplishment that seems to be absent from the modern workplace. Read More
Best Funding Fit?
Crowdfunding vs. VC seed rounds: Which makes sense?
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This is a guest post by Lee Hower of Boston venture capital firm NextView Ventures. The rise of crowdfunding in the last three to five years as a source of capital has been remarkable. Tech startups and potential investors have had greater access to one another than ever before, and beyond the startup world, a broad array of projects have been able to successfully seek capital via crowdfunding. Read More
Once-a-year opportunity
Unpitch now taking applications for this year's event connecting startups with investors
Unpitch
Last year, the Boston tech community and a large number of local venture capitalists created a unique event as a reaction to a growing number of groups coming to Boston and New England and charging startups to pitch their companies. The result was Unpitch, which is being held again this year on June 24 at Communispace. Read More