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Betaspring seeks backers
Providence accelerator Betaspring takes a break, focuses on raising new fund
Betaspring co-founder and managing partner Allan Tear. (Photo by Scott Kirsner / BetaBoston)
Betaspring is taking a breather. The Providence-based accelerator graduated its most recent class of seven startups in June, but doesn't plan to start a new cycle until next spring. Between now and then, they'll need to raise a new pool of capital, and Betaspring managing partner Allan Tear tells me that he's not expecting to get any support from public sources, which have provided substantial backing for Betaspring in the past. Read More
Growing pains
Tech startups in the hinterlands cope with hiring challenges
Workers at Dyn's headquarters, in a former mill building in Manchester, New Hampshire.
How do you grow a tech company when you're headquartered far from the talent hub of Greater Boston? Companies in places like Manchester, N.H., and Woodstock, Vt., are facing that quandary, after they've scooped up all the software developers they can find in those markets. Read More