Silicon Valley

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Out of the Box
Aaron Levie, Box see drones and Internet of Things as data sources of the future
Aaron Levie talking with Jason Pontin at EmTech MIT hosted by MIT Technology Review
Aaron Levie, the founder and chief executive of cloud content storage company Box, is in Cambridge today to talk about "Mobile Collaboration" at EmTech MIT hosted by MIT Technology Review. Before his talk, I caught up with him about what's next for Box, as well as the company's presence in Boston. Read More
California dreamin'
Transplant to West Coast says it's still better for fundraising than the East
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If you're a Boston entrepreneur, you've probably thought about moving to California at least once or twice—admit it. Of course, some actually go through with it. I recently caught up with a couple of those who've made the move from Boston to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, to ask them about their experience of trading the East Coast for West. 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
Unique Money Model
Upstart keeps innovating lending models to finance the young and ambitious
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Palo Alto-based Upstart, a non-traditional loan company that uses a borrower's future earnings potential as a metric for qualification, launched a new traditional loan product last Wednesday.  Only a couple years old, the company already made an impact on the lives of young entrepreneurs with its innovative loan products. Read More
Tech Lobby
FWD.us, Mark Zuckerberg's immigration reform group, hosts first standalone Boston event
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FWD.us, the immigration reform non-profit started by Mark Zuckerberg, LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman and a host of other Silicon Valley heavyweights, will be hosting its first event in Boston tomorrow evening, a discussion entitled "The Future of Talent." Read More
The New Face of Angel Investing
Atlas Venture's Dustin Dolginow to co-lead new AngelList-focused investment firm
(Image from Atlas Venture's website - picture by Jon Chomitz)
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. Read More