In just 10 years, Tesla Motors has become a symbol of automotive excellence and an iconic company for risk-taking and determined entrepreneurs everywhere. But according to director and early investor Ira Ehrenpreis, it wasn’t always that way.
Ehrenpreis is a general... Read more »
New York’s innovation scene has a number of things going its way—from investors with deep pockets to mature industries ripe for disruption. Yet access to robust data connections, vital to the development of many startups, is catch-as-catch-can here.
At last night’s... Read more »
Yes, TripAdvisor. You use it. I use it. But do you know the man behind this popular travel site? And why he is leading a major push to revitalize the company?
Founder and CEO Steve Kaufer (pictured) keeps a relatively low... Read more »
Brooks’s Law of software development, coined by Fred Brooks in his 1975 book The Mythical Man-Month, is that adding personnel to a late software project makes it even later. His pithy summary of the law: “Nine women can’t make a... Read more »
Toyota is getting more serious about wireless charging for its electric cars, and a Boston-area company is benefitting.
The world’s largest car-maker says it is licensing patents from Watertown, MA-based WiTricity, an MIT spinout that has developed technology to recharge batteries... Read more »
Why would anybody want to build a biotech company for the long term?
Nobody should cry a river for well-paid biotech executives, but there are easier ways to make a living. If you are good or lucky enough to go public,... Read more »
Seven local startups have been selected for the Plug and Play San Diego StartupCamp program, the tech accelerator that provides workshops and other services in San Diego and Silicon Valley—and includes $25,000 in equity financing.
The selection was made yesterday by... Read more »
Building revolutionary companies is not easy, and bad times have to be expected and endured. But dark days don’t dissuade visionaries. Ask Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, or the innovators who built Silicon Valley’s greatest companies.
In the eyes of Ira Ehrenpreis,... Read more »
Fallbrook Technologies, a suburban Austin automotive cleantech company, announced Wednesday it had secured a $35 million loan.
The company is initially drawing down on $25 million of the total and will use most of this to continue development and licensing on... Read more »