One of the quieter database-tech startups around town is VoltDB. I’m not sure why that is, but probably because databases are hard for non-techies to understand—and there are so many database... Read more »
Faculty members seem to be starting more companies these days. It’s particularly noticeable in the Boston area, where entrepreneurial professors are flourishing at MIT, Harvard, Northeastern, and other schools.
One rising... Read more »
When you think of wireless power—the ability to charge a device without a power cord—most people in Boston think of WiTricity, the MIT spinout that has raised north of $45 million... Read more »
There has been a leadership change at a prominent database software company in town. NuoDB, based in Cambridge, MA, says founding CEO Barry Morris has become executive chairman, and Bob... Read more »
No one knows how much longer it’ll last, but it’s definitely a good time to raise a venture fund. Boston-based .406 Ventures said today it has raised a $217 million... Read more »
[Updated, 5:45pm] Ding, ding. Rapid7 CEO Corey Thomas rang the opening bell at the Nasdaq this morning, and the Boston area’s first tech IPO of 2015 is in the... Read more »
Let the record show that it took until July 16 this year for a Boston-area technology company to have an initial public offering. That company is Rapid7.
The cybersecurity software... Read more »
Some consolidation in the New England robotics market today. Health IT and robotics company Vecna Technologies has acquired VGo Communications, a Nashua, NH-based maker of telepresence robots, for an undisclosed... Read more »
The initial entrepreneur-investor meeting went well—I think. Venture capitalist Chris Lynch met Jonathan Cornelissen in a bar in Boston’s Back Bay. It was mid-May. The pitch part of the meeting was... Read more »
The question is no longer whether we are in a tech bubble—we are—but rather what it all means for the future. And maybe the near future. Everyone seems to agree the... Read more »
Some companies are like soap operas. You check in every year or so, and nothing seems to change—same characters, same plotlines. Gazelle isn’t one of those companies.
The Boston consumer-tech firm... Read more »
Location-based marketing and loyalty programs are things that our kids will probably take for granted someday. The only question is how annoying and intrusive they will be (the programs, not the... Read more »
Good data is hard to find. Whether you’re applying it to business intelligence or security, across industries like retail, travel, or healthcare, the quality of information used to make decisions is... Read more »
An important deal at the intersection of e-commerce and content management kicks off our post-holiday tech news.
Boston-based Salsify, a startup that makes product-content management software, says it has raised... Read more »
Bikes are hot. The sharing economy is hot. So Zagster is hot.
The Cambridge, MA-based bicycle-sharing company said today it has raised $3.5 million in new venture funding. The money comes... Read more »
Cybersecurity and healthcare IT are both burgeoning areas of business. Put them together and you have a volatile mix of emerging technologies, security and privacy risks, and regulatory requirements—but also a... Read more »
One of Boston’s most active tech investing firms has a new name: FKA Atlas Venture is now Accomplice.
No big announcement, and that’s the way the firm wants it. But... Read more »
In the run-up to summer, there have been a bunch of technology deals to catch up on around town. The news spans cybersecurity companies, business software, gaming, and energy—kind of a... Read more »
By now you’re used to the idea that companies are trying to predict your every move when you shop online. But how about in the real world?
Boston-based startup Celect has... Read more »
A local tech startup has some new money to push its vision of making database-as-a-service useful for enterprise customers.
Cambridge, MA-based Tesora, formerly known as ParElastic, says it has raised... Read more »