Jeff joins Xconomy from The Milwaukee Business Journal, where he covered manufacturing and technology and wrote about companies including Johnson Controls, Harley-Davidson and MillerCoors. He previously worked as the business and healthcare reporter for the Marshfield News-Herald in central Wisconsin.
He graduated from Marquette University with a bachelor degree in journalism and Spanish. At Marquette he was an award-winning reporter and editor with The Marquette Tribune, the student newspaper. During college he also was a reporter intern for the Muskegon Chronicle and Grand Rapids Press in west Michigan.
Lots of news to catch up on in the Boston-area tech sector. This week, we’re tracking an acquisition in healthcare data, the expansion of autonomous vehicle testing in the city, a... Read more »
[Updated 6/22/18, 10:06 am. See below.] Matrix Partners has raised $450 million for its 11th U.S. venture capital fund, according to a document filed with securities regulators.
That’s the... Read more »
Analog Devices, the 53-year-old semiconductor company, threw a party Tuesday afternoon to celebrate its new technology incubator in Boston, dubbed the Analog Garage—an homage to the innovations that have originated in... Read more »
Uptycs is starting to make some noise. Today, the two-year-old cybersecurity startup announced a $10 million Series A funding round to help expand its team and advance its security analytics software.... Read more »
Here are some of the latest headlines from the Boston-area tech community:
Helen Greiner, the robotics expert and entrepreneur who co-founded iRobot, quietly left her most recent startup, the drone venture CyPhy Works, a few months ago, and she is now working with... Read more »
Less than a year after Jibo began shipping its long-awaited “social robot” to consumers, the startup has reportedly laid off almost all of its employees.
Rockwell Automation is investing $1 billion in PTC, as the two companies team up to advance their vision of software-driven factories and industrial operations.
A global proliferation of subpar and fake prescription drugs is driving more investment into businesses combating the problem with new software-based systems for tracking the supply chain of pharmaceuticals.
TraceLink is... Read more »
Time to catch up on recent Boston tech news, including several venture capital investments, an acquisition in cybersecurity, and a White House tour app developed by a Boston startup in partnership... Read more »
Despite all the hype and business investment, drones are mostly flown by hobbyists and the military these days, says Ken Stewart. But if he and other drone supporters have their way,... Read more »
MassChallenge’s experiment in digital health is picking up steam.
Pulse@MassChallenge, the healthtech accelerator launched by Boston-based nonprofit organization MassChallenge in 2016, wrapped up its second annual session Tuesday night. The... Read more »
Athenahealth announced Wednesday that Jonathan Bush, its co-founder and chief executive, is stepping down, and the healthcare IT company will explore “strategic alternatives” that could include a sale.
The news sent... Read more »
Maxwell Health’s quest to simplify the mind-numbing tasks of buying health insurance and administering other employee benefits will now continue under the wing of one of the startup’s investors.
Boston-based Maxwell... Read more »
The tech IPO revival of 2018 continues. EverQuote, a Boston-area company that operates an online insurance marketplace, filed documents with the SEC on Friday indicating it intends to go public.
EverQuote... Read more »
Big corporations increasingly say they see startups as friends, not enemies.
Here are some of the latest investments and acquisitions in Boston-area tech:
—Boston-based Lendbuzz grabbed a $30 million investment led by BHI USA, the U.S. division of Israel-based Bank Hapoalim Group,... Read more »
A group of former Endurance International Group executives has raised $12.1 million in venture capital to jumpstart a new tech company called iSubscribed.
Before everyone checks out for the long weekend, let’s catch up on some recent Boston-area tech news:
[Updated 5/24/18, 3:16 pm. See below.] The dominoes are starting to fall in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision this month that opened the door for states... Read more »
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