“A golden state of mind.”

People from California often utter this statement to indicate pure bliss and happiness. It also perfectly describes our co-worker Mel Rubbelke’s general state of being. Her positive and happy-go-lucky attitude gives us the extra boost of energy we need to get through the...

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Shereen Shermak, angel investor and venture capitalist, recently told BostInno that Boston is experiencing a resurgence of financial technology startups. The surge is credited to the rise in technologies like machine learning, blockchain and large institutions acquiring local companies such as...

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Dispatch, a platform that allows users to book professional services for their homes, raised a $12 million round led by Needham-based venture capital firm GrandBanks Capital. The company has more than a dozen enterprise brands and 20,000 service providers, serving more than 50,000 homes a day....

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Following its investment in Terminus last week, HubSpot announced its contribution to San Francisco startup PandaDoc’s $15 million Series B funding round alongside Rembrandt Venture Partners, Microsoft Ventures and others. Bradford Coffey, HubSpot’s chief strategy officer said, “In the early days...

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Dave Friend and Jeff Flowers, the entrepreneurial duo that created six companies together since the early 1980s, most recently Carbonite, launched their newest company this week. Wasabi is selling cloud-based object storage as a service, claiming the service can read and write data more than six...

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A survey released by Palo Alto-based startup accelerator Founder Institute, which reopened its Boston location last year, revealed that Boston entrepreneurs have the ideal startup temperament. According to the company’s global marketing manager Rachel Sheppard, the Founder Institute used its...

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I knew Hannah would add something special to our Metis chemistry when she introduced me to the value of giant-sized Diet Coke cans, educated me about New Orleans and taught me something new about social media content within the same conversation. During her first month, she jumped in on account...
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I usually pin myself as a social extrovert unafraid to spark up a random conversation with a stranger. My friends say I have solid intuition and gut instinct when it comes to reading and understanding people. So, networking should be one of my strengths, right? Wrong. I’m terrified of it. Sure, I...

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The mission of Hi from the Other Side, a Harvard Business School startup, is to pair nice people across the political divide to talk like neighbors and create a healthy common understanding on key issues. The company announced this week that it’s teaming up with Starbucks for a limited time to...

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As a kid growing up in the Midwest, I rarely witnessed family members change careers or jobs. My parents and grandparents lived in the era when employees were loyal to their first employers and often worked at those companies for their entire careers. However, in recent decades, the workplace has...

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Two MIT technologies generated buzz at SXSW this week. DuoSkin, The MIT Media Lab and Microsoft Research company, was a recipient of SXSW’s “SciFi No Longer” award. DuoSkin is a temporary tattoo that serves as a touch-based interface. According to its website, “DuoSkin is a fabrication process that... Read More

Two Boston powerhouse technology companies, HubSpot and Brightcove, are teaming up to partner on video analytics. Video analytics from Brightcove, which delivers internet video for big brands and media companies, is now available within HubSpot’s software to help organize content marketing efforts....

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MassRobotics, a robotics facility for startups, located at 12 Channel Street in Boston’s Seaport Innovation District, opened this week. According to the official statement from the nonprofit, MassRobotics’ facility includes labs and expensive equipment that startups need for testing and...

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The auto industry is the midst of disruption – electric cars, driverless technology and ride-hailing apps – and venture capitalists are obsessed with the possibilities. According to research firm CB Insights, venture funding for auto-tech startups topped $1 billion in 2016. Yesterday, ClearMotion,...

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