Ah, the holidays, that time of year we go without rest, raise the stress, overly ingest and financially regress to enjoy the peace and joy of the season. To warm your hearts amidst the chaos, the Metis family is bringing you a reminder of why we do it – and that means holiday photo essays of our...
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...Read More
It doesn’t matter if you’re a co-worker, a client or a reporter – when you meet Kelly, one of the first things you notice is her Southern accent. Kelly is based in southwest Georgia, where she lives in a farming community, kicks ass for her PR clients, and loves to defy and embrace perceptions of...Read More
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,...Read More
As a new dog owner, fending off my puppy’s
The first driverless car hit the streets of Boston this week without an issue. Cambridge-based autonomous vehicle technology startup NuTonomy Inc. launched the pilot program, using a car guided by artificial intelligence software and supported with cameras and sensors to detect nearby objects. Karl...Read More
Company culture can make or break a good team: beyond turnover rates and daily experiences at work, culture can boost team productivity or toss it right out the window. It reflects a company’s values, goals and structure, and plays a huge role in not only how work is done, but the quality of that...Read More
My immediate family is small, but my extended family is huge. Each year, my holiday season becomes a balancing act as I make time to celebrate with different branches of relatives, might-as-well-be relatives and friends-that-turned-into family. The process always makes me happy, as it reminds me of...Read More
Leonardo DiCaprio joined the advisory board of Boston-based Data Point Capital as a special advisor. Data Point Capital focuses on a combination of consumer internet and enterprise software companies and plans to tap into the star’s entertainment and social media influence and expertise. Mike...Read More
If you told me I would be working in PR 10 years ago, I probably would’ve laughed in your face.
It’s nothing against the industry, really. Call it a case of teenage angst, or a desire for independence, but I really didn’t want to do what my mom did for a living.
Did I understand what my mom’s job...Read More
When the clocks fell back last month, I was finally able to take a step back and start really processing my first summer of running two, very different businesses — Metis Communications, a Boston-based strategic marketing firm I co-founded more than 11 years ago, and Mojo’s, a Cape Cod restaurant...Read More
By the end of this year, NuTonomy plans to test autonomous cars in the streets of Boston to stay ahead of competitors such as BMW, Ford and Google. NuTonomy CEO Karl Iagnemma noted that while computers can program a car to follow the rules of the road, other human drivers might intervene, so the...Read More
When I started working at Metis in 2013, I just missed the tail end of Kate Sena’s second co-op cycle with the company. It was immediately clear, however, how much the team missed her presence. Kate is as reliable, genuine and straightforward in client meetings and group brainstorms as she is...Read More