Boston startups focus on travel, e-commerce, marketing this Thanksgiving

November 28, 2015
by Admin
 

By: Ali
If your Thanksgiving was anything like our team’s celebration, you’re still recovering from the most delicious holiday of the year. We’re giving you this week’s startup news in the most easily digestible format around - a list. Read on for top stories about local entrepreneurs and activities:

  1. For those of you traveling for the holidays, consider the value of local startup Freebird, which simplifies the complications caused by cancelled or excessively delayed flights by quickly booking a new one for $19 to $34. Read more from Skift.
  2. Sara Castellanos at the Boston Business Journal covers why new e-commerce startup Brass may be poised for success.
  3. With Thanksgiving behind us, we can all start thinking about the next round of holidays without feeling guilty. If you’re looking for some gift-giving inspiration, look no further – these tech gifts from local companies aren’t ready yet, but they’ll give you some ideas. You can also keep them on the radar for next year.
  4. Placester, offering a marketing platform for realtors, just landed another $27 million in Series C funding, only seven months after closing $15 million in Series B. BetaBoston has more details.
  5. Gradifi may be the answer to everyone’s student loan woes with a proposed model that has employers paying up to $250 every month toward your debt. This is not a drill – stay on top of news from this company.

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