Startup Saturday: Boston-based VC deals hit a 15-year high

December 19, 2015
by Admin

By: Erin Rohr
Venture database CB Insights released a list of 10 Boston tech companies likely to go public in 2016. Along with the list, BostInno published its own predictions for IPO pipeline-based revenue expected in 2016, how fast startups are growing and other signals that reflect the industry’s momentum. Local companies including Bit9, Actifio and Veracode top the list. Below is a recap of this week’s trending conversations and news from Boston’s startup ecosystem:
Boston Business Journal: BBJ Live: Boston startups are disrupting the fashion and apparel industry (Video)

  • The BBJ’s Sara Castellanos spoke with NECN about a recent rise in apparel-related startups, why these companies are choosing Boston over fashion capitals such as New York City and how they’re leveraging the region’s collaborative culture and technical talent to create companies that break the boundaries of the clothing industry.

Huffington Post: Young & Entrepreneurial: How this Boston College entrepreneur dropped out to build a $3.3M marketing startup

  • In its “Young & Entrepreneurial” series, Huffington Post profiled Boston College dropout and Jebbit Co-founder Tom Coburn about building a successful startup without a college degree. In a fast-paced startup environment, an entrepreneur’s conviction, willingness to execute and learn, and ability to recruit a team to support the mission of a business matters more than any formal grade.

BostInno: Boston's 11 biggest tech fundings of 2015

  • Boston-based companies raised $4.9 billion in funding in the first three quarters of the year compared to the $4.2 billion raised throughout all of last year, according to CB Insights. BostInno curated a list of the biggest venture capital funding deals in the 2015 Boston tech scene. Industries such as cybersecurity, enterprise IT and consumer were strongly represented sectors this year.

BetaBoston: The best tech products of 2015

  • Boston Globe reporter Hiawatha Bray outlines the best tech products and apps of 2015, including the Apple iPhone 6, Sling TV, Amazon Echo, Amazon Fire, Park Boston and Verizon HD Voice.

What are your favorite Boston-based stories from the week? Tell us what we missed.

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