Atlas Venture

Online lender Earnest sells to Navient, in a disappointing deal for investors

Earnest, a well-funded fintech startup with bold ambitions to create a modern financial institution, is selling to the student-loan company Navient for $155 million in cash. The WSJ was first to repor

Are Newly Formed Roles In VC Firms Differentiators, Table Stakes Or Total BS?

In the venture capital world, we're about to experience an explosion of hiring around one very specific function. These people won’t invest in startups, nor will they analyze companies. They won’t

Vhoto Launches App Capturing Still Images From Video

Taking the perfect picture is tricky (at least for me). I'm famous for being the world's worst photographer (seriously... there's an award), but a new app called Vhoto which launched for the iOS may o

GrabCAD Raises $8.15M From Charles River Ventures, Yammer Co-Founder & Others For Its ‘GitHub For Mechanical Engineers’

<a target="_blank" href="">GrabCAD</a>, which offers an online community and cloud-based collaboration tools for those involved in designing and building physical products, has raise

DocTrackr Secures $2M From Atlas, Polaris, To Help Secure Your Documents Via The Cloud

Sharing a document online has never been easier, but maintaining control over that document once it’s left home, so to speak, is something different altogether. In the enterprise, that potential los

TC50 Finalist DataXu Scores $11 Million More For Online Ad Bidding Platform

<img src="" class="shot2" />Boston-based <a href="">DataXu</a>, provider of a real-time online ad bidding and optimizat

Atlas Venture Shrinks Back To Boston

<img src="" width="215" height="38" />We all know the crisis in the venture capital community is starting to