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  • Flybridge adds a General Partner in NYC, WeWork Labs cofounder Jesse Middleton

    Flybridge adds a General Partner in NYC, WeWork Labs cofounder Jesse Middleton

    A Boston-based venture fund, Flybridge Capital Partners, is ramping up its presence in New York City, bringing on WeWork Labs’ cofounder Jesse Middleton as a full-time General Partner. Known for its bullish view on Boston’s tech scene, Flybridge’s portfolio includes 21 Boston-area startups out of 52 total, and just 9 in New York. The firm, which has done mostly… Read More

  • Romulus Capital closes $75 million fund to back early-stage tech startups

    Romulus Capital closes $75 million fund to back early-stage tech startups

    Romulus Capital has raised its third—and largest—fund to back early-stage startups, many sourced in labs at MIT, the alma mater of the firm’s founding General Partner, Krishna K. Gupta. The firm closed its newest fund, Romulus Capital III LP, at $75 million, and intends to lead seed or series A deals in 15 to 20 companies from it. Krishna K. Gupta launched Romulus Capital… Read More

  • Allurion offers gastric bypass surgery in a pill

    Allurion offers gastric bypass surgery in a pill

    Just swallow a pill and it expands into a balloon in your stomach so you don’t feel hungry. No gastric bypass, no surgery required. Sounds magical, but Boston-based Allurion has created the only non-invasive gastric balloon for obesity. Gastric balloons are nothing new, but you usually need anesthesia and a doctor to insert them. That makes the whole process expensive and prohibitive… Read More

  • 4 factors that will jumpstart the Boston tech party revolution Crunch Network

    4 factors that will jumpstart the Boston tech party revolution

    Boston’s tech scene should shake off its inferiority complex: The “Boston Tech Party” revolution is starting to unfold. After many years of under-the-radar growth and profitable companies, the arrival of General Electric to the Seaport District brings Boston the high-profile “anchor tenant” we’ve been seeking. It is one great step forward for Boston. Read More

  • General Catalyst Raises A Whopping $845 Million For Its New Fund

    General Catalyst Raises A Whopping $845 Million For Its New Fund

    Now firmly entrenched as a bi-coastal player in the U.S. venture market, General Catalyst has raised a whopping $845 million in fresh capital to deploy around the country. Read More

  • NYC Rises As A Hub For Software-As-A-Service Startups Crunch Network

    NYC Rises As A Hub For Software-As-A-Service Startups

    As the market continues to mature, and as we watch a blossoming of SaaS activity in New York City, we believe that NYC is poised to become a genuine leader in the formation of companies leading the next wave of enterprise transformation. Read More

  • Fitness Wearable Developer Lemonade Lab Scores $5.8M From Foxconn Unit

    Fitness Wearable Developer Lemonade Lab Scores $5.8M From Foxconn Unit

    Lemonade Lab, which develops sensors for athletes, has scored $5.8 million led by a Foxconn subsidiary. The Boston- and Tokyo-based startup will form a strategic partnership with FIH Mobile, which provides manufacturing services for mobile device makers. This is the latest in a string of hardware investments made by Foxconn, whose manufacturing clients include Apple, Microsoft and Acer, or… Read More

  • Boston’s WTF/LOL Problem

    Boston’s WTF/LOL Problem

    Well, that was embarrassing. Following months of piss-poor communication and a chaotic planning process, Boston’s bid to be the U.S. entry for the 2024 Olympics finally died this week like Britain’s rule over the colonies. The city that once brought the Industrial Revolution to the people now finds itself unable to build a venue for beach volleyball, or you know, housing or… Read More

  • Rakuten Opens New Research Centers In Boston And Singapore

    Rakuten Opens New Research Centers In Boston And Singapore

    Rakuten, Japan’s largest e-commerce company, has opened two new branches of its research center in Boston and Singapore. Called the Rakuten Institute of Technology, the organization already has branches in New York, Tokyo, and Paris that not only support the company’s research and development, but also its efforts at worldwide expansion. Read More

  • How To Make The Most Of Your Startup Accelerator Program Experience Crunch Network

    How To Make The Most Of Your Startup Accelerator Program Experience

    Seed accelerators have been around for 10 years now and their popularity doesn’t appear to be waning any time soon. Sure, criticism for the programs themselves and the proliferation of different programs around the world have taken some wind out of the sails, but primarily, joining an accelerator program – or rather, being accepted to an accelerator – is still considered… Read More

  • Consider Pitching A “Virtual Startup” To Your Boss Crunch Network

    Consider Pitching A “Virtual Startup” To Your Boss

    Over the years I’ve been part of several of startups, and I love the energy, excitement and sense of risk that comes with launching into uncharted waters. My last startup was acquired in 2007, and I’ve been working at the acquirer ever since. A bit over two years ago, I got the itch to do something entrepreneurial again. When I talked with my boss about quitting to build a new… Read More

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