Morning roundup: DataGravity debuts its product, EnerNOC invests in WeSpire


DataGravity, a Nashua, N.H.-based company founded by veterans of EqualLogic, today unveiled its storage technology that aims to enable companies to glean new types of useful business information from their data.

DataGravity’s focus is on unstructured data, which most companies struggle to maintain and few are able to benefit from.

“This is a first-of-its-kind product—there’s no other storage product that does this in a self-contained way,” said DataGravity president John Joseph, who founded the company with chief executive Paula Long, who previously co-founded EqualLogic (acquired by Dell for $1.4 billion).

DataGravity employs about 80 and has raised $42 million since its founding in 2012. Backers include three prominent venture firms — Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst Partners, and CRV.


Boston-based EnerNOC said Tuesday it has made an investment into WeSpire, a Boston startup offering software-as-a-service for engaging employees in sustainability.

WeSpire’s software allows customers to track the positive impacts of engaging their employees, who earn points for actions around energy, water, waste, transportation, food, volunteerism, and corporate citizenship. WeSpire was founded in 2010 (as Practically Green) and has customers including eBay, McDonald’s, Unilever, and MGM Resorts International.

The amount of the investment by EnerNOC was not disclosed. EnerNOC chief executive Tim Healy will join the board of directors at WeSpire.

Read more: Practically Green rebrands as WeSpire

Kyle Alspach has worked in journalism in Massachusetts since 2005 and was one of the original staff writers at BetaBoston.
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