David Cancel

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It was big news when two of HubSpot’s top product executives departed last fall to form their own startup, Driftt. By January, their company, Driftt, had raised $15 million, and a few months later the company — located literally across the street from HubSpot’s East Cambridge headquarters — had unveiled its first app, Annotate. The app, which lets you mark up photos on your phone or Mac desktop computer, got nice reviews, but it didn’t exactly set the world on fire.More →

So much happens in five years…

In 2010, I covered the initial funding of a Cambridge startup called Performable, which was out to help websites hold on to more of their visitors. In 2015, those same two entrepreneurs are collecting capital for a new idea, Driftt, from the same venture capital firm that initially backed Performable, CRV. Between 2010 and 2015, they got acquired by HubSpot for $20 million, helped that company rebuild its digital marketing product and grow its software development team, and left in September 2014, just before HubSpot’s IPO.More →

Big news being announced this afternoon at HubSpot, the digital marketing startup widely regarded to be on the verge of an initial public offering: David Cancel, the Cambridge company’s chief product officer, plans to leave in September, along with Elias Torres, an engineering vice president. The duo joined HubSpot in 2011, when HubSpot paid $20 million for their 20-person startup, Performable, in its biggest acquisition to date.More →