Only seven months after announcing a $14 million funding round, Boston footwear merchant M. Gemi has deposited another $18 million to its bank account. The new funding comes from the London office of Accel Partners, along with earlier investors including Cambridge-based General Catalyst Partners, Forerunner Ventures in San Francisco, and Boston-based Breakaway.More →
Imagine you’re walking down Newbury Street. You see a pair of shoes in the window of your favorite store, you walk in, and your phone vibrates with a notification that you can buy that pair for 10 percent off. Meanwhile, a store employee gets a notification that a loyal customer has walked in – she wears a size six shoe, and based on her purchase history, red seems to be her color.More →
Although many attendees on Twitter and some in the crowd had complaints about this year’s TechCrunch Boston Meetup + Pitch-off at the Estate, the event ran much more smoothly and was far more entertaining than it was last year.More →
Boston-based athlete-to-coach connector CoachUp announced this morning that John Kelley, a former executive at The Princeton Review, will be stepping into the role of the four-year-old company’s chief executive. CoachUp founder Jordan Fliegel will continue to work as the president and will remain a member of the company’s board of directors.More →
MIT spinout Superpedestrian has added $4 million, including investments from actor Jared Leto and General Catalyst Partners, to produce its wheel that converts bicycles into electric-hybrids for easier hill-climbing and long-distance rides.
Erica Swallow wasn’t aiming to start a firestorm when she wrote about her summer spent at a well-known venture capital firm, General Catalyst Partners in Cambridge. But that’s what happened after the MIT Sloan MBA student recently chronicled her experience in a workplace where female decision-makers were nonexistent—and where there appeared to be little interest in changing that.More →