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 →
Startups who move in will also have access to Vecna’s machine shop and indoor and outdoor test facilities at headquarters at neighboring 36 Cambridge Drive, said Vecna founder and CTO Daniel Theobald.More →
The Next Mile Project, a new co-working space for young ventures in the not-for-profit world, is snipping the ribbon at new digs at 1 Congress St. Tuesday. The founder seeks to bring the incubator concept so common in the tech space to new groups that are launching nonprofit endeavors.More →
A new project aimed at bringing entrepreneurs and creative workers to Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood is getting a boost this weekend.
On Saturday, organizers of the Fairmount Innovation Lab are officially opening the doors of the co-working office and startup accelerator program. The Innovation Lab will also reveal the 10 entrepreneurial teams chosen as the first class of its accelerator program.More →
Techstars has long been known as one of the best incubator programs in the country. Based on the success (and investment fundraising) of many of the companies to graduate from Techstars Boston, I have argued that the local branch of the program may be the “model” Techstars program.More →
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has heard the concerns about the innovation economy having unintended consequences — such as gentrification — that only make economic inequality worse in Boston. But he’s not convinced.
The big opening party for Paul English’s Blade Network startup space is tomorrow night, and when I dropped by on Monday morning, construction crews were scrambling to get everything finished. English, the co-founder and former chief technology officer at Kayak, wants it to become a supercollider for consumer tech, art, and music in Boston. And in terms of designing a dazzling environment, he’s definitely aiming high.More →
The team has been expanding over at Blade, the startup factory in Fort Point Channel that doesn’t officially open its doors until later this month. Blade’s founding trio all came from Kayak, the travel-planning site that has its technology operations in Concord, but they’ve recently been adding veterans of iRobot, Millennial Media, Cisco, and Zappos.More →