A small startup hasn’t yet shipped its products to consumers, but a big name in the home-heating field likes what it sees so far. The money will help Ecovent grow as it fills more than $1 million in pre-orders.More →
Venture capital firm .406 Ventures has raised its third pool of investment cash, pulling together a new $217 million fund earmarked for early stage companies in digital security and other behind-the-scenes tech sectors.More →
Venture capital is still an overwhelmingly white, male industry. There are a few early signs that cultural pressure and attention is changing the seriousness of the remedies, including a new partnership between Boston’s OpenView Venture Partners and the skills-training company Startup Institute.More →
Software that helps corporate sales departments track potential customers is a growing market, and Boston’s Yesware hopes to be one of the players that builds a long-lasting business. It’s added a fresh infusion of venture capital to help it grow faster.More →
Kevin Colleran has had a good life — at 24, he became one of the earliest employees for a little company called Facebook. But 10 years later, he nearly died after a van hit him crossing the street. And he found his vast network of friends were even more important than he could have imagined.More →
The San Francisco-based maker of activity-tracking wristbands has just started shopping its stock to public-market investors after filing initial IPO paperwork this week, so it won’t be possible to determine the size of any return for investors until the company settles on a priceMore →
Some of the biggest names in tech are pouring more money into digital ads that can follow shoppers around the store, ready to light up a smartphone screen when marketers think the time is right for a little nudge.More →
The last big wave of venture investment in clean-tech startups has long since crashed and rolled back. But if you’re making software instead of something produced by a factory, private investors are still willing to open up the checkbook.
That’s certainly the case for FirstFuel Software, a developer of data analysis software for electric utilities. The Lexington, Mass.-based company says today that it’s raised another $23 million in venture capital, in part to help bankroll an expansion in Europe.More →
Most people think of Zillow as a website where they can check out how much homes cost — their own house, their neighbors’ houses, and maybe even their dream home.
But as a business, Zillow’s primary target is actually real estate agents. The Seattle-based company makes most of its money selling online ads and other marketing services to real estate agents, who want to be seen by all of those people snooping on home prices. More →