I’ve been following Boston-based Fiksu—a provider of ad technology for marketing mobile apps—for a few years now, and knew they were doing well. Until now I didn’t realize just how well — as in, $100 million in revenue during the past 12 months.
Boston’s WordStream has raised a $9 million Series C funding round along with $3 million in venture debt to expand its search engine marketing software business.
Tonight, startups from the Berklee College of Music, MIT, the Harvard iLab, and Northeastern will pitch at Berklee’s first-ever venture day.
This morning, Wayfair, the Boston-based online furniture retailer, announced that it has added 170,000 square feet to its upcoming lease in The Offices at Copley Place.
The additional office space more than doubles the original square footage Wayfair anticipated needing for its expected move in June. Last spring, the company announced that it was leasing 105,000 square feet from Simon Property Group, Inc., for a summer 2014 move out of the tower at 177 Huntington Avenue, a space that is part of the Christian Science complex.
Wayfair's new office space will now be 275,000 square feet, about three times the size of its current headquarters. Read More
There was quite an interesting scene taking place recently at Makerbot’s Newbury Street store, as the 3D printing company held a printing workshop for children.
A seven-year old named Victor could be observed manipulating shapes with a 3D modelling software program. He chooses red blocks, adjusts the dimensions, and then pieces them together. A Makerbot employee assigned to oversee the children’s work takes a look at Victor’s creation.
“That’s a good looking robot,” he says.
“It’s actually a Minecraft person,” Victor replies, as he rotates the model into clear view. Read More