Dharmesh Shah

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Orange Crayon
Crayon opens new palette to web designers and marketers
Image via @Crayon Twitter account
For the first part of Jonah Lopin's life, the color orange loomed large. The Newton native grew up to become a Newton North Tiger, and was surrounded by the school's signature orange and black. Fast forward a decade, and you would have found him walking through the doors of Cambridge-based, orange-loving HubSpot as the inbound marketing company's sixth employee. While one would think that Lopin would keep the tangerine-tinged streak going with his latest project for his startup M80 Labs, he actually dipped into the entire color palette for the rainbow-hued design sensibilities of his new a website design search engine, Crayon.   Read More
IPO implications?
HubSpot's head of product and VP of engineering will depart in September
HubSpot chief product officer David Cancel, in one of the Cambridge company's conference rooms. Photo by Scott Kirsner / BetaBoston.
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. Read More
Flashback
Here are the first tweets from some of Boston tech's top influencers
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"Joining twitter. OMG." That's how Mike Troiano, aka @miketrap, jokingly began his tweeting career in mid-2007, which so far has consisted of more than 11,000 tweets in total. On Thursday, Twitter's eighth birthday, the site debuted first-tweets.com to take you back to your earliest 140-character endeavor (or back to someone else's if you wish). Read More