Dan Slagen has quite the track record as a member of the Boston tech community. Starting out as a product management and search engine optimization expert for Wayfair, he eventually ended up at HubSpot, serving as the inbound marketing company's head of advertising and then head of global marketing relations. After stints at Facebook advertising company Nanigans and Harvard-founded startup Hourly Nerd, Slagen thought it was about time to do his own thing.
Today, he is launching SpeechBooth, a standalone app-based wedding video system. Read MoreNumbers GameHow recent IPOs stack up after Q3 earnings reports: HubSpot, Wayfair, CyberArk
This is a guest post from Rick Burnes, the new vice president of content products at BookBub.
When the history ebooks are written, this month could go down as a turning point for the Boston tech community. Two Boston IPOs this month — Wayfair’s on Oct 2 and HubSpot’s on Oct 8 — were major milestones for companies that could become new anchors for the local startup ecosystem. Read MoreLet's Go Red Sox! clap, clap...clap, clap, clapQ3 VC takeaways: Atlas as we know it goes out in style, New York is drinking Boston's milkshake
In paperwork filed with the SEC on Friday, Wayfair said it expected shares in its initial public offering to be priced at $25 to $28, valuing the e-commerce furniture company between $2.02 billion and $2.32 billion.
Boston’s innovation economy could add another four public companies this month, with three in biotech and one in tech lined up for initial public offerings. Not yet in the queue is the big one, Wayfair.com.
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