10 Steps To Finding a Job at a Boston Startup

It’s no secret some of the best job opportunities in the Boston area are in technology startups. Last year venture capitalists invested almost $5 billion in local companies, making the tech sector one of the fastest growing segments of our local economy. In addition to the professional freedom and…

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46th Anniversary: The Mother of All Demos

Last year while reading Walter Isaacson's The Innovators, I was surprised to learn for the first time about The Mother of All Demos, a presentation by computing pioneer Douglas Engelbart in 1968. A YouTube video of the presentation is provided below. In the video you can see the heritage of…

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The Mind of Marc Andreessen

I’ve made a few visits to Andreessen Horowitz over the last two years, and each time paid little attention to the books on the wall to wall bookshelves in the lobby. Arriving a little early for an informal coffee meeting last November, I spent a few minutes reviewing the…

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Coffee Talk from the Silicon Valley

The end of last year I spent a day in the Silicon Valley talking with a few venture investors and entrepreneurs to get a better sense of the current market. This pre-dated the raising of our B round, so the discussions were informal, and mostly with people with whom I…

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Why Google Glass Was Not a Disruptive Innovation

Monday is the last day you can purchase Google Glass. The controversial Google X research project will be taken off the shelf as part of its move into a product division under Tony Fadell, the former founder / CEO of Nest Labs. While the debate over whether Glass was a success…

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Boston Venture Investing By the Numbers

It's official: venture capital investing in New England is at a 10+ year high. The latest study from PricewaterhouseCoopers shows venture capitalists invested just over $5 billion in New England startups in 2014, with 93% of the funds going into Massachusetts. This puts us at a little more than 10…

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