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OpenView recruits Smith as venture partner

OpenView has named Ashley Smith as a venture partner. Previously, Smith worked at GitHub where she was the vice president of marketing. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON (PRWEB) APRIL 22, 2019 Today, OpenView, the expansion stage venture firm, announced the addition of Ashley Smith as Venture Partner. Over the last four years, OpenView has invested aggressively behind the idea that product led growth (PLG) is the future of SaaS. Companies like Expensify, Datadog and Calendly break the traditional enterprise ...
Tags: Boston, Trends, People, Smith, Github, Ashley, Bartlett, Ashley Smith, PRWEB, Blake Bartlett, PLG, Expensify Datadog, Google Maps Facebook Parse


From lab-grown meat to fermented fungus, here’s what corporate food VCs are serving up

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor A record $2.5B went to US insurance startup deals last year, and big insurers are in all the way Space tech rockets higher In a foodie’s ideal world, we’d all eat healthy, minimally processed cuisine sourced from artisanal farmers, bakers and chefs. In the real world, however, most of us derive the lion’s share of calories from edibles supplied by a handful of giant food conglomerat...
Tags: Meat, Food, Startups, TC, Column, Colorado, California, Boston, Israel, US, Tech, Chicago, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Berkeley, Spoiler Alert


Upcoming Training Workshop Teaches You to Better Listen to Your Customers

The ability to listen to your customers more effectively has introduced new challenges and opportunities. Because of digital technology, your customers can let you know how they feel on your website, social media channel, blog, and other outlets. Applied Marketing Science (AMS) is holding a training workshop titled, “Listening to the Voice of the Customer” to teach you how to listen and use the information for better engagement. According to AMS, the course will present the Voice of the Custome...
Tags: New York, Microsoft, Washington, Boston, Toronto, Sales, Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville, Pacific, Voice, SUNNYVALE, Toronto Ontario, Dallas Texas, Lakewood, Small Business Administration


Humatics, Vecna Partner to Improve Navigation of Self-Driving Robots

Humatics, a Waltham, MA-based startup developing microlocation technology for use in robots and autonomous vehicles, has a new partnership underway with Boston-based Vecna Robotics.Financial terms of the collaboration were not disclosed, but Humatics co-founder and CEO David Mindell describes the relationship as a joint marketing partnership. “We bring customers to them and vice-versa,” he says.Humatics was spun out of MIT in 2015 to develop a spatial intelligence platform revolving around loca...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Boston, Trends, Tech, Mit, Vc, Software, Innovation, Venture Capital, Detroit, Navigation, Industrial Robots, Waltham, Eckhart, David Mindell


The JPMorgan, Amazon, and Berkshire Hathaway healthcare venture is setting up shop in NYC to snag top tech workers

Haven, the joint healthcare venture set up by JPMorgan, Berkshire Hathaway, and Amazon, has set up a New York City office.  It's the second office for the company, which said in 2018 that it would be headquartered in Boston. The office is in New York's Union Square neighborhood and is hiring for tech and engineering roles.   Haven's CEO, Dr. Atul Gawande, is one of Business Insider's 100 People Transforming Business. You can read the full list here.  Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories....
Tags: New York, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, Trends, Healthcare, Berkshire Hathaway, Berkshire, Union Square, Stoddard, Atul Gawande, Gawande, New York s Union Square, Amazon JPMorgan, Downtown Boston, JPMorgan Amazon


Haven, the JPMorgan, Amazon, and Berkshire Hathaway healthcare venture, is setting up shop in NYC

Haven, the joint healthcare venture set up by JPMorgan, Berkshire Hathaway, and Amazon, has set up a New York City office.  It's the second office for the company, which said in 2018 that it would be headquartered in Boston. The office is in New York's Union Square neighborhood and is hiring for tech and engineering roles.   Haven's CEO, Dr. Atul Gawande, is one of Business Insider's 100 People Transforming Business. You can read the full list here.  Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories....
Tags: New York, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, Trends, Healthcare, Berkshire Hathaway, Berkshire, Union Square, Stoddard, Atul Gawande, Gawande, New York s Union Square, Amazon JPMorgan, Downtown Boston, JPMorgan Amazon


Hookipa Pharma debuts IPO

New York and Austria-based Hookipa Pharma, a developer of immunotherapeutics, has raised $84 million for its IPO after pricing its 6 million shares at $14 per share. The stock began trading April 18, 2019 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “HOOK.” BofA Merrill Lynch, SVB Leerink and RBC Capital Markets are the lead underwriters. Hookipa’s pre-IPO backers included HBM Partners, Hillhouse Capital, Sirona Capital, Gilead, Sofinnova Partners, Forbion Capital Partners, Boehringer Ingelheim Venture...
Tags: New York, Boston, Trends, IPOs, Austria, Healthcare, Nasdaq, Securities And Exchange Commission, Vienna Austria, RBC Capital Markets, Kempen, New York US, BofA Merrill Lynch, Hookipa, RBC Capital Markets LLC, Vesey Street 8th Floor New York NY


M/C Partners collects $351.6 mln for eighth fund

M/C Partners has raised $351.6 million for its eighth fund, according to an SEC filing. The Boston-based private equity firm invests in the media and communications sectors.
Tags: Boston, Trends, SEC, Funds, C Partners


Talaris lands $100 mln Series A

Boston and Louisville-based Talaris Therapeutics Inc, a biotechnology company, has secured $100 million in Series A financing. Blackstone Life Sciences led the round with participation from Longitude Capital and Qiming Venture Partners USA. Source: Press Release
Tags: Boston, Trends, Healthcare, Louisville, VC Deals, Longitude Capital, Blackstone Life Sciences, Talaris Therapeutics Inc, Qiming Venture Partners USA Source


It’s Tough to Find Drugs to Bind to RNA: Arrakis Nabs $75M to Help

Arrakis Therapeutics has been scouting elusive pharmaceutical quarry: small molecules able to “drug” RNA, the molecular messengers that carry the genetic instructions for proteins. Most drugs in use today act on proteins. But CEO Michael Gilman says targeting the genetic blueprints could prevent RNA from translating those instructions into disease-causing proteins in the first place.Waltham, MA-based Arrakis is now ramping up to turn its discoveries into potential drugs and it has $75 million t...
Tags: Deals, Boston, Cancer, Trends, Investing, Vc, Venture Capital, Novartis, Biotech, Life Sciences, Celgene, Roche, Gilman, Alexandria Venture Investments, Osage University Partners, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


$100M For Talaris Gives Surgeon a Shot to Reinvent Organ Transplants

When Novartis dissolved its gene and cell therapy unit a few years ago, a bunch of projects the Swiss pharma giant had incubated were tossed aside. One of them was the work of surgeon Suzanne Ildstad, who has spent decades trying to develop a new way to improve the health outcomes of patients who need organ transplants.That work has just been salvaged. If it plays out as Ildstad hopes, her company might not only help transform treatment for kidney failure patients—but possibly, for people suffe...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Boston, Trends, Vc, National Institutes of Health, Novartis, Stem Cell, Stanford University, Life Sciences, Blackstone Group, Louisville Ky, National blog main, New York blog main, New York top stories, Seattle blog main


Polaris backs Emergency Reporting

Polaris Growth Fund has made an investment in Bellingham, Washington-based Emergency Reporting, a provider of reporting and records management software for fire and EMS agencies. No financial terms were disclosed. Cascadia Capital was financial adviser to Emergency Reporting on the transaction. PRESS RELEASE BELLINGHAM, WASH. (PRWEB) APRIL 15, 2019 Emergency Reporting (ER), the global leader in cloud-based reporting and records management software for Fire and EMS agencies, has received a signif...
Tags: Board of Directors, Boston, Trends, Tech, Nasa, EMS, Polaris Partners, Polaris, Bellingham, Dave Adams, Bellingham Washington, PE Deals, PRWEB, ER, RMS, Cascadia Capital


PathAI Raises $60M in Quest to Be AI Assistant in the Exam Room

AI-for-disease-diagnosis startup PathAI closed a $60 million Series B round led by New York-based growth equity investor General Atlantic to improve its “pathology research platform” and fuel development into “new tools and medical devices.”PathAI partners with pharmaceutical companies and diagnostic laboratories to develop tools to aid doctors diagnose diseases in patients and help physicians target the best therapeutic for treatment. Its partners include Philips (NYSE: PHG), Bristol-Myers Squ...
Tags: Startups, New York, Boston, US, Trends, Vc, Doctors, Venture Capital, Cambridge, Machine Learning, Bill, General Atlantic, General Catalyst, Diagnosis, Electronic Health Records, Digital Assistants


Techstars and Innovation Leader Reveal Best Practices for Leveraging Startups in Corporate Innovation

Research shows corporations create coherent partnering and investing strategies with startups BOSTON & BOULDER, CO –  Innovation Leader today released a new survey sponsored by Techstars , the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, which shares how executives at large corporations are approaching engagements with startups and other disruptors to fuel corporate growth. The survey, Startup Engagement: Best Practices for Large Organizations combined quantitative data from...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Boston, Comcast, Innovation, TechStars, Accelerators, David Brown, Twitter Linkedin, Boulder CO, Corporate Innovation, Danielle Cohn, Innovation Leader, Techstars Techstars


PathAI raises $60 mln

PathAI said April 17 that it raised $60 million in Series B funding led by General Atlantic. General Catalyst invested in the round and other existing investors. PathAI, of Boston, provides artificial intelligence-powered technology for pathology. PRESS RELEASE PathAI Secures $60M in Series B Funding Led by General Atlantic and Existing Investor General Catalyst Computational Pathology Leader Plans to Accelerate Industry Impact Boston, Mass. – April 17, 2019 – PathAI, a global provider of artifi...
Tags: Boston, Singapore, Trends, Atlantic, Novartis, General Atlantic, General Catalyst, Bristol Myers Squibb, VC Deals, Atlantic General Atlantic, David Fialkow, PathAI, Michelle Dipp, Andy Beck, San Francisco Palo Alto New York City, Airbnb BigCommerce ClassPass Datalogix


Abry-backed THG acquires Walker Brothers Insurance Inc

The Hilb Group LLC, a portfolio company of Abry Partners, has acquired Arkansas-based Walker Brothers Insurance Inc, a retail agency primarily focused on commercial property and casualty insurance for small to medium-sized businesses. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE RICHMOND, Va., April 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Hilb Group, LLC (“THG”) announced today the acquisition of Arkansas-based Walker Brothers Insurance, Inc. (“WBI”). The transaction became effective April 1, 2019. Form...
Tags: Boston, Trends, Arkansas, M&a, Financial Services, Mike, Richmond Virginia, Springdale Arkansas, Luttrell, Hilb Group LLC, ABRY, Hilb Group, ABRY Partners, Hilb Group LLC THG, ABRY Partners The Hilb Group, WBI


Bridges exits Stone Road

Seacoast Capital has exited its investment in Stone Road, a New England regional provider of commercial and residential heating oil and propane. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE April 16, 2019 – Boston, Massachusetts Seacoast Capital (“Seacoast”) today announced an exit from its investment in Stone Road Energy (“Stone Road”), a growing New England regional distributor of commercial and residential heating oil and propane. Seacoast originally invested subordinated debt and preferr...
Tags: Energy, Boston, San Francisco, Trends, United States, Bill, New England, Company, Seacoast, Stone Road, PE Deals, Tom Gorman, Seacoast Capital, EBITDA Capital, Geographically Seacoast, Seacoast Capital Partners


Techstars celebrates 10 years in Boston and over $1B in graduate funding

Techstars - Boston is celebrating its tenth anniversary today. Over the years, it has helped contribute to the Boston startup ecosystem, graduating 155 startups over that time, some of which have gone onto successful exits, while raising over $1 billion in funding. Among those, the biggest is PillPack, the online pharmacy that Amazon acquired last year for almost a $1 billion, while Kinvey, a mobile backend startup, sold for $49 million in 2017 to Progress Software. Other successful grads from...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Boston, TechStars, Startup Incubators, Localytics, Techstars Boston, IntraLinks, Kinvey, Boston startups, Cazalot, Snyack, Clement Cazalot Techstars Boston, Kinvey Techstars, Avid Technology Constant Contact


Flagship Pioneering Unveils Kintai’s Gut Approach to Treating Disease

The gastrointestinal system is often viewed as a barrier to drugs. Conditions ideal for breaking down food also break down drugs in ways that can limit how well they work. Interaction with the gut microbiome can also diminish a drug’s efficacy or boost its toxicity.Paul-Peter Tak, a former GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) executive who is now the CEO of Cambridge, MA-based Kintai Therapeutics, contends that the gut and its microflora can also open up new ways to treat an array of diseases throughout...
Tags: Startups, Drugs, Boston, Cancer, Trends, Ulcerative Colitis, Venture Capital, GlaxoSmithKline, Parkinson's Disease, Biotech, Microbiome, Metabolism, Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, GSK, Cambridge MA


The FDA just approved a diet pill that makes you feel full faster

There’s no magic pill for weight loss, except this one, maybe. Gelesis, a Boston biotech company, announced today that it had received clearance from the FDA to market what could account to a magic bullet solution to the growing obesity epidemic in America. The pill-based solution, called Plenity, is a proprietary blend of cellulose and citric acid that, when swallowed, helps people feel full faster. Taken with a meal, Plenity reportedly expands in the stomach and small intestine, leaving less r...
Tags: Startups, Science, Boston, America, Fda, Gelesis, Plenity


Encore backs fresh produce distributor Tourtellot

Encore Consumer Capital has made an investment in Warwick, Rhode Island-based Tourtellot, a provider of fresh produce to retail grocery customers. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE San Francisco, California, April 15, 2019 – Encore Consumer Capital (“Encore”), a private equity firm that invests exclusively in leading consumer products companies, is pleased to announce that it has completed an investment in Tourtellot & Co., Inc. (“Tourtellot”). Tourtellot, based in Warwick, RI, is...
Tags: Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, Hawaii, New England, San Francisco California, Sigal, Encore, PE Deals, Warwick RI, Warwick Rhode Island, Encore Consumer Capital, ThunderWorks Zuke, Consumer/Retail, Consumer Capital Encore Consumer Capital


Kingbird Properties rebrands as Kingbrand Investment Management, hires capital markets director

Kingbird Properties, the real estate subsidiary of Grupo Ferré Rangel, has rebranded as Kingbird Investment Management. Also, Kingbrand has named Lei Ferrand as director of capital markets. His work background includes roles at The Walton Group of Companies and The Vanguard Group. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON and NEW YORK, April 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Kingbird Properties, the real estate subsidiary of Puerto Rico-based Grupo Ferré Rangel – a century-old, family-owned strategic investment holding compan...
Tags: New York, Boston, New York City, Trends, Lp, People, Latin America, Puerto Rico, Capital Markets, Boston Massachusetts, Vanguard Group, Farrand, The Vanguard Group, Kingbird, GFR, Kingbird Properties


Kingbird Properties rebrands as Kingbird Investment Management, hires capital markets director

Kingbird Properties, the real estate subsidiary of Grupo Ferré Rangel, has rebranded as Kingbird Investment Management. Also, Kingbrand has named Lei Ferrand as director of capital markets. Her work background includes roles at The Walton Group of Companies and The Vanguard Group. Correction: A previous version of the headline misspelled Kingbird. It has since been corrected.  PRESS RELEASE BOSTON and NEW YORK, April 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Kingbird Properties, the real estate subsidiary of Puer...
Tags: New York, Boston, New York City, Trends, Lp, People, Latin America, Puerto Rico, Capital Markets, Boston Massachusetts, Vanguard Group, Farrand, The Vanguard Group, Kingbird, GFR, Kingbird Properties


SolarWinds, Moki, Nimbix, GoT, Rice Business Plan & More TX Tech

—SolarWinds, an Austin IT services company, has acquired Samanage, a maker of service desk software based in Cary, NC. The $350 million cash deal is expected to close by the end of June. SolarWinds said in a prepared statement that Samanage’s products will add to its suite of software made for more than 300,000 customers which are IT organizations from small companies to large enterprises. SolarWinds went public in a $375 million IPO in October.—Moki Software has hired Adam Maher as its CEO. Sa...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Gaming, Cloud, Hbo, Texas, Television, Ipo, Cloud Computing, Boston, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Investment, It


Lori Loughlin, fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli plead not guilty in college admissions scam

Lori Loughlin, fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli plead not guilty in college admissions scam.
Tags: Finance, Boston, Article, Associated Press, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli, 9b8e1ab6-95aa-5431-b990-740455efdc04


Loughlin, Giannulli plead not guilty in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — Actress Lori Loughlin (LAWK’-lin), her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli and other prominent parents are pleading not guilty in the college admissions bribery scam. Loughlin and Giannulli said in court documents filed Monday they are waiving their right to appear in court for an arraignment and plead not guilty. The couple and […]
Tags: Business, Television, News, Education, Entertainment, Boston, Sports, Ap, Nation, Loughlin, Nation & World, Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli, Giannulli, Loughlin Giannulli


'This is the most complicated process I’ve ever seen': As billions flow into the hottest new area of medicine, top execs say a crisis is brewing

The hottest new area of medicine today is a cutting-edge technology that leverages the body's own cells to treat disease.  Companies have been pouring in and investing billions. But they're encountering one big challenge: actually making the treatments.  New gene and cell therapies are encountering years-long backlogs, and delays keep potentially lifesaving medicines away from patients. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. For the biotech company Meira Gtx, a 29,000-square-foot fa...
Tags: UK, London, Boston, US, Trends, Fda, Novartis, ARM, Forbes, Gene, Adams, Murphy, Boston Massachusetts, Johnson Johnson, Roche, US Food and Drug Administration


'This is the most complicated process I’ve ever seen': As billions flow into gene therapy, top execs say a crisis is brewing in the hottest new area of medicine

The hottest new area of medicine today is a cutting-edge technology that leverages the body's own cells to treat disease.  Companies have been pouring in and investing billions. But they're encountering one big challenge: actually making the treatments.  New gene and cell therapies are encountering years-long backlogs, and delays keep potentially lifesaving medicines away from patients. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. For the biotech company MeiraGTx a 29,000-square-foot fact...
Tags: UK, London, Boston, US, Trends, Fda, Novartis, ARM, Forbes, Gene, Adams, Murphy, Boston Massachusetts, Johnson Johnson, Roche, US Food and Drug Administration


TA Associates invests in Indira IVF

TA Associates said April 15 that it invested in Indira IVF. Financial terms weren’t announced. Indira IVF is network of in-vitro fertilization centers in India. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON & UDAIPUR, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, today announced that it has completed a significant minority investment in Indira IVF, a leading India-based infertility treatment provider. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2014 by Dr. Ajay M...
Tags: Hong Kong, Boston, India, Trends, Kpmg, Ta, Indira, Ernst Young, TA Associates, TA Associates TA Associates, Boston Menlo Park London Mumbai, TA Associates Advisory Private Limited, Dhiraj Poddar, Indira IVF Financial, UDAIPUR India BUSINESS WIRE TA Associates, Indira IVF


Keller joins M/C Partners

M/C Partners said April 15 that Travis Keller joined the firm as a partner. He was previously a director at Vilandrie & Co. PRESS RELEASE M/C Partners Announces Newest Team Addition: Communications Infrastructure and Services Specialist, Travis Keller   BOSTON, 15 April 2019 –  M/C Partners, a leading private equity firm investing in Telecommunications and Information Technology infrastructure and services, today announced the hiring of Travis Keller, who has joined the firm as a Partner. ...
Tags: Boston, Trends, People, Keller, Travis, C Partners, Gillis Cashman, Jim Wade, Boston Massachusetts M C Partners, Travis Keller, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Altman Vilandrie Co, AV Co, AV Co Travis



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