Category Archives: Innovation

Koa Labs : The Next Chapter

Over the past 5+ years I’ve been working hard to help develop founder culture in Cambridge/Boston ecosystem. Thanks to my wife Amy for supporting my seemingly never ending startup addiction – she’s an amazing partner and soul mate.  As I … Continue reading

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Incredible milestone for Upstart #proudseedinvestor

Today Upstart announced that it had received the FIRST “no action letter” from the CFPB.  Details are in Dave’s post here.  This is an incredible moment for consumer lending as the future of the industry hinges on the responsible use … Continue reading

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Tamr & GE

I’m truly thrilled by the work that we’ve been doing @ Tamr with GE. Summary of the latest and greatest @ Tamr blog here. The winds of change are blowing strong in enterprise data and analytics space. I’m very excited … Continue reading

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Conjur acquired by Cyber-Ark

I am thrilled to congratulate the entire team @ Conjur on their successful acquisition by Cyber-Ark. Formal announcement of the deal is here. As you know – I’m all about Founders – and I’m thrilled to congratulate Elizabeth Lawler (Co-Founder … Continue reading

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An Origin Story: Affectiva

We welcome the first segment of Rana el Kaliouby’s great origin story on Affectiva, the Waltham, MA company that she co-founded with Roz Picard. Affectiva has developed technology that enables digital interpretation of emotions in order to gain insight into consumers’ engagement.   Affectiva Origins – … Continue reading

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Michael Stonebraker and Great Data Science Research

This past weekend my good friend Michael Stonebraker, co-founder and CTO of Tamr received the prestigious 2014 A.M. Turing Award for Computer Science. This provided an opportunity for me to reflect on our 10+ year relationship and Michael’s long list of contributions to the … Continue reading

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Great Institutional Seed Funds in Boston/Cambridge are key to the startup ecosystem

As I talk to entrepreneurs, I am often asked about the best sources of seed funding.  In Boston over the past 10 years (in addition to a great core group of individual super-angels) there are now at least 5+ great … Continue reading

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