Category Archives: Start-Ups

eShares is a no-brainer

If you are running an early stage company or if you are an employee at an early stage company – I strongly recommend that you have your CFO/Admin folks adopt eShares for equity management.  If you send them the following link – they will … 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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Retaining Talent — Tamr’s Take

In your search for competitive advantage, avoid employee turnover that destroys synergy and explodes personnel costs. The team at fast-growing Tamr, part of the Koa Lab Start-up Club, understands this vital leadership maxim — find the best people, support them, … Continue reading

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What’s Up in Boston/Cambridge in 2015

What’s Up in the Boston/Cambridge Innovation Ecosystem in 2015? Everything. The last few years of growth have been great for the Boston-area entrepreneurial community.  Talented company founders (including many first-timers), scientists, engineers, marketers and supporters have productized creative new ideas … Continue reading

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The Occupational Joys of Start-ups

A few posts ago, I implied that “Show me the money” was not the only mantra needed to generate success or why I love start-ups so much.  Last week, I wrote about the career goals of Millennials.  Readers also know that I have written about … Continue reading

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