Enough with the Boston Start-up Inferiority Complex

Too many cycles have been spent on the East Coast vs West Coast masochism lately. Sob, Sob, I can’t find funding for my Web 2.0 User generated content, social networking, new media, widgetized “feature company” built using ROR and AJAX. Wake up people, we have IPO’s and liquidity events popping all over the place. 2QContinue reading “Enough with the Boston Start-up Inferiority Complex”


Company Name: Zindicate Company URL: http://www.zindicate.com/ Citation URL: http://blog.nextnewnetworks.com/index.php/2007/07/23/boston-media-makers-in-the-house/ Formation Date: 2007 Funding Status: Seed? Investors: ? Founders or Execs past companies: Kino-Eye.com, TopTenSources, RocketBoom Industry: Comsumer Web, On-line Video, Vlogs Offering Descripton: cool and creative video supported by online advertising


Company Name: Xconomy Company URL: http://www.xconomy.com/ Citation URL: http://www.93south.net/index.php/2007/08/09/who-says-east-coast-startups-cant-get-funding-tech-blog-lands-an-a-round/ Formation Date: 2007 Funding Status: Seed Round Investors: Common Angles, private investors Founders or Execs past companies: MIT TechnologyReview, Riga Ventures, Swapthing.om Industry: Online Media Offering Descripton: Xconomy is dedicated to providing business and technology leaders with timely, insightful, close-to-the-scene information about the local personalities, companies,Continue reading “Xconomy”


Company Name: iScrybe Company URL: http://iscrybe.com/main/index.php Citation URL: http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2007/02/iscrybecoms_pap.html Formation Date: 2006 Funding Status: Series A Investors: Strategic investors–Adobe Systems Inc. and LMKR Founders or Execs past companies: Elixir Technologies, Pakistan Industry: Consumer Web Offering Descripton: Scrybe™ is a groundbreaking online organizer that caters to today’s lifestyle in a cohesive and intuitive way.


Company Name: DimDim Company URL: http://www.dimdim.com/ Citation URL: http://venturebeat.com/2007/02/02/the-new-video-players-kyte-dimdim/ Formation Date: July 2006 Funding Status: First Round Investors: Draper Richards, along with Index Ventures and Nexus India Capital Founders or Execs past companies: Advanced Internet Industry: Consumer Web   Offering Description: DimDim is the Open Source web conferencing company

MidProfile Corp.

Company Name: MIDPROFILE CORPORATION Company URL: http://eb.midprofile.com Citation URL: Formation Date: 2006 Funding Status: Seed round Investors: Founders Founders or Execs past companies: Blackpearl Software, Rshtech Industry: Mobile SOA applications Offering Descripton: the software enables eBay users to create and submit live listings in all selling formats directly from mobile phones or PDAs.


Company Name: Bandsintown Company URL: http://www.bandsintown.com Citation URL: http://mashable.com/2007/06/08/bandsintown/ Formation Date: Jan 07 Funding Status: Self Funded, Seeking Angels Investors: Self Funded by Founders Founders or Execs past companies: Dreamvex Industry: Consumer Web Offering Descripton: Bandsintown is a social network that connects more live music fans with more local live music, through friends, recommendations, andContinue reading “Bandsintown”