October 23, 2008
Genotrope Record: Panjiva
Funding Status: Seed Round
Investors: Rose Tech Ventures
Founders or Execs past companies: Boston Consulting Group
Offering Description: Helping companies identify which overseas suppliers they can trust. Our approach to this task is unique: we leverage a wide variety of quality data sources to rate apparel suppliers around the globe.
October 15, 2008
Genotrope Record: TrustedOnes
Funding Status: Self Funded
Founders or Execs past companies: Intuit, I2
Industry: Consumer Web, Social Media
Offering Description: TrustedOnes provides a better way to remember and recommend things that you and your friends care about.
October 10, 2008
Now is a good time to make that move to a start up company. Have you been considering the idea? Make your move. Do it now while there is still high demand for candidates and before the RIF flood comes from the large companies in the area.
If you can snag a job at a recently funded company, all the better. With funding of a few million dollars and not a huge burn rate, they should be able to weather this storm and come out the other side with less competition and a head start in their value prop.
You might want to stay away from companies selling into the financial market, advertising based business models and generally anything that does not offer ROI or cost savings. This post from Roger Ehrenberg an angel investor in NYC sums it up nicely.
October 10, 2008
Genotrope Record: Wordstream
Formation Date: 2007
Funding Status: Series A
Investors: Sigma Partners
Founders or Execs past companies: Progress Software, 80108 Media
Industry: B2B, Seo Marketing SaaS
Offering Description: engaged in providing search engine marketing software solutions. Our patented, innovative software-as-a-service applications automate the manual, repetitive work involved in search engine optimization, saving time and enabling customers to improve ROI on search marketing objectives in a consistent and repeatable manner.
October 8, 2008
iTekka is a new startup that is really stealth. Supposedly they are funded, at least they are hiring alot which means they have money.
All we know is that it is a mobile enterprise SOA application. No info on founders or Investors.
Anyone have an info to contribute? Do it in the comments or if you prefer, our email is on the about page.
Update: Thanks to our commentor for the CEO’s name. Turns out the company is in Columbia S.C. Too bad as we always like to see another mobile startup join the ranks here in Boston. Good luck to Alexandr and his team at iTekka. I did find that they visited the last Web Inno, so maybe there will be a Boston presence.
October 6, 2008
Genotrope Record: SchoolPulse
Funding Status: Seed
Investors: Firehouse Capital
Founders or Execs past companies: Pando Networks, Yandex, Comptek, and InfiNet Wireless
Industry: Consumer Web, B2C
Offering Description: SchoolPulse was designed to help parents, as well as teachers, PTA/PTO leaders, coaches, club leaders and anyone else with active kids, save time and improve their effectiveness with a robust set of easy-to-use calendars and group management tools.