Who Do You Think Should be on this List? Best of Boston Web 2008

We are really just putting this  out there as a starting point in hope that readers will add to the list. Of course it is nowhere comprehensive and totally subjective. Let us know your choices. Oh, and don’t nominate yourself, spread the kudos around. Networking Event: Web Innovators Group WebInno was founded and is currentlyContinue reading “Who Do You Think Should be on this List? Best of Boston Web 2008”

Labortopia

Company URL:  http://www.labortopia.com/alpha/ Formation Date: 5/10/08 Funding Status: Bootstrapped Investors: Founder Founders or Execs past companies: Mysecurecomputer.com Industry: Consumer Web, Internet services Offering Description: Labortopia is a destination allowing small business owners and freelancers alike to showcase their services and capture new customers. The goal is to build a community of people that will beContinue reading “Labortopia”

ImpactOven

Genotrope Record:  ImpactOven Funding Status:  Seed Round Investors: Founder ? Founders or Execs past companies: Thomson Financial Industry: Consumer Web, Financial Offering Description:  ImpactOven was built from the ground up with the idea of making life easier for an investor. Its better than other bookmarking services or using favorites because we include investment specific featuresContinue reading “ImpactOven”

The VC Model is Broken, Several Perspectives

There has been a lot of chatter in the blogshpere about the VC model being broken. Adeo Ressi of theFunded, kicked off the recent discussion with his presentation at HBS. The telling slide from the presentation is #13 showing more money going into the VC model than coming out. Fred Wilson from Union Square VenturesContinue reading “The VC Model is Broken, Several Perspectives”

WebInno20 Dec 09, 2008 7 PM Royal Sonesta Cambridge

WebInno was founded and is currently led by David Beisel of Venrock. It is the stalwart networking event for mobile and web technology startups in the Boston area.  Register Here Started informally in the fall of 2005 it has grown to the present day where up to 800 people gather to schmooze and review theContinue reading “WebInno20 Dec 09, 2008 7 PM Royal Sonesta Cambridge”

Jazd Markets

Genotrope Record: Jazd Markets Funding Status: Series A Investors: Pilot House, Commonwealth Capital Founders or Execs past companies: True Advantage, Choicestream, ITA Software Industry: B2B, Marketing as a Service- Offering Description: Combining directory placement, advertising, lead generation and vertical search into an innovative Marketing as a Service (MaaS) platform where advertiser can optimize the valueContinue reading “Jazd Markets”

11th MIT Annual Venture Capital Conference and 2nd Annual Entrepreneur Showcase (Free, Open to Public) December 6th 2008

We received an email from Gitika Srivastava the Chair of the 11th MIT VC Conference regarding the event this Saturday night at the Charles Hotel, in Harvard Square. The theme for the conference is Reinventing Venture Capital, and the Keynote speakers include venture capitalists from Sequoia, Matrix, Highland, General Catalyst, and Director of Tata SonsContinue reading “11th MIT Annual Venture Capital Conference and 2nd Annual Entrepreneur Showcase (Free, Open to Public) December 6th 2008”