Archive for July, 2009

July 30, 2009

Genotrope Launches Major New Upgrade

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We rarely mention Genotrope on these pages, but we just released significant new features and thought it was worth the blatant plug.

The good news is the market is picking up a bit and most companies are now hiring for a few positions. New start-ups are being funded and building out their core teams. The timing is right for the new release of Genotrope with even more focus on helping People and Companies Connect.

You might know that our approach is to “find the company first and then the job”.  However the entire market, both companies and candidates are focused on job postings, so rather than continue to attempt to swim upstream, we have released job posting functionality.

Now companies can register with Genotrope and manage their company record, build a Talent Target graph, release news as well as create and edit job postings.

Users can now view job postings. The difference is that now when Candidates are viewing the list of job posting the Genotrope Icon logomarkwill be present in the job listing to indicate companies where the registered user also has an affinity match through their professional graph. These jobs will be the better fit matches when compared to matches done strictly by position or industry.

Along with the new job postings, we have added major new search functionality.  Both Browsing greeniconbuttonbrowse2and MyGraph greeniconbuttonmygraph2 mode on the FindJobs page can be searched by zipcode proximity, Industry and Company Status. This means you can slice and dice the company database to find very specific matches, such as all B2B companies with a series A investment that are 25 miles from my home town.

Also, now it is not a requirement to be a registered user to view job postings or Apply for a position. Registered users gain the benefit of saving their profile information, which provides the affinity matching from the professional graph, as well as the ability to contribute data and edit the company database.

signup now for completely anonymous Job Search using your professional graph. It takes less than a minute and only an email address and a few companies entered into work history are needed.

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July 28, 2009

VentureFizz Debuts

VentureFizz is a new site that proposes to bring together news, job postings and web chatter on all things related to infotech, media and consumer technology companies in Massachusetts –- along with a database of tech companies operating in the area.

Such a brilliant idea deserves some recognition. Check it out.

Although not mentioned on the about page, the site is backed by tech recruiter Keith Cline of Dissero. (from the Mass High Tech article)

If you are interested in the Mass start-up market and don’t already have the info sources in your feed reader, Venturefizz has aggregated the coverage from Mass High Tech, Xconomy, Boston Biz Journal, Boston Globe, and TechCrunch.

They are also featuring job postings from Dissero clients and some blind postings that you will have to apply to before you find out which company it is from.

July 23, 2009

DemoCamp Boston 2: Thursday 23 6:00 PM

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The first DemoCamp Boston was a blast, so you should check out this one as well.

Sign up for the event which is held at:

Hult International Business School

1 Education St

Cambridge, MA 02141

http://democampboston2.eventbrite.com/

here is a list of presenters for

Democamp Boston 2:

Rachel Segal, b5media

Dr. Ijad Madisch, ResearchGATE

Dennis Downey, Textflows

Mark Bao, Classleaf

Edgar Villagomez, SIMES

Tom Summit , Genotrope

Greg Rosen, HapticPixels

Herbert  Chao, HCC Associates

Jirayu Wannapira, Wenwer

If it is anything like the last one, it will be fun. Good demos, good people, great venue and hosts.

See you there.

July 20, 2009

ActiFio

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Genotropegrzrlogo Record: ActiFio Currently Hiring

Funding Status: Series A

Investors: North Bridge Venture Partners

Industry:   Storage

Offering Description: stealth mode, can you say cloud? Storage


July 1, 2009

Buzzient

Genotropegrzrlogo Record: Buzzient

Funding Status: Seed Round

Investors: successful entrepreneurs and accredited investors from Silicon Valley, Boston, and Europe.

Industry: B2B, Analytics

Offering Description: social media monitoring, deep analytics