Boston Web Startups Q4 2010, Launching Soon?

Every quarter we publish a list of the newest web startups in the area that are working towards launching publicly. Masschallenge surfaced a great many new companies over the summer and I think had an impact on the amount of new companies making themselves known publicly early on. So, this list is shorter than usual.Continue reading “Boston Web Startups Q4 2010, Launching Soon?”

A Boston Angel You Should Know

Yes, we have  already heard about the dearth of Consumer Web Angel Investors here in Boston. So you might be interested to find out about a local Angel that has a pretty impressive track record in both quantity and quality of deals. The fund Lead Dog Ventures is  run by John Landry and has beenContinue reading “A Boston Angel You Should Know”


talentGraphz Record: Moontoast Funding Status:  Series A? Exec Team’s Background:, Myperfectgig, Schematic, North American Membership Group Investors: TBD Industry: Consumer Web, eCommerce Offering Description:  Branded Community Part social. Part commerce. All Yours. – Embedded Store Sell Your Products on Your Website and Everyone Else’s. – Private Sales Club Make Your E-Commerce as Prestigious asContinue reading “Moontoast”


talentGraphz Record: Mowbi Funding Status: Bootstrapped, Seed Founders Backgrounds:, Shipyard Brewing Company Investors: Seeking investment Industry: Mobile Application Offering Description: Mowbi is a mobile commerce platform for everybody. Mowbi includes a mobile store, mobile billing and invoicing system, a mobile credit card terminal and text marketing tools. Because of Mowbi’s modular design, it isContinue reading “Mowbi”

Paul Graham is a Brilliant Recruiter

I am sure the epithet recruiter is not something PG will lay claim to, but the facts speak for themselves. Their recruiting program may have developed organically but the new application that lets would be aspirants apply to all of the YC companies at once, makes it clear that recruiting hackers is one of theContinue reading “Paul Graham is a Brilliant Recruiter”

When Will These Web Sites Launch Q3 2010

Every quarter we compile a list of new web properties that are in private beta or “coming soon” stage. We hope to give them a bit of exposure and help with early customer sign up. The other goal is to encourage them to come out to the public and start to get feedback from theContinue reading “When Will These Web Sites Launch Q3 2010”


talentGraphz  Record: Abine Funding Status: Seed Founders Backgrounds: Datapower, LRN, Security Metrics Investors: Self Funded? Industry: Consumer Web Security Offering Description: provides Internet privacy solutions for consumers. Abine’s products and services allow regular people to regain control over their personal information while continuing to browse, interact and shop online.