From April, 2017

The Lull, through Grapevine, Maine and running

The “Lull,” reality or perception This week, there is no central feature for Utterly Biased. Just a question. What is your current perception of the Boston startup community, tech ecosystem, or whatever else you may want to call it? Is it robust and thriving? Are there some incredible companies on the cusp of making national…

Jebbit and startup evolution, Skok on Zaius, UB on Medium

Do young founders evolve? Last Thursday, Jebbit, an interactive marketing platform that has recently expanded into more data-driven products, held its first-ever customer conference, which featured talks from co-founders Tom Coburn and Jonathan Lacoste, as well as HubSpot’s Kipp Bodner. The long-planned event, however, hit a bit of bad luck that, in the end, was…

Pillar adds a tech pillar, vision-tech maven, vets of all stripes

Boston technology startups get a new VC booster It was announced last week that Pillar was adding Russ Wilcox as an investing partner. It’s a big move for the growing (in both size and influence) firm started by Jamie Goldstein last year. Wilcox is best known for his role as the CEO and founder of E Ink,…

CarGurus follows the plan…the TripAdvisor plan

Choose Industry. Build Product. Grow. Exit. Repeat. It was reported this week that CarGurus, the online car shopping platform, has selected banks in preparation for an IPO at some point in 2017. CarGurus is one of Boston’s most successful private consumer internet companies, and yet, it fails to garner the same attention as some of the…