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

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 … Continue reading CarGurus follows the plan…the TripAdvisor plan

Investing in a few key startups alone won’t save struggling American cities

Beyond Boston Earlier this week, it was announced that Steve Case, AOL founder and chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC, would be bringing JD Vance into Revolution in a special role. Vance, a principal at Mithril Capital Management, is best known as the author of Hillbilly Elegy, a highly-regarded account of life growing up in … Continue reading Investing in a few key startups alone won’t save struggling American cities

Snap, Pop, Next…KB is an Inspiration and a Badass

Snap, Pop...and Then? Snap, Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, went public this week. Opening at $24 (initially priced at $17) it has continued to rise to $27.01. There are quite a few takes being thrown out there relating to Snap's debut on the public market. Like the one that examines the interest from millenials looking to get … Continue reading Snap, Pop, Next…KB is an Inspiration and a Badass

The Anti-Travis, Nasuni and EverQuote, Next Move NextView

The Anti-Travis Kalanick This has been a very, very bad week for Uber. One of the most valuable private companies in the world, Uber was the focus of a blog post earlier in the week from a former engineer, which describes a culture of rampant sexism within the company. If that wasn't enough, it was revealed … Continue reading The Anti-Travis, Nasuni and EverQuote, Next Move NextView