Entries by MVStaff

MassVentures Leads $1.1 million Seed Round of Financing for Online Publishing Start-up Libboo

October 11, 2012 – MassVentures, focused on fueling the growth of innovative, technology-driven companies in Massachusetts, today announced its second investment in online publishing start-up Libboo. The $1.1 million seed round included investments from East Coast Angels, Hubspot CTO and founder Dharmesh Shah, Avid and Wildfire founder Bill Warner, and past President and CEO of […]

Libboo closes $1.1M seed round led by MassVentures

Reprinted from: Boston Business Journal 10/3/2012 Weeks after re-launching its business, Boston startup Libboo said it’s closed a $1.1 million seed round led by MassVentures and including HubSpot CTO and co-founder Dharmesh Shah and Avid founder Bill Warner. Libboo CEO and co-founder Chris Howard had shared the plans to shift away from online book publishing […]

MassVentures: The Year in Review, The Year Ahead

September 6, 2012 – It’s been an eventful year! Besides our name change, we recatalyzed with a new board, focus and mission to better describe who we are, what we do and who we do it for. The facts and highlights from the year are below, but I wanted to take a minute to reflect […]

MassVentures Continues Investment in OwnerIQ

New Round Doubles Valuation of Ownership-Targeted Media Company MassVentures announced that it has continued investing in OwnerIQ, a leading provider of targeted digital advertising solutions, as part of a $7.5 million expansion round which doubled the company’s valuation. OwnerIQ’s relationships with manufacturers and online retailers have enabled it to bring ownership targeting to the marketplace, […]

Watch: Libboo founder Chris Howard on Startup Insights

Excerpts from Boston Business Journal article Date: Monday, August 6, 2012, 10:15am EDT In the inaugural edition of the BBJ’s Startup Insights video series, Libboo CEO Chris Howard opens up about how he got his startup off the ground — including how he pretended to be an investor at an event while working to raise […]

TerraTherm, Inc. Welcomes Visit from Massachusetts Officials

08/02/12 – TerraTherm, Inc., a world‐wide leader in hazardous waste cleanup and MassVentures-backed company, was visited in its new facility by Gardner City Mayor Mark Hawke and his staff, as well as other officials representing various Massachusetts governmental institutions. The group included spokespersons from Congressman John Olver’s Office, Senator Jennifer Flanagan’s Office, the Massachusetts Office […]

Startup Q&A: robotics-enabled tile mosaic firm Artaic

Reprinted from the Boston Business Journal (July 31, 2012) South Boston’s Artaic, which uses robotics technology to build custom tile mosaics, this month was named among the 10 finalists for the 2012 MassVentures START program. The company received $100,000 as part of the award from START, a $6 million dollar initiative that aids local companies […]

Vsnap’s Dave McLaughlin: why tech startups are like making movies

Boston Business Journal, July 24, 2012 Before Vsnap founder Dave McLaughlin was a Boston startup captain, he spent a decade as a screenwriter in Hollywood, ultimately going on to write and direct a film in Boston starring the likes of Eliza Dushku and Amy Poehler. He wrote the independent film, “On Broadway,” while working in […]

State VC arm plots new path in crowded investing field

Boston Business Journal Date: Friday, July 20, 2012, 6:00am EDT The Massachusetts Technology Development Corp., the state’s venture capital arm, has a brand new name, a focused mission and plenty of money to invest in early-stage companies. Yet the MTDC’s modest track record and a number of high-profile blow-ups involving government-affiliated investment programs for emerging […]

MassVentures Announces 2012 “START” Program Winners

New funding to help 10 Massachusetts companies commercialize technologies MassVentures announced on July 17, 2012 the 10 winners of the 2012 START program. START is a $6 million initiative funded by the Patrick-Murray Administration to help growing companies commercialize technologies developed under Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts. The program is intended to help high-growth […]