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Brightcove CEO Resigns After Facing Investor Pressure

Brightcove CEO David Mendels has resigned, effective immediately, the Boston-based video tech company announced Wednesday. The company said Mendels, who succeeded founder Jeremy Allaire, reached...


Venture-Scale Diversity: First, Sunlight

I’m a woman and a three-time CEO who started my career in tech in the ’80s (yes, another century). In my first job, as...

Toast Raises $101M in Bid to Become Restaurant Technology King

Toast, a Boston-based restaurant technology company, just announced it has raised an oversubscribed $101 million Series C round to build upon its cloud-based platform. The round,...


This Local Company Provides Cloud Services for Pinterest

Financial statements prove that Brightcove powers the Discovery bar of popular photo-messaging app Snapchat. But the online video platform provider is not the only...

Lose It’s App Can Now Use Your DNA for a More...

Lose It is getting into the DNA analysis space. The Boston-based weight loss app, which has been downloaded over 30 million times, announced on Monday...

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BostInno’s 50 on Fire

50 on Fire is a celebration of innovators, big and small, people and organizations, across multiple categories.