In The Know
The Inno stories you need to read today.
Dell Technologies Launches A New IoT Division And Partner Program Amid ‘Great Boom’ In Edge Computing [CRN]
VC Funding Surges in Fewer Deals in Third Quarter, and Top 10 Deals [Xconomy]
Boston hires National Geographic exec as new chief digital officer [BBJ]
Your daily funding roundup.
Dylan: BetterSkills, an employee engagement platform, has raised $900K out of a $2M offering, according to a new Form D.
Who’s moving where.
Lucy: Two personnel announcements for today:
— Zemcar, a rideshare startup that provides transportation options for families and their children, announced a few big leadership announcements. Juliette Kayyem, who served as a homeland security official in the Obama administration, has become CEO, replacing founder Bilal Khan, who now serves as board chairman and head of product and technology. Shahid Azim, an entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard, has been hired as president and COO. Last but not least, the company has added Care.com co-founder Donna Levin and Google vet Laura DeBonis as advisors.
— nDash, a marketplace for hiring content creators, has hired Applause vet Matt Solar as its VP of marketing and community.
In The Community
The events and happenings to know about tonight and this week.
Dylan: HubSpot executive Meghan Keaney Anderson has joined the statewide push for paid family leave and a higher minimum wage. In a LinkedIn post, HubSpot’s VP of marketing said she is collecting signatures to get the two items on a statewide ballot. If approved, the paid family leave measure “would provide up to 16 weeks of job-protected paid leave to any Massachusetts worker to care for a seriously ill family member or a new child,” she said. “These are life-altering things, they should not be treated like side-gigs.” The nonprofit Raise Up Massachusetts is leading the push for these measures.
Lucy: It’s a busy week for tech and startup fans. Mark your calendar: HUBweek is kicking off today and will run until Sunday, the annual BUILD Entrepreneur Games are scheduled for tomorrow afternoon and the Boston Cybersecurity Conference is on Thursday. And if you still have the energy, there’s Startup Weekend at CIC Cambridge from Friday to Sunday. Read more: BostInno Approved: October’s Top Tech & Startup Events in Boston
From Our Partners
Seismic: In 2002, the lives of Braintree brothers Jack and Craig Shadduck would change forever. At age 13, Jack suddenly fell ill to transverse myelitis, a rare immune disorder. Jack was left paralyzed from the neck down.
This is the story of Craig’s devotion to his older brother in the years since, and how each community that he is a part of can’t help but become inspired to do their part to help –his friends and family, the town of Braintree and the company he now works for Seismic. Read more: Brother’s Bond Inspires Local Company, Community