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An Inside Look at Wayfair’s Bet on Virtual & Augmented Reality

This story was written in partnership with NBC Boston, which produced video for this feature. September 19, 2017, was a big day for Wayfair, but...

How Privy Scored 1,000s of Customers Before Raising Its $2.1M Round

By around the time Privy closed its recent $2.1 million funding round, the Boston startup had managed to gain thousands of paying customers, with...

This Startup Makes Six-Figure Revenue by Selling Phone Pockets to Millennials

Being a college student means wandering a lot through campus. There are classes to attend, books to check out at the library, los of...

Mobee Merges with West Coast Startup, Plans Acquisitions in Retail Tech...

Not every CEO gets to say that a meeting in Las Vegas forever changed the course of his business, but that's exactly what happened...

NewStore Raises $50M to Help Retailers Take on Amazon

As Amazon continues to eat the retail world, how can brick-and-mortar stores expect to not only survive but flourish? Stephan Schambach, founder of Demandware, has...

HBS Startup Magpie Allows Users to Collect ‘Shiny Beautiful Things’ on...

When asked why his e-commerce startup is named Magpie, COO Andrea Fantacone is both clear and candid: "Magpies collect shiny objects. Our solution allows...

After Acqui-Hire & Failure, CustomMade Reemerges as Custom Jewelry Site

Remember CustomMade? The venture-backed Boston startup seemed to have faded away from public view when Wayfair acqui-hired most of its employees in 2015 to...

Vecna Wants to Arm Amazon’s Competitors with Smarter Robots

After 20 years of developing robots for hospitals, NASA and the U.S. military, Cambridge-based Vecna wants to help give Amazon’s competitors the upper hand....

As Revenue Triples, Salsify Raises $30M to Aid Retail Brands With...

Salsify, a Boston-based product content management platform for retail brands, announced on Wednesday that it has raised a $30 million Series C round led...

Exclusive: How 3 HBS Alums Plan to Transform Supermarkets with Robots

In early December, Amazon gave the world a sneak peek at what the future of grocery shopping could look like. By using smartphones, sensors...

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