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Boston’s HubTechInsider.com presents: Mastering HTML 5 Web Development: HTML Nesting (Video 5 of 17) July 28, 2013

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Boston’s HubTechInsider.com presents: Mastering HTML 5 Web Development: HTML Nesting (Video 5 of 17)

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Boston Project Manager, Paul Seibert April 24, 2013

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Boston Project Manager, Paul Seibert

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You’re reading Boston’s Hub Tech Insider, a blog stuffed with years of articles about Boston technology startups and venture capital-backed companies, software development, Agile project management, managing software teams, designing web-based business applications, running successful software development projects, ecommerce and telecommunications.

About the author.

I’m Paul Seibert, Editor of Boston’s Hub Tech Insider, a Boston focused technology blog. I have been working in the software engineering and ecommerce industries for over fifteen years. My interests include computers, electronics, robotics and programmable microcontrollers, and I am an avid outdoorsman and guitar player. You can connect with me on LinkedIn, follow me on Twitter, follow me on Quora, even friend me on Facebook if you’re cool. I own and am trying to sell a dual-zoned, residential & commercial Office Building in Natick, MA. I have a background in entrepreneurship, ecommerce, telecommunications and software development, I’m a PMO Director, a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder of several ecommerce and web-based software startups, the latest of which is Tshirtnow.net.

Boston’s SensorLogic, a developer of machine-to-machine applications platforms, raises $5 Million December 20, 2010

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Boston’s SensorLogic, a developer of machine-to-machine applications platforms, raises $5 Million from a group of investors led by Sevin Rosen Funds, Boston Millennia Partners, UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund and Covera Ventures.

Boston’s Apperian, a maker of mobile applications, raises $500k from CommonAngels December 17, 2010

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Boston’s Apperian, a maker of mobile applications, raises $500k from CommonAngels.

Boston’s AisleBuyer, a developer of smartphone-driven self-checkout technology for retailers, raises $4 Million December 9, 2010

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Boston’s AisleBuyer, a developer of smartphone-driven self-checkout technology for retailers, raises $4 Million from the founding investor of the following companies: InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, Mediabank, Forseva and Groupon. [The Editor wishes to thank AisleBuyer’s Marketing Coordinator Katie Despres for pointing out a factual error in my earlier posting regarding the source of the investment capital, and I further wish AisleBuyer the best of good fortune in their exciting and important business venture!]

Boston’s FitnessKeeper, maker of the popular RunKeeper application, raises $1.1 Million December 9, 2010

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Boston’s FitnessKeeper, maker of the popular RunKeeper application, raises $1.1 Million from O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures.

How many stock options should executives at a startup company be granted? November 28, 2010

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How many stock options should executives at a startup company be granted?

The Going Rates for Senior Executives’ Stock Options in the Boston area, 2011:

A President or CEO of a startup may typically receive anywhere from 6% to 10% of the company’s stock. The actual percentage of stock granted to the CEO will depend upon such factors as the company’s life stage and financial stability and revenue outlook when the new CEO signs on for employment. The earlier in the company’s formationary period the new CEO signs on, the higher the percentage of stock granted to him may be.

A Senior Vice President of a startup may typically receive anywhere from 1% to 3% of the startup’s stock. In general, and this is across many industries that startups participate in in the Boston area, those with a marketing and sales pedigree are rewarded toward the higher range and those with a financial orientation toward the lower range. This is often due to the fact that very top-notch marketing and sales executives are sinmply harder to find because of intense competition in the Boston area, and when they succeed, they add signigficantly to the bottom line of a startup company’s revenue outlook. In contrast, consider that senior Financial executives are essential to reassure skitish venture, angel and other early stage startup capital funding institutional and individual investors, but they can’t usually stake a claim to having increased sales.

A Vice President or a Key Manager of a startup company in the Boston area may expect to receive (or in the Boston area, may expect to have had to have negociated strongly for) .5% to 2% of a startup company’s stock. A Vice President of sales or a manager of technolgy would be liklier to command toward the higher end of this range of stock percentages, while a Vice President of finance or manufacturing would probably be at the lower end. As I outlined above with Senior Vice Presidents, those with marketing and sales expertise have the greatest amount of leverage. Executives and managers below these senior levels usually receive something less than .5% of the startup’s stock in the Boston area.

I should point out with some stridency that the above stock percentages that I have outlined can be misleading, and I advise starup senior management teams, hr directors, boards of directors, investors, and job seekers to take the above guidelines with care. In the Boston area, a great deal of savvy negociations by knowledgable parties, all armed with a great deal of stock option terminology and business experience, would have to be conducted to arrive at stock option structures like the ones above.

The actual percentage of a startup company that an employee receives in options is much less important than its potential value. Having 10% of a company that’s unlikely to exceed $1 million in value is much less desirable than having 1% of a company that has a good chance of being worth $100 million.

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You’re reading Boston’s Hub Tech Insider, a blog stuffed with years of articles about Boston technology startups and venture capital-backed companies,software development, Agile project management, managing software teams, designing web-based business applications, running successful software development projects, ecommerce and telecommunications.

About the author.

I’m Paul Seibert, Editor of Boston’s Hub Tech Insider, a Boston focused technology blog. I have been working in the software engineering and ecommerce industries for over fifteen years. My interests include electronics, robotics and programmable microcontrollers, and I am an avid outdoorsman and guitar player. You can connect with me on LinkedIn, follow me on Twitter, even friend me on Facebook if you’re cool.

I own and am trying to sell a dual-zoned, residential & commercial Office Building in Natick, MA. I have a background in entrepreneurship, ecommerce, telecommunications and software development, I’m the Director, Technical Projects at eSpendWise, I’m a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder of Tshirtnow.net.



Web Innovators Group 28 (WebInno28) – Five Year Anniversary: Monday, November 29, 2010 at 6:30 PM (ET) — FREE November 22, 2010

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Web Innovators Group 28 (WebInno28) – Five Year Anniversary: Monday, November 29, 2010 at 6:30 PM (ET) — FREE

WebInno is an informal gathering of people interested in internet and mobile innovation – open and FREE to all in the community.

This WebInno is special, as we’re celebrating the fifth anniversary of the event. We’ll both take a look back at the past five years and ahead to next five. Join the entire community in gathering around innovation in the entrepreneurial web ecosystem.

We begin with the doors officially opening at 6:30pm in the Cambridge Royal Sonesta Hotel. At 7pm in the Grand Ballroom we’ll hold our usual format of self-/angel-funded startups demo’ing to the audience in Main Dish showcases, and select an “Audience Choice” winner of the crowd’s favorite. During the entire evening’s event, Side Dish startup companies will provide informal demonstrations to the networking crowd from the Skyline Suites room.

(presenting at 7pm):

FanSwarm (Ayeah Games) – Doug Levin
HowAboutWe – Brian Schechter

Moontoast – Blair Heavey & Marcus Whitney

(demo’ing throughout the evening):

Ginger Software – Miki Feldman-Simon

My-Take – Rich Armstrong & Todd Hoskins

Penmia – Puneet Gangal

SocialSci – Leon Noel

Smashion – Daniel Ruan

Promoboxx – Ben Carcio & Dan Koziak

Woopid – Lester Rosensaft & Craig James

Monday, November 29, 2010 at 6:30 PM (ET)

Royal Sonesta Cambridge
40 Edwin H Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 02142

Web Innovators Group
The Web Innovators Group (WebInno) is comprised of people engaged in internet and mobile innovation in the Boston area. We aim to support entrepreneurs, visionaries, and creative thinkers in the field by holding events which foster community interaction.
Our regular meetings provide a forum for entrepreneurs from self-funded/early-stage startups to present new services to their peers, as well as an opportunity for everyone in the community to share and exchange ideas.

WebInno was founded and is currently led by David Beisel of NextView Ventures.

Boston’s OurStage, a provider of online music marketing services for bands, raises $6.2 Million October 4, 2010

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Boston’s OurStage, a provider of online music discovery and online marketing services for bands, raises $6.2 Million from a group of undisclosed investors.

Boston’s Lytiks, a marketing software developer, raises $850K from a group of angel investors October 4, 2010

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Boston’s Lytiks, a marketing software developer, raises $850K from a group of angel investors including Peter Kroon, Nick Goggans, Sundar Subramaniam, and John Kelly.

Boston’s Mocospace, a provider of browser-based games for mobile devices, raises $3.5 Million from SoftBank Capital September 27, 2010

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Boston’s Mocospace, a provider of browser-based games, entertainment, and a social network for mobile devices, raises $3.5 Million from SoftBank Capital.

Boston’s Ayeah Games raises venture capital from Lead Dog and Eureeka Ventures August 23, 2010

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Boston’s Ayeah Games , a developer of “social reality games”, raises an undisclosed amount of venture capital equity funding from Lead Dog Ventures and Eureeka Ventures.

Smart Destinations, Inc., a Boston developer of travel planning & booking services, raises $3 MM from MMV Financial June 27, 2010

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Smart Destinations, Inc., a Boston developer of travel planning, booking, and redemption of in-destination activities, raises $3 Million from MMV Financial.

Boston’s Swaptree.com, an online used books, cds and video game service, raises $6 MM from Safeguard Scientifics June 21, 2010

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Boston’s Swaptree.com, an online used books, cds and video game service, raises $6 Million from Safeguard Scientifics

Boston’s MaxVision Holdings LLC, a ruggedized computer maker, raises $2 Million from Riverside Partners May 24, 2010

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Boston’s MaxVision Holdings LLC, a ruggedized computer maker, raises $2 Million from Riverside Partners.

Boston’s Wordstream, Advertising Keyword Strategy Company, raises $6 Million in a Series B round of funding May 20, 2010

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Boston’s Wordstream, a company that helps search advertisers choose the best keywords and strategies for their campaigns, raises $6 Million in a Series B round of funding from Egan-Managed Capital and Sigma Partners.

Boston’s Currensee, a social network for foreign exchange traders, raises $8.8 Million April 26, 2010

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Boston’s Currensee, a social network for foreign exchange traders, raises $8.8 Million in a Series B round of investment led by Vernon & Park Capital, North Bridge Venture Partners, and Egan Managed Capital.

How many Massachusetts based companies are listed in the Fortune 500? April 23, 2010

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There are 13 companies listed in this year’s Fortune 500 index of America’s largest corporations. The chart below lists all 13 Massachusetts-based companies that are in the Fortune 500, their headquarters town in Massachusetts, their rank in the Fortune 500, their 2008 revenues (in millions), and number of employees.


We can see that the 13 corporations in the Fortune 500 index of America’s largest corporations that are based in Massachusetts had combined 2008 revenues of $193 Billion dollars and employed a combined 530,000 people worldwide.


Waltham was the Massachusetts city with the most Fortune 500 company headquarters based within its borders, with three of the companies listed being based in the Watch City. Two were based in Cambridge, two in Framingham, two in Natick, two in Boston, and one each in Springfield and Hopkington.


Thirteen Massachusetts based companies are listed on the Fortune 500 index of America's largest corporations

Thirteen Massachusetts based companies are listed on the Fortune 500 index of America's largest corporations


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