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Cambridge’s Rive Technology, a developer of catalyst technology for petroleum refining, raises $25 Million December 20, 2010

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Cambridge’s Rive Technology, a developer of catalyst technology for petroleum refining, raises $25 Million from a group of investors including Blackstone Group, Charles River Ventures, Advanced Technology Ventures and Nth Power.

December 9: Playtime Party @ Saint, 90 Exeter Street,Boston, MA November 22, 2010

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December 9: Playtime Party @ Saint, 90 Exeter Street,Boston, MA

Playtime!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Saint

90 Exeter Street, Boston, MA 02116

Cover: Say “playtime” at the door. Cover is $5.00 at the door, FREE with the Playtime Mobile coupon found in the Peekaboo Mobile & WHERE Apps.

Contact: playtimeboston@gmail.com

Remember:

1. Say “playtime” at the door

2. A strict “No Work” policy will be in full effect

3. You must be 21+ to attend

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.

Oracle acquires Cambridge based eCommerce software provider Art Technology Group, Inc (ATG) for $1.0 Billion in cash November 22, 2010

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Oracle acquires Cambridge based eCommerce software provider Art Technology Group, Inc (ATG) for $1.0 Billion in cash.

Cambridge, MA based ATG provides high end eCommerce software that is used by more than 1,000 customers globally. By combining forces, Oracle and ATG expect to help businesses grow revenue, strengthen customer loyalty, improve brand value, achieve better operating results, and increase business agility across online and traditional commerce environments.

“Driven by the convergence of online and traditional commerce and the need to increase revenue and improve customer loyalty, organizations across many industries are looking for a unified commerce and CRM platform to provide a seamless experience across all commerce channels,” said Thomas Kurian, Executive Vice President Oracle Development. “Bringing together the complementary technologies and products from Oracle and ATG will enable the delivery of next-generation, unified cross-channel commerce and CRM.”

“The addition of ATG, which brings market-leading products used by some of the largest and most well-known retailers and brands, furthers Oracle’s strategy of delivering industry-specific enterprise applications,” said Bob Weiler, Executive Vice President, Oracle Global Business Units. “This acquisition builds upon our dedication to offer the most complete and integrated suite of best-of-breed software applications and technologies required to power the most demanding companies in the world in every industry.”

ATG’s revenue for the third quarter of 2010 grew to $50.3 million, a 16% increase over third quarter 2009 revenue of $43.4 million. Oracle will pay $6.00 per share in cash for the company. The transaction is subject to stockholder and regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close by early 2011.

Cambridge’s ResearchGATE concludes a series A round of equity funding October 4, 2010

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Cambridge’s ResearchGATE, a provider of an online social netowrk for scientists and researchers, concludes a series A round of an undisclosed amount of equity funding led by a group of investors including Benchmark Capital, Accel Partners, and Individual Investors.

Cambridge’s Vanu, Inc., announces a $2.15 Million round of equity financing August 23, 2010

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Cambridge’s Vanu, Inc., a maker of software radio systems, announces a $2.15 Million round of equity financing led by a group of investors including Norwest Venture Partners, Teta Capital, and Charles River Ventures.

Cambridge’s PatientsLikeMe, Inc., raises $8 Million from a group of undisclosed investors August 23, 2010

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Cambridge’s PatientsLikeMe, Inc., a provider of social networking sites for people with specific illnesses, raises $8 Million from a group of undisclosed investors.

Newton’s MedNetworks, Inc. raises $5 Million in a Series A August 21, 2010

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Newton’s MedNetworks, Inc., a provider of technology for analyzing real life social networks of physicians and patients, raises $5 Million in a Series A round of equity funding led by Excel Venture Management.

Cambridge’s Marginize raises $350k in a Series A round August 21, 2010

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Cambridge’s Marginize, a provider of real time conversation on top of existing web pages, raises $350k in a Series A round of equity financing led by a group of investors including Longworth Venture Partners, Atlas Ventures, David Cohen and Dharmesh Shah.

Cambridge’s Basho Technologies raises $2 Million in a Series C round of equity funding August 21, 2010

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Cambridge’s Basho Technologies, a provider of distributed data store solutions, raises $2 Million in a Series C round of equity funding from a group of undisclosed investors.

Electrolytic Ozone Inc., of Cambridge, raises $4 Million from a group of undisclosed investors June 21, 2010

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Electrolytic Ozone Inc., of Cambridge, a developer of an ozone-generating technology that brings the benefits of ozone to a scale suitable for home, hospital, and restaurant use, raises $4 Million from a group of undisclosed investors.

Bit9, a Cambridge -based security software company, raises $10.1 MM in a series D round of equity financing June 21, 2010

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Bit9, a Cambridge -based security software company, raises $10.1 MM in a series D round of equity financing led by .406 ventures, Atlas Ventures, and Highland Capital Partners.

Cambridge’s Wiggio raises $2.1 Million in a Series A round of equity funding from New Atlantic Ventures May 27, 2010

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Cambridge’s Wiggio, an online collaboration tool, raises $2.1 Million in a Series A round of equity funding from New Atlantic Ventures.

About Wiggio

Wiggio is a group application software company. With over 200,000 users, the company’s software application allows group members to share and edit files, host free video meetings and conference calls, manage a group calendar, poll group members, post links, chat online and send mass text, voice and email messages to group members. Wiggio was created in January 2008 by Dana Lampert. Wiggio’s mission is to eliminate frustration, and enable groups to work effectively. For more information please visit http://wiggio.com.

 

Sand 9 Inc., of Cambridge, announces their $12 Million Series B round of funding May 26, 2010

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Sand 9 Inc., of Cambridge, a developer of timing oscillator and frequency control technology for the wireless device market, announces their $12 Million Series B round of funding led by a group of investors including Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, General Catalyst Partners, and Khosla Ventures.

Cambridge’s Joule Unlimited raises $30 Million in Series B equity funding from Flagship Ventures May 6, 2010

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Cambridge’s Joule Unlimited, a maker of technology that mimics photosynthesis by turning carbon dioxide into ethanol, raises $30 Million in Series B equity funding from Flagship Ventures.

Cambridge’s Hire Reach, Inc. raises $401k of Series A funding May 6, 2010

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Cambridge’s Hire Reach, Inc., a producer of recruiting software designed to let employers target passive job candidates, raises $401k of Series A funding from a group of investors including Race Point Capital, Golden Seeds, and Stuart Olsen.

Cambridge, MA -based Webnotes, an online research management tool, raises $190k of seed capital from a group of undisclosed investors April 26, 2010

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Cambridge, MA -based Webnotes, an online research management tool, raises $190k of seed capital from a group of undisclosed investors.

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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