Thursday, October 23, 2008


Genotrope Record: Panjiva

Funding Status: Seed Round

Investors: Rose Tech Ventures

Founders or Execs past companies: Boston Consulting Group

Industry: B2B

Offering Description: Helping companies identify which overseas suppliers they can trust. Our approach to this task is unique: we leverage a wide variety of quality data sources to rate apparel suppliers around the globe.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Genotrope Record: TrustedOnes

Funding Status: Self Funded

Investors: Founders

Founders or Execs past companies: Intuit, I2

Industry: Consumer Web, Social Media

Offering Description: TrustedOnes provides a better way to remember and recommend things that you and your friends care about.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Snag a Job at a Startup Now

Now is a good time to make that move to a start up company. Have you been considering the idea? Make your move. Do it now while there is still high demand for candidates and before the RIF flood comes from the large companies in the area.

If you can snag a job at a recently funded company, all the better. With funding of a few million dollars and not a huge burn rate, they should be able to weather this storm and come out the other side with less competition and a head start in their value prop.

You might want to stay away from companies selling into the financial market, advertising based business models and generally anything that does not offer ROI or cost savings. This post from Roger Ehrenberg an angel investor in NYC sums it up nicely.

WordStream place holder name was Netgraviton

Genotrope Record: Wordstream

Formation Date: 2007

Funding Status: Series A

Investors: Sigma Partners

Founders or Execs past companies: Progress Software, 80108 Media

Industry: B2B, Seo Marketing SaaS

Offering Description: engaged in providing search engine marketing software solutions. Our patented, innovative software-as-a-service applications automate the manual, repetitive work involved in search engine optimization, saving time and enabling customers to improve ROI on search marketing objectives in a consistent and repeatable manner.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


iTekka is a new startup that is really stealth. Supposedly they are funded, at least they are hiring alot which means they have money.

All we know is that it is a mobile enterprise SOA application. No info on founders or Investors.

Anyone have an info to contribute? Do it in the comments or if you prefer, our email is on the about page.

Update: Thanks to our commentor for the CEO's name.  Turns out the company is in Columbia S.C. Too bad as we always like to see another mobile startup join the ranks here in Boston. Good luck to Alexandr and his team at iTekka.  I did find that they visited the last Web Inno, so maybe there will be a Boston presence.

Monday, October 6, 2008


Genotrope Record: SchoolPulse

Funding Status: Seed

Investors: Firehouse Capital

Founders or Execs past companies: Pando Networks, Yandex, Comptek, and InfiNet Wireless

Industry: Consumer Web, B2C

Offering Description: SchoolPulse was designed to help parents, as well as teachers, PTA/PTO leaders, coaches, club leaders and anyone else with active kids, save time and improve their effectiveness with a robust set of easy-to-use calendars and group management tools.