Mar. 9, 2012
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — New England tech startups could be instrumental in changing the way companies market their wares in a digital world. Boston-based Brand Networks and Nanigans are making software to help companies get their stories out on Facebook, for example. And fellow Boston startup Session M has come out with new technology this week to merge advertising with mobile apps. All of this, of course, raises the question of how much big companies and brands really know about you. After all, the internet never forgets.
In other innovation news…
Two angel investing groups in Boston, Golden Seeds and LaunchPad Venture Group, were among the top five most active organizations in the past year, according to a new report. Nationally, the median size of angel funding rounds grew by 40 percent in 2011, suggesting that more capital is available for early-stage startups.
Our deal of the week comes from 4s3 BioScience, a Medford company that has raised $20 million to develop a new kind of drug-delivery system for muscle disorders.
And Boston’s mobile tech community is convening next Wednesday in Kendall Square for Xconomy’s fourth annual Mobile Madness conference. The event includes speakers from local companies bought by Apple, AOL and eBay, as well as some mobile upstarts to watch, like RunKeeper, LoseIt and LevelUp.
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