We asked 12 Boston startups about their diversity efforts – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Boston’s tech boom has led to a huge need for tech-related talent. But while the last decade has brought nearly 72,000 new tech jobs to Massachusetts, the growth brought with it slim progress regarding the makeup of who actually fills those roles. (Spoiler: It’s largely white men.) According to MassTLC, it will take until…

Polestar to open first U.S. stores in the second half of 2020 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Polestar’s first U.S. retail stores will open in Los Angeles, New York City and two locations in San Francisco later this year — the latest milestone for the automaker as it gets closer to bringing its all-electric vehicle to market. Polestar, which is jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding of…

As funding slows in Boston, its early-stage market could shine – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Chris Lynch, a founder and former general partner at Boston-based seed-stage fund Accomplice, remembers “VC Mountain in Waltham.” Back then, entrepreneurs on funding quests would visit a building overlooking the Waltham Reservoir near Boston where they pitched to a few investors: Matrix Partners, Charles River Ventures and Highland Capital Partners. “And if they didn’t invest…

Activ Surgical launches visualization tech for making surgeries safer – TechCrunch

[ad_1] After $25 million in funding and three years of development, the Boston-based medical device and software development company Activ Surgical is bringing its first product to market, the company said yesterday. The company’s ActivEdge platform, an artificial intelligence and machine learning software system using data from a hardware attachment that can be fixed to…

Investors buy The DiPP as accelerators go virtual – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Hello and welcome back to Equity, ’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had a choice of all sorts of news, but as we cut the show together as a group Danny pushed all the funding rounds up. So, when Alex and Natasha jumped into the…

NextView Ventures is launching a remote accelerator for startups – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Over the weekend, Silicon Valley leader Marc Andreessen broke his usual silence and gave some advice to Silicon Valley: It’s time to build. The famed investor urged CEOs, entrepreneurs and investors alike to welcome new companies into their circles. The blog post details high-flying pieces of advice that could each land in a unique…

Top investors predict what’s ahead for Boston’s VC scene in Q1 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Before the COVID-19 pandemic shook up the world and reshaped the economic system, Boston was quietly setting data. According to new enterprise knowledge compiled by , the area set what was a minimum of an area most in enterprise capital raised in the area of a single quarter in Q1 2020. But whereas Boston’s…