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…

Namely, a former high flier, slashes staff as demand for its HR software dries up in the pandemic – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Namely, an eight-and-a-half-year-old, New York-based company that sells payroll, talent management and other HR services to mid-size businesses across the U.S. via subscription software, has let go of upwards of 40% of its employees. The cuts are across the board, from high-ranking staffers, including a CFO who was brought on almost exactly two years…

Guilded raises $7 million for its competitive gaming-focused chat app – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Gaming platforms have earned serious clout with investors in recent years. Add in the VC excitement surrounding collaboration tools and it’s no surprised there’s interest in backing another gaming chat app. Guilded is creating a chat platform designed for competitive gaming and esports that focuses heavily on keeping gamers organized and connected with their…