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Hitchhiker's Guide to Boston Tech - NextView Ventures

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Everything you need to navigate Boston's web and mobile startup community, from networking events and conferences to founders and VCs to follow on Twitter to local blogs and podcasts to follow. But first, a story about Boston tech...

Hitchhiker's Guide to Boston Tech - NextView Ventures

  1. 1. Everything you need to navigate the local web & mobile startup community.! Explore the full, interactive hitchhiker’s guide at BostonTechGuide.com.!
  2. 2. About the Authors! Rob Go! Founding Partner! NextView Ventures! @robgo! robgo.org! Jay Acunzo! Director, Platform! NextView Ventures! @Jay_zo! sorryformarketing.com! Keith Frankel! Chapter Head! CreativeMornings! @theKeithF! creativemornings.com! Ariel Simon! Senior Designer! SapientNitro! @arielsimonsays! arielsimon.com!
  3. 3. About NextView Ventures! The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech is supported by NextView Ventures, Boston’s leading seed-stage investor in B2C and B2B web and mobile startups. We aim to be a great one-product company (a highly engaged seed investment) and exist for a single purpose: Help founders give their companies the best possible start.! ViewFromSeed.com | NextViewVentures.com | @NextViewVC! Boston, MA
  4. 4. Boston today is home to a thriving web & mobile startup ecosystem.!
  5. 5. But if we’re being honest, it’s been a bit of a crazy rollercoaster.!
  6. 6. But if we’re being honest, it’s been a bit of a crazy rollercoaster.! (Yup, we totally get it.)
  7. 7. The area once boasted a nationally known startup ecosystem:!
  8. 8. The area once boasted a nationally known startup ecosystem:! Route 128.
  9. 9. The area once boasted a nationally known startup ecosystem:! Route 128.
  10. 10. The area once boasted a nationally known startup ecosystem:! Route 128. Better known as “America’s Technology Highway.”
  11. 11. But over time, Boston tech lost its way. !
  12. 12. But over time, Boston tech lost its way. ! (And a few good companies.)
  13. 13. But over time, Boston tech lost its way. ! (And a few good companies.)
  14. 14. But over time, Boston tech lost its way. ! (And a few good companies.) great
  15. 15. And people noticed…!
  16. 16. And people noticed…!
  17. 17. And people noticed…!
  18. 18. And people noticed…!
  19. 19. And people noticed…!
  20. 20. And people noticed…!
  21. 21. And people noticed…! (Okay, so mostly Pando noticed.)
  22. 22. And people noticed…! (Okay, so mostly Pando noticed.) (But that doesn’t make them entirely wrong – Boston had seen better days.)
  23. 23. But finally, more recently, Boston tech has quickly grown again.!
  24. 24. But finally, more recently, Boston tech has quickly grown again.! (Ahem - I said “quickly.”)
  25. 25. But finally, more recently, Boston tech has quickly grown again.! (Ahem - I said “quickly.”)
  26. 26. But finally, more recently, Boston tech has quickly grown again.! (Ahem - I said “quickly.”) (That’s better.)
  27. 27. For years now, Massachusetts has ranked behind only California for Most Venture Capital Invested! Source: SSTI study, Jan. 2014
  28. 28. For years now, Massachusetts has ranked behind only California for Most Venture Capital Invested! Source: SSTI study, Jan. 2014 1! $14.7B!
  29. 29. For years now, Massachusetts has ranked behind only California for Most Venture Capital Invested! Source: SSTI study, Jan. 2014 1! 2! $14.7B! $3.1B!
  30. 30. For years now, Massachusetts has ranked behind only California for Most Venture Capital Invested! Source: SSTI study, Jan. 2014 1! 2! 3! $14.7B! $3.1B! $2.85B!
  31. 31. While the intellectual power has always been staggering…!
  32. 32. While the intellectual power has always been staggering…! (schools like Harvard, MIT, and 70+ other higher-ed institutions make this the academic capital of the world, which includes $1.5B in annual R&D spend)
  33. 33. …startups & VCs are now launching or moving Downtown, not to 128.! via Techscene.at/Boston
  34. 34. But with so much to know and do, we needed a way to navigate it.!
  35. 35. But with so much to know and do, we needed a way to navigate it.! Like a guide.
  36. 36. But with so much to know and do, we needed a way to navigate it.! Like a guide. For getting around.
  37. 37. But with so much to know and do, we needed a way to navigate it.! Like a guide. For getting around. Or maybe hiking?
  38. 38. But with so much to know and do, we needed a way to navigate it.! Like a guide. For getting around. Or maybe hiking? Yeah, hiking. Hitchhiking.
  39. 39. But with so much to know and do, we needed a way to navigate it.! Like a guide. For getting around. Or maybe hiking? Yeah, hiking. Hitchhiking. Enough with the buildup. We get it.
  40. 40. Introducing…! Everything you need to navigate the community, all in one place.
  41. 41. Introducing…! Everything you need to navigate the community, all in one place. Sounds perfect. (Was that so hard?)
  42. 42. Introducing…! Everything you need to navigate the community, all in one place. Click Wally to explore the guide.
  43. 43. Thanks & Welcome to Boston!! Rob Go! @robgo! robgo.org! Jay Acunzo! @Jay_zo! sorryformarketing.com! Keith Frankel! @theKeithF! creativemornings.com! Ariel Simon! @arielsimonsays! arielsimon.com! Explore the Hitchhiker’s Guide

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