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To Boston With Love

May 2, 2017 12:00 am Published by 1 Comment

There comes a time when the path ahead unfolds, the destination clear. This is the entrepreneurial calling.  We are launching Converge today to build the firm we believe will best support you: the founders and entrepreneurs we have backed and the future innovators we look forward to backing. As natives of Boston tech, a few... Read More

Championing The Entrepreneurial Economy

January 20, 2017 7:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The New England Venture Capital Association thrives thanks to our member VC firms and our sponsors who invest time, energy, and money to support the region’s entrepreneurial community. The “collective will” of this extended group to maximize the environment for entrepreneurship embodies what’s great about our community: help-out, give back, celebrate success, and make change... Read More

A Westworld View of AI: 1973 vs. 2016

December 30, 2016 4:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The original version of this article was published as “HBO’s Westworld artificial intelligence, then and now” and can be found on VentureBeat. Similar to today’s sentiment, people were enthralled by artificial intelligence in 1973 — the year Michael Crichton released the film, Westworld. The film became MGM’s biggest box office hit of the year, yet launched the... Read More

Blockchain Adoption: Will Corporates Take the Plunge?

October 26, 2016 6:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This is part 2 of blockchain adoption in the enterprise, originally published on BostInno, analyzes the barriers for blockchain and what to expect from corporate buyers. For more on Bitcoin vs. blockchain, balancing risk with potential, check out part 1. Corporations are still in the preliminary phases of exploring blockchain technology, contrary to headlines hyping... Read More

What Blockchain Tech Needs to Overcome to Attract Enterprise Buyers

September 3, 2016 6:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Most Fortune 500 companies are having extensive conversations, in CIO suites or in innovation labs, on whether the blockchain technology is right for them, and their peers — discussions on how their primary business lines might be affected by the technology, current solutions, and the areas (or consortia) to invest in. Distributed ledger standardization is far from... Read More

If You Need Me, I’ll Be on Holodeck 4. Or at Lowe’s.

May 31, 2016 7:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What seemed like a sci-fi fantasy—when Riker and the Star Trek crew retreated to the Holodeck—isn’t any more. In November 2015, Lowe’s introduced the Holoroom to customers—3D visualization made possible by Oculus Rift’s headgear and Marxent’s platform. Kitchen, bathroom, and home improvements are now more tangible (and futuristic) than ever before, giving customers the power... Read More