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10 Wicked Cool Boston Startups You Should Know



If someone asks you to name a U.S. city associated with tech startups, chances are you’ll start your list with San Francisco or New York, but probably not Boston.

It’s the city where Facebook and Dropbox were born. It’s a city with top universities like Harvard and MIT, and one of the highest rates of venture capital investment in tech companies. And it’s a city whose reputation for tech is frequently overshadowed by others.

“Boston is a city known for enterprise software,” says Paul English, co-founder of Kayak, the travel search site that was acquired by Priceline for $1.8 billion in 2012. “It’s produced some good hardware and security software companies, but there just haven’t been a lot of consumer [-focused companies].” He adds, “If I were to look on your iPhone right now, probably most of the apps were developed in California, which really has become the Mecca. It’s a hugely powerful ecosystem, and that doesn’t exist in Boston.” Read more…

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