As Rich Miner, partner at Google Ventures in Cambridge, stated in the Boston Business Journal, Massachusetts is not exactly viewed as the place where “consumer-oriented tech startups blossom.” But according to him that is “an outdated sort of view of Massachusetts.”
His Google+ Ventures practice has recently invested in six Massachusetts startups since they began investing in 2009. That was only two years after Google launched in Cambridge thanks to Miner’s urging. The six companies they have invested in have the potential to be or are consumer-facing businesses. The companies invested in are Yesware, Smarterer, HubSpot, Scvngr, Recorded Future and English Central. The up and coming startups on the east coast goes along with an article published earlier where CEO of magnify.com Steve Rosenbaum compared the West Coast Silicon Valley with East Coast New York. According to him, New York is the new breeding ground for startups whereas before it was Silicon Valley was.
Check out this slideshow of the startups and some of the founders behind them here: Massachusetts Startups
SOURCE: Boston Business Journal