Friday, March 29, 2013

Foley Hoag offering a free Tech Calendar App introducing their Technology & Entrepreneurship Collaborative in Boston

Three new items offered by the Foley Hoag law firm this month include their comprehensive Calendar App, their latest report on Seed, Series A and Later Round Financings in New England, and TEC@FoleyHoag) – a new collaborative located in the heart of Boston’s Innovation District focusing on providing educational and informational resources to  tech companies, entrepreneurs and investors.

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For technology entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, business leaders, and state employees, networking events provide access to invaluable contacts that can help turn brilliant ideas into blossoming businesses. That’s why Foley Hoag LLP this month unveiled a new calendar app that will help Boston’s burgeoning technology startup community identify and track relevant educational and networking events.

The free app, called TEC Calendar, offers users the convenience of Metro Boston's most comprehensive and up-to-date calendar for technology-related business educational and networking events, in an easily accessible mobile format. The app is available for the iPhone®, iPad®, BlackBerry® and Android devices.

For downloading links and instructions click right here. 

The underlying technology for the TEC Calendar was developed by Hard Data Factory, the second venture of Johnny Monsarrat, founder and first CEO of Turbine, Inc. With two patents for collecting data from public websites, Hard Data Factory is also developing the world's largest arts calendar.

Monsarrat had described his calendar technology (but not the Foley Hoag connection) at the EntreTech  Forum recently. When you start a company,” Monsarrat said, “incremental growth is not good enough. You need to find an ally with the power to jumpstart your business. The TEC Calendar app lets you find not just some event, but the event you need for your business to leap forward.”


The launch of the TEC Calendar app coincides with the launch event for Foley Hoag’s Technology & Entrepreneurship Collaborative (TEC@FoleyHoag) – a new collaborative located in the heart of Boston’s Innovation District that is focused on providing educational and informational resources to  tech companies, entrepreneurs and investors.

“Foley Hoag has been a leader in the Boston entrepreneur community for more than 40 years, providing first class legal counsel on everything from setting up a corporation and securing venture capital, to building business partnerships, all the way to successful exits,” said Gil Arie, Co-Chair of the firm’s Technology Industry Practice and TEC@FoleyHoag. “Between the TEC Calendar app and the TEC@FoleyHoag series of networking events, we are taking our efforts a natural step further by supporting the industry with our own events and offering a virtual ear to the ground on other events they should know about in our community.”

Venture Perspectives - New England Edition: Fourth Quarter and Year 2012

Earlier this week, Foley Hoag released a Quarterly Review of Seed, Series A and Series B/Later Round Financings prepared under the direction of David Pierson, a partner in the Business Department who chairs the firm’s Venture Capital/Emerging Companies Practice Group.

This report draws on data provided by the usual suspects (1). Consequently, most angel investments are not included in the report and the number of seed financings in the region is very much understated. The report is clearly much more valuable in analyzing latter stage transactions.

Download the report from here.

1.    the Pricewaterhouse Coopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree TM Report, Thomson Reuters, the National Venture Capital Association, and DowJones VentureSource. 


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