Vestigo Ventures

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Company Info

Founded: 1900

Sector: Business

Location: Cambridge, MA

Cogo Labs

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Company Info

Founded: 1900

Sector: Business

Location: Cambridge, MA

Link Ventures

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Company Info

Founded: 1900

Sector: Business

Location: Cambridge, MA

Abovo

With a mission of offering the world’s simplest technology for publishing and sharing content online, Abovo provides “Social Email” technology that allows internet users to publish and share content simply by sending or forwarding an email message. Any email sent or forwarded to Post@Abovo.co will be instantly transformed into a web page on the web where it then can be shared across all social networks. There is no app to install, no signup required and the technology works the same on any device and with any email account or client. Users are never asked to learn anything new beyond what they typically do many times every day – send or forward an email.

With Abovo, users can create their own simple free blog just using their email, which enables countless potential use-cases including sharing coupon offers with followers, creating instant photo albums, posting previously-sent emails for public consumption, instant whistle-blowing, or distributing files – all with the ease of simply sending or forwarding an email. This revolutionary technology is always 100% free to consumers.

www.Meta42.co is an online marketing business for big brands, advertisers, marketers, and lead-buyers and is a wholly-owned subsidiary and sister company of Abovo Corporation.

Company Info

 

Founded: 2015

Sector: Consumer Tech: Social/Viral Media

Location: Baltimore, MD

Leadership

  • Sean Fenlon, Founder & CEO
  • Chad Mathias, Co-Founder & CTO
  • Scott Schoberg, VP Delivery
  • John Reilly, VP Finance
  • Brad Lears, VP Revenue Operations
  • Trent Walter, VP of Sales at Meta42

AgileClicks

Provider of online digital marketing, customer acquisition and data analytics services.

Company Info

Founded: 2009

Exited: 2010 (via merger with LeadKarma)

Sector: Lead Gen

Location: Cambridge, MA

Autotegrity

Originally an internal Cogo Labs project called SmartAutoSavings, Autotegrity was launched in 2007 as a groundbreaking data analytics and online marketing company. Its automotive shopping service empowered consumers to find the vehicle that was right for them, while also helping dealerships find highly qualified, locally targeted customers.

A rigorous approach to data, along with an analytics system and search marketing platform, enabled Autotegrity to redefine the lead-buying process in the automotive space. The company exceeded 100% year-over-year revenue growth every year of its incubation, reaching over 26 million car shoppers in 2011. In December of that year, Autotegrity was acquired by ADP Dealer Services. The company was then part of a May 2015 acquisition by Autobytel, which later changed its name to AutoWeb.

Company Info

Founded: 2007

Exited: 2011 (acquired by ADP)

Sector: Autos

Location: Cambridge, MA

CareDash

CareDash is an online portal for health care provider ratings and reviews with a portfolio of data-driven consumer health media sites. Similar to Yelp or TripAdvisor for doctors, CareDash is now the third largest provider of online physician reviews in the world. The company aids consumers of all income levels by leveraging its proprietary algorithms and best-in-class partnerships to simplify the search for trusted healthcare resources, resulting in the most accurate and transparent information.

Company Info

 

Founded: 2013

Sector: Health and Wellness

Location: Cambridge, MA

Leadership

  • Ted Chan, CEO & Co-Founder
  • Mike Feldman, CTO
  • Andrew Smist, Director of Analytics

Course Advisor

CourseAdvisor was founded in 2004 as an analytics-based performance marketing company serving the higher education market. Bolstered by incubation at Cogo Labs (which was then known as Adverplex), the flagship CourseAdvisor.com website grew quickly to become one of the top education sites in the country, with over 3.3 million unique visitors per month.

In 2007, CourseAdvisor was acquired by and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Washington Post Company. After that acquisition, the CourseAdvisor team went on to launch numerous additional sites, including the Washington Post Education website and EducationGrant.com. CourseAdvisor later became a proprietary domain of Avenue100 Media Solutions, which was acquired by Digital Media Solutions in 2018.

Company Info

 

Founded: 2004

Exited: 2007 (acquired by The Washington Post)

Sector: Education

Location: Cambridge, MA

Everquote

Started in 2011, EverQuote operates the largest online insurance marketplace in the U.S, connecting consumers with multiple insurance providers all in one place. Their rapidly growing and proprietary, data-driven platform with 10M+ unique visits per month helps insurance shoppers save money by optimally matching them with more than 7,000 agents & 100 carriers and allows them to compare personalized options, while providing carriers with the most efficient customer acquisition channel online. The company offers options for auto, home and life insurance.

Check out the app: EverDrive

Company Info

 

Founded: 2011

Sector: Auto Insurance / Big Data

Location: Cambridge, MA

Leadership

  • Seth Birnbaum, CEO & Co-Founder
  • Tomas Revesz, CTO & Co-Founder
  • John Wagner, Chief Financial Officer
  • Jayme Mendal, Chief Revenue Officer
  • David Mason, General Counsel
  • Ryan Grimard, SVP Product Engineering
  • Darryl Auguste, SVP Analytics & Online Marketing
  • Jonathan Shapiro, Chief Scientific Officer
  • Eugene Suzuki, Chief Information Officer
  • Shimrit Markette, VP of Talent Acquisition
  • Jesse Wolf, SVP Product & Design

LeadKarma

LeadKarma is a digital marketing company focused on the auto and health insurance verticals that utilizes advanced data science to connect clients with qualified consumers. Their highly analytical search engine marketing and direct generation platform sources and qualifies in-market consumers shopping for insurance. Their proprietary approach to generating truly original leads in real-time is in stark contrast to the industry norm of aggregating prepackaged leads which typically result in lower quality performance. The major insurance companies that they work with appreciate the confidence that comes with purchasing originally sourced leads, but ultimately, they value the scalable ROI that we deliver.


Company Info

Founded: 2007

Exited: 2013 (acquired by Bankrate)

Sector: Auto & Health Insurance

Location: Cambridge, MA

HopJump

Through its web properties, HopJump (FKA Cognius) is a leading provider of personalized travel recommendations and targeted travel content to US consumers. Its proprietary algorithms go beyond keyword search, enabling HopJump to infer where users want to go and what they want to do. For travel booking partners, this provides a high-performance marketing channel to reach both consumers and business travelers.

Company Info

 

Founded: 2013 | Re-launched: 2017

Sector: Travel

Location: Cambridge, MA

Leadership

  • Anne Beckett, COO
  • Jordan Staab, CRO
  • Steve Small, CTO

Rocketmiles

Rocketmiles helps customers earn loyalty rewards through hotel bookings so they can travel more. They are a group of energetic, web-savvy, creative, and analytical individuals with a track record for building new businesses from scratch. Rocketmiles works with loyalty programs worldwide, and attracts customers from every corner of the globe. They have partnered with 300,000+ hotels and have 1,000s of miles or points per booking. The user experience is curated in-house from start to end: their team includes front- and back-end developers, customer service, data analysts, designers and marketers, accountants, and partnership managers.

Company Info

 

Founded: 2013

Exited: 2015 (acquired by Priceline.com)

Sector: Travel

Location: Chicago, IL

Jobcase

Jobcase is the only social media platform dedicated to empowering America’s workforce and disrupting out of date recruiting models. Built on the premise of “people helping people,” Jobcase's nationwide community for sharing work advice and encouragement provides tools to make “work-life” portable and manageable. Jobcase believes that employers should not have to pay to list a job or to discover and contact potential candidates. It's machine learning-based technology powers more than 100 job sites, and its innovative data science and open access equips employers with the insight and connections to find ideal job candidates on the local level.

Jobcase’s commitment to unlocking big data insights to empower America’s workforce is enhanced by their status as an industry affiliate partner of MIT’s CSAIL. They've also been celebrated as one of the best places to work by the Boston Business Journal.

Company Info

 

Founded: 2009

Sector: HR Tech / Social

Location: Cambridge, MA

Leadership

  • Frederick Goff, CEO & Founder
  • Tony Deigh, CTO
  • Michael Griffin, EVP Member Services
  • Garrett Friedman, SVP Business Development
  • Kerry Kee, SVP Engineering
  • Hilary Dionne, VP Operations and Media Analytics
  • Lauren Herman, VP Growth
  • Marijoy Bertolini, Director of Talent Acquisition

Own Up

Own Up is an online mortgage service with on-demand personal mortgage experts committed to securing home loans from certified local lenders that offer discounted interest rates. Since launching in 2016, Own Up has worked with hundreds of customers who have saved an average of $30,000 over the life of their loan.

See their open positions here.

Company Info

 

Founded: 2016

Sector: Mortgage Technology

Location: Boston, MA

Leadership

  • Patrick Boyaggi, Co-Founder & CEO
  • Mike Tassone, Co-Founder & COO
  • Brent Shields, Co-Founder & CTO
  • Ari Sussman, Chief Product Officer

TodayTix

TodayTix is redefining the way you see theater. Founded by former Broadway producers, TodayTix provides a mobile and web-based theater ticket booking platform with access to 450 performing arts venues globally including MSG Entertainment, Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group and The Metropolitan Opera.

Operating in the world’s most iconic theater markets, the company secures the best discounted and full price last-minute tickets available for the most sought-after shows in New York City, London’s West End, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Seattle, Philadelphia, Connecticut, Boston, Washington D.C. and Chicago.

Through effortless access to the best shows, insightful guidance on what’s playing in your area, and thoughtful service at each moment along the way, TodayTix allows you to discover the best that your city has to offer.

Company Info

 

Founded: 2013

Exited: 2019 (Great Hill Partners)

Sector: E-Commerce / Ticketing

Location: New York, NY

Leadership

  • Merritt Baer, CEO & Co-Founder
  • Brian M. Fenty, Chairman & Co-Founder

TalentSky

TalentSky provides a SaaS talent management and career development platform with an emphasis on transparency, skill relevancy and privacy that allows managers to engage their teams and facilitate collaborative peer feedback while allowing employees to navigate their career development. TalentSky provides workers with portable career profiles showcasing their skills, proficiency levels and development milestones, all of which can be viewed by employers.

At the heart of TalentSky is its Universal Workforce Science, a set of standards that includes a common language for employers to communicate all the skills their organization needs to be effective. TalentSky connects recruiters with both internal and external talent through automated skills assessment and "Moments" that showcase each individual's ongoing skill development. The result is higher career engagement, less bias, targeted up-skilling opportunities, and more qualified pipelines of future talent.

Company Info

 

Founded: 2013

Sector: Human Resources

Location: California

Leadership

  • Rick Devine, CEO
  • Cindy Combs, Co-Founder & Chief Talent Officer
  • Todd Hewlin, Managing Director

Minerva Analytics

Minerva is a digital media company that uses the right blend of algorithms and human touch to curate and target content to users in 15 markets. They focus on building brands which deliver content via daily newsletter emails, and create online communities in those markets. Whether users are looking for a new recipe, a new workout, or a stimulating mental break from their day, Minerva's brands make users' lives a bit easier and less stressful every day. Minerva flips the traditional media business on its head by building brands from the ground up with actionable data insights guiding every step of the development process. They rigorously test every design, piece of content, voice, and feature.


Company Info

 

Founded: 2017

Sector: Consumer Content

Location: Cambridge, MA

Leadership

  • Brendan Mahoney, President & CEO
  • Nate Reznicek, Manager of Marketing Analytics
  • Brian Frake, Manager of Product Analytics
  • P.K. Considine, Senior DevOps Engineer
  • Connor Taylor, Manager of Product Engineering

Vestmark

Vestmark is the leading provider of comprehensive cloud-based wealth management solutions for financial advisors, broker dealers and asset managers. Its VestmarkONE® product is a real-time, rules-based platform empowering clients with seamless advice delivery solutions as well as account management, portfolio optimization, compliance, reporting and CRM solutions.

With over $800B in assets managed through the platform, Vestmark maintains an eye toward the future of financial technology as it guides its clients through the constantly changing technology landscape and empowers them to help investors achieve better outcomes.

Company Info

 

Founded: 2001

Sector: Fintech

Location: Wakefield, MA

Leadership

  • John Lunny, CEO
  • Mark Donohue, CFO
  • Chuck Johnson, Founder and Chief Information Officer
  • Rob Klapprodt, Corporate Strategy Officer
  • Lonnie MacDonald, CMO
  • Hereen Pathek, CTO

LifestyleCX

LifestyleCX helps seniors housing and care providers leverage valuable insights to engage their prospects and win customers. We are a dedicated and passionate team with decades of experience in senior care, sales and technology.  Our mission is to help care providers deliver a more personalized customer experience through enhanced lifestyle data. Because knowing the little things means everything.

Choice! and agingchoices.com was created to empower aging adults and their loved ones by providing them with all the vital information to make the best life and living decisions for now and down the road. It is a two sided marketplace that enables the consumer to drive their own experience. 

Company Info

 

Founded: 2017

Sector: Information and Technology Services

Location: Guildford, CT & Cambridge, MA

Leadership

  • Terri Sullivan, Founder & CEO
  • Brenda Limone, Co-Founder & COO
  • Brandon Compagna, VP of Product Management

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