In celebration of Pride Month 2022, Verizon’s State Government Affairs and PRISM, Verizon’s LGBTQ Employee Resource Group convened a national conversation with community partners working to empower and support LGBTQ+ youth across the country. Guest speakers from the Boston Alliance of LGBTQ Youth (BAGLY), Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL), The Center on Colfax, and the LYRIC Center for LGBTQQ Youth shared their insights and how their organizations are taking action to protect and advocate for young people. Check out the full event video below!
The Boston tech scene had a big month for funding rounds and raised nearly $770 million more than in March. These five local tech companies raised the most funding in April, bringing in a combined $1.1 billion in capital for multiple initiatives, including hiring sprees. Keep reading to find out more.
Boston Children’s Hospital and Summus Global, are working together to expand access to specialist expertise virtually and bolster hospital’s second opinion program.
Spring is here, which means it’s time for growth. But for these Boston tech companies, growth is already underway amidst major hiring sprees and recent funding rounds. As we kick off a new month, catch up on the latest Boston tech news. This is the Built In Boston weekly refresh.
May is looking packed with Boston-area conferences, including the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, MIT Startup Ecosystem Conference and the MIT Efficient AI and Computing Technologies Conference. There are also some low-key events worth checking out, including a Cinco de Mayo networking event in Cambridge and a book discussion hosted by authors@mit.
It takes a village to reap the full benefits of a diverse workforce.
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Investments in crypto startups reached peak levels in 2021 with $30 billion invested in the sector — which is nearly 4x more than the $8 billion invested in 2018, research reports.
Salsify, a commerce experience management company that works with powerhouse brands such as L’Oréal and Coca-Cola, pulled in $200 million in its Series F funding round on Wednesday.
Patients showed improvements in the online realm that were on par with in-person treatment.