The Beat

Hannah: Welcome to Tuesday, all. There are 24 hours left to vote in the Inno Madness quarterfinals. Cast your votes here. Speaking of Inno Madness, in today's Beat we're taking a look at the past Inno Madness champions and what they've been up to since their bracket victories. Let's dive in.


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Hannah: Welcome to Tuesday, all. There are 24 hours left to vote in the Inno Madness quarterfinals. Cast your votes here. Speaking of Inno Madness, in today's Beat we're taking a look at the past Inno Madness champions and what they've been up to since their bracket victories. Let's dive in. 

The Big One

A breakdown of the day's biggest innovation story.

By this point, you all know how our annual Inno Madness competition works. Each year, we pit some of the area’s most innovative companies against each other in a bracket-style voting challenge. Readers vote to advance companies based on who they would invest in, and after several weeks, we crown the Inno Madness champion. 

The participants range in size from bootstrapped startups to companies with a couple rounds of venture capital. They span industries from fintech and software to transportation and consumer goods. But each winner has one thing in common: They’ve captured the attention of thousands of BostInno readers. 

But with all this hype around Inno Madness, you may be wondering who the previous champions were and where they are now. Did these companies live up to the hype they generated during Inno Madness? Let's take a look.

Read more here: Past Inno Madness Champions —Where are they now?

Making Moves

Inside the people, companies and organizations making moves in Boston.

  • FreightFlows closed a $1.8M seed round led by Motion Ventures. The company also launched its Predictive Maritime Intelligence Platform for predicting near-term commercial ship operations.  

  • Boston-based Upshot, an NFT appraisal company, raised a $22M early-stage funding round led by Polychain Capital. The company plans to use the funds for additional research and development for its pricing models and building out its team. 

 Player Personnel

  • Voyager Therapeutics Inc. announced that Alfred Sandrock has joined the company as its new CEO. Sandrock succeeds Michael Higgins, who served as interim CEO of the gene therapy company. Earlier this month, BBJ reporter Rowan Walrath spoke with Sandrock about plans for his post-Biogen future.

  • HubSpot named Rob Giglio as chief customer officer. Giglio was previously the chief marketing officer at DocuSign, and before that spent 11 years at Adobe.

  • Insurtech startup Hi Marley appointed Margie Dillon to its board of directors. Hi Marley said Dillon, a former Liberty Mutual executive, will help set its product roadmap and build its team.

In the Know

The local startup and innovation stories you need to read today.

Elsewhere in Inno

Stories from around the Inno network we think you'll dig.

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In the Community

The events and happenings to know in the ecosystem

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Random

Truly, random

Hannah: Forget LinkedIn — some companies are now using TikTok to recruit new employees. The Detroit Pistons, an NBA team, was one of the early adopters of this trend to find younger talent. But marketing experts say small businesses can get in on the action by showcasing their brand and getting employees involved. The Business Journal's Andy Medici has more advice on how employers can use TikTok for hiring. 

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