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The Series A crunch domino effect on Middle America

Startups that are poised to disrupt the mainstays of American industry — manufacturing and energy, among others — are stalling before the A-stage. Given the economic importance of Middle America, that’s not just bad for entrepreneurs. It’s a domino effect that’s bad for America.

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Disruptive digital health breaks through at GrowthBeat Summit

Rob Cosinuke, CMO at Athenahealth, will be speaking at GrowthBeat Summit coming up in Boston on June 1 and 2. As the marketing lead in a B2B field with a highly specialized target audience, he brings a unique perspective to the invitation-only summit of CMOs.

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Nobody wants your wearable

The problem with wearable technology might just be that nobody particularly wants it. Not if you call it “wearable technology,” that is.

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Has ag tech failed the dream of sustainable agriculture?

Silicon Valley has taken a very compartmentlized approach to solving agriculture problems, and while well-intentioned, most people working in ag tech have great backgrounds in technology, but not in food. As a result, ag tech tends to provide only symptomatic relief.

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Marketing the future at GrowthBeat Summit

With a tangible that many avoid thinking about, or can’t even imagine, Heather Smiley, CMO of Retirement and Worksite Insurance at MassMutual, focuses on creating “motivated moments”.

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Mobile Programmatic: How advertisers and agencies will best leverage mobile-first opportunities

Walk into any ad or media agency today, and those working there will acknowledge that audiences are shifting their time and attention to their mobile devices. The agency’s advertising clients will say the same. But when you follow up on where their digital ad spend is going, you’ll find it’s mostly going to traditional online media. Why? Because it’s easier.