If you consider the career trajectory of Angus Davis up until he founded Upserve, you can understand why the restaurant analytics software company has become the top-funded startup in Rhode Island, with $40.5 million in funding from big-name investors, including LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman.
If you ask Stefan Pryor, Rhode Island's commerce secretary, what's holding the state back from becoming a larger innovation hub, he will likely refer to findings from a 198-page report from the Brookings Institution. One of the main issues, he told BostInno, is that there's a gap between the research happening at Rhode Island's academic institutions and medical centers and the commercialization of said research. In other words, the state isn't cranking out enough companies.
EnerNOC, a Boston-based provider of energy intelligence software, is getting taken off the stock market after it reached an agreement to be acquired for over $300 million by an Italian multinational energy company. The company announced on Tuesday that it reached a deal with Enel Group, one of Italy's largest employers. As part of the agreement, Enel will pay $7.67 per share to acquire EnerNOC in an all-cash transaction that values the company at more than $300 million.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".