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Boston-area startups are on pace to overtake NYC venture totals – TechCrunch

Boston-area startups are on pace to overtake NYC venture totals – TechCrunch Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Home run exits happen stealthily for biotech While tech waffles on going public, biotech IPOs boom Boston has regained its longstanding place as the second-largest U.S. startup funding hub. After …

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Online lender Earnest sells to Navient, in a disappointing deal for investors

Earnest, a well-funded fintech startup with bold ambitions to create a modern financial institution, is selling to the student-loan company Navient for $155 million in cash. The WSJ was first to report the news. The exit isn’t so great for Earnest’s investors. They’d plugged roughly $320 million in cash and …

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