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The 2nd Annual List of Go-To Boston Startup Service Providers

A lot has changed since 2013. More Snaps were Chatted. More Things became Internetted of. And, apparently, more Lyfts were Ubered.

Yup — tech moves insanely fast. That’s why it’s important to stop once in awhile and examine the glue that makes it all hold together as you careen down the road to world domination. Last year, NextView co-founder and partner David Beisel asked our portfolio startups which service providers they use to make up the nuts and bolts of their businesses, which he published as the first edition of a potentially recurring resource. We polled our portfolio again this year, and today, we’re excited to release a new version, updated for 2014 and now including our startups’ favorite apps and tools. This list is included as a part of our ever-increasing collection of Growth Guides — resources to help seed-stage startups execute — all of which can be found on a dedicated page here, including the list below.

Lastly, a necessary caveat: Boston’s booming tech ecosystem means there are dozens of great service providers available to startups. This is not an exhaustive list of all providers. This resource represents the responses submitted to NextView in a poll of our portfolio. We want to stress that omission from the resource is not intended as negative commentary on any organization or individual. With that in mind, please feel free to use the comments section if you feel any were missed. (We kindly ask you don’t simply list your own organization, as that’s not the best way to offer unbiased value to the community.)

Preferred Boston Startup Service Providers 2014

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Boston Service Providers 2014 - NextView Growth Guide


Jay Acunzo

Jay Acunzo is an award-winning podcaster and dynamic keynote speaker. The former digital media strategist at Google and head of content marketing at HubSpot, Jay helped build NextView's platform of resources from the ground up. He now serves as the firm's Creative In Residence. His work has been cited in places ranging from Harvard Business School to the Washington Post, Fast Company, and Forbes.

  • Codeship 🙂

  • Culture Amp is also a strong contender! It’s a survey platform for people + culture that let’s you see your organization in a whole new light.

  • Jason Pinto

    Thanks for putting together this list! There are some great providers on here. Here’s one more for consideration — CBG Benefits. We help a lot of startups in Massachusetts with their HR, Benefits, and Payroll needs.