Execs from Acquia, MassChallenge, CoachUp make BBJ's 40 Under 40 [Sept. 3, 2014]
By Sara Castellanos
Employees and executives from several Boston-area tech companies and startups made the BBJ's 40 Under 40 list this year.
The Boston Business Journal on Tuesday announced the 2014 class of 40 Under 40 honorees — business and civic leaders who already are making a major impact in their respective fields and the civic life of the Boston area. Many of them are in the field of technology and startups.
Judges reviewed nominations for more than 350 individuals. Key factors in picking honorees were professional accomplishments and civic engagement. This year's class is the 17th since the Business Journal launched the program.
The 2014 honorees will be recognized the evening of Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Mandarin Oriental Boston Hotel. Click here for information about the event. Those honored in the field of technology and startups include:
- Dries Buytaert, Acquia. Recent company story: Amazon invests in IPO-bound digital services company Acquia to improve online shopping.
- Wayne Chang, Twitter. Chang recently invested in Boston-based nightclub mobile app Tablelist.
- Laura Esnaola, Care.com. Recent company story: Care.com leases new Waltham HQ, doubling size of current space.
- Jordan Fliegel, CoachUp. Recent company story: CoachUp gets $6.7M Series A to expand site for athlete-coach matching.
- John Foristall, Shoebuy.com
- Catherine Havasi, Luminoso. Recent company story: MIT spinoff Luminoso taps IBM executive as VP of sales
- Akhil Nigam, MassChallenge. Recent company story: Meet 10 female founders of MassChallenge startups.
- Jason Robins, DraftKings. Recent company story: DraftKings lands $41M in funding, buys Cambridge-based StarStreet.
- John Serafini, Allied Minds. Recent company story: Boston startup working with Los Alamos National Lab to better secure data online.