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On the Radar: VentureFizz

Posted by Scott Kirsner  July 28, 2009 09:35 AM

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Launching this week is VentureFizz, a site that aims to gather news and info about the Boston-area tech scene. Oddly, it is run by a Malvern, Pennsylvania recruiter named Keith Cline. (Cline also runs a very thorough blog on Northeast Venture Capital Funding and M&A Activity.)

What's Cline up to with VentureFizz?

First, it's a place for Cline's firm, Dissero, to promote job searches it is conducting. (Anyone else can post a job, too: 30 days for $50.)

Surrounding that is a collection of news items from sites like, Mass High Tech, and Xconomy... events listings... and blog posts and tweets from local entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

Cline tells me he grew up in New Hampshire, and while he lives in Pennsylvania, most of his recruiting work is for Boston-area companies.

As with all aggregation sites, it'll be interesting to see if anyone objects to being aggregated...

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Scott Kirsner was part of the team that launched in 1995, and has been writing a column for the Globe since 2000. His work has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, and Variety. Scott is also the author of the books "Fans, Friends & Followers" and "Inventing the Movies," was the editor of "The Convergence Guide: Life Sciences in New England," and was a contributor to "The Good City: Writers Explore 21st Century Boston." Scott also helps organize several local events on entrepreneurship, including the Nantucket Conference and Future Forward. Here's some background on how Scott decides what to cover, and how to pitch him a story idea.

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