Harvard is here. MIT is here. And so is Babson — which boasts an MBA program that has been ranked No. 1 for entrepreneurship 22 straight years by U.S. News & World Report.
Lots of smart, ambitious people in Boston. Which is a big reason why, long past the heyday of what used to be called America's Technology Corridor (Route 128), the region remains one of the best places anywhere to launch a company.
According to a recent report by industry analyst PitchBook, Boston-based start-ups have raised more than $41 billion in venture capital funding since 2006. That ranks the city third in the United States behind only San Francisco and New York. Software companies took the biggest share of the pot, followed by health care (services/supplies/systems) and pharmaceuticals (including biotech).
Here's a roundup of five Boston-area start-ups that are attracting an ever-increasing number of investors.