Press for HubSpot

HubSpot, Inc. and HubSpot's CEO announcedtwo major initiatives today via its Company News Blog. Both aim to transform the marketing services industry by helping services firms (SEO consultants, social media consultants, PR firms, ad agencies, Web designers, etc.) learn about and sell inbound marketing services and by helping bring transparency to the industry for customers who are trying to find qualified, modern service providers. http://www.hubspot.com/blog/bid/5618/Transforming-The-Marketing-Services-Industry

Fifteen students from MIT's Sloan School of Management will visit five different companies during the school's Massachusetts Tech Trek. One of them, Microsoft, is publicly-traded. The others include Kayak (a travel site you may have actually heard of), HubSpot, DemandWare, and Rapid7, a Boston-based "IT vulnerability management" company with about 100 employees.

HubSpot, Inc. announces the creation of Book Grader, a free diagnostic tool for authors to track and improve the marketing of their books online. The tool was developed by HubSpot co-founder and CTO Dharmesh Shah to track the success of the Inbound Marketing book. The book, co-authored by Shah and HubSpot CEO and founder Brian Halligan, was released on October 19, 2009 by Wiley and serves as a how-to guide to inbound marketing for businesses. http://www.hubspot.com/blog/bid/5284/HubSpot-Authors-Create-Book-Grader-to-Track-Success-of-Inbound-Marketing-Book

HubSpot, Inc. today announced that it has raised $16 million in Series C financing, led by Scale Venture Partners. HubSpot will use the capital raised to continue investing in product and market development. Existing investors, General Catalyst Partners and Matrix Partners, also participated in this round. Rob Theis, Managing Director of Scale Venture Partners, has joined HubSpot's Board of Directors.