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Once you get to know FATV you will see we tend to find opportunities before others.  We invested in PlugPower and iRobot before there were categories of energy tech or autonomous robotics.  We have two female GPs (out of four total) in an industry with hardly any female venture partners.

We made a decision this summer to move to Waltham, MA, partly due to high rents in Boston and Cambridge.  We figured lean startups might come to a similar conclusion.  Sure enough, the Boston Globe agrees:

Scott Van Voorhis  /  Globe Correspondent /  September 11, 2013

Waltham is the hottest office market in the state outside of Boston and Cambridge, leading a surge in corporate real estate activity along the Route 128 corridor, according to a new report. But Burlington and Newton are not too far behind.

Priced out of Cambridge’s Kendall Square and Boston’s Innovation District, fast-growing tech and life science companies are fueling the demand for suburban space as they ramp up hiring, say authors of the study by NAI Hunneman Commercial Real Estate Services.

There were 124 deals signed for office space in Waltham during April, May and June, the firm reported. Second up were Burlington and Newton, both tied at 71 lease deals each, followed by 43 deals in Woburn, 42 in Needham, and 21 in Lexington. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers