COMPANIES TO WATCH
Salesforce is an investor in Crystal, which analyzes every crumb of a person’s public digital presence to produce a personality profile for recruiters and salespeople. Software engineer Drew D’Agostino originally created Crystal for his own use. When James Peisker and Chris Carter 13 couldn’t find quality cuts for their catering business, they launched high-end meat purveyor Porter Road Butcher. The local favorite just took VC money to launch its national e-commerce business.