Sometimes—when it comes to launching a startup—the less said, the better.
That’s the mindset behind staying in stealth mode, a term that refers to an emerging company’s temporary state of secretiveness. By keeping certain key details about its purpose, products, personnel and even funding under wraps, that startup can avoid giving competitors the chance to develop competing technologies. Not to mention, a lack of publicity can have an almost opposite effect: Secrecy suggests those startups have something big in the works, thus fueling the hype machine.
There are quite a few local companies currently in stealth mode, and with notable people in the Boston tech scene involved as well as backing from reputable investors, they already look promising.
Here are the stealthy startups we think may become important down the road: