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Cambridge firm is fertile ground for entrepreneurs


Endeca alums hatching a wide array of start-ups


Long before the Silicon Valley giant Oracle Corp. bought their employer, Endeca Technologies Inc. of Cambridge, for $1 billion, Steve Fredette and Aman Narang were planning an exit.

Endeca, which makes data-management software, had a reputation for attracting some of Boston’s brightest engineers and cultivating a scrappy, entrepreneurial culture, so it was only natural that Fredette and Narang were itching to try their hand at running their own company. The prospect of being swallowed up by Oracle — one of the world’s largest software companies, with more than 120,000 employees — seemed to seal their fate.

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