Grind of getting US visa hobbles building business
Scott Kirsner writes: In early 2010, it seemed like all of the stars were aligning for Jay Meattle. He’d raised several hundred thousand dollars from investors in Boston for his promising start-up, Shareaholic. But in March of that year, US Citizen and Immigration Services denied Meattle’s request for a visa. And so Meattle, a Tufts University alumnus, was forced to move back to his native India. And he wound up using the money that he raised here to start building Shareaholic’s team in New Delhi.