Friday Oct 25, 2013 by Dennis Keohane - Staff Writer, VentureFizz
It has been a good two weeks for companies in Boston raising investment rounds. In total, tech/innovation companies from Boston raised over $138M in funding. Here is how it breaks down:
-WITricity raised a $25M Series E round.
-1366 Technologies of Bedford raised a $15M Series C.
-Scratch Wireless announced a $5M round of funding.
-Kinematix, a company from Portugal, opend their US headquarters in Boston and announced a $2.6M round.
-Superpedestrian announced $2.1M in funding.
-Fancred raised a $1.5M Seed Round from Atlas Ventures, Militello Capital, Star Power Partners, and some unnamed angel investors.
-Achvr announced a $1.25M Seed Round.
Whew! If you take the whole month of October, companies in Boston have raised over $190 million in funding! Along with all the deals, there was a ton of other news and cool stuff happening in town.
-Evergage added 25 new clients in Q3 - Press Release
-In addition to joining forces with Pearson, LearnLaunch X opened applications to its second edtech accelerator program, which will host up to eight early stage companies for an intensive three-month immersive program in Boston starting on February 10, 2014. The application deadline is November 22, 2013.
- Bill Geary and Michael Greeley have left their respective firms (North Bridge Capital Partners and Flybridge Capital Partners) to join Foundation Medical Partners. Press Release
- Skimbox, a Watertown email app startup, launched its app designed for business use and to work with Microsoft Exchange and Gmail.
- One of the best non-profits in town, BUILD Boston is looking for mentors to help with its great program. They are in the middle of their Mentor Recruitment Season and have ten open slots for Mentors with our 4 partner schools! To get involved, complete a BUILD Mentor Application online or connect with Jharrison@build.org.
- DataBox, formerly Zeppelin, won the SAP Best BigData Startup award at the DEMO conference in California.
[Editor's Note: Originally, we had Handybook's $10M Round included here.]