Evoqu / ShopAdvisor raises $1.45M in funding
As per SEC filings, Evoqu in Maynard, MA has raised $1.45M in funding. Evoqu Inc. is a start-up focused on building a cloud based platform for deferred shopping (remember things you want to buy later) called ShopAdvisor. This service alerts you when it finds a good deal or important new information about the product.
LuckyLabs raises $3.5M in funding
As per SEC filings, LuckyLabs in Boston, MA, has raised $3.5M in funding. Investors included Atlas Venture, Jeff Robinov (president of Warner Bros. Picture Group), & Jerry Colonna. LuckyLabs is an online gaming company founded by serial entrepreneur Steve Kane and Noah Jessop.
Unidesk raises $9M in funding
As per SEC filings, Unidesk in Marlborough, MA, has raised $9M in funding. Unidesk Corporation
enables customers to centralize more desktops on data center servers by
reducing the cost and complexity of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Single Digits raises $10M in funding
Single Digits, Inc., a leading, global provider of High Speed Internet Access solutions,
today announced the receipt of $10 million in funding from Boston-based
Tudor Growth Equity, the private equity arm of Tudor Investment
Corporation. The new funding will be utilized to support the company's
rapid growth and product development for ensuring laptops, smartphones,
tablets and other WiFi-enabled devices, are securely connected to the
Internet and managed/supported vis-à-vis traditional IT infrastructures
and new cloud-based services and applications.
Bradford Networks raises $3M in funding
Bradford Networks, the
best choice to enable secure network access for corporate issued and
personal mobile devices, today announced the closing of a $3 million
round of financing. Updata Partners led the round and was joined by
Windspeed Ventures. The investment will support Bradford’s rapid
expansion into the healthcare and government markets, fueled by
increasing demand for the company’s Network Sentry product as part of a
comprehensive Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) security approach.
PLASTIQ raises $2.3M in funding
As per SEC filings, PLASTIQ in Cambridge, MA has raised $2.3M in funding. In addition to Eliot Buchanan (CEO) & Daniel Choi (Co-Founder & CTO), the filing include Jeff Bussgang of Flybridge Capital Partners and Ryan Moore of Atlas Venture.
PLASTIQ is a payments startup where you can make large purchases (college tuition, cars, taxes, real estate) via credit card and benefit from rewards programs.
InsightSquared raises $4.5M in funding
InsightSquared, a SaaS company focused on business intelligence for the
SMB market, has received $4.5 million in Series A funding. The round
was led by Atlas Venture with participation from Bessemer Venture
Partners, NextView Ventures and salesforce.com.
InsightSquared has developed a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that
enables small and mid-sized businesses to benefit from the predictive
value of traditional business intelligence without the traditional cost
and complexity. Today, the company announced a Salesforce integration
that provides real-time, intuitive visualization to increase sales and
Disruptor Beam raises funding
As reported by Scott Kirsner, Disruptor Beam has raised a round of seed funding. Investors include Russ Wilcox (former E Ink CEO), Alex Rigopoulos (Harmonix CEO), Eran Egozy (former CTO at Harmonix), & Mike Dornbrook (former COO at Harmonix). Disrupor Beam is a game development startup that was founded by Jon Radoff.
Vanu raises $3.2M in funding
As per SEC filings, Vanu in Cambridge, MA has raised $3.2M in funding. Vanu provides wireless infrastructure solutions for commercial carriers and government customers, focusing on coverage needs where current technology does not provide a
cost effective solution for carriers today.
EMC Acquires XtremIO
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced that it has acquired
privately held XtremIO. Widely regarded as one of the world's premier
Flash storage architecture pioneers, Herzliya, Israel-based XtremIO
provides an added dimension as EMC® continues to enhance and broaden its
world-leading Flash storage portfolio. The all-cash transaction is not
expected to have a material impact to EMC GAAP or non-GAAP EPS for the
full 2012 fiscal year.
XtremIO's all-Flash, scale-out, enterprise storage architecture
was designed to leverage the speed and unique abilities of Flash memory.
The addition of XtremIO extends EMC's lead in developing and delivering
networked storage infrastructures that are dynamically optimized for
performance, intelligence, and protection for both physical and
virtualized cloud environments.
PlumChoice raises $8.5M in funding
As per SEC filings, PlumChoice in Billerica, MA has raised $8.5M in funding. PlumChoice, Inc.'s Technology Care solutions enable organizations to transform customer satisfaction to customer loyalty. Whether powering a premium technology care business, augmenting a
technical support business or enabling more efficient management of an
internal service desk/help desk function, PlumChoice delivers scalable
software and turnkey services that influence customer loyalty, increase
profitability, drive down support costs, and improve productivity.
SessionM raises $20M in funding
SessionM, the mobile engagement engine for the app economy, announced a $20 million Series B round of financing led by Charles River Ventures. SessionM's current investors, Highland Capital Partners and Kleiner PerkinsCaufield and Byers (KPCB), also fully participated in the round. The companywill use the financing to hire top talent and continue rapid expansion of its platform, technology and network footprint.
SocMetrics raises $250K in funding
As per SEC filings, SocMetrics in Cambridge, MA has raised $250K in funding. SocMetrics is a revenue optimization SaaS platform for agencies and brands
to win more new business, create proposals and marketing campaigns more
efficiently, and monitor competitive standing in key segments by
leveraging industry-specific influencers in social media.
Intronis raises $3.9M in funding
As per SEC filings, Intronis in Boston, MA has raised $3.9M in funding. Intronis Cloud Backup and Recovery is a world-class cloud backup solution for the IT channel.
Certeon raises $4M in funding
Today Certeon Inc. announced that Massood Zarrabian has joined Certeon as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and that they have raised a new $4 million round of venture capital to fund continuing investments in R&D and Sales.
OnePIN raises $1.3M in funding
OnePIN, Inc., the world’s leading provider of mobile social address book
solutions, today announced that it has raised a $1.3 million round of
financing. This funding was raised from existing investors, bringing
the company’s total financing to $25.6 million. This investment enables
OnePIN’s continued expansion into international mobile markets. OnePIN’s
social address book service, CallerXchange, is currently being
distributed to over 150 million mobile subscribers within eighteen
mobile operators around the world.
CustomMade raises $4M in funding
As per SEC filings, CustomMade in Cambridge, MA has raised $4M in funding. CustomMade.com is the first online
peer-to-peer marketplace connecting shoppers with skilled artisans who
create unique luxury custom goods including furniture, cabinetry and
Radio Mobile Access raises $9.5M in funding
As per SEC filings, Radio Mobile Access in Andover, MA has raised $9.5M in funding. Radio Mobile Access is building an array of solutions for the mobile broadband industry. Their vision/mission
is to enhance communications experience, and reduce cost of technology.
Misfit Wearables raises $7.6M in funding
As per SEC filings, Misfit Wearables has raised $7.6M in funding. Misfit Wearables is developing highly wearable sensor products and services for wellness and medical applications.
Activate Networks raises $1M in funding
As per SEC filings, Activate Networks in Newton, MA has raise $1M in funding. Activate Networks is a network analytics company that identifies and understands the key social
connections that drive commercial, organizational, and health results.
CoolChip Technologies raises $500K in funding
As reported by Gregory Huang of Xconomy, CoolChip Technologies in Cambridge, MA has raised $500K from Founders Fund. CoolChip Technologies is a privately held company founded in 2010. The
company was engendered by the commercial opportunities and related
research from Sandia National Labs and MIT with the vision of breaking
down the “thermal brick wall” to enable the next generation of
high-performance computing and data center energy efficiency.
Telerik acquires NimblePros
Telerik, an end-to-end provider of
software development and collaboration solutions, today announced the
acquisition of NimblePros, a leading service provider of custom software
solutions and training. The entire NimblePros team, including founders
Steve and Michelle Smith, will be joining Telerik as part of its
Enterprise Services Group.
Locu raises $4M in funding
As reported by TechCrunch, Locu in Boston, MA has raised $4M in funding. The round was led by General Catalyst with participation from Lowercase Capital, Lightbank, SV Angel, and other existing angel investors.
Locu Inc., a start-up founded by MIT graduates and computer science
researchers, is building technologies to efficiently digitize and
augment real-world data. Locu strives to create the freshest, most
complete data sets around local business data to help further the
business of our API clients and partners. Locu is building solutions
that will help millions of local businesses better manage their online
Cloze raises $1.2M in funding
As per SEC filings, Cloze in Cambridge, MA has raised $1.2M in funding from Greylock, Kepha Partners, & NextView Ventures. Cloze's mission is to help you find a better path through your network so
you don’t just make a connection, you make the right connection — a
lasting connection. Cloze brings together your lifetime's worth of email, business
connections, social networks, and address books into a single useful
view without adding more work into your day. They make your address book
automatic, available in the cloud and easily searchable on any mobile
device or computer.
Terascala raises $10.6M in funding
Terascala, Inc., the leader in accelerating big data applications through storage I/O optimization, today announced that it has closed a $14 million Series B funding round. Strategic partners close to the company invested approximately fifty percent of the round, with Ascent Venture Partners, an early backer of the company, contributing the remainder. Terascala will use the funding to significantly expand research and development, marketing, customer support, to develop strategic alliances, and to fuel international expansion.
Silver Lining Systems raises $2M in funding
As reported by Scott Kirsner, Silver Lining Systems in Cambridge, MA has raised $2M in funding. Silver Lining Systems is a startup with roots out of Columbia University. Investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners and angel investors: Steve Papa, Rob Soni, David Murphy, & Dev Ittycheria. The company is looking to improve the performance of cloud-based applications and services by removing data center bottlenecks.
Wingu raises funding
Wingu Inc., a developer of software designed to enhance the operational
efficiency of pharmaceutical research and discovery, today announced a
Series A round of funding led by Google Ventures with additional
investment from Borealis Ventures. The investment will allow the company
to accelerate its growth and expand its sales and product development
Pharmaceutical companies continue to embrace distributed research,
engaging a variety of partners to help develop the next blockbuster
drug. Wingu’s software optimizes R&D by tracking and coordinating
complex distributed research projects that require tight integration
between pharmaceutical companies and partners. Unlike other approaches
to portfolio and project management, the solution complements
collaboration dynamics by linking data exchange to workflow without
increasing administrative overhead.
Wingu’s software helps managers understand and respond to
inefficiencies in their current projects, build institutional knowledge,
and proactively optimize new projects. It also exposes objective
performance indicators and analytics that help guide decision-making
processes without interfering with project flow. The company calls this
approach Research Intelligence (RI). Wingu’s software is already in use
at a variety of organizations, including several top 10 pharmaceutical
Copiun raises $5M in funding
Copiun Inc., provider of the first
and only secure mobile collaboration solution with end-to-end data
governance, today announced that it has closed the final tranche of its
$5 million Series A funding led by venture capital firm, Novak Biddle
Venture Partners. The company met all performance milestones required to
initiate the latest investment, having expanded both its customer base
and revenue tenfold in 2011. In addition, Copiun established new
partnerships and grew its product portfolio over the past six months.
TipTap raises $1.5M in funding
As per SEC filings, TipTap in Cambridge, MA has raised $1.5M in funding. TipTap is a social discovery website. It employs a unique
psychology-based approach to match users from around the world who
discover and share the things they love. Participants learn about their
personality, tastes, and preferences, which also allow for highly
personalized experiences by providing the criteria to connect them with
other like-minded individuals.
Humedica increases latest round to $33M
As per SEC filings, Humedica in Cambridge, MA has added $10M to a previous round of funding at $23M, bringing the current total of this round to $33M. Humedica is a next-generation clinical informatics company that provides
novel business intelligence solutions to the health care industry. Humedica has raised a total of $63M in venture funding.