Nara raises $4M in funding
Today, Nara Logics Inc., a company that solves the problem of web search
by crafting a more personalized and liberating Web, announced the launch
of the company and $4 million in Series A funding to build Nara,
a next-generation personal Internet platform. Starting with restaurant
recommendations, Nara’s innovative platform analyzes the structure of
the Web in a way that has never been done before, filtering information
based on personal preferences and interests. Nara is currently in beta
but available for testing at www.nara.me.
Recorded Future raises $12M in funding
Recorded Future in Cambridge, MA has raised $12M in funding from Balderton Capital and Google Ventures. Recorded Future's mission is to record all the world knows about the future. Recorded Future has the only comprehensive source of past, planned and
speculative events on the web- extracted in real time. By harvesting the
public web for event information, they provide users unique tools and
methods to analyze tends over the past, and events expected to happen in
Demandware goes public
Demandware's IPO was priced at $16 for 5.5M shares, above the targeted range of $12.50 - $14.50 a share. Demandware is trading on the NYSE under the symbol DWRE and has already jumped 51% to over $24 a share. Demandware is a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) eCommerce solutions.
Skyword raises $1.35M in funding
As per SEC filings, Skyword in Boston, MA has raised $1.35M of a planned $2.75M round of funding. The Skyword platform automates the process of creating content designed for a search and social driven world. The platform is designed to decrease the cost of quality content creation and maximize its audience reach.
StartWire raises $3.3M in funding
StartWire™, a web-based job search company, announced
today it has closed a $3.25M Series A financing round led by Baird
Venture Partners, the U.S. venture capital fund of Baird Private Equity.
StartWire™ aims to close the “résumé black hole” by
providing job seekers with automatic application status updates from
thousands of employers. The company is led by Chris Forman, a seasoned
executive and recognized expert in recruiting technology and trends.
Forman was previously CEO of AIRS, a human capital solutions company
where he led a successful cash exit. His past experience also includes
serving as Chief Development Officer for RightThing.
Locu raises $600K in funding
September 7, 2011: Locu in Cambridge, MA has raised $600K in funding. Locu is a startup that was founded by MIT graduates and computer science researchers. They are creating the world's largest semantically-annotated repository of real-time small-business data (such as restaurant menus) with the goal of helping better local search.
Skyword raises $406K
March 4, 2011: According to SEC filings, Skyword in Boston has raised $406,000 in funding. The Skyword platform automates the process of creating content designed for a search and social driven world.
goby raises $2.5M in funding - Boston, MA
October 21, 2010: goby.com, the activity search engine that helps people find things to do with their free time, today announced it has closed a $2.5 million extension of its Series A funding from investors including Flybridge Capital Partners and Kepha Partners. With this extension of funding, goby has now raised a total of $7.5 million.
Lycos sold to Ybrant for $36M - Waltham, MA
August 16, 2010: Lycos Inc., the leading brand of search based internet properties and services. Ybrant Digital, the end-to-end provider of digital marketing solutions,announced the signing of the stock purchase agreement to acquire Lycos Inc., the leading brand of search based internet properties and services, from Daum Communications of Korea.
Searchandise Commerce raises $7M in funding - Beverly, MA
April 13, 2010: Searchandise Commerce, the first online media network for product manufacturers and their retail channel partners, today announced it has secured $7 million in venture capital funding. The Series 2 financing round was led by new investor Madrona Venture Group with participation from existing investors Cloquet Capital Partners LLC, DFJ Gotham Partners, Draper Associates, Inflection Point Ventures, Milestone Venture Partners and Wheatley Partners. The new financing will be used primarily to expand the sales/marketing and operations teams. The company previously raised $7.5 million in venture capital in July 2008.
Metatomix raises $500K in funding - Dedham, MA
February 17, 2010: According to SEC filings, Metatomix in Dedham, Massachusetts has raised $500,000 of a planned $1.4M bridge round of debt financing. Metatomix is a provider of Semantic Middleware solutions for a variety of industries.
Crimson Hexagon raises $680K of a planned $2M round of funding - Cambridge, MA
September 14, 2009: As reported by Mass High Tech, Crimson Hexagon has raised $680K of a planned $2M round of funding. Crimson Hexagon is a semantic-search software company focused on measuring brand sentiment across the web.
EveryZing raises $8.25M in venture funding - Cambridge, MA
May 11, 2009: EveryZing, Inc. today announced it has closed an $8.25M round of funding from its existing investors, which include Fairhaven Capital, General Catalyst Partners, Accel Partners and BBN Technologies, and added GE/NBCU's Peacock Equity Fund as an investor.
Google Ventures Launches Co-Managed by Rich Miner - Cambridge, MA
March 31, 2009: Rich Miner, the former vice president of mobile platforms at Google, will head the company's newly announced venture capital fund and will be based in Cambridge, according to blog reports. The new group will focus on early-stage investments in a range of industries, including consumer Internet, software, clean-tech, bio-tech, health care "and, no doubt, other areas we haven't thought of yet" Miner posted Monday night on Google's blog. "If you think you have the next big idea, or if you just want to learn more, please see our website" Miner said.
PodZinger Raises $5 Million from Parent Company BBN - Cambridge, MA