As reported by TechCrunch, Optimus Ride has raised $5.25M in seed funding. The round was led by NextView Ventures and FirstMark Capital.
Optimus Ride Inc. is an MIT spinoff company that develops self‑driving technologies to enable safe, sustainable, and equitable mobility solutions. They are designing a fully autonomous (level 4) system for electric vehicle fleets... READ MORE
Seniorlink, a Boston, MA-based provider of a coaching and collaboration platform for caregivers, raised $7.5m in funding.
NewSpring Capital made the investment. In conjunction with the funding, Brian G. Murphy, NewSpring General Partner, joined Seniorlink’s Board.
The company intends to use the funds for the continued development of its coaching and collaboration platform, Vela.
As reported by BostInno, SidelineSwap has raised $1.5M in seed funding, Investors included: 500 Startups, Fabrice Grinda, Maria Thomas (former CEO at Etsy), Sean Bratches (former executive vice president at ESPN), Fullstack Sports Ventures and Summit Partners’ Christopher Dean.
SidelineSwap is an online vertical marketplace for buying and selling sporting goods... READ MORE
As reported by BostInno, Skedaddle has raised $2.1M in funding. The round was led by Arena Ventures. Skedaddle is pairing crowdsourced route demand with luxurious bus rides, making travel affordable, direct, and comfortable to all... READ MORE
As reported by Fortune Magazine, PillPack in Somerville has raised $31.1M of a $40M round of funding, which could reach as high as $50M. Investors include Astral Capital, Accomplice, Accel Partners, CRV, and Sherpa Capital. PillPack is disrupting the pharmacy industry with a service and technology approach for simplifying the management of complex medication regimes for consumers who take more than 5 medications a month... READ MORE
As reported by BostInno, Follain has raised $3M in funding. Follain is a beauty retailer offering a curated selection of healthy beauty products across 45+ brands. The company was founded in 2013 by Tara Foley... READ MORE
DraftKings, the controversial daily fantasy sports site, has raised $153 million in new venture capital funding, Fortune has learned.
As reported by TechCrunch, Renoviso in Boston has raised $3.5M in Series A funding. The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners with NextView Ventures, RRE Ventures, NextGen Venture Partners, Niraj Shah & Fabrice Grinda.
As reported by BostInno, Wayfair has acquired Trumpit, a Snapchat-like social media startup in Boston. Trumpit raised $1.2M in seed funding last year. Investors included Jason Robins (DraftKings CEO), Boston Seed Capital and New York Angels. Terms were not disclosed... READ MORE