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May 18, 2018

Boston Tech Deals Roundup - Acquisitions and Funding News (May 7 - May 17)

Here’s your look at the acquisition and funding news in Boston tech from May 7th to May 17th!


Acquisitions


SmartBear acquires Hiptest
SmartBear plans on implementing the French company’s continuous testing software into its platform.
Location: Somerville

Also, SmartBear is hiring! Check out its BIZZpage
 

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LogoMix acquired by Deluxe Corporation
LogoMix was a provider of customized marketing products for SMBs.
Location: Boston


WordStream acquired by Gannett
Gannett reached an agreement with WordStream, totaling $130M in cash.
Location: Boston

Also, WordStream is hiring! Check out its BIZZpage


Funding

Purple Carrot
Purple Carrot receives equity investment
Purple Carrot is a plant-based meal kit delivery service.
Investors/Groups: Fresh Del Monte
Location: Needham

Yobe
Yobe raises $1.8M in a seed round
Yobe is a pioneer in AI-powered signal processing solutions.
Investors/Groups:Clique Capital Partners
Location: Boston


Wellist closes Series A round at $10M
Wellist expands it’s Integrated Patient Experience Solutions to Los Angeles market
Investors/Groups: Summation Health Ventures, .406 Ventures
Location: Boston

Also, Wellist is hiring! Check out its BIZZpage
 

Fuze
Fuze receives financing round totaling $150M
The company plans on using the funding to accelerate expansion and product growth.
Investors/Groups: Summit Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners
Location: Boston

Also, Fuze is hiring! Check out its BIZZpage

Gamalon
Gamalon raises $20M
Gamalon has created an AI platform that can process natural language and explain ideas.
Investors/Groups:Intel Capital
Location: Boston


LinkSquares raises $2.16M in seed round funding
LinkSquares has created an AI-powered legal contracts analytics platform
Investors: Rob May, Dave Balter, Ari Buchler, Phil Beauregard, Steve McKenzie, Jere Doyle and Sam Clemens
Location: Boston

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Vesper closes Series B round totaling $23M
Vesper is creating high-tech microphones for voice recognition devices.
Investors/Groups:Amazon’s Alexa Fund, American Family Ventures, Bose Ventures, Accomplice, Hyperplane Venture Capital
Location: Boston


Akili Interactive Labs receives $55M in a Series C round
Akili creates digital games for patients with behavioral disorders
Investors/Groups: Temasek, with participation from Baillie Gifford, Amgen Ventures, M Ventures, JAZZ Venture Partners, Canepa Advanced Healthcare Fund, and Brooklands Capital Strategies
Location: Boston


InsightSquared closes Series D funding totaling $23M
InsightSquared is using the funds to expand their technology and grow their employee base.
Investors/Groups: Tola Capital
Location: Boston

Also, InsightSquared is hiring! Check out its BIZZpage

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Circle announces partnership with Bitmain and a $110M Series E round
Circle and Bitmain’s partnership will result in the development of Circle USDC (tokenzied US dollars as the company calls them).
Investors/Groups: Bitmain
Location: Boston

Also, Circle is hiring! Check out its BIZZpage

Notarize
Notarize raises $20M
Notarize plans on using the funds to expand their business into the real estate and enterprise markets.
Investors/Groups: Polaris Partners
Location: Boston

Also, Notarize is hiring! Check out its BIZZpage


Colin Barry is an Editor & Staff Writer to VentureFizz. Follow him on Twitter @ColinKrash