$8M More for Acquia, Novartis-Alnylam Collaboration Continues, Virtualization Firm Akiba Acquires $6.53M, & More Boston-Area Deals News

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Akiba raised $6.53 million in Series A financing. North Bridge Venture Partners and Foundation Capital participated in the deal.

—Mobile publisher Go2Media, also of Boston, closed a $3 million funding round led by General Catalyst Partners of Cambridge. The company also said 2.5 million mobile phone users accessed its personalized entertainment guide in June, making it what the company called “the most visited entertainment guide on mobile.”

—Burlington, MA-based HealthEdge Software, a maker of claims and benefits administration software, raised $3.5 million in a third tranche of a $13 million venture round from York-based Psilos Group.

—First Wind, a wind farm developer based in Newton, MA, secured two loans worth $191 million combined—one from Canada’s Alberta Investment Management Corporation and the other from Hamburg, Germany-based HSH Nordbank.

Globespan Capital Partners of Boston led a $7.5 million Series B financing round for New York’s 5Min, a publisher of online instructional videos. Return investor Spark Capital of Boston also joined the round.

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