Forerun, Smarterer Raise New Venture Rounds to Aid Doctors, Job Seekers

Catching up on a couple of small Boston-area company financings, while we wait to hear from mobile-ad firm Jumptap on what’s up with its latest $20 million (or something) equity round.

—Waltham, MA-based Forerun, a maker of patient-charting software for doctors in emergency departments, said it has raised $2 million in Series C financing led by Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation. Other investors, including Michael Kaufman from KBT Partners, also participated in the round. Forerun was founded in 2006 and is led by CEO Ken Wolfe.

—Boston-based Smarterer, a new startup focused on online skills tests, has raised $1.25 million in an initial financing round from investors including True Ventures, Dharmesh Shah, Joe Caruso, and Shikhar Ghosh. The news was reported this morning by Scott Kirsner of the Boston Globe. Smarterer is led by co-founders Dave Balter (from BzzAgent) and Jennifer Fremont-Smith, who is chief executive (and the former CEO of AnswerSmart and Third Level Data). It’s early days, but it sounds like there could be paying applications in human resources and recruiting.

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