Harvest Automation, TeraDiode Lead List of Tech Financing Deals

A list of the most recent tech financings around Boston paints a pretty representative picture of what kinds of companies are getting built here (robotics, hardware, defense tech, custom goods via the Web). Consider:

—Billerica, MA-based Harvest Automation, a maker of agricultural robots, has raised $7.8 million in new funding led by Entree Capital. We first wrote about the company in 2008 when it was called Q Robotics. Since then, we’ve profiled Harvest here.

—Littleton, MA-based TeraDiode, a developer of high-powered lasers for defense and industrial applications, has closed $10 million in Series B financing led by Argonaut Ventures. I wrote about TeraDiode’s laser-weapon technology in July (yes, weapons). The company appointed a new CEO, Parviz Tayebati, in September.

—Cambridge, MA-based CustomMade.com said who its investors in its recent $2.1 million funding round are: Google Ventures and First Round Capital led the round, with a number of other firms and angel investors also participating. Earlier this fall, I wrote about CustomMade’s approach to online customization service.

That’s it for now, but there’s more financing news coming very shortly…

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Editor in chief. E-mail him at gthuang [at] xconomy.com. Follow @gthuang

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