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Boston Tech Watch: MIT Epstein, Notarize Cash, New Carbonite Execs

For a week shortened by the Labor Day holiday heralding the coming end of summer, the past few days yielded their fair share of Boston-area technology business news. Read on for a roundup of the news. —MIT Media Lab co-founder Nicholas Negroponte reportedly argued it was right to take money from disgraced financier and convicted […]

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Bio Roundup: Pfizer’s Future, CRISPR in Patients, Drug Imports & More

[Corrected 12:55 p.m. ET. See below.] Acquisitions made Pfizer what it is today: the world’s biggest drug maker measured by revenue. But as the company maps its future, CEO Albert Bourla is breaking some of that legacy apart. Blockbuster drugs such as Viagra, which was discovered in-house, and Lipitor, which came via acquisition, are currently […]

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Amperity Raises $50M for Marketing Software Used by Consumer Brands

Amperity, a Seattle-based startup developing software to help consumer-facing brands collect and manage customer data, announced Monday it has raised $50 million in new financing to add more clients in industries on which it hasn’t previously concentrated. New York-based Tiger Global Management led the Series C funding round. Other participating investors included Goldman Sachs, Madera […]

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Money Transfer Services Remitly Bags $135M in New Equity Funding

As larger sums of cash are remitted from first-world countries to the developing world, upstart money transfer services are competing with established businesses for a piece of the growing pie. One of the newer entrants to the international money transfer market, Seattle-based Remitly, announced this week it has raised $135 million in new equity funding. […]

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Boston Tech Watch: LearnLaunch, Starry, Bodeswell, HqO & Pillo

A wave of funding crashed on Boston startups this week, as well as a major acquisition of a cybersecurity and threat intelligence company. Read on for more of this week’s Boston-area tech news. —Kytopen, a Cambridge, MA-based technology company engineering testing and manufacturing systems for cell therapy, raised $3.6 million in seed funding from MIT’s […]

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New Funds for ParkHub, Neighborhood Goods, Rabbet, & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas. —ParkHub, a Dallas startup that is digitizing how and when users pay for parking, raised $13 million in a Series B funding round, according to a press release. The investment round was led by Arrowroot Capital in Santa Monica, CA and is the first institutional money […]

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Boston Tech Watch: Thermo Fisher in China, 1upHealth, Anaqua & More

[Updated 2/25/19, 10:55 am. See updated item.] Plenty of Boston technology news this week, from acquisitions to fundings, machine-learning-powered awards predictions and more: —The New York Times says police-affiliated scientists in China were using equipment from Waltham, MA-based Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE: TMO) to collect DNA data and build “an enormous system of surveillance and […]

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Cloud Tech Firm Nasuni Takes in $25M in Telstra-Led Funding Round

It wasn’t the monthly bank statement that made Nasuni, a Boston-based cloud storage technology startup, run out and raise $25 million in venture funding. The company had yet to burn through even half of the $38 million it raised in September 2017 in a venture round led by Goldman Sachs. So, why did Nasuni recently […]

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Seattle Venture Capital Watch: Alpine Immune, Wyze, Aduro, Gaia & More

Welcome to February! Whether your weekend plans involve watching the Super Bowl, tracking this year’s prediction by famed groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, or other activities, take a few minutes to catch up on some of the notable funding rounds raised by Seattle-area tech and life sciences companies in January. —Alpine Immune Sciences (NASDAQ: ALPN), a Seattle-based […]

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Retailers Brace For Possible Economic Headwinds in 2019

Even as retailers struggle with a technology-disrupted business model and changing consumer desires, at least a generally positive overall economy and low unemployment rates seemed to keep shoppers’ wallets open. But a 2019 that started with stock market losses, a recently ended (but longest-ever) government shutdown, and other headwinds might now force consumers to pull […]

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