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VidMob Adds $25M Led by Austin-Based BuildGroup for Adtech Software

You’ve probably seen a VidMob advertisement, or at least an ad the company had some influence on, and not known it. The New York-based startup has helped make or optimize digital ads created for smartphones for brands ranging from Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) to Arby’s (“We Have the Meats!”). The company has software that lets the […]

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Transatomic Power Leader Talks Startup’s Demise, Political Headwinds

It’s hard out there for nuclear energy startups. Not only do they face daunting challenges in trying to develop more efficient and safer methods of generating power from nuclear materials, but regulations and the current political climate can also pose roadblocks. At least, that’s board member Russ Wilcox’s take on the factors that contributed to […]

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Citymaps Trying to Be a More Personalized Alternative to Google Maps

Hop in a cab in New York and chances are you will see Citymaps at work. The company’s digital maps showing points of interest in the area appear on video screens in many of the taxis that crisscross the city. Lately though, Citymaps has broadened its borders to serve the rest of the globe. The […]

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RainDance, Angling For an IPO, Adds $16.5M From GE Ventures, Others

RainDance Technologies has been steadily raising cash from private investors for a few years now. But with the addition of GE Ventures to its group of backers, the Billerica, MA-based company is signaling that its next raise just might come from Wall Street. “We’re not able to confirm or deny that,” says RainDance CEO Roopom […]

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RainDance Nets $35M in Debt Financing To Continue Growth Push

RainDance Technologies is just five months removed from raising $20 million from a group of investors. So there’s no way the company would turn back around and tap the debt market for more cash, right? “As you often hear venture CEOs, or [venture capitalists] say, you take money when you don’t need it—not when you […]

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East Coast Life Sciences Roundup: Aveo, Forma, Regeneron, RainDance, & More

The big news here at Xconomy this week was the launch of our new Texas bureau. But out on the East Coast, the life sciences industry was buzzing from top to bottom as well. Nine-figure partnerships, FDA advisory panel debacles, venture financings, and more all dominated headlines from New York to Boston. —Cambridge, MA-based Aveo […]

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RainDance Secures $20M, and a Believer in Myriad Genetics

RainDance Technologies always thought its droplet technology platform had the potential to attract the powerhouses of the world of genomic research. Three years after introducing its first commercial product, it has now found the big-name ally with a big sales force to support that thesis—Myriad Genetics (NASDAQ: MYGN). The Lexington, MA-based company today not only […]

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House Party Leverages On and Offline Strategy to Compete in Viral Marketing

Brand marketers often work themselves into a lather to generate buzz about their products on social networks, but tweets and “likes” may not be enough to drive sales. Social media company House Party in Irvington, NY, uses a different strategy that combines offline gatherings with online tools to get the word out to consumers. House […]

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CardioDx Raises $60M

CardioDx, the Palo Alto, CA-based developer of blood-based genetic tests for cardiovascular disease, said today it has raised $60 million in equity financing. Longitude Capital, JP Morgan, Acadia Woods Partners, Artiman Ventures, and Bright Capital, the venture arm of RU-COM, participated in the round. CardioDx said it plans to use the cash to win greater […]

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Mzinga Nabs New CEO, Alan Nugent, to Raise Its Game in Social Business Software

Some more activity is bubbling up in social software for businesses. Mzinga, a social software firm based in Waltham, MA, is announcing today it has hired a prominent techie, Alan Nugent, as its new CEO. He succeeds former chief executive Barry Libert, Mzinga’s co-founder and chairman. (Former co-CEO Rick Faulk left the company in 2009 […]

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