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Sante, GST, BackTracks, 101 Commerce, Plug and Play, & More TX Tech

Let’s get caught up with the latest innovation news from Xconomy Texas. —Healthcare venture firm Sante Ventures has closed a $250 million fund, its third. Sante’s Fund III has commitments from 32 investors, which includes half of previous investors joining in the new fund, according to Kevin Lalande, Sante’s co-founder and managing director. The Austin-based […]

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Boston Tech Watch: Hydrow, Sea Machines, Toast, Pillar & More

[Updated, 9:05 am. See below] Another $100 million for early stage investing in Boston. Check-out machines are becoming clock-in machines. A hundred-plus startups join MassChallenge’s latest cohort in Boston. Read on for more of this week’s Boston tech news. —Rowing machine startup Hydrow added $7 million to the $20 million it raised in its Series […]

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Funds for Indio, A Cloud Guru & Kerv, TMC3 Update & More TX Tech

—Indio Technologies, an insurance tech startup, has raised $20 million in funding, and plans to spend half of that amount to boost its Austin office, the company said. The Series B investment round was led by Menlo Ventures with participation from 8VC. San Francisco-based Indio, which makes software that insurance companies can white-label to digitize […]

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Klaviyo Puts Google, Facebook, Amazon on Notice With $150M Raise

Klaviyo, a Boston e-commerce startup, wants retailers to take their advertising spending back from the tech behemoths Google, Amazon, and Facebook. The thinking behind the push, according to CEO Andrew Bialecki, is whether in the long term companies are better off handing over their ad dollars or doing the work and “owning” the marketing themselves. […]

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Google’s Madison Expansion to Triple Size of Local Offices

[Updated 1/31/19, 12:12 pm CT. See below.] Google is building out a new office near downtown Madison, WI, in an expansion project that will triple the size of its local outpost—giving it enough space for an estimated total of 200-plus local employees, Xconomy has learned. The Bay Area-based tech giant, part of parent company Alphabet […]

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Dosh Adds $40 Million in New Funding For Cash-Back Advertising App

Austin—[Updated and corrected, 2:36 p.m.] Dosh has added $40 million in new funding to further develop its mobile app that offers users cash back on certain purchases. The money is Dosh’s Series B round of financing, and includes $20 million in equity financing and $20 million in venture debt. Goodwater Capital and Western Technology Investment […]

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Wayfair’s Steve Conine on the Amazon Threat, Adopting A.I. & More

The prospect of Amazon putting your business in its crosshairs is enough to give any executive some sleepless nights. Wayfair co-founder Steve Conine seems undaunted. Over the past 17 years, Conine and Wayfair co-founder and CEO Niraj Shah have built the Boston-based company (NYSE: W) into one of the largest online sellers of home goods, […]

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NY E-Commerce Startups Ponder a Future With Amazon “HQ2” in Backyard

As Amazon moves into its new home in the Big Apple, the company will find itself immersed in a storied—if tumultuous—local retail industry. Unlike the other contenders for Amazon’s so-called “HQ2” satellite offices, New York City is home to the nation’s historical retail roots on “Fashion Avenue,” as well as a growing e-commerce startup scene. […]

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Boston Tech Watch: SessionM, Salesforce, Facebook, Squadle & More

It’s time to catch up on a flurry of recent Boston-area tech headlines: —SessionM, a seller of marketing automation and customer loyalty software, said it grabbed $23.8 million in venture funding from previous backers. The round was led by Salesforce Ventures, with contributions from Causeway Media Partners, CRV, General Atlantic, Highland Capital Partners, and Kleiner […]

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Boston Tech Watch: SmartBear, Wellist, LogoMix, Biobot, NEVYs & More

[Updated 5/16/18, 10:09 am. See below.] It’s time to catch up on recent news from the Boston-area tech sector, including a pair of acquisitions; investments in digital health, artificial intelligence, and wastewater analytics; and scenes from this year’s “Star Wars”-themed NEVY Awards. Read on for details. —Boston-based LogoMix, a provider of logo design tools and […]

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