Between work and life, keeping up with our country’s circus of current affairs can prove challenging. So ensuring you stay abreast of what’s going on in a realm as niche as venture capital can understandably fall by the wayside.
We’ve got you covered. Below you’ll find a list of companies in and around Boston. The common thread that links them? They all secured venture capital this past month. Check it out and bring yourself up to speed with the latest in VC.
The Cambridge startup that’s developed a unified, cloud-based business communications service plans to go public next year. In the meantime, it’s raked in a new $104 million round led by Wellington Management Company, an investment firm with over $998 billion in assets under management that has invested in big-name startups like Pinterest, Airbnb, Magic Leap and Warby Parker. This follows the $112 million round it closed about a year ago, bringing it to a total of $304 million in funding.
The Burlington-based 3D printing startup that’s been revamping the way metal parts are prototyped and mass produced raised a $45 million Series C round led by GV (formerly known as Google Ventures), as well as the corporate venture arms of automotive giant BMW and home improvement retailer Lowe’s. This round brought the venture’s total funding to $97 million, with prior investments from NEA, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Lux Capital, as well as the venture arms of GE, Saudi Arabian oil giant Saudi Aramco and 3D printing company Stratasys.
The online insurance marketplace added an extra $13 million to its previously announced Series B. The Cambridge-based startup, which has its sights set on an IPO, now has a total of $36 million in funding to its name. The recent $13 million came from a new investor, Second Alpha, a private equity firm that “that makes secondary investments in private companies, purchasing shares from existing shareholders,” according to Crunchbase. Existing investor Stratim Capital also participated.
A voice AI startup with offices in both Boston and Dublin, Voysis raised an $8M Series A round led by local VC firm Polaris Partners. The venture is working on a voice AI platform for third-party enterprises so more companies can get in on the voice tech space that’s so far been dominated by Amazon and Google.
The Boston healthcare tech startup, which focuses on improving the patient experience, raised $4 million, according to a regulatory filing. Altogether, the offering listed on the Form D was for a total of $9 million. Previously, the startup had closed a $25 million Series C in September of 2015.
The travel startup best known for being led by Kayak co-founder Paul English raised an additional $10 million for its Series B, bringing the round’s total to $25 million. The two new investors are GV and Tenaya Ventures, an early Kayak investor.
This is the Boston software company behind a deep learning “brain.” It raised an undisclosed amount of funding from local Boston investment firm Raptor Group. This most recent investment is in addition to the $14 million Series A funding led by Pelion Venture Partners that Neurala secured in January.
The Boston-based provider of customer support tools secured $6.1 million in funding, according to a Form D filing. Past investors for the Techstars Boston 2011 alum include Foundry Group, Converge Venture Partners and a number of angel investors. The company declined to comment on the funding.
Dave Balter’s startup formerly known as “Mylestoned” raised a $2.5-million round, with about.me co-founder Tony Conrad leading the round through True Ventures. That brings its total funding to $4.5 million. In addition to the name change, Mylestone recently pivoted from an app for memorializing your loved ones to an Amazon Alexa skill that can recall personal memories from photos, videos and audio files you upload from the service. From there, Mylestone uses AI and human inspection to find themes in those files and turn them into compelling narratives.
The Providence company that makes nanostructured steel alloys raised an undisclosed amount of funding in a round led by GM Ventures. It also included participation from Lear Corporation and SPDG.
The maker of Veggie Fries and Tots raised $200,000 out of a $2 million offering, according to a new Form D. The Wellesley company’s products are carried in grocery stores nationwide, including at major retailers Whole Foods, Wegmans and Stop & Shop.
The healthcare patient billing and payments software startup, which is based in Connecticut, just raised $1.5 million in seed funding. The round was led by Connecticut Innovations, with participation from Launch Capital, Enhanced Capital, I2BF Global Ventures, Mohawk Ventures and angel investors.
The Cambridge startup providing online reviews of healthcare professionals raised $2 million in debt and equity funding from Link Ventures. This funding is on top of the $500,000 that CareDash previously raised.
The company responsible for a weight loss technology called the “Elipse Balloon” raised $19 million out of a $27 million offering, according to a Form D filed this week. The Natick venture’s gastric balloon system is designed to be swallowed, inflating inside the stomach to make you feel less hungry.
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The health food company headquartered in Natick was out raising $1 million. According to a Form D filing, it secured just over $463,000 for its on-the-go smoothies, which are available online and at stores throughout the country.
The Framingham developer, which has made mobile games based on “Star Trek” and “Game of Thrones,” raised an $8.5 million Series B round led by GrandBanks Capital and Romulus Capital. This past year, the company also landed a license for a game based on “The Walking Dead.”
The Boston company whose tech tracks and controls stormwater infrastructure raised $5.5 million in funding. The recent round was led by Ecosystem Integrity Fund. Meanwhile, existing investors MissionPoint Partners, the Renewal Funds, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and Geosyntec Consultants also participated.
Know of another local funding round from this past month that’s not on this list? Give me a shout at email@example.com/boston.