Dennis Keohane is a senior staff writer for BetaBoston. Before becoming the first full-time writer for VentureFizz, he taught at a local private school. During one summer break, he worked with RunKeeper's community management team. A native of Waltham, he currently resides in Natick.
Since it first launched in the spring of 2009, Downtown Crossing-based web marketing firm Localytics has been the most successful — in terms of investment funding raised — Boston Techstars alum for quite some time. But today, with a new $35 million round of funding, the company has raised more investment money than any other company that has taken part in the nationally recognized program. Read MoreOne Test to Assess Them AllSmarterer opens its API, allowing sites to embed its skill assessment tests
For Boston-based Smarterer, life after its acquisition by Pluralsight is not only quite good, but very productive. On Thursday, the company announced that it will be opening up its API so that other websites can use Smarterer's multiple choice skill tests for free. Read More
Boston-based Rethink Robotics unveiled Baxter, its industrial learning robot in 2012. Since its launch, Baxter has been updated several times, mostly to improve the speed and accuracy of the robot's ability to do automated manufacturing tasks.
But today, Rethink has reimagined its Baxter concept in its newest robot, called Sawyer. Read MoreBetter Car CareCar maintenence services company Openbay starts offering Apple Pay
It has been quite a busy week for fantasy sports startups with local connections. First, Fortune reported that Draft Kings is in early talks with Disney about raising money that could value the Boston-based company at more than $1 billion. And today, former StarStreet founders, Jeremy Levine and Nicolo Giorgi announced that their new company has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding. Read More
Boston-based Drizly, an alcohol delivery application, has been one of the more successful Boston startups over the past two years. Since launching in 2012, the company has raised $4.8 million and expanded its beer, wine, and liquor delivery operations to more than 11 US metropolitan areas, most recently launching in the San Fernando Valley in California.
On Monday, the company is launching a new brand identity and releasing a completely revamped version of its mobile application. Read More