One of the first groups to begin raising money for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings was a collection of founders, venture capitalists, and employees from the local tech and innovation community, and startup- and entrepreneur-focused nonprofit TUGG helped lead that effort.
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Cambridge-based digital marketing company HubSpot has made its first acquisition as a public company, picking up Boston-based professional connection application ReKindle.
No terms of the deal were disclosed. Read More
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
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 MoreIn the heart of TexasAustin's SXSW will have a very Boston feel this year