Boston Startup Community News & Content

PTC to buy Cambridge’s Onshape for $470M in ‘biggest acquisition ever’

In an exclusive interview, Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO of PTC, confirmed to the Boston Business Journal that Cambridge-based Onshape is the “biggest acquisition ever in PTC’s history” and shared more details about the future of the company within PTC.

Oct 23, Boston Business Journal

September VC Funding Update: 54 Startups Raise More Than a Billion Dollars

The summer slump wore off in September with over 50 Boston startups raising north of a billion dollars in venture funding. Notable blockbuster rounds included Ginkgo Bioworks’ $290 million Series E round, DataRobot’s $206 million in Series E, and Swiss cybersecurity firm Acronis’ $147 million. DataRobot and Acronis’ latest round of financing made both companies

Oct 03, BostInno

Blockchain analytics startup Flipside Crypto raises $7.1M in new funding to expand its solutions

Flipside Crypto, an analytics startup that helps blockchain and cryptocurrency projects to analyze their “fundamental health,” has raised $7.1 million in a Series Seed Prime round to expand its solutions. Announcing the news on Tuesday, Flipside said the round was led by Galaxy Digital Ventures, with participation from Collaborative Fund, CMT Digital and Avon Ventures.

Sep 24, The Block

Fidelity dives back into crypto, blockchain VC investments

Last year, Fidelity hit pause on investments in the space after the two employees who had overseen the activity, Matt Walsh and Nic Carter, left Fidelity to start a crypto- and blockchain-focused VC firm, Cambridge-based Castle Island Ventures. Picking up where that duo left off is Sachin Patodia, formerly an equity analyst at Fidelity, who

Sep 24, Boston Business Journal

Somerville Manufacturing Platform Startup Tulip Snags $39.5M

Somerville-based Tulip, a developer of a no-code manufacturing app platform, has raised $39.5 million in a Series B round led by DMG MORI, Vertex Ventures, NEA and Pitango. The money won’t go toward growth in Greater Boston, though: It’ll be used to fuel Tulip’s expansion in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) and Japan.

Sep 24, BostInno

Humana sets up digital shop in Boston: 5 things to know

Humana has a new space dedicated to digital health in Boston, according to CNBC. Five things to know about the digital hub, called Studio H: 1. Humana announced its plans to build Studio H in August 2018. 2. Former financial tech executive Heather Cox is Studio H’s first chief digital health and analytics officer.

Sep 23, Becker's Hospital Review

A quantum computing startup that spun out of a Harvard lab just came out of stealth mode with $2.7 million in seed funding from investors like Samsung

Earlier this year, a Boston-based startup spun out of a quantum computing lab at Harvard University with the goal of making this new technology more easily available to developers. This startup, called Aliro Technologies, was cofounded by Prineha Narang, a Harvard assistant professor who also started Harvard’s Quantum Information Sciences Lab. Narang had been doing

Sep 18, Business Insider

DataRobot Becomes A Unicorn By Selling AI Toolkits To Harried Data Scientists

DataRobot wants to make machine learning so simple that a business analyst with basic training can run predictive models without breaking a sweat. The Boston-based startup just raised a $206 million Series E funding round led by Sapphire Ventures to expand the business, which sells software that helps companies across industries develop and deploy in-house

Sep 17, Forbes

Former athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush joins health care startup

For Jonathan Bush, there is life after athenahealth. The outspoken former chief executive of the Watertown company has landed a new gig as executive chairman of the Boston startup Firefly Health, which aims to provide primary care for patients through an app as well as clinic and employer visits. Bush invested in the startup in

Sep 16, The Boston Globe

Billerica native connects Boston’s startups

Despite Boston’s strong startup community, networking had for years proven to be a challenge.That is until Billerica native Stephanie Roulic delivered a solution. Roulic is the founder of Startup Boston, an organization that hosts an annual networking event called Startup Boston Week. Held over the course of five days, the event brings together everyone in

Sep 15, Lowell Sun