Toyota Invests in WiTricity, Gambling.com Goes for $2.5M on Sedo, eBay Buys FigCard to Roll Into PayPal, & More Boston-Area Deals News
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a total of $100,000, at 25 cents per share. The company, which competes with other bulk e-mail technology companies like Constant Contact (NASDAQ: CTCT) and JangoMail, is led by Semyon Dukach, an alum of MIT’s mid-1990′s blackjack team that’s been well documented in the media.
—Kaminario, a Newton, MA-based data storage startup announced it had pinned down a $15 million Series C financing from new investor Globespan Capital Partners and return backers Sequoia Capital and Pitango Venture Capital, bringing the company’s total funding pot to $34 million.
—Matrix Partners, with offices in the Boston area, New York, and Silicon Valley, said it raised $650 million in the close of two new funds. It brought in $350 million for its Matrix Partners China II fund and $300 million for its Matrix Partners India II fund.
—Greg rounded up a trio of deals from late last week. Bose founder Amar Bose gave MIT the majority of the company’s stock, in the form of non-voting shares. Eons, the baby-boomer focused social media site founded by Monster.com founder Jeff Taylor, sold to Crew Media of San Francisco for an undisclosed price. Meanwhile, eBay’s PayPal division made another acquisition of a Boston mobile company, buying mobile payments startup Fig Card for an undisclosed sum. (The week before it bought Where.)
—BuyWithMe, the group buying startup out of Boston and New York, said it acquired Chicago-based DealADayOnline. BuyWithMe, which didn’t disclose how much it paid in the acquisition, now serves 13 cities and plans to double that amount by the end of this year.