Copiun, Dyn, Viewfinity, and More from the Boston Deals Roundup
[Updated 9/05/12 10:10 am. See below.] We’ve seen deals across New England developers of technology in the mobile, packaging, security, and energy spaces.
—WikiCell Designs, a Cambridge, MA-based startup developing edible forms of food and beverage packaging, pulled in $10 million in Series A funding from Flagship Ventures and Polaris Venture Partners. The company is led by former Pulmatrix CEO Robert Connelly.
—Waltham, MA-based Viewfinity, whose software enables IT departments to manage security privileges across different employees and applications, said that it raised $8.5 million in Series C funding. The money comes from Longworth Venture Partners, Giza Venture Capital, and JK&B Capital and will go towards sales and marketing, product development, and expansion into Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
—Dyn, a Manchester, NH-based Web infrastructure company, said that it has acquired the e-commerce development and search engine optimization and marketing team of Incutio, one of its early customers. The addition of the Incutio team will help Dyn better focus on the e-commerce and online advertising sectors, the company said.
—Austin, TX-based Noesis Energy announced today that it is officially emerging from beta mode with its energy tracking technology for building managers. The startup recently raised $8 million in a Series B financing, led by Boston cleantech investment fund Black Coral Capital, with participation from Austin Ventures.
—Less than five months after it brought in $5 million in Series A funding, Marlborough, MA-based Copiun is being acquired by Good Technology, a Sunnyvale, CA-based maker of software that enables employees to securely use their own mobile devices at work. Copiun was founded four years ago today and develops software for secure access to file servers and Microsoft SharePoint on the mobile. Good will retain Copiun’s Marlborough office and its entire staff, said Copiun co-founder and CEO Puneesh Chaudhry.
—And Sand 9 just announced it nabbed $3 million in additional funding from the telecom giant Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC). Cambridge-based Sand 9 makes micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology for consumer electronic devices, and raised $23 million in June from a slew of venture firms. [Paragraph added to include deal announced Wednesday morning.]