Boston Deals: aPriori, Pwnie Express, Space Ape, Micronotes
A fresh helping of investment deals, stretching across Massachusetts and up to Vermont, in sectors ranging from enterprise software to mobile gaming:
—aPriori Technologies, a provider of cost-tracking software for manufacturers, has raised another $6 million in venture financing. The Concord, MA-based company said the financing was led by Sigma Prime Ventures. Existing investor Sigma Partners also participated. (The two similar-sounding firms are the result of a bicoastal split from the previous incarnation of Sigma Partners.) aPriori says annual revenue grew 84 percent in its recently ended fiscal year. The Boston Business Journal calculates that aPriori has raised at least $37 million in private financing since it was founded in 2003.
—Pwnie Express, a Berlin, VT-based maker of enterprise network security devices, has raised $5.1 million in Series A venture financing and plans to open an office in Boston. The investment was led by .406 Ventures, with Fairhaven Capital and the Vermont Seed Capital Fund also joining the deal. Pwnie Express was founded in 2009.
—Micronotes, a startup that makes online sales software for banks, has raised $1 million in equity financing, according to a regulatory filing. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Micronotes was founded in 2008 by MIT Sloan graduates. The startup had previously raised about $2.5 million, with venture backing from Harbor Light Capital Partners.
—Space Ape Games, a Waltham, MA-based maker of mobile video games, has raised $1.8 million in equity financing, according to an SEC filing. The company was founded last year by game industry veterans, including veterans of Playfish and Electronic Arts. The company lists Accel Partners and Connect Ventures among its investors.