Boston Tech Roundup: CRV, Mobiquity, Ditto Labs, Groupize
A few deals of note that perked up around the New England innovation scene in recent days:
—Charles River Ventures appears to have done well in the IPO of Zendesk, an online customer service software company. The Boston-based venture firm was a Series A investor in the company and held nearly a quarter of its shares during last week’s public offering, as Forbes reports—while noting the exit is “bittersweet” for the Boston area, since Zendesk decamped to the San Francisco Bay Area years ago.
—Mobiquity, a Wellesley, MA-based developer of mobile apps for businesses, has filed SEC paperwork indicating a $3 million equity financing. The company raised a $12 million Series B investment last summer. The newest SEC filing indicates that Mobiquity has more than $25 million in annual revenue.
—Ditto Labs, a Cambridge, MA-based startup that sells software for identifying corporate brands in social media, says it has raised $2.2 million in private investment. More details from The Boston Globe’s BetaBoston.
—Groupize, a Beverly, MA-based startup that helps consumers book group packages at hotels, has filed paperwork indicating a $1.7 million investment round. Groupize announced a $2 million Series A investment last summer. CEO Charles de Gaspe Beaubien declined to comment on the newest filing.