Boston Tech Roundup: EyeNetra, ViralGains, MetraTech, HubSpot

8/1/14Follow @xconomy

Here’s a smattering of deal and departure news to catch up on for the end of the week:

EyeNetra, an MIT spinout that is developing vision-testing hardware for smartphones, has raised $4 million in an equity investment.  Co-founder David Schafran tells MedCity News that the company is engaged in foreign and U.S.-based clinical trials for the device.

ViralGains, a YouTube advertising company, says it has raised $2.8 million in angel investment. The round was led by Hub Angels, and ViralGains says it could grow to $3.3 million. The Boston-based startup says its notable clients have included Lexus, Showtime, and Exxon.

MetraTech, a Boston-based billing software company founded in 1998, has been acquired by Swedish communications company Ericsson. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ericsson says MetraTech’s 140 employees and contractors will stay on board as part of the deal.

HubSpot, the Cambridge, MA-based online marketing software company, says two key employees are leaving to start their own company: product chief David Cancel and engineering vice president Elias Torres. Cancel and Torres joined HubSpot in 2011 when HubSpot spent $20 million to acquire their marketing software company, Performable.