Boston Tech Roundup: Skyworks, EzCater, OnCorps, Aquto, & More

It was a busy week of fundraising and mergers and acquisitions in Boston tech. Here are some of the latest deals:

—Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ: SWKS), the Woburn, MA-based chipmaker whose customers include Apple, said it will acquire Sunnyvale, CA-based semiconductor company PMC-Sierra (NASDAQ: PMCS) for $2 billion in cash.

—EzCater, the Boston-based online marketplace for business catering, said it raised $28 million in a Series C round led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from prior investors. EzCater has raised $35 million in total venture cash since its inception.

—TUBE Inc., the Chelmsford, MA-based company doing business as DataMi, raised $10.5 million in a Series B round that could reach $13 million when it closes, according to a new SEC filing. The investors appear to include Endeca founder Steve Papa, who is listed on the document as a director of the company.

DataMi, which raised a $4 million Series A round last year, says it created an open software platform that allows apps and brands to pay for the cost of users’ mobile data on participating carrier networks, with the goal of incentivizing people to try their apps without fear of sucking up the monthly data allotted by their cell phone plan.

—Boston-based Aquto, whose sponsored mobile data and data rewards services appear to be similar to DataMi’s business, said it raised $8 million in a Series B round led by Iris Capital, with participation from STC Ventures and previous investors Matrix Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners. Aquto has raised more than $16 million from investors to date.

—Wymsee, which went through the Techstars Boston accelerator program in 2012, raised $2.9 million from investors, according to a new SEC filing. The entertainment technology company has raised about $5.4 million total and is hiring at its Boston and Los Angeles offices.

—Cambridge, MA-based OnCorps said it raised $2.3 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz and a group of former executives from Accenture, Bridgewater, Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs, and McKinsey. The company also announced the launch of its mobile and Web applications that crunch data and track business decisions over time to “nudge” companies and their employees to make choices that have a higher probability of success.

—Lantos Technologies raised $3.9 million in debt financing and other securities, according to an SEC filing. It’s the second debt raise this year for the Wakefield, MA-based company, which makes a product that performs 3D scans of ears that are used to make custom in-ear devices like hearing aids, headphones, musician monitors, and ear plugs.

Jeff Engel is a senior editor at Xconomy. Email: jengel@xconomy.com Follow @JeffEngelXcon

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