Boston Tech Watch: TVision Tracks Eyeballs, Diffeo Grabs Cash, & More

Here are a few of the latest happenings in the Boston-area tech scene:

—MIT spinout TVision Insights raised $6.8 million in an investment round led by Accomplice, with contributions from Golden Venture Partners, Jump Capital, Itochu Technology Ventures, and Project 11 Ventures. The Boston-based company uses sensors and software to detect TV viewers’ eyes, in order to capture and analyze data about TV viewing behavior.

The startup has raised a total of at least $9.3 million from investors to date. It employs 19 people at offices in Boston, New York, and Tokyo, and it plans to hire at least 10 more people, a spokeswoman told the Boston Business Journal.

—Cambridge, MA-based Diffeo raised $1.85 million from investors, according to an SEC filing. The company’s software uses artificial intelligence techniques to analyze large amounts of data and text-based files.

—CarePort Health, a Boston-based healthcare software startup, was acquired by Chicago-based Allscripts for an undisclosed sum. CarePort graduated from the Techstars Boston startup accelerator program in 2012 and had raised more than $4.7 million in equity and debt funding, SEC filings show. CarePort will remain located in Boston and will operate as a subsidiary of Allscripts, according to a press release.

—New Boston venture capital firm Underscore.VC has closed its first fund at $85 million, up from the $75 million it initially said it raised, according to BostInno.

—Lastly, we’ve got a trio of companies that recently moved into new offices in the Boston area:

Salsify’s new space is located adjacent to the Government Center T stop. It’s the company’s fourth headquarters in four years, and it gives the company room to grow from 119 employees to 200-plus, BostInno reported. Salsify makes product-content management software for brands and retailers.

Nexthink, a Swiss data analytics and cybersecurity firm that raised $40 million earlier this year, relocated its local team from a temporary space in Cambridge to an office in downtown Boston. The office houses employees in business development, legal, sales, and marketing.

And Israel-based Infinidat tripled the size of its U.S. headquarters with a new 23,000-square-foot office in Waltham, MA. The data storage company, founded by EMC co-founder Moshe Yanai, raised $150 million from investors in a Series B round last year.

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

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