Eleven Massachusetts tech firms raised $257M in April

After a huge month for local tech company investments in March, venture capitalists were comparatively quiet in Massachusetts in April.

Investors doled out $257 million to 11 companies in April. A number of the biggest investments went into older companies looking to raise their profile or accelerate growth, including a $24.6 million investment by a Chinese firm into publicly traded Westborough company Kopin Corp.

Many of the larger rounds also went to companies working in familiar sectors of the…

Eleven Massachusetts tech firms raised $257M in April

After a huge month for local tech company investments in March, venture capitalists were comparatively quiet in Massachusetts in April.

Investors doled out $257 million to 11 companies in April. A number of the biggest investments went into older companies looking to raise their profile or accelerate growth, including a $24.6 million investment by a Chinese firm into publicly traded Westborough company Kopin Corp.

Many of the larger rounds also went to companies working in familiar sectors of the…


Eleven Massachusetts tech firms raised $257M in April

After a huge month for local tech company investments in March, venture capitalists were comparatively quiet in Massachusetts in April.

Investors doled out $257 million to 11 companies in April. A number of the biggest investments went into older companies looking to raise their profile or accelerate growth, including a $24.6 million investment by a Chinese firm into publicly traded Westborough company Kopin Corp.

Many of the larger rounds also went to companies working in familiar sectors of the…


How Chicago startup Triggr fights addiction with predictive analytics

Every startup has a founding story. For John Haskell, his company was inspired by a friend at Stanford who struggled with substance abuse and nearly took her life.

Haskell’s friend, battling issues with mental health and addiction, reached her breaking point. She no longer wanted to continue with treatment, and was ready to end her life. But on the very day she contemplated suicide, she got a call from her mother. The communication ultimately saved her life, Haskell explained, all because she knew…