Big data analytics startup Coherent Path raises $6.25M led by Sigma Prime Ventures
Coherent Path Inc., a Cambridge-based maker of cloud-based technology that allows retailers to tailor their marketing efforts toward each individual customer, has raised $6.25 million in venture funding.


Paul Flanagan digs for gold in early-stage high-tech
Bring on your innovative concepts, early-stage business models, and creative entrepreneurs! Venture capital investor Paul Flanagan ’86 thrives on unleashing the value in a good idea and helping to build a great company around it. And his track record speaks for itself.


Rethink Robotics Introduces Intera 3
Rethink Robotics today announced Intera 3, a major upgrade to its advanced software platform. With Intera 3, Rethink Robotics doubles the performance and expands the abilities of Baxter, one of the first human-safe robots. Rethink Robotics' latest software makes Baxter work twice as fast, with twice the precision previously possible.


Cloud analytics startup CloudHealth Technologies raises $3.2M, plans to hire and expand
CloudHealth Technologies, a Boston-based cloud analytics software-as-a-service company, announced Tuesday it has raised $3.2 million in funding from existing Boston investors Sigma Prime Ventures and .406 Ventures.


BiOM bionic ankle gives amputees natural movement
When Brian Frasure enters the room, it’s virtually impossible to tell that he’s an amputee.  “Most amputees walk with a limp, and that’s because of the prosthesis,” said Frasure, who lost the lower part of his left leg in college after miscalculating a leap onto a moving freight train.


IPO-bound Acquia acquires Toronto-based software company TruCentric
Acquia, a digital services company based in Burlington, announced Tuesday it has acquired Toronto-based software-as-a-service company TruCentric.


How Robots Are Getting Smarter
An evolving breed of smarter, safer robots is making its way to the factory floor, armed with skills and capabilities that far surpass those of earlier generations.


Baxter the manufacturing robot could be in homes one day, and other things I learned at Rethink Robotics
Fifteen years from now, robots like Boston-based Rethink Robotics' collaborative manufacturing robot, Baxter, will be in every single manufacturing facility and in every single home.


Marketing software startup BlueConic closes Series A at $4M, taps former Visible Measures exec
Marketing software firm BlueConic, which recently moved its headquarters to Boston from the Netherlands earlier this year, has raised another $1 million in investor funding, bringing its Series A round to $4 million.


Drupal Platform Acquia Raises $50M Funding Round Led By NEA
Acquia, the digital business solutions provider for Drupal launched by Drupal founder Dries Buytaert, today announced that it has raised a $50 million financing round led by New Enterprise Associates, with participation by new investor Split Rock Partners and existing investors North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners, Investor Growth Capital and Tenaya Capital.