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Punchbowl Acquires VidHug

Punchbowl, an online party planning service, was forced to make adjustments last year amid the pandemic. Founder and CEO Matt Douglas went to work to rethink the company’s approach. He started by expanding the company’s online greeting card business, which until that point had been...

Realtime Robotics Raises $31M

Boston-based Realtime Robotics announced a $31.4 million round. The funding is part of the $11.7 million Series A the company announced all the way back in late 2019. Investors include HAHN Automation, SAIC Capital Management, Soundproof Ventures , Heroic Ventures, SPARX Asset Management, Omron Ventures,...

Atomized Raises Pre-Seed Capital

Atomized, an early-stage startup that wants to create a modern tool to help developers deploy infrastructure faster, announced the first step of its funding journey with a $500,000 pre-seed round from Zing Capital, Y Combinator and several unnamed angels. Company co-founder and CEO Nik Kotov...

Livestreaming Ideas To Connect With Target Audiences

Livestreaming is an innovative way for brands to reach people in a natural, unscripted fashion without blowing their marketing budgets on costly video productions that are more challenging to create. Forbes agency asked its council members for unique ideas on utilizing the tool to target...

Metafy Raises Additional $5.5 Million

Metafy, a distributed startup building a marketplace to match gamers with instructors, announced that it has closed an additional $5.5 million to its $3.15 million seed round. Forerunner Ventures, DCM and Seven Seven Six led the round as a trio. Metafy’s model is catching on...

Text Blaze Raises $3.3 Million

Text Blaze has announced that it has closed a $3.3 million seed round. The company’s investment was led by Two Sigma Ventures’s Villi Iltchev and Susa Ventures’s Leo Polovets. The company’s product hybridizes automation and the written word. First, its Chrome extension allows users to...