Tech roundup: Traveltech and weather fundings, Wayfair plans a pop-up, and more

Justine Hofherr
October 4, 2018
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Hopper to double headcount with $100M Series D

Hopper is going global, thanks to a fresh $100 million Series D funding round led by OMERS Ventures. The new investment, which brings the mobile travel booking app’s total funding to over $184 million, will be used to take Hopper to international markets and to further invest in AI technology. The company, which currently employs 200 people, also plans on doubling its global headcount. [Built In Boston]


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Randori secures nearly $10M in funding led by Accomplice

Want to stay prepared for the next major hacking incident? Cybersecurity company Randori announced this week that it raised $9.75 million in funding  led by Accomplice, with participation from .406 Ventures and Legion Capital. The company will use the fresh financing to fuel development of its nation-state caliber attack platform designed to that emulates the behavior of advanced threats. Randori is currently working with more than 20 customers and design partners, and is currently expanding its engineering and product teams. [Press Release]



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ClimaCell raises $45M to map the world’s weather

ClimaCell, a Boston-based startup that aims to map the world’s weather, closed a $45M Series B round of funding this week. Clearvision Ventures led the financing round, with participation from new investors like Ford Smart Mobility, Envision Ventures and existing investors. The funding will be used to grow the startup’s global presence, expand their sales team and invest in research and development. What sets ClimaCell’s technology apart from other weather data platforms is their hypersensing technologies that use high-performance computing to provide “street-level” weather data every minute. [Press Release]


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Wayfair plans Natick pop-up store

Home furnishings retailer Wayfair is diving into the brick-and-mortar world with pop-up shops set to open in Massachusetts and New Jersey — just in time for the holidays. The Natick-based location will open its doors Nov. 1 and remain open through Jan. 2 in Natick Mall. Founded in 2002, Wayfair has ridden a very successful wave of online consumerism since launching, and currently sells more than 8 million products on its site. They employ 7,000 people worldwide. [The Boston Globe]


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Apptio acquires Boston’s FittedCloud

Apptio, which offers business management tools for IT teams, announced that it has acquired Boston-based FittedCloud this week in order to broaden its existing public cloud analytics. FittedCloud provides machine learning-powered cloud optimization software, and was founded in 2015 by a team of veteran engineers hoping to fix some of the major pain points in public cloud management. [Press Release]

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