Weekly Refresh: Biobot Maps the Pandemic, Attestiv Launched, and More

by Anna Holmquist
March 23, 2020
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E25Bio raised $2M. The company develops rapid diagnostic tests for infectious diseases. It’ll use the funds to develop coronavirus testing. [Built In Boston]

Biobot to map the pandemic. The startup previously mapped the opioid crisis by measuring molecules in sewage. By analyzing data from sewage samples, it aims to create a map of the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. [The Next Web]

MainVest to offer $2K no-interest loans. The startup helps people invest in local businesses. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s offering interest-free loans to qualifying small businesses. [Built In Boston]

Attestiv launched. The digital data validation platform uses AI and blockchain tech to validate digital media. It raised over $2 million in a round led by Castle Island Ventures. [Yahoo Finance]

Pegasystems helped host virtual Dropkick Murphys concert. The tech firm helped make the concert happen so the band could still play and get paid without endangering people. COVID-19 forced the cancelation of many concerts and large events. [Boston Business Journal]

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