Notarize Raised $130M, Hopper Pulled in $170M, and More Boston Tech News

March 29, 2021
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The Boston tech sector saw VC rounds of all sizes as well as other growth-oriented moves. Learn what these companies are up to. This is the Built In Boston weekly refresh.

Hopper got $170MWhile the travel industry saw a major decline during the pandemic, travel tech company Hopper is looking ahead to the future with Series F funding and a new strategic partnership with Capital One. It’s planning to launch a new offering called Capital One Travel later this year, as well as double its headcount. [Built In Boston]

Notarize pulled in $130MFollowing a year of significant growth in revenue, Notarize pulled in a Series D led by Canapi Ventures. It’s tech enables people to sign and notarize documents completely online via a two-way video call. The money will allow Notarize to grow its platform and product, expand into new industries and grow its headcount. It currently lists over 20 open tech positions. [Built In Boston]

Boston Tech Quote of the Week

“What began as a mission to help patients navigate the world made smaller by disability has evolved into a world-class platform that connects neurological output with today’s digital world. The next phase for Pison will be releasing our gesture technology to improve lives, safety and productivity across multiple industries.” —Dexter Ang, Pison founder and CEO

Pison raised $7MThe company is working to build the sci-fi future we’ve only seen in movies. Pison is advancing its tech that allows people to mentally control digital devices. With the Series A funding, it’s planning to launch its first product this year as well as hire 50 new members to its team. The funding round was led by Lavrock Ventures. [Built In Boston]

Zaius to be acquired by OptimizelyWith the addition of the Boston-based company’s AI-powered customer data software, Optimizely is looking to make additions to its enterprise features that work to manage websites and marketing campaigns. Zaius previously raised over $50 million in venture funding prior to its acquisition. [siliconANGLE]

Dispatch announced new partnershipsWith its platform that serves home service brands that depend on independent providers, Dispatch launched new partnerships with York HVAC, Amarr Garage Doors and Friedrich Air Conditioning. Going forward, the company is looking to attract new customer partnerships across several industries including manufacturing and home service franchise. [PR Newswire]

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