The end of July brought a slew of exciting news from the Boston tech scene. There were multiple acquisitions, new hires and fresh funds all in one week. As we enter into August, here’s a look back at last week’s news. This is the Built In Boston Weekly Refresh.
AirSlate acquired DocHub. The acquisition is airSlate’s third in the digital document management sector. The entire DocHub team has integrated with airSlate and is expected to double in size by the end of the year. [Built In Boston]
Bento raised $8.1M. The Series A funding round was led by Schooner Capital and will be used to advance Bento’s dental marketplace app and expand its sales nationwide. Bento allows users to search and find dental practices that accept their insurance. [Built In Boston]
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Ginkgo Bioworks announced plans to acquire Zymergen. The Boston synthetic biology company will purchase California-based biotech startup Zymergen for $300 million in an all-stock transaction. Ginkgo allows customers to easily program cells. Zymergen designs and produces molecules and materials used in a variety of products. [Built In Boston]
Iterative Scopes moved to Cambridge. The AI-based medical imaging startup moved into its new headquarters at 675 Massachusetts Ave. Iterative Scopes’ AI technology analyzes gastrointestinal images to find abnormalities. In addition to its new office, the company is hiring for nearly 50 roles across various teams. [Built In Boston]
Hometap appointed a new CFO. Hometap is a loan alternative provider that allows homeowners to tap into their home’s equity debt-free. Fintech industry leader Eugene Wong joined the company as its new chief financial officer. [Hometap]
SmartBear hired a new chief people officer. SmartBear is a software development provider that aims to streamline DevOps processes. It recently brought on former Alumni Ventures CPO Veronica Curran as its chief people and culture officer. [SmartBear]