Boston Tech Watch: DataRobot, IBM-MIT, Firefly, Aliro, Embr & More

October 6, 2019

More money is flowing into AI research at MIT, thanks to an expansion of the Institute’s partnership with computing giant IBM; DataRobot announces its $200 million-plus funding round; a tech startup aims to democratize access to quantum computers: these items and more in the week’s Boston tech news roundup.

—Concierge medicine service Firefly Health has raised $10.2 million in a Series A funding round led by venture firms F-Prime Capital and Oak HC/FT. The company raised $4.1 million earlier this year and $400,000 in 2017, according to SEC filings. The Boston-based company also named former Athenahealth co-founder and CEO Jonathan Bush as Firefly Health’s executive chairman.

—Burlington, MA-based 128 Technology raised $30 million in a Series D financing round that saw participation from existing investors, the networking startup said. To date, the company has raised $94.7 million. The new funds will help 128 Technology expand partnerships and further develop its routing technology.

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