Apiary secures $1.6m funding

Apiary, an API design platform company, has secured $1.63 million in seed funding led by Flybridge Capital Partners and Baseline Ventures. The funding will be used to expand the company’s engineering division to keep up with rising customer demand.

BlueTarp Closes $15m Funding Round

BlueTarp Financial, a credit provider for the building supply industry, has closed a $15 million equity round led by new investor Long Ridge Equity Partners. BlueTarp’s existing investor group, including Highland Capital Partners, Flybridge Capital Partners, Village Ventures and Trinity Ventures also participated in the round.

Taris Biomedical Raises $12.5 Million

Taris Biomedical, a specialty pharmaceutical company developing therapies to treat bladder diseases, has raised a fresh $12.5 million in funding from its existing investors, Flagship Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, Polaris Partners, and Third Rock Ventures. With the new funding, Taris, based in Lexington, Mass., has raised $49.8 million altogether.

Sample6 Technologies Hires Tim Curran as CEO

Sample6 Technologies, a Boston-based developer of a so-called bacterial monitoring platform, has appointed Tim Curran as CEO. Curran was previously CEO of Vela Systems, which sold to Autodesk last year; he was also CEO of Eleven Technologies, acquired by Trimble Navigation in 2006. Sample6 is backed by Flybridge Capital Partners, Chevron Tech Ventures, The Kraft Group, Founder Collective and Boston University, among others.

Online Payments Startup Plastiq Raises Fresh $6M

Plastiq, a Boston-based online payments company, has raised $6 million in financing. The round was led by Atlas Venture and Flybridge Capital Partners and also included investors in an earlier, $2.3 million financing sewn up last spring. Those other investors include NextView Ventures, Greenoaks Capital Management and individual investors such as Harvey Golub, the former chairman and CEO of American Express.

Crashlytics Joins Forces with Twitter

Big data solution provider Crashlytics is merging with Twitter. The company is backed by Flybridge Capital Partners and Baseline Ventures and closed its most recent funding round in April.

Digital Lumens Closes $10m Round

Digital Lumens has closed a $10 million round of funding from existing investors including Black Coral Capital, Flybridge Capital Partners, and Stata Venture Partners. Digital Lumens is an LED lighting systems and service provider.

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