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Under $999MM

Source: PitchBook Data, Inc.

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Amid struggles, DataRobot is cutting more staff

The company declined to disclose how many jobs would be eliminated in the layoff. In May, DataRobot cut 7 percent of its roughly 1,000-person workforce.

iRobot Roombas its way into Amazon’s arms

Separately, iRobot said it will undergo a series of restructuring efforts, which will include a lay off of about 140 employees, or 10 percent of its global workforce.

INNOVATION BEAT

Can an investing app close the racial wealth gap?

In 2020, Trevor Rozier-Byrd founded Stackwell Capital, a Boston-based financial tech company designed to help the Black community build generational wealth through the stock market.

Boston VC Bijan Sabet is Biden’s pick for Czech Republic ambassador

The well-known tech investor has also been a big donor to Democrats.

Shopify invests $100 million in Boston marketing-tech firm

The Canadian online shopping platform announced a partnership with local startup Klaviyo.

Local battery recycler plans $1 billion Kentucky plant

Ascend Elements will invest $310 million in the first phase of construction, which is set to begin in the fourth quarter.

TECH LAB

What is web3, and why are people talking about it?

While it’s one of the hottest topics in tech, real-world products and services based on web3 technologies are largely nonexistent and are probably years away.

PerkinElmer sells off three business units in $2.45 billion deal

The Massachusetts company is retaining its life sciences and diagnostics business, which will be renamed before the deal closes. PerkinElmer's stock rose 9 percent on Monday morning.