Boston Tech Watch: CIC, Zylotech, Freebird, Mavrck, Sheprd

November 6, 2018
Venture funding rounds, a co-working center opening, and a shuttered ride-sharing service marked the Boston-area technology news this week. Read on for more.  

—Freebird, a Cambridge, MA-based flight re-booking service, brought in $8 million in new funds to accelerate growth in its main corporate travel market. The Series A investment was led by American Express Ventures, with Citi Ventures, PAR Capital Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Accomplice, and other investors also contributing, the company said.

“Flight disruptions are a multi-billion-dollar pain point for road warriors and leisure travelers alike,” Ethan Bernstein, co-founder and CEO of Freebird, said in a prepared statement. “Freebird’s platform supplements existing technology and offers solutions that meet the expectations of everyday travelers.”

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