Boston Tech Watch: Stumbling Startups, China VC, Acquisitions & More

This week in Boston tech, we’re tracking the latest sign of a tech slowdown, an acquisition of a faltering mobile marketing startup, a Chinese firm investing in a Boston artificial intelligence startup, and more. Read on for details. —Boston-based Fiksu, once a high-flying mobile marketing startup considered an IPO candidate, was acquired for an undisclosed sum by ClickDealer, a marketing agency owned by Menlo Park, CA-based Noosphere. Fiksu had raised at least $17 million from investors, generated more than $100 million in annual revenue in 2014, and employed more than 300 people at its peak. But last year it went through layoffs, and it’s currently down to 120 employees, the Boston Globe reported. In an interview with the Globe, Fiksu CEO Micah Adler cited competition from online ad behemoths Google…


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