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MoMo on the Grand Canal outdoor patio – July 27th

Join Mobile Monday on July 27th for a relaxed summer gathering on the deck of the Grand Canal.  Meet some mobile people.  See some demos.  Enjoy summer.  Cash bar.

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Bring your mobile phone if you have something to demo.  We won’t have formal demo stations, but let us know in advance so we can post about it.

Time: 6 to 9 pm

Location: The Grand Canal, Boston, MA (map)

Transportation: Near Haymarket and North Station T stops (Orange line, Green line, and northern Commuter Rail lines)

Register now so we know you’re coming.

Be sure and stop by for a chance to win a free copy of iPhone Developer’s Cookbook by Erica Sadun, courtesy of the Voices That Matter: iPhone Developers Conference.

Hope to see you there.  Note:  We won’t be holding an August event, so the next Mobile Monday will be sometime in September.

Small Funding Rounds Lead $81m in Mass. Mobile Investment in Q209

Q2 2009 yielded a total of $81 million in investment for mobile companies based in and around Boston. A series of smaller investment rounds dominated Q2 as six out of seven companies receiving funding in Q2 raised less than $10 million from venture capitalists. While total investment declined from Q109 to Q209, VC funding increased from $39.4 million to $58.8 million.

Lilliputian Systems raised $28 million
Ember Corp. raised $8 million
Reva Systems raised $5 million
Convergence Inc was acquired for $22.8 million
Viximo raised $5 million
Azuki Systems raised $6 million
Celtra raised $1.2 million
Beaumaris Wireless raised $5.3 million

Notable mentions: E Ink’s $215 million sale to Prime View International is still pending, LogMeIn IPO in July raising $107 million, ending the IPO draught.

* This data & post was assembled by Amir Shaikh, Mobile Monday Boston’s summer intern.