NEW YORK, June 4 – Blackstone Technology Group, a provider of high-throughput computing software and services based in Worcester, Mass., said Monday it has closed a $12.6 million Series B round of venture financing led by Ampersand Ventures. 

Co-investors in the funding included Softbank Investment Corp., Garfly Invest AG, Itochu International, and Synopsys. 

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