Podium Raises $201 Million for SMB Communications and Payments

We don’t write much about SMB (Small and Mid-size Business) products.  But now that I’ve raised the subject, SMB payments and communications platform Podium has raised a $201 million Series D, bringing total funding to $419 million.  Podium started as a review-generation platform, but its ability to accept payments within text messages is what’s unusual.