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10/14/2014 – Chevy Chase-Based TDF Ventures Invests in Stellar Loyalty

TDF Ventures, a Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm focused on early-stage technology startups, said it has invested in Silicon Valley-based Stellar Loyalty, a developer of big data customer loyalty tools, as part of that company's $5 million first round.

10/13/2014 – Zayo is set to IPO this week. That’s great news for Columbia Capital.

Zayo Group Holdings Inc., a Boulder, Colorado-based provider of telecom infrastructure and services, is expected to go public this week.

10/13/2014 – AllStar Deals Closes on $5.1 Million

AllStar Deals Inc. has raised $5.1 million from two investors via sale of shares and and convertible preferred shares, according to an SEC filing.

10/09/2014 – MOVE Guides Announces $8.2 Million Series A Funding from New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Notion Capital

MOVE Guides announced today that it has closed $8.2 million in Series A funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA).

10/07/2014 – SolidFire Lands $82 Million to Expand Flash Memory in Data Centers

The round, which is a Series D, brings the total raised by SolidFire to $150 million.

10/06/2014 – Used-car marketplace Beepi raises $60 million in Series B funding

Investors made a $60 million infusion on used-car marketplace Beepi Inc., betting that people will skip test drives when they buy pre-owned vehicles on the Internet.

10/06/2014 – Walter Isaacson to Keynote Capital Connection November 4th

The New Capital Connection “Engineered for Growth” welcomes CEO & President of the Aspen Institute, former CEO of CNN, and Noted Biographer

10/06/2014 – Zoomdata Raises $17 Million for Fast Exploration of Big Data

Reston based Zoomdata has raised $17 million in its Series B to help customers tackle big data.

10/03/2014 – Insightpool nabs $4 mln Series A

Insightpool, an audience cultivation and conversion platform, today closed $4 million in a Series A round of financing.

10/01/2014 – Ignyta Secures $31M Term Loan Facility From Silicon Valley Bank

Ignyta, Inc. (Nasdaq: RXDX), an oncology precision medicine biotechnology company, announced today that it has secured a $31 million term loan facility from Silicon Valley Bank.

10/01/2014 – Montreal’s Beyond the Rack Secures $10 Million Facility from Silicon Valley Bank

Montreal ecommerce fashion retailer Beyond the Rack has secured a debt financing facility from Silicon Valley Bank for $10 million.

09/30/2014 – Alimera Sciences Receives $25 Million Advance from Hercules Technology Growth Capital

Alimera Sciences, Inc. ALIM, +0.00% (Alimera), a pharmaceutical company that specializes in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, announced today that it has received a $25 million advance from Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. HTGC, -3.27% (Hercules).

09/30/2014 – ChromaDex Secures $5.0 Million in Growth Capital Financing from Hercules

ChromaDex Corp. (OTCQB: CDXC), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary ingredients and science-based solutions to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced today that it closed on a $5.0 million growth capital debt financing from Hercules Technology Growth Capital HTGC, -3.27%.

09/30/2014 – TransEnterix Secures $25MM from Oxford Finance, Silicon Valley Bank

TransEnterix, Inc. has expanded its existing agreement with Oxford Finance LLC and Silicon Valley Bank to provide for up to $25.0 million in growth capital.

09/30/2014 – Industry Ventures closes $170 mln for fund of funds

San Francisco-based Industry Ventures has raised $170 million for its latest fund of funds, Industry Ventures Partnership Holdings III.

09/30/2014 – AnyPresence lands $6M to expand its mobile back-end platform, push into new areas

AnyPresence, whose platform allows enterprises to both deploy their own apps and foster their own developer ecosystems, announced on Tuesday a $6 million raise led by CNF Investments.

09/26/2014 – Arlington-Based In-Q-Tel Invests in MemSQL

In-Q-Tel (IQT), the Arlington-based venture fund backed by the CIA, said it has invested in San Francisco-based MemSQL, a provider of big data analytics based on a distributed in-memory database.

09/24/2014 – CohnReznick LLP and Watkins Meegan LLC Announce Plans to Combine Firms in November Combined Firm will have Approximate Annual Revenues of $600MM

CohnReznick LLP, one of the top accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the U.S., and Bethesda-based accounting, tax, and consulting firm, Watkins Meegan LLC, have signed a letter of intent to combine practices, expected to be effective on November 1, 2014.

09/23/2014 – Baltimore-Based Apkudo Lands Investment from In-Q-Tel

Apkudo, a Baltimore-based developer of analysis technologies designed to test pre-release mobile devices, said on Tuesday it has landed a new investment from In-Q-Tel (IQT), the Arlington-based venture fund backed by the CIA.

09/23/2014 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Leads $3 Million Seed Round for Branch Metrics

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, said on Tuesday it has led a new $3 million seed round for Branch Metrics, a Silicon Valley-based developer of mobile software focused on deep linking technology.

09/23/2014 – CIT Invests in Blacksburg-based Biotherapeutics Inc.

The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) said on Tuesday it has invested an unspecified amount in Blacksburg-based Biotherapeutics Inc. (BTI), a developer of therapeutics to treat inflammation and diabetes. CIT made the investment through its GAP Funds, a family of seed- and early-stage investment funds targeting Virginia-based technology, life science and clean tech companies.

09/08/2014 – MAVA Announces CEOs James Foster and Dan Berger to Speak At TechBUZZ Georgetown on September 19th

MAVA today announced two Keynote Speakers, CEOs James Foster of ZeroFOX and Dan Berger of Social Tables, who will join the program during TechBUZZ Georgetown 2014.

09/04/2014 – Mobile ad startup xAd raises $50M from IVP, others

Mobile ad startup xAd raised $50 million in combined equity and debt financing as it takes geomarketing hyperlocal, right down to where a device is being used.

09/03/2014 – Continuity Control fetches $10 mln

Continuity Control, a New Haven, Conn.-based provider of a compliance management system for community financial institutions, announced today that it has raised $10 million in growth funding to continue extending its industry-leading technology platform and regulatory intelligence.

09/03/2014 – HomeAdvisor Acquires a Majority Stake in Mhelpdesk

HomeAdvisor, a leading marketplace for connecting homeowners with local home service professionals and an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI), announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in Mhelpdesk, a cloud-based workflow application that helps small to medium-sized field service businesses streamline their operations.

09/02/2014 – 20 Companies Announced to Take the Stage at TECHBUZZ Georgetown

Ranging in development from nascent to seed stage, the startup companies presenting at TechBUZZ Georgetown reflect the strength of the Mid-Atlantic as the birthplace of game-changing innovations.

08/29/2014 – SVB, Oxford Finance to Provide $16MM Term Loan to HTG Molecular

HTG Molecular Diagnostics ("HTG") announced that it has closed a growth capital term loan facility with Silicon Valley Bank and Oxford Finance (SVB/Oxford).

08/27/2014 – Travel startup GoEuro raises $27 mln

New Enterprise Associates has led a $27 million Series A funding round in Berlin-based travel planning startup GoEuro.

08/27/2014 – Pritok Capital snags $12.4 mln from Oxford Finance

Pritok Capital, a private equity firm that invests in senior care real estate, has received a $12.4 million loan from Oxford Finance.

08/27/2014 – GOMOTO CLOSES SEED FINANCING ROUND AND APPOINTS FORMER EDMUNDS CEO/CHAIRMAN TO ADVISORY BOARD

GoMoto, a startup that establishes experiential automotive displays and test drive centers, where car buyers can cross-shop multiple brands in one location outside the dealership, announces the completion of their $700,000 seed financing round and the appointment of former Edmunds CEO, Jeremy Anwyl, to its advisory board.

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