10/29/2013 – MAVA Leadership Member Core Capital's Tom Wheeler Confirmed as FCC Chairman
The Senate has unanimously confirmed Tom Wheeler as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), nearly six months after President Obama nominated the managing director of DC-based investment firm Core Capital Partners for the role.
10/28/2013 – GlycoMimetics sets IPO price range at $14 to $16 per share with MAVA Leadership Member NEA as largest shareholder
Gaithersburg-based GlycoMimetics Inc. set the terms for its upcoming IPO on Monday, planning to sell 4 million shares at between $14 and $16 apiece.
10/28/2013 – Harbert Venture Partners Joins $16M Series E For PeopleMatter
PeopleMatter – the only cloud-based workforce management platform designed specifically for the service industry – today announced that it has secured $16 million in Series E funding.
10/28/2013 – MorganFranklin Consulting Wins 2013 Inc. Hire Power Award for Boosting American Jobs
MorganFranklin Consulting, a leading business consulting and technology solutions company based in McLean, Va., and London, today announced that the firm has won a 2013 Inc. Hire Power Award, recognizing private companies that are adding jobs and rebuilding the economy.
10/28/2013 – SL8Z Crowdsourced Recruiting Closes First Venture Round
The investment was made by the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) via its CIT GAP Funds.
10/28/2013 – Invincea Announces Major Revenue and Deployment Milestones, Names 17 New Clients
Company Achieves 200% Quarter-Over-Quarter and Year-Over-Year Growth, Now Protecting Nearly 10,000 Organizations World-Wide, Rebrands Flagship Product as Invincea FreeSpace(TM)
10/25/2013 – NeoChord Closes $3MM Loan With Square 1 Bank
NeoChord Inc., a developer of minimally invasive devices and procedures for mitral valve repair, announced that on Sep. 9, the company closed on a $3 million credit facility with Durham, NC-based Square 1 Bank, the premier banking partner to entrepreneurs and the venture capital community.
10/25/2013 – Center for Innovative Technology Invests in Reston-Based SL8Z
The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) said it has invested an unspecified amount in Reston-based SL8Z, developer of an online marketplace for crowdsourced recruiting.
10/24/2013 – InspireMD receives $10M from Hercules Technology Growth Capital
InspireMD said Thursday that it has closed $10 million in financing from Hercules Technology Growth Capital.
10/24/2013 – 5 startups receive $1M in loans from Anne Arundel VOLT fund
Five startups, including SameGrain and Light Point Security, received more than $1 million from the VOLT Fund technology loan program administered by the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation.
10/23/2013 – CIT Invests in SL8Z CrowdSourced Recruiting
The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today that its CIT GAP Funds closed an investment in SL8Z, Inc., a global marketplace for crowdsourced recruiting located in Reston.
10/22/2013 – Wellington Financial Provides $2.5 Million Growth Capital to SaaS Platform Company
Wellington Financial LP, a privately-held specialty finance firm, today announced the closing of a US$2.5 million venture debt financing for a Southern California-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) web platform company.
10/22/2013 – Higher Logic Ranked Among Top 100 Washington, D.C. Companies in Annual Inc. 500|5000
Higher Logic, the leading industry provider of private social networking software for associations, franchises and users groups, has been ranked #18 among the Top 100 Washington, D.C. Companies in Inc.s seventh annual Inc. 500|5000.
10/22/2013 – CC13 Presenter Univa Completes Acquisition of Grid Engine Assets
Univa, the Data Center Automation company, today announced that the company will assume support of Oracle Grid Engine customers. As a part of the transaction, Univa acquired Oracle Grid Engine assets and intellectual property making it the sole commercial provider of Grid Engine.
10/21/2013 – Maryland Tedco seeks $30M to invest in veteran-owned businesses
An arm of the Maryland Technology Development Corp. is aiming to raise $30 million for a new fund dedicated to investing in veteran-owned businesses.
10/17/2013 – Square 1 Bank Provides Credit Facility to CrossCut Ventures
Square 1 Bank, the premier banking partner to entrepreneurs and the venture capital community, today announced that it has provided a credit facility to Santa Monica-based CrossCut Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm.
10/16/2013 – How Playlists Help College Hopefuls, Overwhelmed Advisers
Mytonomy, a D.C.-area video startup, aims to connect students with college and career advice from near-peers and other role models.
10/16/2013 – A string of Washington area companies collect venture capital investments from investors including Updata Partners, LLR Partners
Venture capital deals in the fourth quarter may be off to strong start after a series of companies from around the Washington region collected millions of dollars from investors this week.
10/15/2013 – DLA Piper advises Vocalocity in $130m deal with Vonage Holdings
DLA Piper has advised Vocalocity, a provider in the SMB-hosted VoIP market, on the $130m (£82m) sale of its business to New Jersey-based telecommunications provider Vonage Holdings.
10/15/2013 – Nginx Raises $10M Series B Round Led By NEA
Nginx, the company behind the increasingly popular web server by the same name, today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series B round led by New Enterprise Associates.
10/15/2013 – TechBUZZ Presenter Parking Panda Makes Business Insider's 'Best Startups' list
Business Insider has featured a list of the 15 Best Startups to Work For in America and two Baltimore companies made the list: Parking Panda and Groove Commerce.
10/15/2013 – Logi Analytics Secures $27.5M Investment led by LLR Partners, Updata
Logi Analytics, the authority on embedded analytics, today announced that it has closed a $27.5 million growth equity investment led by new investor LLR Partners. Current investor Updata Partners also participated in the round.
10/14/2013 – Speek Partners with Dell to Offer Speek Pro to Entrepreneurs
Speek, a platform for super simple conference calling, announced that it will be featured in the new Dell Marketplace.
10/10/2013 – Fairfax County EDA wins top marketing award
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) honored the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) with a 2013 Excellence in Economic Development Award for the FCEDA’s unique and extensive program that works with foreign companies interested in establishing or expanding operations in the United States.
10/09/2013 – AnyPresence Wins Top Platform/API Award at DataWeek 2013
AnyPresence today announced that its enterprise backend-as-a-service platform won the Top Platform/API award at DataWeek 2013.
10/08/2013 – AdMobius & Lotame Partner to Enhance Mobile Ad Targeting
AdMobius, the first mobile audience management platform and Lotame, the global leader in unifying data management, today announced a partnership, designed to offer publishers access to true behavioral and demographic audiences to better target ad campaigns across mobile devices.
10/08/2013 – NHS to Work with Basho for Electronic Health Service
The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is radically rethinking the way it deals with data, using Silicon Valley-based Basho Technologies’ Riak distributed database as part of its Spine2 database system used for dealing with its increasingly digitized health service.
10/08/2013 – Notable Solutions Awarded U.S. Army Certificate of Networthiness
Notable Solutions, a leading provider in secure information collection and output management solutions, announced today it has been awarded the U.S. Army Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) by the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM).
10/05/2013 – Merchants are minding their digital critiques
Greg Dodge, owner of Zavino at 13th and Sansom Streets, likes to say that there is no marketing like word of mouth, and once a week, a report arrives on his cellphone that lets him measure just what those words are worth.
10/04/2013 – Introhive plans to raise as much as $7 million
District-based Introhive plans to raise as much as $7 million to accelerate sales of its professional networking software, from a group of investors that includes CRM giant salesforce.com, according to CEO Jody Glidden.