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07/30/2013 – In-Q-Tel boosts data-analysis prowess with RedOwl funding

Intelligence agencies are about to get a boost in their data analytics savvy now that In-Q-Tel has formed a partnership with RedOwl Analytics, which finds anomalies in large piles of data.

07/30/2013 – Edimer Raises $18M Series B Financing Led by NEA

Edimer Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company focused on developing an innovative therapy for the rare genetic disorder X-linked Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia (XLHED), announced it has secured $18 million in Series B financing.

07/30/2013 – WealthEngine Partners With Aristotle International: Two Tech Leaders take Political Donor Targeting to the Next Level

Aristotle International, the leading political intelligence provider in the U.S., and WealthEngine™, Inc., provider of sophisticated wealth identification and prospect research solutions, announced today a partnership to provide what is anticipated to be the most effective political donor prospecting platform in the industry.

07/30/2013 – A superhero for the web: Distil blocks 1 billion bad bots

Arlington, Virginia-based Distil believes it has the answer to bad bots: It has developed a Content Protection Network that detects bots and prevents web scraping. The company has been so successful that it recently surpassed 1 billion blocked bots since it started counting around seven months ago.

07/29/2013 – Fixmo and Mach 1 Partner to Prevent Sensitive Corporate Documents from Leaking via Mobile Devices

Joint solution offering combines defense-grade mobile security for Microsoft SharePoint with industry-leading document tracking and policy enforcement to mitigate external and insider threats.

07/29/2013 – InvestMaryland provides $350,000 in Funding to SocialToaster and ReelGenie

Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that two Maryland tech companies received investments totaling $350,000 through the State’s InvestMaryland program, which was created by Governor O’Malley and the General Assembly to make venture capital investments in promising Maryland startups in high-tech, high-growth fields.

07/28/2013 – Silver Spring-based ReelGenie Closes 850k Funding Round

David Adelman, a Harvard grad with an MBA from the Wharton School, recently closed an $850,000 funding round for his start-up, Silver Spring-based ReelGenie.

07/28/2013 – DLA Piper Awarded M&A Advisor Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year

DLA Piper has been awarded the M&A Advisor Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year (under $250mm) for its representation of Synergy Health PLC in its private acquisition of SRI/Surgical Express Inc.

07/26/2013 – Signal Hill Acts As Placement Agent for Stream Data Centers Equity Investment From Iron Point Partners

Signal Hill acted as the sole placement agent to Stream Data Centers in connection with equity funding received from Iron Point Partners for its latest site in Chaska, MN, which is located approximately 25 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis.

07/25/2013 – newBrandAnalytics Reports Record First Half of 2013

newBrandAnalytics, the social intelligence expert for retail, hospitality, and food and beverage organizations, announced today it achieved record numbers in total revenues, bookings and client renewals in the first six months of 2013. Major brands added include Hyatt Hotels, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Bob’s Discount Furniture.

07/25/2013 – NEA and Novak Biddle Join $31M Series C For SolidFire

SolidFire, the leader in all-SSD storage systems designed for large scale cloud infrastructure, unveiled the SF9010, which is now the largest and fastest all-SSD storage platform available on the market. In addition, SolidFire revealed $31M in series C financing led by Samsung Ventures.

07/25/2013 – RedOwl Analytics Announces Strategic Partnership and Technology Development Agreement with In-Q-Tel

RedOwl Analytics (RedOwl), a company that applies statistics to the ever-growing corporate digital trail to examine organizational dynamics in support of governance, risk, and compliance, announced a strategic investment and technology development agreement with InQ-Tel (IQT).

07/25/2013 – StayNTouch Secures $1.6M Investment Seed Round Led by Concur

StayNTouch Inc., a developer of next-generation cloud-based solutions for hotels, today announced closed $1.6 million in Seed financing.

07/24/2013 – Neebo, Inc. Partners with ID.me

Neebo, Inc. (the "Company"; NEEB*), beneficial owner of Nebraska Book Company, Inc. and an industry leader in solutions for the college store marketplace, has partnered with ID.me, an online identity verification service, to launch the first program that allows qualifying military personnel to receive an online discount for textbooks because of their military service.

07/24/2013 – Plurro Launches in New York; Lets New Yorkers Recreate ‘Black Friday’ Any Time, Anywhere

New Yorkers can now Cash Mob their favorite local businesses and brands through Plurro, whose board includes the Founder of Sports Authority, the former CEO of Loehmann’s, and the former CEO of Sephora.com

07/23/2013 – Kapta Systems named a 2013 Hot Vendor in Social Business by Aragon Research

Aragon Research focused on vendors who are driving forward with solutions that socially enable a business process or function.

07/23/2013 – Univa and MapR Technologies Partner to Bring Enterprise-Grade Workload Management to Hadoop Customers

Partnership enables Hadoop and Big Data infrastructures to operate on the best-of-breed MapR platform with Univa Grid Engine’s scalable resource management software.

07/23/2013 – Riskive Closes $2.2M Seed Round co-Led by Core Capital Partners

Riskive, the Social Risk Management company, today announced it has secured $2.2 million in seed funding from Genacast Ventures (a fund formed in partnership with Comcast Ventures), Core Capital and a world-class group of individual investors.

07/23/2013 – Sourcefire Acquired By Cisco for $2.7B

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Sourcefire (NASDAQ: FIRE) today announced a definitive agreement for Cisco to acquire Sourcefire, a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions.

07/23/2013 – Edison Ventures Leads $7M Series C For RealMatch

RealMatch, a performance-based recruitment advertising, announced today it has raised $7 million in Series C venture capital financing led by Edison Ventures with participation by existing investor, Carmel Ventures.

07/22/2013 – Spotlight on Paladin Capital Group and In-Q-Tel: Venture Funds Invest in Electronic Spying Startups

Snowden Revelations Spotlight Growth of Private Companies Working in Cyberwarfare

07/22/2013 – Lockton reaches $1 billion milestone

Lockton Companies Inc. surpassed $1 billion in revenue for the first time ever.

07/21/2013 – Washington area firms raise $418M in venture capital during second quarter

Local firms raised more money from venture capitalists during the second quarter of the year than in any three-month period since before the economic downturn, according to an industry report published last week.

07/19/2013 – DC-Area Companies Attract Most VC in a Quarter Since 2007

Private companies in the DC area attracted $418.2 million in venture capital during the second quarter, the highest quarterly total since 2007, according to the latest MoneyTree report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Arlington-based National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reuters.

07/19/2013 – AnyPresence Named One of the AlwaysOn Global 250 Companies to Watch

Innovative Startup Recognized for creating new opportunities in the Global Silicon Valley

07/18/2013 – BioAmber Closes $25M From Hercules Capital

BioAmber Inc. (NYSE and EURONEXT Paris: BIOA) announced that it has closed on a $25 million, three-year term loan with Hercules Capital.

07/17/2013 – Maryland DBED invests 200k in Optoro

Optoro—a Lanham-based startup specializing in reselling items that have been returned to major retailers—is flexing its fundraising muscles.

07/17/2013 – Edison Ventures Invests $5.5M in Canada-based eSentire

Edison Ventures today announced $5.5 million investment in a $7.0 million total financing round in Ontario, Canada based eSentire.

07/17/2013 – Oxford Finance Provides $12.15 Million Term Loan to Mason Health

Oxford Finance LLC ("Oxford"), a specialty finance firm that provides senior debt to life sciences and healthcare services companies, today announced that it closed a $12.15 million term loan with Mason Health.

07/17/2013 – Videology, Backed by NEA, Closes Series D Round Worth $68.3 Million

Videology Inc., which has developed a sophisticated video platform to help advertisers shift from television to the Internet, has completed a $68.3 million Series D financing round led by Catalyst Investors.

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