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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.

07/16/2013 – NEA Leads $4.3M Financing For Cartiva

Cartiva, Inc., a developer of innovative products for the treatment of cartilage injuries and osteoarthritis, today announced that the Company has secured $4.3 million in financing led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA).

07/16/2013 – Arlington-Based In-Q-Tel Invests in HyTrust

HyTrust, a Silicon Valley-based developer of cloud security tools for virtual infrastructure, said on Monday it has landed a new investment as part of a larger technology development deal with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the Arlington-based venture fund backed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

07/15/2013 – DC Ranks No. 6 on List of "Top Startup Cities -- By Cost & Taxes"

Washington, DC ranks No. 6 on Entrepreneur's new list of the "Top Startup Cities -- By Cost & Taxes." The rankings, compiled by tax-planning startup GoodApril, consider factors such as median tech wages, taxes, housing costs and the cost of office space.

07/14/2013 – Tysons Corner-based ID.me expands online identification network

TroopSwap. Troop ID. ID.me. The ever-changing name of the Tysons Corner company co-founded by Blake Hall and Matthew Thompson provides a visible reminder of how the start-up has evolved and expanded its focus since being formed more than three years ago.

07/12/2013 – Riskive Raises $2.2 Million

Riskive Inc. has raised $2.2 million via sale of shares to 14 investors, according to an SEC filing.

07/11/2013 – New Enterprise Associates Joins $6.3M Series A for Tivli

Tivli, an innovative IP-based service that delivers television to university students on their devices anywhere on campus, announced the completion of a $6.3 million Series A financing.

07/11/2013 – NEA Co-leads $29.6M Round For CVRx

CVRx, Inc., a private medical device company, has completed a private equity financing totaling $29.6 million. CVRx plans to use the funding for the primary purposes of advancing its clinical trials and expanding its international commercial activities. New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA) and Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation were the co-lead investors.

07/11/2013 – Silicon Valley Bank Launches 30 Years | 30 Causes Campaign

In Celebration of 30 Years in Business, Company Kicks Off Series of Community Service Events Around the World

07/10/2013 – Zoomdata lands $4.1 million Series A

Reston-based Zoomdata Inc., a data visualization startup led by former Clarabridge Inc. President Justin Langseth, announced on Wednesday a $4.1 million Series A round led by Columbus Nova Technology Partners.

07/10/2013 – Signal Hill Client Sells Division of Ventraq

Signal Hill is pleased to announce that its client, Spire Capital, has sold the Data Integration / Dynamic Mediation and Personalization / Provisioning product platforms of Ventraq

07/10/2013 – Center for Innovative Technology Invests in Arlington-based CirrusWorks

The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) said on Wednesday it has invested an unspecified amount in Arlington-based CirrusWorks, a developer of network control platforms designed to help IT managers more efficiently run local area networks.

07/09/2013 – Herndon-Based CIT Invests in Charlottesville's LendPro

The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) said on Tuesday it has invested in Charlottesville-based LendPro, the developer of a cloud-based service focused on retail in-store consumer finance.

07/09/2013 – McLean-Based TroopID Expands Business; Relaunches as ID.me

TroopID, the McLean-based developer of a service that allows members of the military community to claim benefits while online, said it has relaunched as ID.me, expanding into areas outside the military.

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