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06/24/2013 – Signal Hill Completes Acquisition of Romet Limited

Signal Hill Equity Partners ("Signal Hill") announced today that it has acquired Romet Limited ("Romet" or the "Company"), a leading Ontario-based precision manufacturer of rotary gas meters for the gas utilities industry in North America and globally.

06/24/2013 – AnyPresence Strengthens Heroku Partnership for Enterprise Backend-as-a-Service Deployments

Customers Benefit from Centralized Management Across Individual Cloud Deployments of Enterprise App Backend Services

06/24/2013 – AOL Ireland to create 40 Dublin jobs

AOL Ireland has announced plans to create 40 new software engineering roles over the next 12 months at its Dublin Development Centre.

06/21/2013 – NEA Participates in $20M Series C Financing for 3-V Biosciences

3-V Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics that modulate key pathways in oncology and infectious disease, today announced the completion of a Series C financing round, raising $20 million.

06/21/2013 – E&Y Names Winners of Greater Washington Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Accounting and advisory firm Ernst & Young on Thursday announced the winners of its 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for Greater Washington, during a ceremony in McLean.

06/21/2013 – NVTC Names Nominees for 2013 Hot Ticket Awards

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) has named the nominees for its 2013 Hot Ticket Awards, which annually honor the area's hottest entrepreneurial tech companies.

06/21/2013 – D.C. ranks among top 10 cities for venture capital

Silicon Valley has long been the epicenter of venture capital-financed high-technology, but a new report shows D.C. is climbing the ranks of best metropolitan areas for venture capital, according to The Atlantic Cities.

06/20/2013 – [x+1] Partners With Lotame to Expand Syndication Opportunities

[x+1], a leading provider of digital marketing and data management software, and Lotame Solutions, Inc., the global leader in unifying data management, today announced a technology partnership for data sharing and media buying.

06/20/2013 – Sterling-Based Fixmo Acquires Perlego Systems

Fixmo, a Sterling-based developer of mobile security and mobility management tools, said on Thursday it has acquired Perlego Systems, a developer of data protection and personal privacy software for smartphones and tablets.

06/20/2013 – Report: Baltimore-Based Riskive to Close Funding on Friday

Riskive, a Baltimore-based cyber security startup, plans to close its first round of funding on Friday, the Baltimore Business Journal reported.

06/19/2013 – NEA Co-leads $12.75m Series A Funding for SocialRadar

SocialRadar, Inc. (www.socialradar.com) today announced it has secured $12.75 million in Series A funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Grotech Ventures and SWaN & Legend Ventures.

06/18/2013 – Invertix, Near Infinity Merge to Create Altamira Technologies Corporation

Invertix Corporation and Near Infinity Corporation announced today that the two companies have completed their merger and are re-branding as Altamira Technologies Corporation.

06/17/2013 – Homesnap makes The Street’s ’5 best real estate apps’

Trulia tops a list of “5 Best Real Estate Apps” put together by The Street today.

06/17/2013 – Meet YEC’s Danny Boice of Speek on StartupLab

Streaming live on #StartupLab, Speek CTO Danny Boice will answer questions from readers TOMORROW , Tuesday, June 18th at 3 p.m. Eastern (12 p.m. Pacific). During the hour-long #StartupLab live chat presented by Citi, Danny will appear live via video chat broadcast on our Facebook app.

06/17/2013 – Microsoft Case Study: Discourse Analytics Builds Demographic Profiles, Boosts Business with Consumer Insight App

In 2011, startup Discourse Analytics launched Votifi, a peer-to-peer network for voter engagement that uses a mobile polling and web-based platform to capture respondents’ political views in real time. “We created an online community that facilitates political exploration and network building,” says Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer Lou Aronson.

06/17/2013 – SocialToaster nears another $1M in funding, targets up to $8M more

Baltimore social media firm SocialToaster, Inc. expects to close a $1 million bridge round of fundraising in the next two months.

06/12/2013 – Light Point Security, Speek, Troop ID Participating in 'WSJ Startup of the Year'

The Wall Street Journal announced today the 24 startups chosen by Wall Street Journal editors to participate in 'WSJ Startup of the Year,' an episodic video documentary for WSJ Live, the Journal's online video platform.

06/11/2013 – IDA Ireland Backs Groupon, Adding 20 Jobs to Dublin Hub

Groupon has announced 20 new full-time roles at its site in Dublin – and intend to further expand the Irish subsidiary in coming months. Backed by IDA Ireland, this latest recruitment drive includes positions for experienced software engineers, data scientists, computer programmers and computational marketers.

06/11/2013 – DLA Piper tops list of largest U.S. law firms

DLA Piper is the largest law firm in the U.S., according to the National Law Journal’s most recent rankings released Tuesday.

06/08/2013 – WHAT’S APPENIN’: SCOUTMOB

Scoutmob is an Atlanta-based (represent!) startup company that provides location-aware coupons to local food, drink, and shopping venues to users on their mobile phone and on the web.

06/07/2013 – Centrifuge Recognized as a "Cool Vendor" for Big Data Analytics

Centrifuge Systems today announced it has been selected by Gartner as a “Cool Vendor” in the respected analyst firm's annual report on Security Intelligence Vendors for 2013* that recognizes innovative and disruptive technology solutions in big-data analytics, particularly those that provide “contextual analysis of security intelligence across silos”.

06/07/2013 – CIT opens up applications for cyber accelerator

Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology is now taking applications for Mach37, the commonwealth-backed cybersecurity accelerator opening up at its Herndon headquarters.

06/06/2013 – SPEEK LAUNCHES ANDROID APP, SHARES 1 YEAR OF CONFERENCE CALL DATA

Speek, the app that makes conference calls fast and easy to join, announced the launch of its Android app today.

06/04/2013 – Goodzer and Wanderful Media Team Up to Deliver Retailer Inventory

Goodzer, the best source of product data from all kinds of local stores anywhere in the country, and Wanderful Media, an online local discovery shopping company, today announced Wanderful Media will publish Goodzer's comprehensive local data of retailers for its newly reimagined Find&Save shopping platform.

06/04/2013 – Capital Connection Highlights Sterling Companies’ Success

MAVA today announced that comScore and K12 will be recognized for performance and leadership as Sterling Companies at Capital Connection 2013, one of the nation’s most respected technology conferences.

06/03/2013 – Canvas raises $4M from investors

Reston-based Canvas, a distributor of mobile applications for businesses, has added $4 million from investors to its coffers, executives planned to announce today.

05/31/2013 – Introhive Named "Company to Watch"

The technology industry in Atlantic Canada produced some big exits in the past two years. The region is poised for more success, and here are some of the companies to watch:

05/30/2013 – NVTC Names John Burton, Updata, a Winner of Greater Washington Technology CFO Award

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) on Wednesday night announced the winners of its 17th Annual Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards during a ceremony in McLean.

05/29/2013 – Baltimore-Based Videology Raises $60 Million in Fourth Round

Videology, the Baltimore-based digital ad technology startup headed by former Advertising.com co-founder Scott Ferber, said it has raised $60 million in its fourth round of funding, led by Catalyst Investors.

05/29/2013 – Higher Logic with Protech Partners to Increase Social CRM Capabilities

Protech Associates, Inc. (Protech), the world’s first and leading provider of cloud-based association management software (AMS) powered by Microsoft Dynamics® CRM, today announced a partnership with Higher Logic, LLC, the leading provider of private social networking and collaboration software for associations and nonprofits, to create a best-in-breed social CRM platform.

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