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News & Announcements

03/19/2014 – Cyber startup RedOwl Analytics named most innovative company at major tech conference

Baltimore cyber security firm RedOwl Analytics Inc. took on peers from Silicon Valley, Israel and the East Coast — and won.

03/19/2014 – DC Startup Betterific Teams With the Wizards to Crowdsource Innovative Fan Experience

D.C. startup Betterific has launched a partnership with the Washington Wizards this week to crowdsource innovative ideas from fans to improve their game-watching experience.

03/19/2014 – Parchment Raises $10M to Turn Credentials Into Opportunities

Parchment – a leading education technology company streamlining the verified credential process – announced Wednesday that it has closed a $10 million follow-on investment led by the globally-recognized merchant bank, The Raine Group.

03/19/2014 – Foodem Partners with Velocity Wings to Automate and Streamline Their Food Procurement Process

Foodem, an innovative B2B online food procurement marketplace and business intelligence solution for the $650 billion U.S. wholesale food distribution industry, is pleased to announce that it has recently partnered with Velocity Wings to automate and streamline their wholesale food procurement process.

03/19/2014 – Rosslyn-Based Encore Alert Lands $390,000 in Seed Funding

Encore Alert, the Rosslyn-based developer of a tool designed to help marketing teams by analyzing social media data and suggesting appropriate marketing responses, said it has raised $390,000 in seed funding, led by NextGen Angels.

03/19/2014 – Dulles-Based SummitIG Lands New Funding to Expand Network

SummitIG, a Dulles-based provider of dark fiber infrastructure, said on Tuesday it has landed a new equity investment from Columbia Capital, along with a large term loan from Orix Ventures.

03/19/2014 – Tatum Names Jim McAndrews Managing Partner of Mid-Atlantic Office

Associate Managing Partner Sonya Stone to Assume Business Development Role in East Region

03/18/2014 – ORIX Ventures Announces Growth Capital Commitment to SummitIG

ORIX Ventures announces the closing of a large term loan with SummitIG, a custom network solutions and bandwidth infrastructure provider.

03/18/2014 – Lotame Acquires Mobile Ad Targeting Startup AdMobius

Data management platform Lotame just announced that it’s acquiring startup AdMobius.

03/17/2014 – Amplience Secures Silicon Valley Bank Funding to Accelerate Rapid U.S. Expansion

Amplience, the leading provider of rich media production technology for ecommerce, today announced the successful closing of a $1.4 million growth capital term loan with Silicon Valley Bank.

03/17/2014 – Semiconductor Company Aquantia Raises $16M, Says It’s Preparing for IPO

Aquantia Corp. raised $16 million in new funding as it prepares for what has become a rare event for semiconductor companies, at least in the U.S.— going public.

03/14/2014 – Announcing The Judges Of TechCrunch’s Washington DC Pitch-Off

In a few short days, TechCrunchers from across the country will pack their bags, hop on a plane or a train, and venture to the nation’s capitol. That’s right, ya’ll — the TechCrunch DC Meetup + Pitch-off is happening, on Tuesday, whether you like it or not.

03/14/2014 – Security firm Shadow Networks bags $10M in new funding round

Shadow Networks, formerly called ZanttZ Inc, has secured more than $10 million in a recent funding round, TechCrunch reported citing the company's filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

03/13/2014 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Co-Leads $50 Million Round for MuleSoft

New Enterprise Associates, the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, said on Thursday it has co-led a new $50 million round of funding for San Francisco-based MuleSoft, the developer of an integration platform designed to let users more easily connect applications, data and devices.

03/13/2014 – MuleSoft raises $50 million, preps for IPO

The round was co-led by New Enterprise Associates, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Meritech Capital.

03/13/2014 – Basho Names New CEO and CTO

Basho, the creator and developer of Riak, the industry leading distributed NoSQL database, today announced that Adam Wray has joined the company as chief executive officer and Dave McCrory as chief technology officer.

03/12/2014 – High Street Partners Announces Strategic Partnership with Merrill Brink

High Street Partners (HSP) today announced that it has partnered with Merrill Brink.

03/12/2014 – Google Capital Leads $85M Credit Karma Funding Round

Credit Karma's ad-based free services model has attracted Google Capital as lead investor in the company's latest $85 million round of financing.

03/11/2014 – DataRPM Secures $5.1 Million In Series A

DataRPM, the industry pioneer in cognitive business intelligence, today announced that it has closed a $5.1 million Series A funding round.

03/11/2014 – NEA-backed TriVascular Files For IPO

TriVascular Technologies, Inc., manufacturer of the Ovation Prime(R) Abdominal Stent Graft System, announced that is has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock.

03/11/2014 – NEA Leads $45M Series B For Lumena Pharmaceuticals

Lumena Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel products for rare cholestatic liver diseases and serious metabolic disorders, announced that it has secured $45 million in Series B financing.

03/11/2014 – Three Senior Professionals Join Signal Hill

Signal Hill, a independent advisory boutique serving the M&A and private capital raising needs of growth companies, is pleased to announce that Eric Edmondson, co-founder of Seven Hills Partners, a highly-regarded San Francisco-based independent investment banking advisory firm, has joined the firm as a Managing Director in its San Francisco office.

03/11/2014 – Stealthy Enterprise Security Company Niara Raises $9M From Index And NEA

Niara, a stealthy enterprise security company, has raised $9 million in funding from Index and NEA, we’re hearing from sources.

03/11/2014 – Scoutmob founder to open $200 million incubator with MailChimp and more

A new incubator focused on design and consumer startups is expected to land in Midtown Atlanta and the ambitious $200 million redevelopment plan stands as an example for how an incubator can tranform an entire neighborhood.

03/10/2014 – 20 Area Start-Ups to Take the Stage at TechBUZZ Spring 2014

Cyber, Enterprise, Cloud, Education, Digital Media are Among Sectors Represented

03/07/2014 – Johns Hopkins student links physical therapy, tech

Rehabtics, a health IT company in Baltimore, is looking to change the way patients think about physical therapy.

03/07/2014 – Arlington-Based In-Q-Tel Invests in Redlen Technologies

In-Q-Tel, the Arlington-based venture fund backed by the CIA, said it has invested in Canada's Redlen Technologies as part of that company's new $5.5 million funding round.

03/06/2014 – LLR Closes Fourth Fund at $950 Million

LLR Partners announces the final closing of LLR Equity Partners IV, L.P. (“LLR 4”), a $950 million private equity fund that builds on the firm’s 15-year history of investing in and partnering with middle market growth companies.

03/06/2014 – Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Closes $30 Million Loan with Oxford Finance, LLC

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NAVB), a biopharmaceutical company focused on precision diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, today announced that it has closed a $30 million non-dilutive loan transaction with Oxford Finance LLC ("Oxford").

03/06/2014 – LLR Partners Closes Fourth Fund at $950 Million

LLR Partners announces the final closing of LLR Equity Partners IV, L.P. (“LLR 4”), a $950 million private equity fund that builds on the firm’s 15-year history of investing in and partnering with middle market growth companies.

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