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News & Announcements

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.

03/06/2014 – Sopheon in new $3.5m working capital facilities

Sopheon has concluded new debt facilities with Silicon Valley Bank, a technology-focused banking organisation.

03/06/2014 – OnDeck Secures $77 Million In Funding Led By Tiger Global

OnDeck (www.ondeck.com), the technology-powered Main Street lender, announced today it raised $77 million in a growth investment round led by Tiger Global Management with participation from existing investors Institutional Venture Partners, RRE Ventures, SAP Ventures, Google Ventures, First Round Capital, Industry Ventures and Peter Thiel.

03/05/2014 – Wellington Financial Provides $11 Million Growth Capital to Operative Media, Inc.

Wellington Financial LP, a privately-held specialty finance firm, today announced a US$11 million venture debt financing for Operative Media of New York. Operative helps media companies like WSJ, The Weather Company, MSN.com, Daily Mail Group, Bauer Media and Comcast manage their digital ad business.

03/05/2014 – Payoneer Secures $25 Million Funding Led by New Investor Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC

Payoneer Inc., a leading online payments company headquartered in New York, today announced it has completed a Series D financing round of $25 million.

03/05/2014 – GuideSpark Raises $15M to Make Employee Communications Entertaining, Digital

GuideSpark Inc. wants to make dull employee handbooks, seminars and brochures a thing of the past by turning these materials into more engaging video, mobile and interactive content.

03/05/2014 – Lotame Secures $15M In Series D

Lotame, a independent data management platform (DMP), today announced that it has secured $15 million in Series D funding.

03/05/2014 – Employee Engagement Innovator GuideSpark Raises over $15 Million in a Series B Round, Led by NEA

GuideSpark secures $15 million investment to fuel growth for its world-class employee communications and engagement platform.

03/05/2014 – Baltimore startup uses video game technology to improve physical therapy experience

Xiaoxu Kang is shooting high. The Johns Hopkins Ph.D. student turned entrepreneur wants to make exercise fun.

03/04/2014 – NEA-backed Opower Files For IPO

Opower, a leading provider of cloud-based software to the utility industry, announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock.

03/04/2014 – NEA Joins $6.5M Series A For Zumper

Zumper (www.zumper.com), the home and apartment rental search platform, announced that it has closed a Series A round of funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), with seed investors including NEA and Dawn Capital also participating in the round.

03/04/2014 – Signal Hill Client Trubiquity Acquired by Rocket Software

Signal Hill is pleased to announce that its client, Trubiquity, a leader in managed file transfer and information logistics, has been acquired by Rocket Software, a global software development firm that builds enterprise products and delivers enterprise solutions across multiple segments.

03/04/2014 – Harry Weller of New Enterprise Associates Joins Appian Board of Directors

Appian, the market leader in modern business process management (BPM) software, today announced that Harry Weller, General Partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), has joined Appian's board of directors, in conjunction with the firm's recent minority investment.

03/03/2014 – Mashable closes Series A round with $14M

Mashable has secured a total of $14 million for its Series A funding round, a statement about the funding said.

03/03/2014 – Speek Raises $5.1M In Series A

Speek, the fastest and easiest way to do conference calls, has raised a Series A round of funding.

03/03/2014 – SameGrain Closes First Round of Funding $800,000 Raised for Social Discovery Platform

SameGrain, Inc., an award winning “privacy first” social discovery start-up, announced today that it has secured $800,000 in seed funding.

03/03/2014 – Indomina Media Closes $26MM Facility With Comerica Bank

The loan will finance Indomina's upcoming slate of motion pictures, filmed mostly at Pinewood Indomina Studios in the Dominican Republic.

02/25/2014 – Monster Buys NEA-backed TalentBin and Gozaik

Monster Worldwide, Inc. announced the acquisition of TalentBin, Inc., a social profile talent search engine, and Gozaik LLC, a developer of social jobs aggregation and distribution technology.

02/25/2014 – IBM To Buy In-Q-Tel-backed Cloudant

IBM today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Boston, MA-based Cloudant, Inc., a privately held database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider that enables developers to easily and quickly create next generation mobile and web apps.

02/24/2014 – RedOwl Analytics named "Most Innovative Company" at Innovation Sandbox

RedOwl Analytics – a Baltimore software company whose cloud-based product, Reveal, provides solutions for entities to analyze digital communications data – was named “Most Innovative Company” at the RSA Conference 2014 Innovation Sandbox event.

02/21/2014 – OddLot Entertainment Signs $50MM Credit Facility With J.P. Morgan, Comerica

OddLot Entertainment has closed a $50 million revolving credit facility with J.P. Morgan and Comerica as co-lead arrangers which may be increased to $150 million.

02/19/2014 – CIT GAP Funds Invests in Encore

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today that its CIT GAP Funds invested in Encore, a Rosslyn-based company that provides proactive social alerts to marketers.

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