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News & Announcements

04/25/2013 – Basho follows well-trodden path to open distributed data

Basho is the latest company to make waves with open source technology in the cloud. Is proprietary software dead?

04/25/2013 – Apigee gets into U.S. intelligence with In-Q-Tel backing

Apigee has won the backing of In-Q-Tel, in a move that is likely to see its software used by national security and law enforcement agencies.

04/25/2013 – S.F.-Based PresenceLearning Raises $8 Million in Funding co-led by New Markets Venture Partners

PresenceLearning, a San Francisco-based provider of online speech and occupational therapy services to K-12 students, said on Thursday it has raised $8 million in a new round of funding, co-led by New Markets Venture Partners and Blue Heron Capital.

04/25/2013 – Redwood City-Based Actian Acquires Campbell-Based ParAccel; Silicon Valley Bank backed ParAccel

Actian, a Redwood City-based developer of big data management tools, said on Thursday it has acquired Campbell-based ParAccel, creator of an analytic platform designed to help clients gain quick insights from very large data sets.

04/24/2013 – Speek's John Bracken on virality, fundraising and his butt tattoo

Speek, a Web- and app-based conference call platform, has gone viral in a profound way, more so than any other D.C. startup at the moment.

04/24/2013 – Danny Boice: Entrepreneurship Major Would Be an Improvement

GUEST MENTOR Danny Boice, co-founder and CTO of Speek: My recent article “Why we need a ‘Startup University’ and how it would work” was inspired by my experience founding my startup Speek and successfully getting it off the ground.

04/24/2013 – Zoomdata: Google Earth for Data Visualization

Big Data is arguably one of the hottest tech buzzwords of the past year.

04/23/2013 – Report: 87% of Tech Startups Plan to Hire This Year

Eighty-seven percent of technology startups plan to hire new employees in 2013, according to a new report by Silicon Valley Bank.

04/23/2013 – CEOs, Early-Stage Investors Provide Meaningful, Real-Time Feedback to Area Tech Start-Ups at TechBUZZ Spring 2013

The East Coast tech start-up community was treated to a healthy dose of practical advice, hearing directly from seasoned CEOs and active angel, institutional and corporate investors, as well as state investment funds at MAVA’s TechBUZZ Spring 2013.

04/22/2013 – LogMeIn to establish base in Ireland

LogMeIn announced in November that it would create 50 jobs in Dublin by establishing its European operations here as part of an IDA-supported investment.

04/22/2013 – Entrepreneur of the Week: Jonathan Aberman, @Jaberman

CIT Gap Funds, Center for Innovative Technology; Entrepreneur of the Week: Jonathan Aberman, @Jaberman

04/22/2013 – Cambridge-based Epizyme Files to Raise $69 Million in IPO, NEA an Investor

Epizyme, a Cambridge-based biopharmaceutical company, has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering of stock to raise an estimated $69 million.

04/22/2013 – LivingSocial a 'better, stronger' company, says Grotech's Don Rainey

Few know LivingSocial like Don Rainey. The Grotech general partner's involvement with the D.C. daily deal giant predates the daily deal itself. Rainey has sat on LivingSocial's board long enough to see it reach the peak of press adulation, only to be hammered by a seemingly endless string of bad news.

04/20/2013 – How A New App (HomeSnap) Can Help Your Real Estate Investing Business

Picture yourself out in a neighborhood “driving for dollars”. You come across a potential real estate investment opportunity and you want to learn more about the property.

04/19/2013 – US software firms -- ACI & Marin Software -- to add 95 jobs in Ireland in next 3 years

IDA Ireland today announced the planned creation of 95 new jobs by two client companies in the software sector in the next 3 years.

04/19/2013 – Online ads player Marin to create 35 new jobs in Dublin

Search, social and mobile advertising player Marin Software Inc is to create 35 new jobs in Dublin over the next three years.

04/19/2013 – Ireland's economic comeback owed to Google, Paypal, Facebook

Major house price declines have eased in Ireland in 2012, thanks to the increasing demand from tech companies like Google, Linkedin and Facebook, which have set up offices and headquarters in the country.

04/19/2013 – District ranked No. 1 for AngelList startups per capita

D.C. ranks No. 1 for startups per million residents, according to a list from Fast Company.

04/19/2013 – NEA-Backed Epizyme Files to Raise Up to $69 Million in IPO

Epizyme, a Massachusetts-based biopharmaceutical firm backed by Chevy Chase-based New Enterprise Associates (NEA), has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to raise up to $69 million in its initial public offering.

04/18/2013 – Cambridge-based MC10 Raises $18 Million in Venture Capital, Osage participated

MC10, a Cambridge-based developer of “conformable” electronics that stretch, bend and twist, has raised $18 million in its third round of venture capital, the company announced on Thursday.

04/18/2013 – Vienna-Based Grotech Co-Leads Funding Round for Zonoff

A pair of Vienna-based venture capital firms, Valhalla Partners and Grotech Ventures, have co-led a new $3.8 million round of funding for Pennsylvania-based Zonoff, developer of a connected home software platform.

04/18/2013 – Chevy Chase-Based New Enterprise Associates Invests in Kaazing

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, said on Thursday it has invested in Kaazing, the Silicon Valley developer of a web and mobile communication platform for the delivery of live data, as part of that company's new $15 million round.

04/17/2013 – newBrandAnalytics Expert to Discuss Social Media Trends and Challenges at the Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit, April 19 in McLean, VA

newBrandAnalytics (nBA), the social intelligence leader for hospitality, retail, food and beverage, and government organizations, announced today that it has been selected to participate in a discussion on the current and future landscape of social media at the Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit April 19 in McLean, Va.

04/17/2013 – Eyeing China deals, NEA names managing director for Asia

Venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates has named Carmen Chang as partner and managing director for its Asia operation, part of an expanded push into the continent focused initially on China.

04/17/2013 – 'Orphan drugs' in search of a home: NEA funds accelerator to fight rare diseases

Venture giant New Enterprise Associates is taking the accelerator concept in a new direction.

04/17/2013 – WeddingWire Announces Brand Partnerships for New York International Bridal Week 2013

WeddingWire®, the nation's leading wedding technology company and proud partner of New York International Bridal Week 2013, has finalized its additional brand and service provider partnerships for the highly-anticipated luxury bridal fashion show beginning this weekend.

04/17/2013 – Report: Angel Investments Remain Steady in '12; Though Industries Shift

While angel investment activity remained relatively stable last year, there was a marked shift in industries receiving the funding, according to a new report from the Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights.

04/16/2013 – Winners Named in Inaugural InvestMaryland Challenge

Three Maryland-based companies have claimed the top prizes in the inaugural InvestMaryland Challenge, a national seed- and early-stage business competition.

04/16/2013 – MyCanvas Allows Homeowners To Access Their Personal Service Data History In The Cloud

Canvas is a portal for mobile business applications, used primarily by small businesses and contractors to replace their paper forms with smartphones apps. Today Canvas is announcing MyCanvas, a cloud service for their subscribers that allows anyone to access their personal service data history in the cloud.

04/16/2013 – Aegis Mobility Survey Finds Companies Remain Concerned about Employee Use of Mobile Devices While Driving

Employers continue to be concerned about the risk and liability posed by employee use of mobile devices while driving on the job. Seven in ten companies have adopted written policies designed to curb employee distracted driving, but only 32% are confident that current enforcement methods are effective at achieving compliance.

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