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02/14/2013 – DC-Based Quad Learning Raises $11 Million, New Atlantic Ventures and New Enterprise Associates were major participants ; Founded By Phil Bronner, former general partner of Novak Biddle Venture Partners

Quad Learning, a DC-based education startup aiming to help students obtain bachelor's degrees at a lower cost by linking together community colleges and four-your universities, said on Thursday it has raised $11 million in a combined seed and first round.

02/14/2013 – WealthEngine named as First Round of Presenters at Southeast Venture Conference

The Southeast Venture Conference, an annual event highlighting promising technology startups in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, has announced its first round of companies selected to present, including two each from Virginia, DC and Maryland.

02/13/2013 – Conferencing calling made easy by free online tool – Speek!

Interested to know about an easy to use, No Bridge/PIN requiring conference call tool? Check out Speek[.com]!

02/13/2013 – WealthEngine Releases New Report Showcasing Best Fundraising Practices for Advocacy and Community Organizations

WealthEngine™, Inc., the leading provider of sophisticated wealth identification and prospect research solutions, announced today the release of a report, Best Practices for Fundraising for Advocacy and Community Organizations, that provides nonprofits with actionable best practices for raising funds via campaigns, annual giving, major gifts and social media.

02/13/2013 – Vision Chain Changes Name to Orchestro, Names PV Boccasam As CEO

Vision Chain, a DC-based provider of services designed to help brands make better supply chain decisions using big data, said it has changed its name to Orchestro and appointed PV Boccasam, a general partner at Novak Biddle Venture Partners, as its new CEO.

02/12/2013 – IntroHive reaps talent from a Salesforce buyout

Corporate networking startup IntroHive has recruited three former Salesforce.com executives to its team, beefing up its sales and marketing presence after landing a nearly $2 million Series A funding round in December.

02/12/2013 – Mitre’s Ben King, James Tolbert, Nickyra Washington Win STEM Awards

Mitre Corp. engineers Ben King Sr., James Tolbert II and Nickyra Washington each won awards at a global conference in Washington Feb. 7 through 9 focused on global competitiveness in science, technology, engineering and math.

02/08/2013 – DC-Based Venable Hires Former FCC Cybersecurity Official

Looking to bolster its communications and cybersecurity law practice, DC-based law firm Venable has hired former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) official James Arden Barnett Jr.

02/07/2013 – In-Q-Tel-backed Cloudant receives investment from Samsung Ventures

Samsung Ventures, the venture capital arm of Korean electronics giant Samsung, has made an investment of undisclosed amount in Cloudant, a Boston-based provider of database services.

02/07/2013 – Former New Enterprise Associates’ Bryan Lamkin joins Adobe Systems

San Jose-based Adobe Systems, the large developer of web publishing software, on Thursday named Bryan Lamkin as its senior vice president of corporate development.

02/07/2013 – Database tech firm Basho gets funding from Tokyo Electron Device

Basho Technologies of Cambridge, maker of a NoSQL cloud database that aims to serve data-intensive Web and mobile applications, said Thursday it has reached a distribution agreement with Tokyo Electron Device and received a strategic equity investment from the Japanese technologies firm.

02/06/2013 – Jones Lang LaSalle expands its Dallas retail division

Jones Lang LaSalle is expanding its retail division in Dallas, as well as other selected markets in the country, to support the growing business.

02/06/2013 – Baltimore-Based JMI Equity Invests in WhiteHat Security

JMI Equity, a Baltimore-based investment firm focused on the software, Internet, business services and healthcare IT markets, said it has made a new investment in Silicon Valley-based web security technology firm WhiteHat Security, as part of that company's new $31 million round of funding.

02/06/2013 – Sonatype Named SIIA Content CODiE Award Winner for Best Governance, Risk and Compliance Solution

Sonatype, the leader in Component Lifecycle Management (CLM), today announced that Sonatype CLM was named a winner for the 2013 SIIA CODiE Awards for Best Governance, Risk and Compliance Solution.

02/04/2013 – DLA Piper sees boost in revenue, profits per partner

Law firm DLA Piper posted a nearly 9 percent increase in revenue last year, according to a legal industry trade publication.

02/04/2013 – CIT Invests $100,000 in Reston-Based Kaprica Security

The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) said on Monday it has invested $100,000 in Reston-based mobile security startup Kaprica Security, developer of a smartphone charger providing security for Android devices.

02/01/2013 – NEA expands its footprint

New Enterprise Associates Inc. is likely to open a Boston office within the next half a year, General Partner David Mott told the Boston Business Journal.

02/01/2013 – New Atlantic Ventures, Kinetic Ventures To Receive InvestMaryland Funds

Governor Martin O'Malley and Peter Greenleaf, chairman of the Maryland Venture Fund Authority (MVFA), announced on Thursday that New Atlantic Ventures and Kinetic Ventures have been selected to receive funds through the state's $84 million InvestMaryland program.

02/01/2013 – Jones Lang LaSalle: Ravens will win Super Bowl

Commercial real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle and its executive chairman Roger Staubach are predicting the Baltimore Ravens will win this year's Super Bowl.

01/31/2013 – NEA-backed Braintree’s New Payments Layer Lets Users Sign Up For Apps Without Re-Entering Their Credit Card Data

Braintree, an Accel and NEA-backed payments company that’s now processing more than $6 billion a year, is launching a new payments layer that lets users sign up to pay for goods and services without having to re-enter their credit card details.

01/31/2013 – Two Venture Capital Firms Tapped to Receive InvestMaryland Funds

Governor Martin O’Malley and Peter Greenleaf, chairman of the Maryland Venture Fund Authority (MVFA), today announced that New Atlantic Ventures and Kinetic Ventures have been selected to receive funds through the State’s $84 million InvestMaryland program.

01/31/2013 – Two new VCs join InvestMaryland program

Two more venture capital firms have been selected to receive money for investing in early-stage businesses through the state’s InvestMaryland program.

01/30/2013 – MAVA Presents Investor Insights for 2013 at Annual Crystal Ball Breakfasts

The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), representing the full spectrum of private capital investors, company-builders and entrepreneurs, brings its annual Crystal Ball Breakfast programming to Baltimore and Tysons Corner to share industry knowledge from leaders in the investment community.

01/30/2013 – Higher Logic uses SCANVenger Hunt at Conference Trade Show

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01/30/2013 – MAVA Presents Investor Insights for 2013 at Annual Crystal Ball Breakfasts

The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), representing the full spectrum of private capital investors, company-builders and entrepreneurs, brings its annual Crystal Ball Breakfast programming to Baltimore and Tysons Corner to share industry knowledge from leaders in the investment community.

01/30/2013 – I AM Modern Profile: Julia Spicer

Julia Spicer, executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), would accede to the vital role support plays in developing new ideas; it is a mainstay of her life’s work.

01/30/2013 – GAP 50 Entrepreneur of the Week - Matt Howard (founder of ZoomSafer, now Aegis Mobility)

An experienced and successful software entrepreneur, Matt Howard founded Reston, Virginia based ZoomSafer in September 2008 following a distracted driving incident in which he nearly killed a nine year old boy.

01/30/2013 – Bridge Loan Trend Ain't Slowing says JLL

Owners with debt coming due that is out of balance or who'd rather not put more equity into a property will continue to ride the bridge loan wave, JLL's Wes Boatright tells us.

01/29/2013 – YOLO: You Only Launch Once With Speek Co-Founder Danny Boice At Everywhereelse.co The Startup Conference

That’s the basis for the talk that Danny Boice, co-founder of Washington DC startup Speek, will speak about on Monday February 11th at everywhereelse.co The Startup Conference.

01/29/2013 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Co-Leads $35 Million Round for Houzz

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, said on Tuesday it has co-led a new $35 million round of funding for Silicon Valley-based Houzz, the developer of an online platform for home remodeling and design.

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