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News & Announcements

12/12/2012 – Aptara Named a Top 100 Digital Content Company by EContent Magazine

Falls Church, Virginia—Aptara, a global leader in mobile content and content technology solutions, has been named to EContent Magazine’s 2012 Top 100 list.

12/12/2012 – Cvent's CrowdTorch Launches DIY App Platform

CrowdTorch, the consumer mobile apps division of meetings technology provider Cvent, launched a new platform that allows event organizers to build mobile event apps through an online interface.

12/12/2012 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Increases Investment in 23andMe

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, has increased its backing of 23andMe, a Silicon Valley-based developer of DNA analysis services co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

12/12/2012 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Co-Leads $2.5 Million Round for Koozoo

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, has co-led a new $2.5 million seed round for San Francisco-based Koozoo, developer of an online network that lets users see and share live views of public places.

12/12/2012 – End-Of-Year Funding Spree: Speek and IntroHive

You know how businesses push to spend money before the end of the calendar year? Maybe it's the same for VCs.

12/12/2012 – Venable's Joe Schmelter to head Tysons office

Joseph Schmelter has been named partner-in-charge of Venable LLP's Tysons Corner office, effective Jan. 1, 2013.

12/12/2012 – WeddingWire CEO to be a Featured Guest on "Straight Up with Chris™"

WeddingWire, the nation's leading technology company serving the $100 billion wedding and events industry, announced that the company's CEO, Timothy Chi, will join Chris Efessiou, of The Chris Efessiou & Team Companies and host of “Straight Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood™” as a featured guest on Voice America’s Internet Radio Network.

12/11/2012 – Dulles-Based Raises $1.2 Million in Seed Funding, the Dulles-based developer of a visual conference calling service, said on Tuesday it has raised $1.2 million in seed-stage funding, co-led by several early-stage venture funds.

12/11/2012 – MAVA Celebrates Success of its Community at Annual Holiday Luncheon

The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), representing the complete spectrum of private capital investors, company-builders and entrepreneurs, hosted its annual holiday event today with a celebration of the successful high growth companies at the center of its ecosystem.

12/09/2012 – Local upstart IntroHive raises venture capital

District-based IntroHive raised $1.8 million from investors to bulk up its sales staff, executives plan to announce this week.

12/08/2012 – Scoutmob: Making Great Mobile Apps (& Emails!)

Scoutmob is an app that enables you to find nearby deals at restaurants and retailers.

12/07/2012 – Arlington-Based In-Q-Tel Increases Investment in Cloudera

In-Q-Tel (IQT), the Arlington-based venture fund backed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), said it has increased its investment in Cloudera, a Silicon Valley developer of data management software and services based on the open source Apache Hadoop framework.

12/07/2012 – TEDCO plots out $20 million cyber fund, among others

Maryland's TEDCO and a team of entrepreneurs are planning to launch a new $20 million cybersecurity fund early next year, according to Executive Director Robert Rosenbaum.

12/06/2012 – Booker Achieves Triple Digit Revenue Growth For Fourth Year; Expands Leadership Team And Office Space

Booker (formerly GramercyOne), a service management platform (SMP) that unifies operations and automated marketing on a single cloud-based system, today announced impressive revenue growth, new hires, and additional office space.

12/06/2012 – Hiring Is a Dog from Hell: by Guest Author, CTO of Speek

We got Speek off the ground using a hive of moonlighters, freelancers, contractors, interns, sweat-equity employees, and founders. It was a bear, but it was what we had to do.

12/06/2012 – High Street Partners Strengthens Its Advisory Services Practice to Meet Rising Demand

High Street Partners, Inc. (HSP) is pleased to announce that three senior executives have joined the company.

12/06/2012 – WeddingWire Wins Hire Power Award from Inc. Magazine

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading technology company serving the $100 billion wedding and events industry, announced the company has been recognized with Inc. Magazine’s first ever Hire Power Awards.

12/05/2012 – CIT Announces Appointments to Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority and CIT Board of Directors

The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) on Wednesday announced two reappointments and one new appointment to its board of directors, as well as to the board of its parent, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority (IEIA).

12/05/2012 – Interrupting Getty Images' Grip: Tech Bisnow Profile of

Fresh off his company’s Distilled Intelligence pitch contest win, founder Anton Gelman (right) is now enjoying some new cash announced this week from CIT. And he hints that more is on its way.

12/05/2012 – Grotech Ventures to Invest $12 Million Through InvestMaryland

Maryland officials on Wednesday announced Vienna-based Grotech Ventures as the first private venture capital firm in the state's $84 million InvestMaryland program.

12/04/2012 – Comerica Bank's Technology and Life Sciences Division promotes Kevin Johnson

Comerica Bank's Technology and Life Sciences Division, a Silicon Valley-based provider of banking services focused on the technology sector, said it has promoted Kevin Johnson to senior vice president and regional managing director of its Mid-Atlantic Technology and Life Sciences Division office in Reston.

12/03/2012 – Pitching For Charity: Kinergy Health Takes Third Place

Third place went to Kinergy Health, an online community that lets doctors and caregivers share patient care info.

12/02/2012 – The Download: Canvas goes international with Sydney office

James Quigley co-founded Canvas in 2008 and already bears a title he didn’t expect so soon: chief executive of an international company.

11/30/2012 – MoFo (Morrison & Foerster) Reaches Millions After Going Viral

Despite being founded in 1883, Morrison & Foerster is fully in the modern age (with a social media-friendly nick-name like MoFo, to boot).

11/30/2012 – We Flip For: Allie Bashuk of Scoutmob

Our style inspiration this week comes straight from the ATL - meet Allie Bashuk of Scoutmob!

11/29/2012 – Washington Business Journal's Power 100 Features MAVA Members

MAVA Members Among the Power 100

11/29/2012 – CIT Invests in Dulles-Based

The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) said on Thursday it has invested an unspecified amount in Dulles-based, the developer of a real-time marketplace for photo and video journalism.

11/29/2012 – Pivotal Plays Leadership Awards –with founding member MorganFranklin Corporation -- Highlight the Best from Sports, Business and Community

MorganFranklin and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic honored leaders from the business, non-profit and sports communities Tuesday night at the third installment of the Pivotal Plays Leadership Awards.

11/29/2012 – In DC, Social-Media Surveillance Pays Off with newBrandAnalytics

The idea for the D.C. program sprouted from a visit by city officials last year to the headquarters of newBrandAnalytics Inc., a technology startup in Washington that was founded in 2010 and has focused on restaurant and hotel clients.

11/27/2012 – Canvas Appoints Christina Croll As Chief Marketing Officer

Canvas announced today that Christina Croll is joining the company as Chief Marketing Officer.

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