• Member Spotlight: ThreatQuotient

    Member Spotlight: ThreatQuotient

    Founded by former security operations analysts, ThreatQuotient’s Threat Intelligence Platform, ThreatQ, empowers security teams to respond to cyber threats with precision. ThreatQ centrally manages and correlates unlimited external and internal security and analytics solutions to produce actionable intelligence. Growth Note: The company has secured over $10 million in Series A financing, represents a strong portfolio of Fortune 100/500, major retail, healthcare, technology and defense customers, and was named A Top Startup to Watch by both Dark Reading and DCInno, and received two Info Security Global Excellence Awards at RSA 2016.

  • Member Spotlight: CircleBack

    Member Spotlight: CircleBack

    CEO Manoj Ramnani founded CircleBack in 2014 after identifying an opportunity to solve the problem of contact data constantly going out-of-date. By leveraging artificial intelligence and crowdsourced data to keep contacts clean, complete, and updated, CircleBack offers an unmatched contact management solution to ensure that, whenever someone changes jobs, phone numbers, or just moves buildings, you know instantly. CircleBack continues its growth and expansion, most recently raising $12 million from CNF Investments, LLC, Grotech Ventures, Syncom Venture Partners and TDF Ventures in July of 2015.

  • Member Spotlight: Invincea

    Member Spotlight: Invincea

    Invincea is the leader in advanced endpoint threat protection for enterprises worldwide. Combining the visibility and control of an endpoint solution with the intelligence of cloud analysis, Invincea provides the only market-deployed solution that defends against 0-day exploits, file-less malware, and previously unknown malware. Growth Note: In July 2015, Invincea announced that they had achieves 150 percent year-over-year growth in the Second Quarter.

  • Member Spotlight: Clarabridge

    Member Spotlight: Clarabridge

    Clarabridge helps hundreds of the world’s leading brands understand and improve the customer journey. Powered by the industry’s most sophisticated customer analytics engine, Clarabridge collects and transforms all forms of customer feedback into intelligence, allowing businesses to activate the voice of the customer across the enterprise. Growth Note: In May 2015, Clarabridge acquired Belgium-based Engagor. The combined offering provides a complete, end-to-end technology solution to create more profitable customer relationships.

  • Member Spotlight: RedOwl

    Member Spotlight: RedOwl

    RedOwl offers a cutting-edge analytical solution to security, compliance, and investigative use cases. RedOwl’s flagship product, Reveal, provides immediate value to forward leaning organizations that understand the massive potential of their untapped internal data sources in improving oversight and reducing risk. Growth Note: In July 2015, RedOwl secured  $17 Million to deliver behavioral analytics and insider risk management to the enterprise.

  • Member Spotlight: Ethical Electric

    Member Spotlight: Ethical Electric

    Ethical Electric is a renewable energy company empowering utility customers to cut emissions and support clean energy through 100 percent renewable electricity. The Compnay has quickly grown to become the fourth-largest direct-to-consumer renewable retail energy provider in the United States, expanding to nearly 70,000 customers in seven states and the District of Columbia through campaign-based microtargeting. Industry Recognition:  In June 2015, Ethical Electric CEO, Tom Matzzie named as a finalist in the EY Greater Washington area Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Awards.

  • Member Spotlight: ZeroFox

    Member Spotlight: ZeroFox

    ZeroFOX has engineered a solutions-based platform that identifies technical threat indicators, safeguarding cybersecurity’s newest and most dangerous threat vector: social media. Expansion: In January 2015, Zerofox acquired Vulnr a stealth-mode security technology company based in Santiago, Chile. Connect http://www.zerofox.com @zerofox Member Type Company Innovator

  • Member Spotlight: Optoro

    Member Spotlight: Optoro

    Optoro’s mission is to be the leading platform for returned and excess inventory, connecting buyers and sellers worldwide. Their cloud-based, multi-channel selling technology, online remarketing expertise, and full suite of business intelligence tools offer clients the optimal solution for managing their reverse logistics and creating a more sustainable supply chain. Industry Recognition: Optoro’s Co-Founders, Tobin Moore and Adam Vitarello, were recognized as 2015's EY Greater Washington Area Entrepreneurs of the Year (Emerging/Growth category). Connect http://www.optoro.com/ @optoroinc Member Type Company Innovator

  • Member Spotlight: Tenable Network Security

    Member Spotlight: Tenable Network Security

    Tenable Network Security provides continuous network monitoring to identify vulnerabilities, reduce risk and ensure compliance. Tenable’s key clients include Fortune Global 500 companies across industries as well as the entire U.S. Department of Defense and many of the world’s leading governments. Growth Note: In June 2015, Tenable announced expansion plans to include hundreds of new cybersecurity positions over next 5 years. Connect http://www.tenable.com/ @tenablesecurity Member Type Company Innovator

The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) represents the complete spectrum of private capital investing in high growth enterprises and the East Coast company builders and entrepreneurs doing business in the Mid-Atlantic and beyond.

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Member News

MAVA Member Fugue Raises $41 Million In Series D Led By MAVA Member NEA

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MAVA Member TDF Ventures Leads Cloverpop’s $6.2 mln Series A

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MAVA Member Ethical Electric Rebrands As CleanChoice Energy To Reflect Expanded Renewable Energy Products

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MAVA Member In-Q-Tel inks inks investment, development agreement with Brainspace

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June 16, 2016
Columbus Center, Baltimore, MD

Keynote Speaker
Randy Brouckman, CEO, EdgeConneX

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James Curran, CEO, STAQ
Anne Balduzzi, Founder, SameGrain
James Foster, CEO, ZeroFox

Investor Panelists
Arjun Aggarwal, Associate, NEA
Casey Berman, Founder & Managing Partner, Camber Creek
Gil Beyda, Founder & Managing Partner,  Genacast Ventures
Ollen Douglass, CFO,  The Motley Fool
Mark Levine, Managing Director, Core Capital Partners
Jim Pastoriza, Managing Partner, TDF Ventures

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