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News & Announcements

08/11/2014 – Canvas Integrates With Cloud Apps To Replace Paper Forms Everywhere

Remember that vision of the paperless office? Twenty years ago futurists regaled us with prophesies of a time when the office would be completely electronic and automated.

08/04/2014 – Vy Capital, Adams Street, Industry Ventures invest $44 mln in Scytl

Election modernization company Scytl has secured an additional $44 million from Vy Capital, Adams Street Partners and Industry Ventures under a funding round initiated in April 2014.

08/01/2014 – Celladon Corporation Secures $25 Million Credit Facility From Hercules Growth Capital

Celladon Corporation CLDN, -0.51% a clinical-stage biotechnology company applying its leadership position in the field of gene therapy and calcium dysregulation, today announced that it has entered into a credit facility with Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. HTGC, -0.69% and its affiliate lenders. The credit facility provides for up to $25 million of loans.

07/31/2014 – NextNav Raised $70 million Series D Financing for U.S.-Wide Indoor Nav

Indoor location provider NextNav has closed last week a $70 million Series D round of financing led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Oak Investment Partners, who were joined by existing investors Columbia Capital, Telcom Ventures and Goldman Sachs Investment Partners.

07/31/2014 – Acentia company wins $97.2M to support NOAA satellite and product office

2020 Company LLC has won a five-year, $97.2 million contract to provide program management, systems engineering and operations and maintenance services to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

07/31/2014 – Fate Therapeutics Secures Up to $20 Million in Debt Financing

Fate Therapeutics, Inc. a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of adult stem cell modulators to treat orphan diseases, announced today that it has completed a long-term debt financing of up to $20 million with Silicon Valley Bank.

07/31/2014 – Square 1 Bank Provides $2MM Debt Facility to Novasentis

Square 1 Bank announced that it has provided a $2 million debt facility to new client Novasentis, a leading developer of haptic actuators and sensory technology.

07/30/2014 – Bethesda firm Synapsify raises $850K investment

Synapsify, a text analytics company in Bethesda, has won a $145,000 investment through the Maryland Venture Fund, part of an $850,000 investment round.

07/30/2014 – Cooley Advises New Enterprise Associates and Oak Investment Partners on $70 Million Series D Financing of NextNav

Cooley LLP announced today that it advised investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Oak Investment Partners on the $70 million series D funding of NextNav LLC.

07/30/2014 – Ulthera, Merz Finalize Acquisition Deal

Mesa, Arizona-based Ulthera, which makes aesthetic medicine medical devices for face and neck lifts, is now part of Merz, after regulatory approvals by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, the companies said Tuesday.

07/29/2014 – Next-Gen Software Platform IIX Raises $10.4 Million

Niagara-based International Internet Exchange (IIX Inc.), a next-generation software and interconnection platform designed for enterprises, content providers, cloud providers and other network operators, has raised $10.4 million in venture capital.

07/27/2014 – Amedica reaches $26 million funding, debt financing agreement

Amedica Corporation announced it has secured up to $26 million in additional funding.

07/25/2014 – Remote tech support company iTOK raises $18M in equity funding

Lehi-based iTOK, a remote technology support company for individuals and small businesses, announced a Series B $18 million round of equity financing.

07/24/2014 – Decision Lens Secures $6.5 Million in Funding to Continue Record-Breaking Growth

Decision Lens, the leading provider of Strategic Prioritization and Resource Optimization solutions, announced today the completion of a $6.5 million funding which included a $4.4 million Series-A Preferred round led by Vision Thinkers, LLC and $2.1 million in debt.

07/24/2014 – Movius grabs $13 mln in round led by PointGuard Ventures

Movius Interactive Corp. has received $13 million in funding.

07/23/2014 – Beanstalk Raises $2 Million in Seed Funding to Simplify Taxes

Beanstalk, an online SaaS-based tax platform for small-to-medium sized businesses and their advisors, announced today that it has raised $2 million in seed funding led by leading venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from EPIC Ventures, Deep Fork Capital, and former Wall Street executive and investor Jim Engebretsen.

07/22/2014 – Synlogic raises $29.4m to help develop synthetic biology platform

Synlogic Inc. said Tuesday that it has raised $29.4 million in a Series A financing led by Atlas Venture and New Enterprise Associates.

07/21/2014 – Cerecor raises $32 million to develop drug that treats severe depression

Baltimore biopharmaceutical firm Cerecor Inc. has raised $32 million in a Series B fundraising round led by New Enterprise Associates, Apple Tree Partners and MPM Capital.

07/17/2014 – Multiplier Capital, LP closes first fund at $227 million

Multiplier Capital, a venture debt fund with established excellence in growth capital lending, today announced the final closing of its first fund, Multiplier Capital, LP, with investable capital of approximately $227 million.

07/17/2014 – BetterDoctor Closes $10 million Series A led by New Enterprise Associates

Promising news for any unlucky american in immediate need of a doctor: BetterDoctor, the San Francisco based healthcare tool and online doctor search service, has closed a $10 million Series A funding round led by New Enterprise Associates and participated by existing investors including SoftTechVC and Finnish venture capital firm Lifeline Ventures.

07/17/2014 – Baltimore-area companies raise $29.5M in venture capital during second quarter

Baltimore-area companies took home 12 percent of the money venture firms invested in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., region in the second quarter.

07/17/2014 – Latisys Positioned in New Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, North America

Company Achieves First Ever Placement, Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

07/15/2014 – Motionsoft, maker of fitness club software, raises $10M Series B

Motionsoft, which sells check-in, billing and other management software to fitness clubs, on Tuesday announced a $10 million Series B funding led by Alexandria-based Route 66 Ventures.

07/14/2014 – Edison Ventures Changes Name to Edison Partners

Edison Ventures, the New Jersey-based venture capital firm with offices in McLean, said on Monday it has changed its name to Edison Partners.

07/02/2014 – Paladin Capital Group Appoints Former NSA Executive Chris Inglis

Paladin Capital Group is pleased to announce that the former Deputy Director of the NSA Chris Inglis has joined Paladin as a Venture Partner.

07/01/2014 – Acentia Subsidiary Awarded IRS Data Systems Support Contract

An Acentia subsidiary has won a five-year, $68 million contract to provide information technology services to the Internal Revenue Service‘s data delivery organization.

06/27/2014 – Pharmacy Pricing & Benefits Analysis Platform Truveris Raised Another $12.75M

Truveris, a leading platform for pharmacy pricing and benefits analysis, today announced it raised $12.75 million in a Series C Round financing.

06/26/2014 – BlockScore Lands $2M In Funding For Making I.D. Verification Easier

In 2012, about 7 percent of all people aged 16 or older in the U.S. experienced identity theft, with their financial losses totaling $24.7 billion. Christopher Morton is familiar with the crime because in 2007, he had his identity stolen.

06/25/2014 – Optoro Wins NVTC Hottest VC Deal Award

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) honored Optoro with the Hottest VC Deal award at their annual Hot Ticket Awards.

06/24/2014 – RedOwl Analytics Announces $4.6 Million of New Funding

RedOwl Analytics, a company that applies analytics to internal corporate data streams for proactive risk oversight, announced the closing of their Series A financing with $4.6 million of new funding.

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