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News & Announcements

06/17/2013 – Homesnap makes The Street’s ’5 best real estate apps’

Trulia tops a list of “5 Best Real Estate Apps” put together by The Street today.

06/17/2013 – Meet YEC’s Danny Boice of Speek on StartupLab

Streaming live on #StartupLab, Speek CTO Danny Boice will answer questions from readers TOMORROW , Tuesday, June 18th at 3 p.m. Eastern (12 p.m. Pacific). During the hour-long #StartupLab live chat presented by Citi, Danny will appear live via video chat broadcast on our Facebook app.

06/17/2013 – Microsoft Case Study: Discourse Analytics Builds Demographic Profiles, Boosts Business with Consumer Insight App

In 2011, startup Discourse Analytics launched Votifi, a peer-to-peer network for voter engagement that uses a mobile polling and web-based platform to capture respondents’ political views in real time. “We created an online community that facilitates political exploration and network building,” says Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer Lou Aronson.

06/17/2013 – SocialToaster nears another $1M in funding, targets up to $8M more

Baltimore social media firm SocialToaster, Inc. expects to close a $1 million bridge round of fundraising in the next two months.

06/12/2013 – Light Point Security, Speek, Troop ID Participating in 'WSJ Startup of the Year'

The Wall Street Journal announced today the 24 startups chosen by Wall Street Journal editors to participate in 'WSJ Startup of the Year,' an episodic video documentary for WSJ Live, the Journal's online video platform.

06/11/2013 – IDA Ireland Backs Groupon, Adding 20 Jobs to Dublin Hub

Groupon has announced 20 new full-time roles at its site in Dublin – and intend to further expand the Irish subsidiary in coming months. Backed by IDA Ireland, this latest recruitment drive includes positions for experienced software engineers, data scientists, computer programmers and computational marketers.

06/11/2013 – DLA Piper tops list of largest U.S. law firms

DLA Piper is the largest law firm in the U.S., according to the National Law Journal’s most recent rankings released Tuesday.

06/08/2013 – WHAT’S APPENIN’: SCOUTMOB

Scoutmob is an Atlanta-based (represent!) startup company that provides location-aware coupons to local food, drink, and shopping venues to users on their mobile phone and on the web.

06/07/2013 – Centrifuge Recognized as a "Cool Vendor" for Big Data Analytics

Centrifuge Systems today announced it has been selected by Gartner as a “Cool Vendor” in the respected analyst firm's annual report on Security Intelligence Vendors for 2013* that recognizes innovative and disruptive technology solutions in big-data analytics, particularly those that provide “contextual analysis of security intelligence across silos”.

06/07/2013 – CIT opens up applications for cyber accelerator

Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology is now taking applications for Mach37, the commonwealth-backed cybersecurity accelerator opening up at its Herndon headquarters.

06/06/2013 – SPEEK LAUNCHES ANDROID APP, SHARES 1 YEAR OF CONFERENCE CALL DATA

Speek, the app that makes conference calls fast and easy to join, announced the launch of its Android app today.

06/04/2013 – Goodzer and Wanderful Media Team Up to Deliver Retailer Inventory

Goodzer, the best source of product data from all kinds of local stores anywhere in the country, and Wanderful Media, an online local discovery shopping company, today announced Wanderful Media will publish Goodzer's comprehensive local data of retailers for its newly reimagined Find&Save shopping platform.

06/04/2013 – Capital Connection Highlights Sterling Companies’ Success

MAVA today announced that comScore and K12 will be recognized for performance and leadership as Sterling Companies at Capital Connection 2013, one of the nation’s most respected technology conferences.

06/03/2013 – Canvas raises $4M from investors

Reston-based Canvas, a distributor of mobile applications for businesses, has added $4 million from investors to its coffers, executives planned to announce today.

05/31/2013 – Introhive Named "Company to Watch"

The technology industry in Atlantic Canada produced some big exits in the past two years. The region is poised for more success, and here are some of the companies to watch:

05/30/2013 – NVTC Names John Burton, Updata, a Winner of Greater Washington Technology CFO Award

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) on Wednesday night announced the winners of its 17th Annual Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards during a ceremony in McLean.

05/29/2013 – Baltimore-Based Videology Raises $60 Million in Fourth Round

Videology, the Baltimore-based digital ad technology startup headed by former Advertising.com co-founder Scott Ferber, said it has raised $60 million in its fourth round of funding, led by Catalyst Investors.

05/29/2013 – Higher Logic with Protech Partners to Increase Social CRM Capabilities

Protech Associates, Inc. (Protech), the world’s first and leading provider of cloud-based association management software (AMS) powered by Microsoft Dynamics® CRM, today announced a partnership with Higher Logic, LLC, the leading provider of private social networking and collaboration software for associations and nonprofits, to create a best-in-breed social CRM platform.

05/23/2013 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Increases Investment in WibiData

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, said it has increased its investment in San Francisco-based WibiData as part of a new $15 million funding round.

05/22/2013 – Chantilly-Based DSC Lands $50 Million Investment from Saudi Firm

Digital Signal Corp. (DSC), a Chantilly-based developer of facial recognition and identity management tools, said on Wednesday it has landed a new $50 million investment from Saudi Arabia's Technology Control Corp. (TCC).

05/22/2013 – AMAZON WEB SERVICES TO EXPAND IN FAIRFAX COUNTY, ADD 500 IT-FOCUSED JOBS

Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that Amazon Web Services, Inc., (AWS), an Amazon.com company, will expand in Fairfax County and add 500 new jobs to the county economy.

05/22/2013 – Maryland TEDCO honors three Prince George's County tech companies

Three Prince George’s County technology companies took top honors in a Maryland Technology Development Corp. business contest.

05/22/2013 – CYBERSECURITY EXPERT JANE HOLL LUTE JOINS CAPITAL CONNECTION LINEUP

MAVA announced that nationally-regarded cybersecurity expert Jane Holl Lute has been added to the speaking lineup at the upcoming Capital Connection 2013 conference.

05/21/2013 – Top Tech Growth CEOs to Take Main Stage at Capital Connection 2013

Today, MAVA announced the sixteen companies selected to take the Main Stage of this year’s Capital Connection 2013 conference.

05/20/2013 – CEOs of Leading Education Technology, Mobile, Health IT Companies to Headline Game Changers at Capital Connection 2013

MAVA today announced three Game Changer CEOs who will speak at its Capital Connection 2013 conference, highlighting the pace of change in these fields, as well as challenges and opportunities for the tech sector.

05/18/2013 – CIT Entrepreneur of the Week: James Quigley of Canvas

James is an award winning mobile and wireless solution executive with an extensive background in building and growing wireless start-up ventures. Prior to founding Canvas, James was VP and Managing Director of the Enterprise Wireless Solutions Division at inCode Wireless then acquired by VeriSign. While at VeriSign, James and his design team were honored with the prestigious Motorola Wireless Solution of the Year Award.

05/17/2013 – New Enterprise Associates sees huge payday from Tableau Software IPO

Chevy Chase-based New Enterprise Associates stands to reap a fortune from Tableau Software Inc.'s newly public stock, which is up about 60 percent in its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange Friday.

05/17/2013 – Ernst & Young Names Maryland Finalists for Entrepreneur of the Year

Accounting and advisory firm Ernst & Young has announced the 29 finalists for its 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Maryland. Finalists, listed at the link below, were selected by a panel of independent judges. Winners will be announced on June 26 in Baltimore.

05/15/2013 – Entrepreneur Magazine ranks Maryland No. 1 for new businesses

California-based Entrepreneur Magazine recently named Maryland as the No. 1 state to start a new business, the Washington Examiner reported. Virginia wasn't far behind, at No. 3.

05/15/2013 – Where Should A New CEO Focus First?

Long-standing CEOs almost universally say their number one job is to own and drive vision and values. At the same time, their common regret is not moving faster to get people in appropriate roles. Reflecting back, CEOs talk about how surprised they were by how lonely the job is, and both the positive and negative stress involved with being in charge.

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