12/20/2012 – Oracle buys newly public Eloqua for $871 million
Enterprise software titan Oracle Corp. will buy Vienna-based Eloqua Inc. (Nasdaq: ELOQ), which went public just a few months ago, for $23.50 per share, or $871 million.
12/20/2012 – Greenspring Associates Leads $40 Million Round for Cloud Sherpas
Greenspring Associates, a technology-focused venture capital firm with offices in Owings Mills and Silicon Valley, said on Thursday it has led a new $40 million round of funding for Atlanta-based cloud services brokerage Cloud Sherpas.
12/20/2012 – Columbia Capital part of $40M round for Cloud Sherpas
Columbia Capital joined other investors in a $40 million investment into Atlanta-based Cloud Sherpas, a cloud services tech firm.
12/19/2012 – I Got 24 Problems But a Seed Round Ain't One; Author, Speek CTO
My startup Speek just raised a large seed round – over $1.2 million large.
12/19/2012 – Windsor Circle raises more than $1 million
The Durham-based retention marketing software start-up Windsor Circle Inc. has raised more than $1 million in a Series A financing round, the company announced Wednesday.
12/19/2012 – 5 Biggest Stories of 2012: Including NEA, Speek, IntroHive, Zoomdata, Sawbuck Realty, SocialToaster, Living Social
Behold the last issue of Tech Bisnow for 2012. Before we can leap into 2013, we look back at the tech stories that defined the last 12 months.
12/19/2012 – Startups to watch in 2013, according to D.C.'s venture elite at Columbia Capital, Grotech Ventures, New Atlantic Ventures, New Enterprise Associates
Ask any venture capitalist about up-and-coming startups, and they'll inevitably slip in at least one portfolio company. Some might only mention their portfolio. This is to be expected.
12/18/2012 – Real Estate Snooping App HomeSnap from Sawbuck Realty Arrives On iPad, Now Connects Agents with Clients
HomeSnap, the real estate app that uses MLS and public record data to offer home prices and other info about houses both on and off the market, is today launching on the iPad.
12/18/2012 – Mandiant® Opens New Offices in US and Ireland to Support Rapid Growth; Ireland office in partnership with MAVA member IDA Ireland
Mandiant, the leader in advanced threat detection and response solutions, today announced new and expanded offices in Virginia, New Mexico, California and Dublin, Ireland.
12/18/2012 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Increases Investment in Blend Therapeutics
New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, has increased its investment in Blend Therapeutics, part of a new $16 million round for the Massachusetts-based biopharmaceutical firm.
12/17/2012 – Windsor Circle finds increase in buyers returning to cyber shop
According to Windsor Circle, both one-time buyers and repeat buyers headed to cyber storefronts on Cyber Monday and Black Friday in droves.
12/17/2012 – Startups scramble for $100,000 from InvestMaryland
Startups are coming out of the woodwork to vie for InvestMaryland cash.
12/17/2012 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Increases Investment in Influitive
New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, said on Monday it has increased its investment in Influitive, the developer of a B2B marketing platform with offices in San Francisco and Toronto.
12/13/2012 – Two Maryland Startups Land $300,000 in InvestMaryland Funding
The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) on Thursday announced investments in a pair of state technology startups -- Plasmonix and Bambeco -- through its InvestMaryland program.
12/13/2012 – CIT Names Winners of Inaugural GAP 50 Entrepreneur Awards
The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) on Thursday announced the winners of its inaugural GAP 50 Entrepreneur Awards, honoring entrepreneurs most likely to be a founding executive of a Virginia-based technology, life science or clean tech venture.
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 Speek.com Raises $1.2 Million in Seed Funding
Speek.com, 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.