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03/15/2013 – DC Startup Homesnap Was Back At SXSW After Nailing Investment At SXSW 12 [video][sxsw]

Washington DC startup HomeSnap has got to be the best tool for those shopping for a new home.

03/14/2013 – Mandiant: ‘advanced attackers’ exploiting trusted supplier-client VPN

Advanced attackers are increasingly exploiting the privileged communication channels that targets give their suppliers to launch attacks, according to US security firm, Mandiant.

03/14/2013 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Co-Leads $2.7 Million Round for DeveloperAuction

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, has co-led a new $2.7 million round of funding for San Francisco-based DeveloperAuction, the creator of an online marketplace designed to help developers find job opportunities at tech companies.

03/14/2013 – CIT will sponsor Startup Weekend events

The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) said on Thursday that it will sponsor Startup Weekend events this spring in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Roanoke and Fredericksburg.

03/13/2013 – University chooses Canvas for its cost, ‘flexibility’

Canvas, an “open source” program created by a company called Instructure, is set to replace Blackboard in spring 2014.

03/13/2013 – Zillow challenger Homesnap declared “Most Disruptive Startup” at TechCocktail’s SXSW Showcase

Homesnap is a Washington, DC-based startup that is hoping to shake things up for home buyers by offering the first mobile-first solution in the category.

03/13/2013 – Endgame gets $23M led by Paladin Capital Group, and former NSA director

Herndon-based cybersecurity company Endgame Inc. has closed on a $23 million investment from new and existing investors, and it is getting a former National Security Agency head as a board member.

03/12/2013 – Sawbuck Realty has launched their iPhone app, HomeSnap, and closed a new $2M round of funding

Sawbuck Realty has launched their iPhone app, HomeSnap, and closed a new $2M round of funding, led by DC-based real estate investor Robert Stewart.

03/12/2013 – Danny Boice: How I Won a SXSW Pitch Contest

Guest Danny Boice, co-founder and CTO, Speek, Washington, D.C.: So I go to South by Southwest. It’s my third or fourth time, whatever. I figure I’ll go, pimp Speek out, and grab some drinks.

03/11/2013 – Orchestro Relocates Headquarters from DC to McLean

Orchestro, a provider of services designed to help brands make better supply chain decisions using big data, said on Monday it has relocated its headquarters from DC to McLean, after nearly doubling its staff over the past 90 days.

03/11/2013 – A.R.E.S Extinction Agenda Getting Ported On Xbox 360

The 2D platform-shooter A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda, developed by Arcsys, will receive a Xbox 360 port in the near future.

03/11/2013 – DC Tech Get Exposed at SXSW

There's a good chance that several of these SXSW attendees are from DC. And some will compete in the 5th annual startup accelerator that starts today, including Zoomdata, ReelGenie, Tista Games, and Home Team Therapy.

03/08/2013 – Baltimore-Based ABS Capital Leads $30M Round for Alloy Digital

ABS Capital Partners, a Baltimore-based investment firm focused on late-stage companies in the education services, healthcare, media and communications and technology sectors, said it has led a new $30 million round of funding for New York-based Alloy Digital, owner and operators of several top YouTube channels.

03/07/2013 – Booker Named Finalist in NYC's Prestigious H.E.L.M. Award

Booker (formerly GramercyOne), a service management platform (SMP) that unifies operations and automated marketing on a single cloud-based system, has been named one of 20 finalists in the "Take the H.E.L.M." competition.

03/07/2013 – NEA invests more in Silicon Valley's Nevro

New Enterprise Associates invested more money into Silicon Valley-based Nevro Corp., a medical device company that focusses on improving pain relief in patients suffering from chronic pain.

03/06/2013 – Homesnap Builds First Mobile Real Estate Platform Around Iconic "Snap" Feature and Unrivaled Big Data

Homesnap is set to unveil its powerful new mobile real estate platform at SXSW Interactive in Austin.

03/06/2013 – WeddingWire and GayWeddings.com Celebrate Two Years of Partnership with Education for Wedding Professionals

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, is excited to celebrate two years of collaboration with GayWeddings.com, the pioneering online boutique and planning resource for same-sex couples.

03/06/2013 – Must-Have Apps To Make The Most Of SXSW

Schmoozing is the name of the game at any conference, but this is the technorati big leagues. Get these apps to keep up with the digital Joneses.

03/06/2013 – Homesnap Uses Big Data and New Snap Feature to Build a Mobile Real Estate Platform

Washington, DC-based Homesnap is set to unveil a powerful new mobile real estate platform at SXSW Interactive. The company, which was formerly Sawbuck, is calling itself the first real estate platform built specifically for the mobile era.

03/06/2013 – Barrel of Jobs Wins IMA Best in Class Award!

Barrel of Jobs has won the Interactive Media Awards Best in Class Award for excellence in the design, development and implementation in the Recruiting category.

03/06/2013 – CloudeAssurance and the Holistic Information Security Practitioner Institute (HISPI) to Co-Sponsor the ISACA Silicon Valley Winter Conference in Santa Clara, California

CloudeAssurance, Inc. – an eFortresses Company, in partnership with the Holistic Information Security Practitioner Institute (HISPI) is Co-Sponsoring the 2013 ISACA Silicon Valley Winter conference scheduled for March 7th-8th.

03/05/2013 – SC Magazine Names Mandiant® the 2013 Professional Award Winner for Best Security Company

Mandiant, the leader in security incident response management, has been awarded the 2013 SC Award for exemplary professional leadership in information-technology (IT) security.

03/05/2013 – D.C. startups vie for supremacy at South by Southwest

D.C. Tech has quite the presence at South By Southwest this year, so much that the community's best known meetup is headed to Austin. So is Mayor Vincent Gray.

03/05/2013 – FireEye to establish its EMEA Technical Support Centre in Cork

FireEye, the leading provider of software protection against web and email next-generation security threats, announced that it will establish its EMEA technical support centre in Cork, with the expectation of creating approximately 150 new jobs. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

03/04/2013 – DC-Based Personal Reveals $8.16 Million in Funding Over Past Year; Grotech Ventures a participant

Personal, the DC-based developer of a personal network and data vault that allows users to manage and control access to their digital information, revealed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it has raised $8.16 million in debt and equity over the past year.

03/04/2013 – Tyler Hannan - Basho Technologies - Interviewed at Strata Santa Clara 2013

Tyler Hannan - Basho Technologies - Interviewed at Strata Santa Clara 2013

03/03/2013 – Enterprise software companies like Zoomdata find a new target: individual employees

Reston-based Zoomdata debuted software last week that helps companies turn large sets of data into easy-to-understand charts and illustrations, but the upstart has adopted an unconventional sales approach: It won’t be selling directly to the companies it hopes to count as customers.

03/01/2013 – Four DC-Area Startups Selected for SXSW Accelerator Competition

A handful of DC-area technology startups have been named finalists in the SXSW Accelerator competition, scheduled for March 11-12 as part of the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin.

03/01/2013 – IDA Ireland launches ‘Connect and Invest - Limerick’ a new marketing initiative to promote Limerick and the Mid West region

IDA Ireland today launched ‘Connect and Invest - Limerick’ which is phase 3 of its ‘Connect and Invest’ series.

02/28/2013 – Canvas' SpeedGrader Enables Teachers to View, Grade and Annotate Student Assignments in Their Browser

Instructure, the company that builds the Canvas learning platform, has simplified the grading process with its SpeedGrader, which automatically converts student assignments into a format viewable in a browser window. Within the same window, teachers can also annotate and grade assignments without downloading documents.

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