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News & Announcements

02/07/2013 – In-Q-Tel-backed Cloudant receives investment from Samsung Ventures

Samsung Ventures, the venture capital arm of Korean electronics giant Samsung, has made an investment of undisclosed amount in Cloudant, a Boston-based provider of database services.

02/07/2013 – Former New Enterprise Associates’ Bryan Lamkin joins Adobe Systems

San Jose-based Adobe Systems, the large developer of web publishing software, on Thursday named Bryan Lamkin as its senior vice president of corporate development.

02/07/2013 – Database tech firm Basho gets funding from Tokyo Electron Device

Basho Technologies of Cambridge, maker of a NoSQL cloud database that aims to serve data-intensive Web and mobile applications, said Thursday it has reached a distribution agreement with Tokyo Electron Device and received a strategic equity investment from the Japanese technologies firm.

02/06/2013 – Jones Lang LaSalle expands its Dallas retail division

Jones Lang LaSalle is expanding its retail division in Dallas, as well as other selected markets in the country, to support the growing business.

02/06/2013 – Baltimore-Based JMI Equity Invests in WhiteHat Security

JMI Equity, a Baltimore-based investment firm focused on the software, Internet, business services and healthcare IT markets, said it has made a new investment in Silicon Valley-based web security technology firm WhiteHat Security, as part of that company's new $31 million round of funding.

02/06/2013 – Sonatype Named SIIA Content CODiE Award Winner for Best Governance, Risk and Compliance Solution

Sonatype, the leader in Component Lifecycle Management (CLM), today announced that Sonatype CLM was named a winner for the 2013 SIIA CODiE Awards for Best Governance, Risk and Compliance Solution.

02/04/2013 – DLA Piper sees boost in revenue, profits per partner

Law firm DLA Piper posted a nearly 9 percent increase in revenue last year, according to a legal industry trade publication.

02/04/2013 – CIT Invests $100,000 in Reston-Based Kaprica Security

The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) said on Monday it has invested $100,000 in Reston-based mobile security startup Kaprica Security, developer of a smartphone charger providing security for Android devices.

02/01/2013 – NEA expands its footprint

New Enterprise Associates Inc. is likely to open a Boston office within the next half a year, General Partner David Mott told the Boston Business Journal.

02/01/2013 – New Atlantic Ventures, Kinetic Ventures To Receive InvestMaryland Funds

Governor Martin O'Malley and Peter Greenleaf, chairman of the Maryland Venture Fund Authority (MVFA), announced on Thursday that New Atlantic Ventures and Kinetic Ventures have been selected to receive funds through the state's $84 million InvestMaryland program.

02/01/2013 – Jones Lang LaSalle: Ravens will win Super Bowl

Commercial real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle and its executive chairman Roger Staubach are predicting the Baltimore Ravens will win this year's Super Bowl.

01/31/2013 – NEA-backed Braintree’s New Payments Layer Lets Users Sign Up For Apps Without Re-Entering Their Credit Card Data

Braintree, an Accel and NEA-backed payments company that’s now processing more than $6 billion a year, is launching a new payments layer that lets users sign up to pay for goods and services without having to re-enter their credit card details.

01/31/2013 – Two Venture Capital Firms Tapped to Receive InvestMaryland Funds

Governor Martin O’Malley and Peter Greenleaf, chairman of the Maryland Venture Fund Authority (MVFA), today announced that New Atlantic Ventures and Kinetic Ventures have been selected to receive funds through the State’s $84 million InvestMaryland program.

01/31/2013 – Two new VCs join InvestMaryland program

Two more venture capital firms have been selected to receive money for investing in early-stage businesses through the state’s InvestMaryland program.

01/30/2013 – MAVA Presents Investor Insights for 2013 at Annual Crystal Ball Breakfasts

The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), representing the full spectrum of private capital investors, company-builders and entrepreneurs, brings its annual Crystal Ball Breakfast programming to Baltimore and Tysons Corner to share industry knowledge from leaders in the investment community.

01/30/2013 – Higher Logic uses SCANVenger Hunt at Conference Trade Show

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01/30/2013 – MAVA Presents Investor Insights for 2013 at Annual Crystal Ball Breakfasts

The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), representing the full spectrum of private capital investors, company-builders and entrepreneurs, brings its annual Crystal Ball Breakfast programming to Baltimore and Tysons Corner to share industry knowledge from leaders in the investment community.

01/30/2013 – I AM Modern Profile: Julia Spicer

Julia Spicer, executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), would accede to the vital role support plays in developing new ideas; it is a mainstay of her life’s work.

01/30/2013 – GAP 50 Entrepreneur of the Week - Matt Howard (founder of ZoomSafer, now Aegis Mobility)

An experienced and successful software entrepreneur, Matt Howard founded Reston, Virginia based ZoomSafer in September 2008 following a distracted driving incident in which he nearly killed a nine year old boy.

01/30/2013 – Bridge Loan Trend Ain't Slowing says JLL

Owners with debt coming due that is out of balance or who'd rather not put more equity into a property will continue to ride the bridge loan wave, JLL's Wes Boatright tells us.

01/29/2013 – YOLO: You Only Launch Once With Speek Co-Founder Danny Boice At Everywhereelse.co The Startup Conference

That’s the basis for the talk that Danny Boice, co-founder of Washington DC startup Speek, will speak about on Monday February 11th at everywhereelse.co The Startup Conference.

01/29/2013 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Co-Leads $35 Million Round for Houzz

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, said on Tuesday it has co-led a new $35 million round of funding for Silicon Valley-based Houzz, the developer of an online platform for home remodeling and design.

01/28/2013 – Virginia Seed Fund CIT Down, Not Out

Virginia's economic development machine, the Center for Innovative Technology, has become a major early- and seed-stage investor. But with a smaller budget this year, will the investment pace continue?

01/28/2013 – New Platform from WealthEngine Mines Public Records to Target Wealthy Prospects

WealthEngine has introduced a new platform to help advisors target wealthy investors. The Bethesda, Md., company has launched FindWealth 8, a wealth intelligence platform that helps advisory firms locate and profile high-net-worth individuals.

01/28/2013 – Ernst & Young Opens Nominations for Washington Entrepreneur of the Year

Accounting and advisory firm Ernst & Young said it has opened nominations for its Greater Washington Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

01/25/2013 – Distil.it gets $1.8M investment; CIT participated

Arlington-based cloud computing startup Distil.it has received $1.8 million in venture capital funding, led by ff Venture Capital with CIT participation.

01/24/2013 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Increases Investment in Leyden Energy

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, said it has increased its investment in Leyden Energy, a Silicon Valley-based developer of advanced batteries for the mobile, consumer electronics and light electric vehicle markets.

01/24/2013 – Cloud application suite from Booker helps small companies book more business

As of last count, Booker is now processing about 1 million appointment requests for its customers on a monthly basis. It has grown beyond that into marketing and sales development functions.

01/23/2013 – newBrandAnalytics Delivers Social Intelligence To Customers’ Fingertips

newBrandAnalytics (nBA), the global leader in social intelligence, announces the latest release of nBA Insight, nBA Connect and nBA Advantage.

01/23/2013 – DC-Based Paladin Capital Group Invests in BuildingIQ

Paladin Capital Group, a DC-based private equity firm, said it has invested in San Francisco-based BuildingIQ, a developer of building energy management software, as part of the company's new $9 million round.

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