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01/04/2013 – We’re Speek-ing out!

As a DC tech firm, we have a soft spot for all DC start-ups. That’s why we are super excited for Speek, the newest player in the visual conference call game.

01/03/2013 – NEA leads $20M round in BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed, the social news website, began 2013 with almost $20 million in new financing from a team of investors lead by New Enterprise Associates, The New York Times reports.

01/03/2013 – CloudeAssurance Adds Cloud Security Benchmark: Top 10 CSPs to CloudeAssurance 1.2: The First and Only Cloud Security Rating Platform

CloudeAssurance, Inc. – an eFortresses Company, is proud to announce the addition of the Cloud Security Benchmark: Top 10 CSPs to Version 1.2 of its cloud security rating system platform: CloudeAssurance.

01/02/2013 – High Street Partners, Inc. and Tricor Group Members Create New Joint Ventures to Enable Businesses to Better Deliver Growth in Singapore and Japan

High Street Partners, Inc. (HSP) is pleased to announce the formation of two joint ventures with Tricor Group (Tricor), a leading international corporate services firm with its head office based in Hong Kong.

01/02/2013 – Startup Windsor Circle's 871% customer growth leads to $1.1M angel deal

When your company boosts customer count by more than 800 percent and revenue by 3,000 percent, potential investors are likely to pay attention.

01/02/2013 – What To Do After School? DC Startup Activity Rocket Has The Answer

As the parent of a kindergartener her father and I are swimming in mountains of ideas of things for our daughter to do after school. There are a lot of programs out there but not one central website to go to where we can check out everything. We’re just getting started and have a good 10-12 years more to plan for.

01/02/2013 – newBrandAnalytics Releases Social Intelligence Trends for 2013

The explosion of online customer feedback is transforming how businesses will use social intelligence to deliver a quality customer experience. Using information analyzed from 2012, newBrandAnalytics, a leading provider of social intelligence, has its finger on the pulse of the key trends that will unfold in 2013:

01/02/2013 – High Street Partners, Inc. and Tricor Group Members Create New Joint Ventures to Enable Businesses to Better Deliver Growth in Singapore and Japan

High Street Partners, Inc. (HSP) is pleased to announce the formation of two joint ventures with Tricor Group (Tricor), a leading international corporate services firm with its head office based in Hong Kong.

01/02/2013 – newBrandAnalytics Releases Social Intelligence Trends for 2013

Using information analyzed from 2012, newBrandAnalytics, a leading provider of social intelligence, has its finger on the pulse of the key trends that will unfold in 2013:

01/02/2013 – WealthEngine raises $1.2 million

WealthEngine, a Bethesda-based wealth research and analytics startup, has raised a fresh $1.2 million, according to a securities filing.

01/02/2013 – Speek CTO: Be agile and open minded or suffer

Danny Boice, CTO of Dulles-based Speek, a 500 Startup-funded company that lets users do conference calls with a simple link rather than using phone numbers and PINs, breaks down what a typical week is like for his company on PandoDaily.

01/01/2013 – Data Mining: Finding the Perfect Client; Featuring WealthEngine

One data company, WealthEngine, says it culls information from 35 data providers, including the SEC, Dun & Bradstreet and even, ironically, a do-not-mail registry.

01/01/2013 – Novak Biddle-backed WealthEngine Raises $1.2 Million

WealthEngine Inc. has raised $1.2 million via sale of mixed securities to a solitary investor, according to an SEC filing.

12/30/2012 – Bad elections, hacking made for unaccountable 2012; Report from Mandiant

A report from private information security company Mandiant determined the incident started Aug. 13 when a hacker sent an email to a Department of Revenue staffer, who clicked on a link and allowed the hacker into the agency's computer system.

12/29/2012 – Surefire Ways To Get 'Unliked' And 'Unfollowed' In 2013: SocialToaster Social Media Survey

Baltimore based social media marketing firm SocialToaster released their Social Media Survey 2012 this weekend.

12/29/2012 – SocialToaster revealed The Most Influential People Online In 2012 (Guess Who Beats Beiber?)

Baltimore based social marketing platform SocialToaster recently conducted a survey of 3,000 social media experts and industry professionals, asking them to rank the most influential people online in 2012.

12/26/2012 – Mandiant opens new Albuquerque office

Mandiant, a computer security firm that builds information security systems, is opening an office in Albuquerque that will focus on research and advanced development including malware reverse-engineering and advanced malware threat analysis.

12/26/2012 – Curious about M&A — Hear What Jim Moore Tells VentureBeat

“With the exception of about half a dozen companies, every tech startup is for sale,” said Jim Moore, founder and CEO of J Moore Partners, a firm that specializes in tech M&A.

12/24/2012 – Need a contact? How to avoid the cold call: With IntroHive

“It’s everyone’s least favourite part of the job. Everyone dreads picking up the phone and getting hung up on,” says Jody Glidden, CEO of IntroHive, a Fredericton, NB-based company that says it has a better way.

12/21/2012 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Increases Investment in Pluribus Networks

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, said it has increased its investment in Silicon Valley-based Pluribus Networks, a maker of hardware-accelerated network virtualization tools for datacenters.

12/21/2012 – NEA joins Andreessen Horowitz in $7M raise for IFTTT

IFTTT, the maker of handy tools that connect various Web and mobile apps together, has raised $7 million in Series A funding., All Things Digital reports.

12/21/2012 – Mountain View-Based 23andMe Raises Another $8 Million; NEA participated

Less than two weeks after announcing $50 million in new funding, Mountain View-based 23andMe, a developer of DNA analysis services co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, has raised another $8 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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.

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