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02/25/2014 – IBM To Buy In-Q-Tel-backed Cloudant

IBM today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Boston, MA-based Cloudant, Inc., a privately held database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider that enables developers to easily and quickly create next generation mobile and web apps.

02/24/2014 – RedOwl Analytics named "Most Innovative Company" at Innovation Sandbox

RedOwl Analytics – a Baltimore software company whose cloud-based product, Reveal, provides solutions for entities to analyze digital communications data – was named “Most Innovative Company” at the RSA Conference 2014 Innovation Sandbox event.

02/21/2014 – OddLot Entertainment Signs $50MM Credit Facility With J.P. Morgan, Comerica

OddLot Entertainment has closed a $50 million revolving credit facility with J.P. Morgan and Comerica as co-lead arrangers which may be increased to $150 million.

02/19/2014 – CIT GAP Funds Invests in Encore

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today that its CIT GAP Funds invested in Encore, a Rosslyn-based company that provides proactive social alerts to marketers.

02/18/2014 – Epidarex Capital Invests in Cancer Drug Developer Confluence Life Sciences Inc.

Epidarex Capital, a leading international early-stage life science venture capital fund, has invested in Confluence Life Sciences Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the rapid discovery and development of drugs to address unmet needs in cancer and chronic inflammatory disease.

02/18/2014 – Intacct Raises $45M to Grow Cloud-Based Accounting Software

Accounting software company Intaact has raised $45 million in new venture and debt funding to help it grow its cloud-based software business.

02/17/2014 – 14 Semifinalists to Compete in Cupid's Cup Business Plan Competition Held by Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

Fourteen student startups have been selected from nearly 150 nationwide entries to advance to the semifinals of the 2014 Cupid's Cup Business Competition, a national business competition held by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's School of Business.

02/14/2014 – Silicon Valley Bank and MasterCard Introduce a Commerce Accelerator Program for Startups

Silicon Valley Bank , financial partner to the global innovation economy, and MasterCard introduce Commerce.Innovated.™, a customized commerce accelerator program that will help a select group of commerce focused startups access operational and technology expertise to effectively advance their go-to-market commerce platforms.

02/13/2014 – Edtech Startup Abandons the Big Apple for a Brighter Future in Baltimore

Following in Citelighter's footsteps, edtech startup Three Ring has announced plans to move its headquarters from New York to Baltimore.

02/12/2014 – Welltok raises $22.1 million Series C funding round led by NEA

Denver-based “Social Health Management” company Welltok has raised $22.1 million in a Series C round led by New Enterprise Associates.

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