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News & Announcements

10/02/2012 – Opower Named the 2012 Global Cleantech 100 Company of the Year

Opower, the global leader in customer engagement solutions for the utility industry, today announced it was named the 2012 Global Cleantech 100 Company of the Year.

10/02/2012 – newBrandAnalytics Launches nBA 3.0, Revolutionizes How Companies Use Social Media to Drive Business Strategy

newBrandAnalytics, the global leader in social market intelligence, announces the release of nBA 3.0, the most technologically-advanced social market intelligence solution on the market.

10/02/2012 – Maven Developer Van Zyl Focuses On Code Security

It's a well-recognized fact that the earlier a security exposure is found, the less it costs to fix. Sonatype CTO Jason van Zyl wants to carry that finding out to its logical conclusion and detect and fix vulnerabilities during development.

10/02/2012 – Mitre Corp. wins $1B consulting deal with CMS

Mitre Corp. has won a federal contract worth as much as $1 billion over five years to offer “strategic guidance” and advice to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

10/01/2012 – DC job-search start-up launching at DEMO in Silicon Valley

Washington, D.C.-based start-up Barrel of Jobs has a new way to find and apply for jobs.

10/01/2012 – Center for Innovative Technology Launches New Website

The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), a non-profit offering capital formation, market development and revenue generation services to young Virginia tech companies, said on Monday it has launched a redesigned website, aimed at helping visitors more easily find information and services.

10/01/2012 – DC job-search start-up Barrel of Jobs launching at DEMO in Silicon Valley

Washington, D.C.-based start-up Barrel of Jobs has a new way to find and apply for jobs.

09/28/2012 – In the Spotlight: Julie Kantor, Barrel of Jobs

This week's edition of In the Spotlight features Julie Kantor, chief strategy officer of Barrel of Jobs in D.C.

09/28/2012 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Invests in Apartment Site Zumper

Following the launch of its public beta at TechCrunch Disrupt earlier this month, San Francisco-based Zumper, developer of a new apartment rental site, said it has raised $1 million in seed funding, including an investment from Chevy Chase-based New Enterprise Associates (NEA).

09/28/2012 – Amplifier eyes $20M federal tech fund

A Virginia venture capitalist and a serial government contracting entrepreneur are raising a $20 million fund that would fuel startups built off federally funded technology.

09/28/2012 – In the Spotlight: Julie Kantor, Barrel of Jobs

This week's edition of In the Spotlight features Julie Kantor, chief strategy officer of Barrel of Jobs in D.C.

09/28/2012 – Amplifier eyes $20M federal tech fund

A Virginia venture capitalist and a serial government contracting entrepreneur are raising a $20 million fund that would fuel startups built off federally funded technology.

09/27/2012 – Startup Spotlight: Speek.com makes conference calls painless

Oh, to be rid of conference call headaches. What a world it would be.

09/27/2012 – NEA's Jim Barrett: Drug innovation should be rewarded

Society needs to “take seriously the rewards for innovators” through the patent system to improve the biotech investing climate, New Enterprise Associates Inc. General Partner James Barrett said Thursday.

09/26/2012 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Invests $10 Million in Apnex Medical

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, said it has invested $10 million in Minnesota-based Apnex Medical, a developer of medical devices used to treat patients with sleep disordered breathing.

09/25/2012 – WeddingWire deal another sign of growth equity influx

WeddingWire is the latest D.C. tech company to take a big lump of growth equity cash from an outside investor.

09/25/2012 – WeddingWire Announces $25 Million Investment from Spectrum Equity

WeddingWire, the nation's leading technology company serving the $100 billion wedding and events industry, today announced a $25 million investment from Spectrum Equity, a leading private equity firm focused on the information economy.

09/25/2012 – CIT GAP Funds Invests in BrightContext Corporation

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today an investment in Arlington, Va.-based BrightContext Corporation, a technology company that offers a platform to assist software developers in building applications that process large streams of real-time data.

09/24/2012 – Apnex Medical, Inc. Closes $10 Million Financing from New Enterprise Associates

Apnex Medical, Inc, a private medical device company, has received private financing totaling $10 million from New Enterprise Associates (NEA).

09/24/2012 – Maryland biotech executives home in on capital

Maryland’s young biotechs hoping to spark interest in investment and partnerships will be among the 750-plus industry, state and venture capital executives expected to attend the annual Mid-Atlantic Biotech Conference in North Bethesda on Thursday and Friday.

09/21/2012 – Enrique Brito joins Tatum Mid-Atlantic as Practice Leader of Corporate Advisory Services

Tatum, a premier professional services firm, is pleased to announce that Enrique Brito has joined as a Partner and Practice Leader of Corporate Advisory Services in its Mid-Atlantic office.

09/19/2012 – Why Conference Calls Are So Miserable: Speek Profiled on Tech Bisnow

Ridiculously long PINs, not knowing who’s on the call, and not knowing who's talking are just a few of our annoyances. (Our entire list wouldn’t fit here.) Sterling, Va.-based Speek is trying to make conference calls a tad more tolerable, maybe even fun.

09/19/2012 – SocialToaster founder Brian Razzaque says he’s ‘committed to Baltimore’ at Startup Grind

Brian Razzaque “loves Baltimore” and is “committed” to the city, he told the audience at the inaugural Baltimore Startup Grind at Loyola University Maryland on Tuesday night.

09/19/2012 – SocialToaster founder Brian Razzaque says he’s ‘committed to Baltimore’ at Startup Grind

Brian Razzaque “loves Baltimore” and is “committed” to the city, he told the audience at the inaugural Baltimore Startup Grind at Loyola University Maryland on Tuesday night.

09/18/2012 – Windsor Circle raises additional funding

Durham-based start-up Windsor Circle has raised almost $900,000 to help the company launch the next version of software that’s designed to help online retailers build their sales.

09/17/2012 – New Enterprise Associates Leads $15 million investment in Duolingo

Today we are very happy to announce a US$15 million investment in Duolingo led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from our previous investor Union Square Ventures.

09/17/2012 – Public safety network - featuring Reality Mobile - passes first real-world test at GOP convention

Police in Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida, used a first-of-its-kind LTE cellular network dedicated to law enforcement as part of security operations for the Republican National Convention in August.

09/14/2012 – Apps4VA Launches High School Competition

The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) on Friday launched the next phase of its Apps4VA Competition, in which Virginia public high school students can compete to develop apps aimed at improving education.

09/13/2012 – CIT GAP Funds Invests in Speek Inc.

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) today announces a $100,000 investment in Sterling, Va.-based Speek Inc., a simple and groundbreaking alternative to conference calls for both web and mobile users.

09/12/2012 – New Enterprise Associates Portfolio Co. Aerohive Networks Announces 2013 IPO

Enterprise networking startup Aerohive Networks has raised $22.5 million in its fifth round of funding — cash that should help it gear up to go public in 2013, writes VentureBeat.

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