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06/10/2014 – Biotech company Cellphire earns $1M State investment

In their usual state, platelets don’t have a very long shelf life.

06/09/2014 – River Cities Capital closes largest fund to date, celebrates 20th anniversary

River Cities Capital Funds (RCCF), a growth equity firm investing in high-potential health care and IT companies, announced today the final closing of its fifth fund.

06/09/2014 – XebiaLabs Raises $12m in Growth Equity Round by Updata Partners

Leading delivery automation vendor XebiaLabs today announced it has closed a $12 million growth equity investment by Washington, D.C. based Updata Partners.

06/06/2014 – Senseonics nets $20M, starts trials for connected, embedded continuous glucose monitor

Germantown, Maryland-based continuous glucose monitor developer Senseonics raised $20 million from existing investors Anthem Capital, Delphi Ventures, Greenspring Associates, Healthcare Ventures, and New Enterprise Associates.

06/06/2014 – Yieldbot Raises $18 Million to Continue Building its Real-Time Media Channel for Consumer Intent

Yieldbot, a leading provider of real-time consumer intent to digital marketers, today announced it has raised a $18 million Series B round of funding.

06/05/2014 – nPulse Acquired by FireEye

nPulse Technologies has been acquired by San Jose, California-based FireEye, a leading international cyber security firm.

06/05/2014 – Triblio Raises $3.4M For A Data-Driven Approach To Content Marketing

Triblio, a startup that says it’s bringing “science to the art of content marketing,” is announcing that it has raised $3.4 million in seed funding.

06/05/2014 – Elasticsearch Raises $70M as It Expands Enterprise Search and Analytics Play

Real-time search and analytics platform provider Elasticsearch has raised a $70 million Series C funding round, led by New Enterprise Associates with additional participation from Benchmark Capital and Index Ventures.

06/05/2014 – Senseonics Raises $20 Million

Senseonics, a privately held medical device company focused on the development and commercialization of the first fully implantable, long-term continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system, announced that it has raised an additional $20 million of private equity financing.

06/04/2014 – CytImmune earns $400K State, County, corporate investment

Rockville-based CytImmune is working to revolutionize cancer treatment through tumor-targeted therapies.

06/04/2014 – Edtech startup Allovue raises $800K

Allovue raised $800,000, according to SEC filings. The Hollins Market edtech startup, an AccelerateBaltimore graduate, was recently part of the second class of startups at Socratic Labs in New York.

06/04/2014 – Aasonn Secures $20M Investment from LLR Partners

Aasonn, LLC , a global technology services partner to SAP SuccessFactors, today announced the completion of a $20M investment by private equity firm LLR Partners .

06/03/2014 – Fixmo U.S. business to be acquired by Calif. tech company

Sterling, Va.- and Toronto-based tech company Fixmo, which creates security software for mobile devices, has agreed to sell its United States business division to Good Technology, a software firm headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.

06/03/2014 – Nanotherapeutics Secures $30 Million Loan Facility from Hercules Technology Growth Capital

Nanotherapeutics, Inc., an integrated biopharmaceutical company with a focus on advanced development and manufacturing, announced today that it has secured a $30 million loan facility from Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc.

06/03/2014 – 20 Area Start-Ups to Take the Stage at TechBUZZ Summer 2014

AgTech, Cyber, eCommerce, EdTech, Media, and Hospitality Among Sectors Represented.

06/02/2014 – Relypsa Secures Loan Facility of Up to $35 Million

Relypsa, Inc. (Nasdaq:RLYP), a biopharmaceutical company, today announced it has secured a loan facility of up to $35 million with Oxford Finance LLC ("Oxford") and Silicon Valley Bank ("SVB").

05/29/2014 – Salsa Labs receives Maryland Venture Fund’s largest-ever investment, $1M

Salsa Labs, a marketing software provider for nonprofit organizations and social and political campaigns, has received the largest-ever investment from the State-run Maryland Venture Fund.

05/29/2014 – Wellington Financial Provides $11 Million Growth Capital to Web Marketing Optimization Company

Wellington Financial LP, a privately-held specialty finance firm, today announced a US$11 million unitranche debt financing to a US-based, venture capital-backed company specializing in web marketing optimization.

05/29/2014 – Ostrato Nominated for Northern Virginia Technology Council 2014 Hot Ticket Award

Ostrato, developer of the scalable and easy-to-use cloudSM cloud management platform, is pleased to announce that Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) has named Ostrato a 2014 nominee for a prestigious Hot Ticket Award.

05/28/2014 – Evoke Pharma Secures $4.5 Million Loan Facility With Square 1 Bank

Evoke Pharma, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on treatments for gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, today announced that it has secured a $4.5 million term loan agreement with Square 1 Bank.

05/28/2014 – Epidarex unveils £50m venture capital fund for UK life sciences

Investors keen to capitalise on British science have poured nearly £50m into a new venture capital fund.

05/28/2014 – Fyusion Raises $3.4M to Help People, Robots Make Use of 3-D Images

Fyusion Inc. raised $3.35 million in Series A funding to develop advanced, 3-D image-processing technologies and to promote Fyu.se, a 3-D photo-sharing app now available for users of iOS mobile devices.

05/28/2014 – Distil Networks’ $10M Funding Round Valued The Bot Detection Company At Around $30M

Bot detection startup Distil Networks announced today that it has raised a $10 million Series A. A source with knowledge of the deal says the round valued Distil at about $30 million.

05/27/2014 – Paladin Capital Group Joins $26M Series B For Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience announced that it raised $26 million in a Series B financing to commercialize the company’s semiconductor-based synthetic gene manufacturing process.

05/27/2014 – Bit Stew Systems secures $3.5 million in additional funding from Silicon Valley Bank

Bit Stew Systems Inc., a world-leading provider of integrated, real-time network operations for the utility industry, announces the successful closing of a $3.5 million credit facility with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB).

05/27/2014 – Acquia Completes $50 Million Financing Round

Acquia has closed a $50 million financing round, bringing total investment in the company to $118.6 million.

05/27/2014 – CNF Investments-backed Speek Raises $2.6 Million

Speek Inc. has closed a $2.6 million equity offering, raising the amount from 40 investors, according to an amended SEC filing.

05/22/2014 – Comerica Bank-backed WealthEngine Raises $5.1 Million

According to an SEC filing, WealthEngine Inc. has raised $5.1 million from nine investors via issue of Series B preferred shares and convertible shares.

05/22/2014 – ID.me makes Entrepreneur Magazine's '100 Brilliant Companies' list

McLean-based ID.me, a company that makes digital identification cards to verify eligibility for military, student or first-responder discounts, was named to Entrepreneur Magazine's 2014 list of "100 Brilliant Companies."

05/21/2014 – Mimosa Secures $20 Million in New Funding Led by NEA

Mimosa Networks, Inc ., a pioneer in last mile gigabit wireless technology, announced today a $20 million investment in Series C funding led by returning investor New Enterprise Associates (NEA).

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