09/19/2013 – Private equity firm LLR opens D.C. office
When we wrote, one year ago, about the rise of outside "growth" cash on the D.C. venture scene, LLR Partners was one of the firms on our radar. The Philadelphia-based investment group, which had put an undisclosed amount of cash in Columbia-based Message Systems, was clearly scouting out the region for more deals.
09/19/2013 – LLR Partners Appoints Jason Rigoli and Michael Levenberg
Industry veterans, Jason Rigoli and Michael Levenberg, have joined LLR Partners to broaden the private equity firm’s Security, Defense & Government Services portfolio.
09/19/2013 – UMD Recognized for Top Entrepreneurship Programs
The University of Maryland has once again made The Princeton Review's list of the country's top entrepreneurship programs.
09/19/2013 – JMI Equity-backed Empathica Acquired by Mindshare Technologies
Mindshare Technologies, a leader in Voice of the Customer (VoC) technologies, has acquired Empathica, the leading global provider of social Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions.
09/18/2013 – Mandiant Expands Operations In Europe
Alexandria-based Mandiant Corp., a major security incident response management company, has expanded its European operations, opening an office in England, hiring key sales personnel in the region and announcing new agreements with a distribution partner.
09/18/2013 – TA Associates Invests in Arxan Technologies
TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, today announced it has completed a majority investment in Arxan Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of software security solutions.
09/18/2013 – New Enterprise Associates Joins $50M Round for Blue Jeans Network
Blue Jeans Network, the global leader in interoperable video collaboration services, announced it has secured $50 million in new funding led by Battery Ventures.
09/16/2013 – Herndon-Based CIT Invests in Blacksburg-Based Fitnet
The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) said on Tuesday it has invested in Blacksburg-based Fitnet, developer of a virtual fitness studio app.
09/12/2013 – FiscalNote Raises $1.2 Million, Plans Move to Bethesda
FiscalNote, developer of a platform designed to quickly make sense of unstructured state and local government legislation, has raised $1.2 million in seed funding and plans to relocate from Silicon Valley to Bethesda, according to published reports.
09/10/2013 – 9Lenses Closes $3M Series A Round Led by Kinetic Ventures
9Lenses, a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) venture that provides packaged organizational intelligence and analytics, announced today that it has closed a Series A round of financing.
09/10/2013 – Clarabridge raises $80 million in private equity
Analytics firm Clarabridge Inc. announced an enormous $80 million growth round Tuesday, ranking among the largest fundings for a D.C.-area tech company this year.
09/06/2013 – AOL Completes Acquisition of Adap.tv
Combination Solidifies AOL’s Position as a Leader in Premium and Programmatic Video Advertising
09/05/2013 – NEA Leads $30M Series C for Hearsay Social
Hearsay Social, a leading enterprise social sales platform, announced strong year-over-year business growth and momentum driven across four key dimensions: new customer growth, strategic industry partnerships, international expansion, and pivotal leadership hires.
09/04/2013 – TDF Ventures Joins $3M Round For AppMesh
AppMesh, a leading Mobile Sales Enablement and CRM solution, today announced it has completed a $3 million investment led by InterWest Partners.
09/04/2013 – Baltimore-Based ABS Capital Partners Invests $12 Million in iZotope
ABS Capital Partners, a Baltimore-based investment firm focused on late-stage companies in the education services, healthcare, media and communications and technology sectors, said that it has invested $12 million in Massachusetts-based audio technology company iZotope.
09/03/2013 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Leads New $50 Million Round for Lithium
New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, has led a new $50 million round of funding for San Francisco-based Lithium Technologies, a developer of software that lets businesses create their own social networks and online communities.
08/29/2013 – Signal Hill Client Acurian Acquired by PPD
Signal Hill is pleased to announce that its client Acurian has been acquired by Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC, a leading global contract research organization (CRO) providing drug discovery, development, lifecycle management and laboratory services.
08/28/2013 – 18 Area Start-Ups to Take the Stage at TechBUZZ Georgetown
Security, Mobile, Education, Real Estate, Consumer are Among Sectors Represented
08/28/2013 – Three MAVA Members on Inc.'s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies
High Street Partners, MorganFranklin, and Arnold & Porter listed among 5000 fastest growing companies in America
08/27/2013 – PrimeSource Healthcare Systems Closes $5.5M from Oxford Finance
Oxford Finance LLC, a specialty finance firm that provides senior debt to life sciences and healthcare services companies, announced that it closed a $5.5 million revolving line of credit with PrimeSource Healthcare Systems, Inc.
08/26/2013 – In-Q-Tel Joins $18.5M Series C For HyTrust
HyTrust Inc., the Cloud Security Automation Company, announced Series C oversubscribed financing in the amount of $18.5 million from new investors Intel Capital and Fortinet as well as recent investors VMware and In-Q-Tel. Previous investors Granite Ventures, Cisco, Trident Capital and Epic Ventures also participated in this round.
08/21/2013 – AnyPresence Joins Citrix Ready Worx Verified Program for Enterprise Mobile Apps
AnyPresence, the leading enterprise backend-as-a-service (BaaS) platform, today announced that it has joined Citrixs Ready Worx Verified partner program, and will now be featured in the Citrix Worx App Gallery.
08/21/2013 – Altamira Named Consulting Partner For Amazon Web Services
Altamira has attained consulting partner status on the Amazon Partner Network, Altamira announced Monday.
08/21/2013 – Axeda Closes $12M Round Led by JMI Equity
Axeda Corporation announced the the closing of $12 million in growth funding led by JMI Equity, a long-term supporter of Axeda.
08/21/2013 – Duane Morris Baltimore Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers
Three Duane Morris attorneys based in the firm's Baltimore office have been recognized by Best Lawyers. George J. Nemphos, the Chair of the firmwide Corporate Practice Group, has been selected as a "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of leveraged buyouts and private equity law in Baltimore for 2014.
08/20/2013 – New Enterprise Associates Leads $55M Series D For Cleversafe
Cleversafe Inc., the solution for limitless data storage, today announced that the company has secured $55 million in funding to support its growth momentum, achieved by its breakthrough technology’s cost-saving solution for massive-scale, high-growth storage needs.
08/19/2013 – Square 1 Bank Announces Credit Facility to NanoLumens
Square 1 Bank, the premier banking partner to entrepreneurs and the venture capital community, announced today it has provided a credit facility to NanoLumens®, the rapidly growing Atlanta-based manufacturer and marketer of award-winning flexible and fixed LED displays.
08/16/2013 – Agilis partnership with Trane gets energy analytics into more buildings
Whether people realize it or not, how they use energy creates patterns. Measuring those patterns in buildings opens the door to finding efficiencies and savings.
08/15/2013 – NEA Joins $1.7M Seed Round For Swiftype
Swiftype, the Y Combinator startup that is evolving site search into a powerful marketing and conversion tool for web businesses, announced today it has raised a seed round of $1.7 million in funding that includes some of the most successful Silicon Valley investors and venture capital firms.
08/14/2013 – Survey: Overseas Expansion Becoming a Top Priority for U.S. Businesses
With growth in the U.S. still sluggish, American businesses are more frequently pursuing international expansion to drive sales and win new customers, according to a new survey of senior executives by CFO Research and High Street Partners.