TechBUZZ: Alumni Funding Announcements 2017-06-12T14:31:17+00:00

TechBUZZ Alumni Funding Announcements

Since taking the stage and shining the spotlight on their innovations, countless TechBUZZ presenting companies have witnessed immense growth and success. Read just some of their stories below and explore all of the terrific startups that have enjoyed the spotlight at TechBUZZ programs since 2011. 

BlueCart Lands Funding from Almanac’s $30 mln venture fund

Almanac, a $30 million investment vehicle, announces today its investments in Nona Lim, a line of Asian-inspired heat-and-sip soup cups, bone broths, and noodles; Pilotworks, an operator of culinary incubators across the United States; and BlueCart, a wholesale order management [...]

ID.me (TechBUZZ Spring ’11) lands investment from USAA

Some of USAA’s current investments include: ID.me, which helps USAA establish membership eligibility through ID.me’s military verification database. USAA didn’t disclose the amount of each of its corporate investments, but they average from $1 million to $10 million, and rise [...]

3 TechBUZZ Alumni Companies Named 2018 Startups to Watch

3 TechBUZZ Alumni Companies Named 2018 Startups to Watch TechBUZZ Alumni Companies Arcadia Power (Spring '15), Hatch Apps (Fall '17) and Veda Data (Spring '17) were named to DC Inno's 18 Startups to Watch for 2018. [...]

Mytonomy (TechBUZZ Fall ’11) Raises $7M in Series A Financing

Mytonomy (TechBUZZ Fall '11) Raises $7M in Series A Financing Mytonomy, a Bethesda, Maryland – based provider of patient experience cloud solutions, closed a $7M Series-A funding round. The round included an investment from Philips, a global [...]

Design Icon Nate Berkus joins MAVA Member Framebridge

Design Icon Nate Berkus joins MAVA Member Framebridge Framebridge, the simple way to custom frame everything you love, announced today that renowned interior designer, Nate Berkus, has partnered with them in the role of Creative Advisor. Berkus also [...]

Snag-A-Slip (TechBUZZ Fall ’16) Acquires Marinalife

Snag-A-Slip (TechBUZZ Fall '16) Acquires Marinalife Snag-A-Slip, an online boat slip reservation company, announced that it has acquired Marinalife, a leading source for premium content, marina information and cruising concierge services. Click here to learn [...]

VEDA Data Solutions (TechBUZZ Spring ’17) raises $1M

VEDA Data Solutions (TechBUZZ Spring '17) raises $1M VEDA, a DC-based developer of technology designed to help health insurers and systems increase data accuracy through machine learning and artificial intelligence automation, announced the closing of a $1M [...]

DivvyCloud (TechBUZZ Spring ’14) Secures $6M in Series A Funding

DivvyCloud (TechBUZZ Spring '14) Secures $6M in Series A Funding DivvyCloud, a leading developer of innovative technology to automate and manage cloud infrastructure, today announced that it has received $6,000,000 in equity funding led by RTP Ventures. DivvyCloud will [...]

Snag-A-Slip (TechBUZZ Fall ’16) Secures $4.8 Million in Series A

Snag-A-Slip (TechBUZZ Fall '16) Secures $4.8 Million in Series A Snag-A-Slip, an online boat slip reservation company, today announced that it has closed a $4.8 Million Series A financing round led by Claritas Capital. Also participating in the round [...]

ChurnZero (TechBUZZ Spring ’16) Raises $2.5M

ChurnZero (TechBUZZ Spring '16) Raises $2.5M ChurnZero wants to help companies keep their customers longer — and it has just raised $2.5 million to fuel its efforts. Serial entrepreneur You Mon Tsang co-founded the company in 2015 with CTO [...]

Airside Mobile (TechBUZZ Fall ’14) Raises $7.7 Million

Airside Mobile (TechBUZZ Fall '14) Raises $7.7 Million According to a recent SEC filing, mobile startup Airside Mobile raised $7.7 million in financing from an undisclosed investor. Airside’s free Mobile Passport app helps travelers more quickly pass through customs [...]

Machfu (TechBUZZ Spring ’17) raises $1.6M

Machfu (TechBUZZ Spring '17) raises $1.6M IoT startup Machfu reported its first round of institutional financing this week. The Germantown, Md.–based company raised $1.6 million. The round was led by Vienna, Va.–based Blu Venture Investors. Machfu focuses [...]

Centriq (TechBUZZ Spring ’17) Lands $4.8M

Centriq (TechBUZZ Spring '17) Lands $4.8M San Rafael, California-based Centriq Technology, a home management platform provider, has raised $4.8 million in funding, according to a source at the firm. Office Depot Inc led the round with participation from other investors [...]

KickUp (TechBUZZ Summer ’16) Raises $730,000

KickUp (TechBUZZ Summer '16) Raises $730,000 Backed by New York-based VC firm Red House Education, the company just closed a $730,000 seed round, with follow-up capital from former investor Reach Capital. The previous round raked in $1.5 million. [...]

Infocyte (TechBUZZ Summer ’16) nets $3.4M Series A

Infocyte (TechBUZZ Summer '16) nets $3.4M Series A San Antonio, Texas-based Infocyte, a cyber security company, has raised $3.4 million in Series A funding. LiveOak Venture Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Feik Enterprises and Hollis Family Partnership. [...]

Sickweather (TechBUZZ Summer ’15) Raises $525,000 Seed

Sickweather (TechBUZZ Summer '15) Raises $525,000 Seed A graduate of the 2014 Techstars-led Sprint Accelerator, Sickweather raised a seed round of an undisclosed value to accelerate sales of its tech that forecasts and maps illnesses for consumers [...]

BlueCart (TechBUZZ Spring ’15) Raises $10M Series B

BlueCart (TechBUZZ Spring '15) Raises $10M Series B BlueCart is a mobile and web-based application, which serves as a single wholesale buying platform for the restaurant and hospitality sector. The company will soon be launching “BlueCart Editions” [...]

Arcadia Power (TechBUZZ ’15 Spring) attracts $6 mln Series A

Arcadia Power (TechBUZZ '15 Spring) attracts $6 mln Series A Washington, D.C.-based Arcadia Power, a clean energy platform, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. Energy Impact Partners led the round with participation from return backers BoxGroup and Wonder Ventures. Click here to [...]

Babel Health (TechBUZZ ’16 Summer) Secures $1.5M in Bridge Funding

Babel Health (TechBUZZ ’16 Summer) Secures $1.5M in Bridge Funding Babel Health, LLC, a provider of an integrated suite of Risk Adjustment software and services to Health Plans, announced the closing of an oversubscribed Bridge round of funding totaling [...]

ID.me raises $16M Series B (TechBUZZ ’11 Spring)

ID.me raises $16M Series B (TechBUZZ '11 Spring) ID.me, a federally accredited digital identity company, today announced that it secured a $19 million Series B investment led by FTV Capital. With the financing, the company will further invest [...]

Immuta (TechBUZZ ’15 Fall) Raises $8M Series A

Immuta (TechBUZZ '15 Fall) Raises $8M Series A Immuta, the unified data platform for the world’s most secure organizations, today announced an $8 million Series A round led by Drive Capital with participation from Greycroft Partners and Conversion [...]

Snag-A-Slip (TechBUZZ ’16 Fall) Raises $1.2M

Snag-A-Slip (TechBUZZ '17 Fall) Raises $1.2M After snaring $1.2 million in new financing, Snag-A-Slip is poised to take a big step toward its goal of becoming the Priceline of boat slip booking. The Baltimore-based company plans to use the [...]

ID.me (TechBUZZ ’11 Spring) Nabs $3.75M Federal Grant

ID.me (TechBUZZ '11 Spring) Nabs $3.75M Federal Grant McLean, Va.-based identity verification platform ID.me recently won a $3.75 million federal grant to pilot a new program in Maine. The award was part of a $15 million round of grants from the National [...]

TopBox (TechBUZZ ’16 Summer) wins Beta City pitch contest

Title here Two Maryland startups, TopBox and Tissue Analytics Inc., won cash and bragging rights for their businesses at the second annual Beta City event held at City Garage in Port Covington Thursday. Beta City showcases local entrepreneurs [...]

Syncurity (TechBUZZ ’16 Summer) Announces Additional Funding

Syncurity (TechBUZZ '16 Summer) Announces Additional Funding Syncurity, the security orchestration company and creator of IR-Flow, a rapid response cybersecurity operations platform, today announced the addition of Tim Sullivan and Tim Webb to their board of directors as [...]

Attentive.ly (TechBUZZ ’14 Summer) Acquired by Blackbaud

Attentive.ly (TechBUZZ '14 Summer) Acquired by Blackbaud Attentive.ly, a software provider that allows organizations to conduct social listening, identify key influencers and drive engagement, today announced it has been acquired by Blackbaud (BLKB), the leading provider of software [...]

MAVA Announces Full Lineup for TechBUZZ Summer

For media inquiry TechBUZZ@mava.org 202.847.0053 MAVA Announces Full Lineup for TechBUZZ Summer Accomplished CEOs, Executives and Investors added to the Lineup Featuring 20 East Coast Startups WASHINGTON, DC, June 14, 2016 — As part of [...]

Aquicore (TechBUZZ ’13 Fall) Raises $5M Series A

Aquicore (TechBUZZ '13 Fall) Raises $5M Series A Aquicore, a leader in real-time data collection and analytics for commercial real estate, secured $5 million in Series A funding led by Kiddar Capital, a forerunner in smart city venture capital, [...]

MAVA Member ZeroFox (TechBUZZ ’13 Summer) Raises $27M Series B

MAVA Member ZeroFox (TechBUZZ '13 Summer) Raises $27M Series B Re/Code covers ZeroFOX: “ZeroFox, a cyber security startup that specializes in vulnerabilities created by social media, raised a $27 million Series B round led by Highland Capital, with participation from [...]

Member Spotlight: ThreatQuotient

Founded by former security operations analysts, ThreatQuotient’s Threat Intelligence Platform, ThreatQ, empowers security teams to respond to cyber threats with precision. ThreatQ centrally manages and correlates unlimited external and internal security and analytics solutions to produce actionable intelligence. Growth Note: [...]

Painless1099 (TechBUZZ ’15 Fall) wins $500,000 in competition

Painless1099 (TechBUZZ '15 Fall) wins $500,000 in competition A Richmond startup company that helps freelancers set aside the right amount of their income for taxes won $500,000 in a business pitch competition this week in New York. Painless1099 was [...]

Zoomdata (TechBUZZ ’12 Spring) Snags $25M from NEA and others

Zoomdata (TechBUZZ '12 Spring) Snags $25M from NEA and others Zoomdata, which converts data from many sources into a more understandable visual format, now has $25 million in new funding to build out that business. Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic [...]

Aquicore (TechBUZZ ’13 Fall) Grows with $3.1M Investment

Aquicore (TechBUZZ '13 Fall) Grows with $3.1M Investment Washington, D.C.-based energy analytics and management startup Aquicore has raised $3.1 million in seed funding led by D.C. tech incubator 1776. Aquicore is one of the first rounds of startups funded by 1776's [...]

Power Fingerprinting (TechBUZZ ’13 Fall) Adds $2 mln in Fundraising

Power Fingerprinting (TechBUZZ '13 Fall) Adds $2 mln in Fundraising Power Fingerprinting, Inc., Corporation just released form D announcing $2.00 million equity financing. This is a new filing. Power Fingerprinting was able to finance itself with $1.62 million. That [...]

BeHealth Solutions (TechBUZZ ’15 Spring) Adds $2.35 mln Financing

Past TechBUZZ Presenter BeHealth Solutions Adds $2.35 mln Financing Behealth Solutions, Llc, Limited Liability Company just submitted form D regarding $2.35 million equity and debt financing. This is a new filing. Behealth Solutions was able to sell $1.90 million. [...]

MyDealerOnline (TechBUZZ ’15 Fall) adds $1M to funding coffers

MyDealerOnline (TechBUZZ '15 Fall) adds $1M to funding coffers MyDealerOnline announced Wednesday that it bolstered its funding by receiving $1 million right before the start of the new year. Having now received a total of $3.25 million in funding, [...]

StayNTouch (TechBUZZ ’13 Spring) Secures $9.5M Series A Funding

StayNTouch (TechBUZZ '13 Spring) Secures $9.5M Series A Funding Washington D.C., February 3, 2016 – StayNTouch, an innovator in mobile technology and Property Management Systems (PMS) for hotels, today announced the closing of a $9.5M financing led by Concur’s Perfect [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Drone Detection Co. DroneShield Raises $950K To Expand Team

EXCLUSIVE: Drone Detection Co. DroneShield Raises $950K To Expand Team The technology is used to protect everything from airports to nuclear power plants Herndon, Va.-based drone detection technology developer DroneShield has raised a $950,000 convertible debt round led by a [...]

LearnZillion (TechBUZZ ’11 Fall) Snaps Up $13M

LearnZillion (TechBUZZ '11 Fall) Snaps Up $13M LearnZillion, an open cloud-based curriculum solution provider, has secured $13 million in funding. The investors included DCM Ventures and Owl Ventures. PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON – Today, LearnZillion announced it has received a new [...]

Manassas, Va.-based Virgil Security (TechBUZZ ’15 Summer) raises $525,000

Manassas, Va.-based Virgil Security (TechBUZZ '15 Summer) raises $525,000 On Tuesday, two local startup alumni from Herndon, Va.-based cybersecurity accelerator Mach37 announced that they had dually raised seed rounds. McLean-based Cyph, developers of an encrypted messaging app, and Manassas, Va.-based Virgil [...]

McLean-based Cyph (TechBUZZ ’15 Summer) raises $500,000

McLean-based Cyph (TechBUZZ '15 Summer) raises $500,000 On Tuesday, two local startup alumni from Herndon, Va.-based cybersecurity accelerator Mach37 announced that they had dually raised seed rounds. McLean-based Cyph, developers of an encrypted messaging app, and Manassas, Va.-based Virgil Security, creators [...]

Aquicore (TechBUZZ ’13 Fall) Raises $3.1M in Funding Round Led by 1776

Aquicore (TechBUZZ '13 Fall) Raises $3.1M in Funding Round Led by 1776 Aquicore announced today it closed a $3.1 million funding round, led by global startup incubator and seed fund 1776. Offering comprehensive building energy analytics and process automation solutions, [...]

RedOwl Analytics (TechBUZZ ’13 Summer) Praises Baltimore’s Business Friendliness

RedOwl Analytics (TechBUZZ '13 Summer) Praises Baltimore's Business Friendliness Thanks in part to the region’s abundant resources and business friendly environment, RedOwl Analytics has rapidly progressed from a modest startup to a Maryland success story, co-founder Renny McPherson recently explained in the Huffington [...]

Former BlackBerry execs score $7.3-million for CRM software startup

Former BlackBerry execs score $7.3-million for CRM software startup Two former BlackBerry insiders who believe they’ve invented a better way for executives to manage their customer relationships have raised $7.3-million (U.S.) in a series B financing for their [...]

ThreatQuotient (TechBUZZ ’14 Summer) raises $1.5M

ThreatQuotient (TechBUZZ '14 Summer) raises $1.5M WHO’S MAKING MOVES? Arlington-based Evolent Health, a company that consults with health systems, filed for a $100 million IPO. Power Supply, a D.C.-based company that delivers healthy meals, has acquired California-based eliteEATS and D.C.-based Healthy Bites, [...]

ID.me (TechBUZZ ’11 Spring) raises $3M bridge toward $7.5M Series B

ID.me (TechBUZZ '11 Spring) raises $3M bridge toward $7.5M Series B ID.me, a company that helps retailers validate the credentials of military service members and other customers claiming discounts, has raised $3 million in convertible debt, according to a filing [...]

YouEye Secures Strategic Investment from Gfk for Advanced Customer Experience Analytics

YouEye Secures Strategic Investment from Gfk for Advanced Customer Experience Analytics MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif and NEW YORK, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Agile research technology innovator YouEye and global market research leader GfK today announced a strategic partnership that teams the industry-leading strengths of each company to [...]

Citelighter (TechBUZZ ’13 Summer) attracts $2 mln

Citelighter (TechBUZZ '13 Summer) attracts $2 mln Baltimore-based writing platform providerCitelighter has received $2 million in Series Seed-2 funding. Propel Baltimore Fund led the round with participation from other investors that includedMaryland Venture Fund, Gulf Ventures, New York Angels, Baltimore [...]

Baltimore’s OpiaTalk (TechBUZZ ’14 Fall) closes $500K bridge round

Baltimore's OpiaTalk (TechBUZZ '14 Fall) closes $500K bridge round Baltimore-based OpiaTalk has raised $500,000 to put toward making its e-commerce widget available on mobile devices. The bridge round of funding was backed by angel investors and TEDCO's Propel Baltimore [...]

Vheda Health, Nuvu take home top prizes at TEDCO Expo

Vheda Health, Nuvu take home top prizes at TEDCO Expo Vheda Health took home the top prize Tuesday in Startup Maryland’s annualPitch Across Maryland competition. The Columbia health IT startup works to simplify chronic disease management through personalized on-boarding and care plans [...]

ID.me (TechBUZZ ’11 Spring) buys student shopping startup Perkla

ID.me (TechBUZZ '11 Spring) buys student shopping startup Perkla ID.me announced Monday its acquisition of New York-based student shopping startup Perkla. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Understanding why ID.me bought the startup isn't particularly hard. The former [...]

DataRPM (TechBUZZ ’13 Spring) Wins Big Data New Product of the Year

DataRPM (TechBUZZ '13 Spring) Wins Big Data New Product of the Year DataRPM’s Instant Answers™ Smart Machine Platform Wins Gold Stevie® Award in 2014 American Business AwardsSM as the Big Data Software Solution New Product of the Year SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS [...]

BETTERIFIC PUTS FIRST PRODUCT ON SHELF

BETTERIFIC PUTS FIRST PRODUCT ON SHELF Betterific, the crowdsourced ideation company, announced recently the first product to come out of its platform: tags on fitted sheets to show which side of the sheet fits which side of the bed. The [...]

Acentia company wins $97.2M to support NOAA satellite and product office

Acentia company wins $97.2M to support NOAA satellite and product office 2020 Company LLC has won a five-year, $97.2 million contract to provide program management, systems engineering and operations and maintenance services to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The [...]

Distil Networks (TechBUZZ ’11 Fall) Raises $10M

Distil Networks (TechBUZZ '11 Fall) Raises $10M CYBERSECURITY Arlington cloud firm raises $10 million Arlington-based Internet cloud security provider Distil Networks has raised $10 million in early stage funding, the company announced last week. Distil, which detects and blocks [...]

Rehabtics wins TowsonGlobal Business Plan Competition

Rehabtics wins TowsonGlobal Business Plan Competition Health IT startup Rehabtics just got a leg up. The firm won TowsonGlobal’s fourth annual Business Plan Competition this month, taking home $3,750 cash, a 90-day TowsonGlobal incubator membership, executive coaching and logo and [...]

Geostellar Raises $1 Million Crowdfunding on Return on Change

Geostellar Raises $1 Million Crowdfunding on Return on Change Online Solar Marketplace Geostellar Raises $1 Million Equity Crowdfunding Over Three Months. Geostellar, a leading online solar rooftop marketplace,  has closed a $1 million round of equity crowdfunding.  The company [...]

Cybersecurity firm HackSurfer pulls in $3.5M from investors

Cybersecurity firm HackSurfer pulls in $3.5M from investors Glenelg-based cybersecurity company HackSurfer has added $3.5 million to its coffers. The firm’s latest founding round, which was led by Boulder Ventures and District-based CNF Investments, is scheduled to be announced Tuesday [...]

ZeroFOX (TechBUZZ ’13 Summer) Wins 2014 CRTC Rising Star Award

ZeroFOX (TechBUZZ '13 Summer) Wins 2014 CRTC Rising Star Award Baltimore, MD, April 10, 2014 --(PR.com)-- ZeroFOX, a cyber security firm specializing in Social Risk Management, was named the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council’s Rising Star for 2014. The prestigious honor [...]

Speek (TechBUZZ ’12 Spring) among first Crystal Tech Fund deals

Speek (TechBUZZ '12 Spring) among first Crystal Tech Fund deals The Crystal Tech Fund, a "post-seed" fund launched by former 500 Startups partner Paul Singh, on Thursday named its inaugural half-dozen deals. They are:  conference call-startup Speek,  table-ready meal distributor Power [...]