TechBUZZ Presenter News2018-03-21T13:33:26+00:00

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Arcadia Power (TechBUZZ Spring ’15) Raises $25M Series B

Arcadia Power (TechBUZZ Spring '15) Raises $25M Series B “Digital utility” startup Arcadia Power announced a $25 million fundraising round on Thursday and a 120-megawatt community solar pipeline through 2020. The expanded pipeline builds substantially [...]

Hungry Marketplace (Spring 2018) Raises $1.5M

Hungry, an Arlington, VA-based foodtech startup, raised $1.5m in seed funding. Backers included private investors including Brent Thompson, a former Expedia, Inc. executive. The company, which has raised $4.5m since its founding in [...]

Ataata (TechBUZZ Fall ’16) Acquired by Mimecast

Ataata (TechBUZZ Fall '16) Acquired by Mimecast Publicly-traded cybersecurity company Mimecast announced the acquisition on Tuesday of Bethesda, Md.–based startup Ataata. Founded in 2016, Ataata seeks to help companies raise awareness about cybersecurity among [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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), [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]