04/17/2014 – Vienna-Based AddThis Hires 3, Forms Content Media Services Group
AddThis, the Vienna-based developer of a popular social sharing and analytics platform, said on Thursday it has formed a new content media services group, and has also hired three new executives.
04/14/2014 – Venture firms raise $8.9B in first quarter as exit picture brightens
Venture firms across the U.S. raised a collective $8.9 billion in the first three months of 2014, marking the industry's healthiest quarter in seven years, according to data released Monday by the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters.
04/14/2014 – Herndon-Based CIT Backs Neoantigenics; 100th Investment for GAP Funds
The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) said it has invested an unspecified amount in Neoantigenics, a Charlottesville-based biotech company developing a targeted treatment for cancer.
04/14/2014 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Unveils Plans for Second "In The Studio" Program
New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, has announced plans for the second installment of its design mentorship program, known as "In the Studio."
04/14/2014 – SocialLadder honored at Phorum tech conference
About 100 days ago, Alana Bly and Raavi Iqbal took a big risk. They quit their jobs to pursue a startup full-time. Luckily, it paid off.
04/04/2014 – Accelerometers give LSU football a look inside the impact of practice
Since August, a routine has unfolded behind the scenes after every LSU football practice.
03/20/2014 – Bethesda-Based Novak Biddle Increases Investment in Parchment
Novak Biddle Venture Partners, the Bethesda-based venture capital firm, said it has increased its investment in Arizona-based Parchment, a provider of electronic transcript exchange services led by Blackboard co-founder Matthew Pittinsky.
03/20/2014 – Arlington-Based In-Q-Tel Increases Investment in Platfora
In-Q-Tel, the Arlington-based venture fund backed by the CIA, has increased its investment in Platfora, a Silicon Valley developer of big data analytics software designed to help companies make critical decisions.
03/20/2014 – McLean-Based ID.me Raises $7.5 Million in New Venture Capital
ID.me, a McLean-based developer of secure digital ID cards designed to let users prove their identity online, has raised $7.5 million in new venture capital and another $2.5 million venture debt, The Wall Street Journal reported.
03/20/2014 – Bethesda-based e-tail platform is hiring after $5m Series A round
Spree Commerce, a Bethesda-based B2B platform for e-tailers that provides both storefront and back-end services, is hiring to fill at least five positions.
03/19/2014 – Cyber startup RedOwl Analytics named most innovative company at major tech conference
Baltimore cyber security firm RedOwl Analytics Inc. took on peers from Silicon Valley, Israel and the East Coast — and won.
03/19/2014 – DC Startup Betterific Teams With the Wizards to Crowdsource Innovative Fan Experience
D.C. startup Betterific has launched a partnership with the Washington Wizards this week to crowdsource innovative ideas from fans to improve their game-watching experience.
03/19/2014 – Parchment Raises $10M to Turn Credentials Into Opportunities
Parchment – a leading education technology company streamlining the verified credential process – announced Wednesday that it has closed a $10 million follow-on investment led by the globally-recognized merchant bank, The Raine Group.
03/19/2014 – Foodem Partners with Velocity Wings to Automate and Streamline Their Food Procurement Process
Foodem, an innovative B2B online food procurement marketplace and business intelligence solution for the $650 billion U.S. wholesale food distribution industry, is pleased to announce that it has recently partnered with Velocity Wings to automate and streamline their wholesale food procurement process.
03/19/2014 – Rosslyn-Based Encore Alert Lands $390,000 in Seed Funding
Encore Alert, the Rosslyn-based developer of a tool designed to help marketing teams by analyzing social media data and suggesting appropriate marketing responses, said it has raised $390,000 in seed funding, led by NextGen Angels.
03/19/2014 – Dulles-Based SummitIG Lands New Funding to Expand Network
SummitIG, a Dulles-based provider of dark fiber infrastructure, said on Tuesday it has landed a new equity investment from Columbia Capital, along with a large term loan from Orix Ventures.
03/19/2014 – Tatum Names Jim McAndrews Managing Partner of Mid-Atlantic Office
Associate Managing Partner Sonya Stone to Assume Business Development Role in East Region
03/18/2014 – ORIX Ventures Announces Growth Capital Commitment to SummitIG
ORIX Ventures announces the closing of a large term loan with SummitIG, a custom network solutions and bandwidth infrastructure provider.
03/18/2014 – Lotame Acquires Mobile Ad Targeting Startup AdMobius
Data management platform Lotame just announced that it’s acquiring startup AdMobius.
03/17/2014 – Amplience Secures Silicon Valley Bank Funding to Accelerate Rapid U.S. Expansion
Amplience, the leading provider of rich media production technology for ecommerce, today announced the successful closing of a $1.4 million growth capital term loan with Silicon Valley Bank.
03/17/2014 – Semiconductor Company Aquantia Raises $16M, Says It’s Preparing for IPO
Aquantia Corp. raised $16 million in new funding as it prepares for what has become a rare event for semiconductor companies, at least in the U.S.— going public.
03/14/2014 – Announcing The Judges Of TechCrunch’s Washington DC Pitch-Off
In a few short days, TechCrunchers from across the country will pack their bags, hop on a plane or a train, and venture to the nation’s capitol. That’s right, ya’ll — the TechCrunch DC Meetup + Pitch-off is happening, on Tuesday, whether you like it or not.
03/14/2014 – Security firm Shadow Networks bags $10M in new funding round
Shadow Networks, formerly called ZanttZ Inc, has secured more than $10 million in a recent funding round, TechCrunch reported citing the company's filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
03/13/2014 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Co-Leads $50 Million Round for MuleSoft
New Enterprise Associates, the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, said on Thursday it has co-led a new $50 million round of funding for San Francisco-based MuleSoft, the developer of an integration platform designed to let users more easily connect applications, data and devices.
03/13/2014 – MuleSoft raises $50 million, preps for IPO
The round was co-led by New Enterprise Associates, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Meritech Capital.
03/13/2014 – Basho Names New CEO and CTO
Basho, the creator and developer of Riak, the industry leading distributed NoSQL database, today announced that Adam Wray has joined the company as chief executive officer and Dave McCrory as chief technology officer.
03/12/2014 – High Street Partners Announces Strategic Partnership with Merrill Brink
High Street Partners (HSP) today announced that it has partnered with Merrill Brink.
03/12/2014 – Google Capital Leads $85M Credit Karma Funding Round
Credit Karma's ad-based free services model has attracted Google Capital as lead investor in the company's latest $85 million round of financing.
03/11/2014 – DataRPM Secures $5.1 Million In Series A
DataRPM, the industry pioneer in cognitive business intelligence, today announced that it has closed a $5.1 million Series A funding round.
03/11/2014 – NEA-backed TriVascular Files For IPO
TriVascular Technologies, Inc., manufacturer of the Ovation Prime(R) Abdominal Stent Graft System, announced that is has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock.