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News & Announcements

01/27/2014 – Paul Palmieri Joins NEA As Venture Advisor

New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA), a leading global venture capital firm, today announced the appointment of Paul Palmieri as Venture Advisor.

01/27/2014 – Cooley Advises CHC Group on Its $310 Million Initial Public Offering and Refinancing Transactions

Cooley LLP announced today that it advised CHC Group Ltd. on its $310 million initial public offering.

01/27/2014 – LiveOps Raises $30 Million to Accelerate Global Expansion

LiveOps, Inc. , the global leader in cloud contact center and customer service solutions, announced today it has closed a $30 million round of debt funding from Comerica Bank.

01/27/2014 – Scoutmob raising up to $10M; turns to AngelList

Atlanta deal site Scoutmob is raising up to $10 million. And it's turned to buzzy online investor network AngelList for some of it.

01/24/2014 – CrowdOptic Raises Funding from Silicon Valley Bank to Bring Live Google Glass Broadcasting to Sporting Arenas, Commencing With The Sacramento Kings

CrowdOptic, a maker of crowd-powered mobile and wearable applications as seen at popular sporting events, today announced it has received funding to ramp up sales and marketing of its software, which curates and broadcasts live streaming video from Google Glass and other smart devices to stadium scoreboards, fan mobile devices and live TV.

01/24/2014 – Baltimore's ed-tech boom may just be getting started

Baltimore is going to become a larger hub for education technology companies as students turn more to online courses and school systems look to mine reams of data to better measure student outcomes.

01/23/2014 – Silicon Valley Bank Provides $18MM Credit Facility to GSV Capital

GSV Capital Corp. announced that it has entered into a new $18 million senior secured credit facility with Silicon Valley Bank.

01/23/2014 – MAVA Corporate Technology Member AOL to Acquire Content Personalization Company Gravity

AOL said on Thursday it will pay $90.7 million to acquire Gravity, a California-based developer of "interest graphs" that let publishers personalize content based on individuals' interests, preferences and habits.

01/22/2014 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Takes Part in Kensho's $10 Million Round

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, has invested in New York-based Kensho, developer of a cloud-based system capable of answering complex financial and market research questions posed in natural language.

01/22/2014 – With a Fresh $1M, Can Venga Help Restaurants Give Patrons a Personalized Experience?

Venga recently closed a $1 Million Series A round from VCs and Restaurateurs led by Militello Capital and including Think Food Group (Jose Andre’s restaurant group) and Big Red Ventures (Cornell University’s venture fund), among others.

01/21/2014 – Acentia and AnyPresence Partner to Drive Federal Government Mobile Innovation

Acentia, a premier provider of technology and management solutions to public sector healthcare and Federal Government civilian customers, today announced a partnership with AnyPresence, a leading enterprise mobile development platform.

01/17/2014 – Fiberlink Acquired by IBM - Edison Exits Enterprise Mobility Management Solution Provider

Edison Ventures announced that IBM acquired Fiberlink, based in Blue Bell, PA.

01/15/2014 – Center for Innovative Technology Invests in Arlington-Based PerformYard

The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) said on Wednesday it has invested an unspecified amount in Arlington-based PerformYard, a developer of performance management software for employees ands teams.

01/15/2014 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Increases Investment in SuVolta

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, has increased its investment in Silicon Valley-based semiconductor technology firm SuVolta as part of the company's new $10.6 million funding round.

01/14/2014 – Reston-Based Intellinote Raises $4.3 Million in First Round, Boulder Ventures Among Investors

Intellinote, the Reston-based developer of a cloud-based platform that allows business users to create virtual workspaces and collaborate with one another on any device, said on Tuesday it has raised $4.3 million in its first round of funding, co-led by Grotech Ventures and Boulder Ventures.

01/14/2014 – Maryland TEDCO Awards $1.3 Million to 13 State Tech Startups

The Maryland Technology Development Corp. (TEDCO) said on Tuesday it has awarded $1.3 million in funding to 13 state startups since July.

01/10/2014 – US marketing tech firm nabs $9M in Series D round led by River Cities Capital Funds

Marketing technology company Ifbyphone announced that it has nabbed $9 million in a Series D round, according to TechCrunch.

01/09/2014 – NEA, CIT GAP Funds Among Top 20 VCs of 2013

500 Startups, the Mountain View, CA.-based venture capital firm, was the most active seed investor in 2013, according to the research group CB Insights.

01/09/2014 – Elliott Sigal Joins NEA as Venture Partner and Senior Advisor

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, on Thursday named Elliott Sigal as a venture partner and senior advisor.

01/09/2014 – Suneva Medical Raises $35 Million In Funding, Including Comerica Bank

Suneva Medical, Inc., a privately-held aesthetics company, announced that it has recently raised $35 million in debt and equity capital.

01/08/2014 – Cartiva Secures $1.5 Million Senior Credit Facility from Silicon Valley Bank

Cartiva, Inc., a developer of innovative solutions for the treatment of cartilage damage and osteoarthritis, announced today that it has entered into a loan and security agreement with Silicon Valley Bank providing access to up to $1.5 million of capital to the Company.

01/08/2014 – Compliance Science Closes $8.25M Series A from Edison Ventures

Compliance Science, Inc., a leading web-based provider of regulatory compliance technology and services, today announced that it has received an $8.25 million Series A investment from Edison Ventures, an information technology-focused venture capital firm.

01/08/2014 – Oxford Finance Closes $25 Million Senior Credit Facility with Entellus Medical

Oxford Finance LLC today announced that it entered into a term loan agreement with Entellus Medical, Inc. that expanded the original $17 million loan facility to $25 million.

01/07/2014 – Mashable Closes $13.3 Million Led by MAVA Leadership Member Updata Partners, New Markets Ventures

This is the company’s first capital raised since its founding in 2005.

01/07/2014 – Riide Smashes $50K Kickstarter Goal in Less Than 24 Hours

Local startup darling Riide has revolutionized bike riding as we know it today.

01/07/2014 – DragonWave Increases ABL Facility With Comerica to $40M

DragonWave Inc. announced that it has amended its existing revolving credit facilities with Comerica Bank and Export Development Canada.

01/06/2014 – Halozyme Secures Additional $20 Million Term Loan from Oxford Finance and Silicon Valley Bank

Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. today announced it secured an additional $20 million loan from Oxford Finance and Silicon Valley Bank.

01/03/2014 – FireEye acquires Mandiant in $1bn deal

Mandiant rose to prominence last year after it alleged that a secretive branch of China's military had stolen data from more than 100 global firms.

01/02/2014 – Square 1 Bank Acquires Sand Hill Finance

Square 1 Bank, the premier banking partner to entrepreneurs and the venture capital community, announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets and hired all employees of Sand Hill Finance, LLC.

12/30/2013 – Acura Pharmaceuticals Secures $10.0 Million of Debt Financing

Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ACUR entered into a Loan and Security Agreement with Oxford Finance LLC, pursuant to which Oxford agreed to make a term loan to the Company in the principal amount of $10.0 million.

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