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News & Announcements

06/27/2013 – NVTC Names Winners of 12th Annual Hot Ticket Awards

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) on Wednesday night announced the winners of its 12th Annual Hot Ticket Awards during an event at the McLean home of President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg.

06/27/2013 – Reston's New Atlantic Ventures Leads $4 Million Round for PokitDok

New Atlantic Ventures, the early-stage venture capital firm with offices in Reston and Massachusetts, said on Thursday it has led a new $4 million round of funding for PokitDok, developer of an online marketplace designed to connect patients with healthcare providers.

06/26/2013 – Citelighter Snags Third at ISTE Pitchfest

Oh, the pressure. Amid all the hubbub of ISTE, startup teams pitched themselves.

06/26/2013 – With Dell deal, Invincea could reach 20 million devices

Invincea Inc. announced on Tuesday an agreement with Dell that will place its browser security software in more than 20 million devices, its first such deal and a major step forward for the Fairfax startup.

06/26/2013 – DC-Based IntroHive Lands $1.5 Million Investment from Build Ventures

IntroHive, a DC-based developer of cloud-based software that analyzes massive amounts of data to uncover new sales prospects, said on Wednesday it has landed a new $1.5 million investment from Canada's Build Ventures.

06/25/2013 – Fulton-Based New Markets Venture Partners Invests in Civitas Learning

New Markets Venture Partners, a Fulton-based venture capital firm targeting early-stage education, IT and business services companies, said it has invested in Texas-based Civitas Learning, the developer of a predictive analytics platform, as part of that company's new $8.75 million funding round.

06/25/2013 – Cognitive Networks Secures up to $2Million in Additional Financing from Silicon Valley Bank

Funding to fuel continued expansion of cloud-based content recognition services that enable Enhanced TV on Smart TVs

06/25/2013 – MAVA Supporter Member Civitas Learning Closes $8.75 Million in Funding

Civitas Learning today announced $8.75 million in funding led by Emergence Capital Partners, a California-based venture capital firm with a rich history of investment in technology-enabled services companies.

06/24/2013 – Signal Hill Completes Acquisition of Romet Limited

Signal Hill Equity Partners ("Signal Hill") announced today that it has acquired Romet Limited ("Romet" or the "Company"), a leading Ontario-based precision manufacturer of rotary gas meters for the gas utilities industry in North America and globally.

06/24/2013 – AnyPresence Strengthens Heroku Partnership for Enterprise Backend-as-a-Service Deployments

Customers Benefit from Centralized Management Across Individual Cloud Deployments of Enterprise App Backend Services

06/24/2013 – AOL Ireland to create 40 Dublin jobs

AOL Ireland has announced plans to create 40 new software engineering roles over the next 12 months at its Dublin Development Centre.

06/21/2013 – NEA Participates in $20M Series C Financing for 3-V Biosciences

3-V Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics that modulate key pathways in oncology and infectious disease, today announced the completion of a Series C financing round, raising $20 million.

06/21/2013 – E&Y Names Winners of Greater Washington Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Accounting and advisory firm Ernst & Young on Thursday announced the winners of its 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for Greater Washington, during a ceremony in McLean.

06/21/2013 – NVTC Names Nominees for 2013 Hot Ticket Awards

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) has named the nominees for its 2013 Hot Ticket Awards, which annually honor the area's hottest entrepreneurial tech companies.

06/21/2013 – D.C. ranks among top 10 cities for venture capital

Silicon Valley has long been the epicenter of venture capital-financed high-technology, but a new report shows D.C. is climbing the ranks of best metropolitan areas for venture capital, according to The Atlantic Cities.

06/20/2013 – [x+1] Partners With Lotame to Expand Syndication Opportunities

[x+1], a leading provider of digital marketing and data management software, and Lotame Solutions, Inc., the global leader in unifying data management, today announced a technology partnership for data sharing and media buying.

06/20/2013 – Sterling-Based Fixmo Acquires Perlego Systems

Fixmo, a Sterling-based developer of mobile security and mobility management tools, said on Thursday it has acquired Perlego Systems, a developer of data protection and personal privacy software for smartphones and tablets.

06/20/2013 – Report: Baltimore-Based Riskive to Close Funding on Friday

Riskive, a Baltimore-based cyber security startup, plans to close its first round of funding on Friday, the Baltimore Business Journal reported.

06/19/2013 – NEA Co-leads $12.75m Series A Funding for SocialRadar

SocialRadar, Inc. (www.socialradar.com) today announced it has secured $12.75 million in Series A funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Grotech Ventures and SWaN & Legend Ventures.

06/18/2013 – Invertix, Near Infinity Merge to Create Altamira Technologies Corporation

Invertix Corporation and Near Infinity Corporation announced today that the two companies have completed their merger and are re-branding as Altamira Technologies Corporation.

06/17/2013 – Homesnap makes The Street’s ’5 best real estate apps’

Trulia tops a list of “5 Best Real Estate Apps” put together by The Street today.

06/17/2013 – Meet YEC’s Danny Boice of Speek on StartupLab

Streaming live on #StartupLab, Speek CTO Danny Boice will answer questions from readers TOMORROW , Tuesday, June 18th at 3 p.m. Eastern (12 p.m. Pacific). During the hour-long #StartupLab live chat presented by Citi, Danny will appear live via video chat broadcast on our Facebook app.

06/17/2013 – Microsoft Case Study: Discourse Analytics Builds Demographic Profiles, Boosts Business with Consumer Insight App

In 2011, startup Discourse Analytics launched Votifi, a peer-to-peer network for voter engagement that uses a mobile polling and web-based platform to capture respondents’ political views in real time. “We created an online community that facilitates political exploration and network building,” says Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer Lou Aronson.

06/17/2013 – SocialToaster nears another $1M in funding, targets up to $8M more

Baltimore social media firm SocialToaster, Inc. expects to close a $1 million bridge round of fundraising in the next two months.

06/12/2013 – Light Point Security, Speek, Troop ID Participating in 'WSJ Startup of the Year'

The Wall Street Journal announced today the 24 startups chosen by Wall Street Journal editors to participate in 'WSJ Startup of the Year,' an episodic video documentary for WSJ Live, the Journal's online video platform.

06/11/2013 – IDA Ireland Backs Groupon, Adding 20 Jobs to Dublin Hub

Groupon has announced 20 new full-time roles at its site in Dublin – and intend to further expand the Irish subsidiary in coming months. Backed by IDA Ireland, this latest recruitment drive includes positions for experienced software engineers, data scientists, computer programmers and computational marketers.

06/11/2013 – DLA Piper tops list of largest U.S. law firms

DLA Piper is the largest law firm in the U.S., according to the National Law Journal’s most recent rankings released Tuesday.

06/08/2013 – WHAT’S APPENIN’: SCOUTMOB

Scoutmob is an Atlanta-based (represent!) startup company that provides location-aware coupons to local food, drink, and shopping venues to users on their mobile phone and on the web.

06/07/2013 – Centrifuge Recognized as a "Cool Vendor" for Big Data Analytics

Centrifuge Systems today announced it has been selected by Gartner as a “Cool Vendor” in the respected analyst firm's annual report on Security Intelligence Vendors for 2013* that recognizes innovative and disruptive technology solutions in big-data analytics, particularly those that provide “contextual analysis of security intelligence across silos”.

06/07/2013 – CIT opens up applications for cyber accelerator

Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology is now taking applications for Mach37, the commonwealth-backed cybersecurity accelerator opening up at its Herndon headquarters.

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