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News & Announcements

05/02/2013 – WeddingWire Gets New, Larger Space in Chevy Chase

WeddingWire, the business behind a go-to website for planning a wedding and advertising to engaged couples, recently moved to 2 Wisconsin Circle in Chevy Chase—a space two and a half times the size of its old location in Bethesda.

05/01/2013 – Software Component Vulnerability Cited as Latest Application Security Threat in OWASP Top Ten List; Sonatype First to Provide Comprehensive Solution

Sonatype, the leader in Component Lifecycle Management (CLM), today announced immediate ability to address risks related to "Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities," as newly listed on the just released 2013 Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top Ten, the industry's definitive listing of the most important risk factors in application security.

05/01/2013 – Bethesda-Based Virtustream Lands Term Loan from Orix Ventures

Virtustream, a Bethesda-based developer of software designed to move complex IT environments to the cloud, said on Wednesday it has landed a new term loan from Orix Ventures, which has local offices in Chevy Chase.

05/01/2013 – Squarespace Announces Plans to Establish EMEA Headquarters in Dublin with the Creation of 100 New Jobs

Squarespace, the leading all-in-one website publishing platform, plans to establish its EMEA Headquarters in Dublin along with the creation of 100 new jobs.

04/30/2013 – Obama to nominate venture capitalist to head FCC

President Obama plans to nominate venture capitalist Thomas Wheeler to head the Federal Communications Commission, White House officials said.

04/30/2013 – SoftLayer & Basho Partner for High-Performance, Scalable Riak in the Cloud

Basho and SoftLayer Technologies today announced the availability of Riak and Riak Enterprise on SoftLayer's global cloud platform.

04/30/2013 – Speek No Evil: Meet Speek Co-Founders at TechCrunch Disrupt NY Today

This is part two in a series of blog posts and interviews about Microsoft BizSpark companies that will be presenting at TechCrunch Disrupt NY. Here is an interview with John Bracken, CEO and Co-Founder of Speek, one of the easiest teleconferencing apps you will ever use.

04/30/2013 – Industry Veteran C.E. Andrews Appointed New CEO of MorganFranklin Consulting to Lead Firm’s Expansion Strategy

MorganFranklin Consulting, a leading business consulting and technology solutions company based in McLean, Va., and London, announced today that C.E. Andrews has been appointed the firm’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective May 13, 2013.

04/29/2013 – DLA Piper becomes nation's top revenue-generating law firm

DLA Piper is the nation’s top revenue-generating law firm, according to American Lawyer magazine’s annual survey of the top 100 firms, the Baltimore Business Journal reported.

04/29/2013 – CIA’s venture capital group invests in cloud platform Apigee

Apigee Corp. has won the backing of In-Q-Tel, the CIA's Arlington-based venture capital arm, in a move that is likely to mean the company's software will be used by national security and law enforcement agencies, the Silicon Valley Business Journal reports.

04/29/2013 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Leads $25 Million Round for Topera

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, has led a new $25 million round of funding for Topera, a San Diego-based developer of medical technology designed to provide physicians with information about heart arrhythmias.

04/26/2013 – E&Y Names Finalists for Greater Washington Entrepreneur of the Year

Accounting and advisory firm Ernst & Young on Friday announced the 23 finalists for its 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Greater Washington.

04/25/2013 – Ex-Practice Fusion CMO Robert Rowley named to same role at GroupMD

GroupMD, a San Francisco start-up that aims to give doctors a secure place to share clinical data, has named Robert Rowley, M.D., as its chief medical officer.

04/25/2013 – Basho follows well-trodden path to open distributed data

Basho is the latest company to make waves with open source technology in the cloud. Is proprietary software dead?

04/25/2013 – Apigee gets into U.S. intelligence with In-Q-Tel backing

Apigee has won the backing of In-Q-Tel, in a move that is likely to see its software used by national security and law enforcement agencies.

04/25/2013 – S.F.-Based PresenceLearning Raises $8 Million in Funding co-led by New Markets Venture Partners

PresenceLearning, a San Francisco-based provider of online speech and occupational therapy services to K-12 students, said on Thursday it has raised $8 million in a new round of funding, co-led by New Markets Venture Partners and Blue Heron Capital.

04/25/2013 – Redwood City-Based Actian Acquires Campbell-Based ParAccel; Silicon Valley Bank backed ParAccel

Actian, a Redwood City-based developer of big data management tools, said on Thursday it has acquired Campbell-based ParAccel, creator of an analytic platform designed to help clients gain quick insights from very large data sets.

04/24/2013 – Speek's John Bracken on virality, fundraising and his butt tattoo

Speek, a Web- and app-based conference call platform, has gone viral in a profound way, more so than any other D.C. startup at the moment.

04/24/2013 – Danny Boice: Entrepreneurship Major Would Be an Improvement

GUEST MENTOR Danny Boice, co-founder and CTO of Speek: My recent article “Why we need a ‘Startup University’ and how it would work” was inspired by my experience founding my startup Speek and successfully getting it off the ground.

04/24/2013 – Zoomdata: Google Earth for Data Visualization

Big Data is arguably one of the hottest tech buzzwords of the past year.

04/23/2013 – Report: 87% of Tech Startups Plan to Hire This Year

Eighty-seven percent of technology startups plan to hire new employees in 2013, according to a new report by Silicon Valley Bank.

04/23/2013 – CEOs, Early-Stage Investors Provide Meaningful, Real-Time Feedback to Area Tech Start-Ups at TechBUZZ Spring 2013

The East Coast tech start-up community was treated to a healthy dose of practical advice, hearing directly from seasoned CEOs and active angel, institutional and corporate investors, as well as state investment funds at MAVA’s TechBUZZ Spring 2013.

04/22/2013 – LogMeIn to establish base in Ireland

LogMeIn announced in November that it would create 50 jobs in Dublin by establishing its European operations here as part of an IDA-supported investment.

04/22/2013 – Entrepreneur of the Week: Jonathan Aberman, @Jaberman

CIT Gap Funds, Center for Innovative Technology; Entrepreneur of the Week: Jonathan Aberman, @Jaberman

04/22/2013 – Cambridge-based Epizyme Files to Raise $69 Million in IPO, NEA an Investor

Epizyme, a Cambridge-based biopharmaceutical company, has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering of stock to raise an estimated $69 million.

04/22/2013 – LivingSocial a 'better, stronger' company, says Grotech's Don Rainey

Few know LivingSocial like Don Rainey. The Grotech general partner's involvement with the D.C. daily deal giant predates the daily deal itself. Rainey has sat on LivingSocial's board long enough to see it reach the peak of press adulation, only to be hammered by a seemingly endless string of bad news.

04/20/2013 – How A New App (HomeSnap) Can Help Your Real Estate Investing Business

Picture yourself out in a neighborhood “driving for dollars”. You come across a potential real estate investment opportunity and you want to learn more about the property.

04/19/2013 – US software firms -- ACI & Marin Software -- to add 95 jobs in Ireland in next 3 years

IDA Ireland today announced the planned creation of 95 new jobs by two client companies in the software sector in the next 3 years.

04/19/2013 – Online ads player Marin to create 35 new jobs in Dublin

Search, social and mobile advertising player Marin Software Inc is to create 35 new jobs in Dublin over the next three years.

04/19/2013 – Ireland's economic comeback owed to Google, Paypal, Facebook

Major house price declines have eased in Ireland in 2012, thanks to the increasing demand from tech companies like Google, Linkedin and Facebook, which have set up offices and headquarters in the country.

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