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News & Announcements

02/01/2013 – New Atlantic Ventures, Kinetic Ventures To Receive InvestMaryland Funds

Governor Martin O'Malley and Peter Greenleaf, chairman of the Maryland Venture Fund Authority (MVFA), announced on Thursday that New Atlantic Ventures and Kinetic Ventures have been selected to receive funds through the state's $84 million InvestMaryland program.

02/01/2013 – Jones Lang LaSalle: Ravens will win Super Bowl

Commercial real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle and its executive chairman Roger Staubach are predicting the Baltimore Ravens will win this year's Super Bowl.

01/31/2013 – NEA-backed Braintree’s New Payments Layer Lets Users Sign Up For Apps Without Re-Entering Their Credit Card Data

Braintree, an Accel and NEA-backed payments company that’s now processing more than $6 billion a year, is launching a new payments layer that lets users sign up to pay for goods and services without having to re-enter their credit card details.

01/31/2013 – Two Venture Capital Firms Tapped to Receive InvestMaryland Funds

Governor Martin O’Malley and Peter Greenleaf, chairman of the Maryland Venture Fund Authority (MVFA), today announced that New Atlantic Ventures and Kinetic Ventures have been selected to receive funds through the State’s $84 million InvestMaryland program.

01/31/2013 – Two new VCs join InvestMaryland program

Two more venture capital firms have been selected to receive money for investing in early-stage businesses through the state’s InvestMaryland program.

01/30/2013 – MAVA Presents Investor Insights for 2013 at Annual Crystal Ball Breakfasts

The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), representing the full spectrum of private capital investors, company-builders and entrepreneurs, brings its annual Crystal Ball Breakfast programming to Baltimore and Tysons Corner to share industry knowledge from leaders in the investment community.

01/30/2013 – Higher Logic uses SCANVenger Hunt at Conference Trade Show

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01/30/2013 – MAVA Presents Investor Insights for 2013 at Annual Crystal Ball Breakfasts

The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), representing the full spectrum of private capital investors, company-builders and entrepreneurs, brings its annual Crystal Ball Breakfast programming to Baltimore and Tysons Corner to share industry knowledge from leaders in the investment community.

01/30/2013 – I AM Modern Profile: Julia Spicer

Julia Spicer, executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), would accede to the vital role support plays in developing new ideas; it is a mainstay of her life’s work.

01/30/2013 – GAP 50 Entrepreneur of the Week - Matt Howard (founder of ZoomSafer, now Aegis Mobility)

An experienced and successful software entrepreneur, Matt Howard founded Reston, Virginia based ZoomSafer in September 2008 following a distracted driving incident in which he nearly killed a nine year old boy.

01/30/2013 – Bridge Loan Trend Ain't Slowing says JLL

Owners with debt coming due that is out of balance or who'd rather not put more equity into a property will continue to ride the bridge loan wave, JLL's Wes Boatright tells us.

01/29/2013 – YOLO: You Only Launch Once With Speek Co-Founder Danny Boice At Everywhereelse.co The Startup Conference

That’s the basis for the talk that Danny Boice, co-founder of Washington DC startup Speek, will speak about on Monday February 11th at everywhereelse.co The Startup Conference.

01/29/2013 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Co-Leads $35 Million Round for Houzz

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, said on Tuesday it has co-led a new $35 million round of funding for Silicon Valley-based Houzz, the developer of an online platform for home remodeling and design.

01/28/2013 – Virginia Seed Fund CIT Down, Not Out

Virginia's economic development machine, the Center for Innovative Technology, has become a major early- and seed-stage investor. But with a smaller budget this year, will the investment pace continue?

01/28/2013 – New Platform from WealthEngine Mines Public Records to Target Wealthy Prospects

WealthEngine has introduced a new platform to help advisors target wealthy investors. The Bethesda, Md., company has launched FindWealth 8, a wealth intelligence platform that helps advisory firms locate and profile high-net-worth individuals.

01/28/2013 – Ernst & Young Opens Nominations for Washington Entrepreneur of the Year

Accounting and advisory firm Ernst & Young said it has opened nominations for its Greater Washington Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

01/25/2013 – Distil.it gets $1.8M investment; CIT participated

Arlington-based cloud computing startup Distil.it has received $1.8 million in venture capital funding, led by ff Venture Capital with CIT participation.

01/24/2013 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Increases Investment in Leyden Energy

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, said it has increased its investment in Leyden Energy, a Silicon Valley-based developer of advanced batteries for the mobile, consumer electronics and light electric vehicle markets.

01/24/2013 – Cloud application suite from Booker helps small companies book more business

As of last count, Booker is now processing about 1 million appointment requests for its customers on a monthly basis. It has grown beyond that into marketing and sales development functions.

01/23/2013 – newBrandAnalytics Delivers Social Intelligence To Customers’ Fingertips

newBrandAnalytics (nBA), the global leader in social intelligence, announces the latest release of nBA Insight, nBA Connect and nBA Advantage.

01/23/2013 – DC-Based Paladin Capital Group Invests in BuildingIQ

Paladin Capital Group, a DC-based private equity firm, said it has invested in San Francisco-based BuildingIQ, a developer of building energy management software, as part of the company's new $9 million round.

01/23/2013 – SocialToaster gets 50k signups in 24 hours with Shakira and UNICEF for child health campaign

A new UNICEF campaign is seeking donations for items like polio vaccines, rehydration salts and therapeutic food to ship to families (and their babies) across the world, and it’s enlisting the help of sincere-hips endorser Shakira and her boyfriend, Gerard Piqué, center-back for FC Barcelona. Oh, and Woodberry-based startup SocialToaster is in on the action.

01/22/2013 – High Street Partners Continues Global Expansion, Opens Munich Germany Office

High Street Partners, Inc. (HSP) announces the opening of its newest overseas office in Munich, Germany.

01/22/2013 – Three Orlando firms get $31M in venture capital investments; Pentaho Corp. receives funding from New Enterprise Associates

Software developer Pentaho Corp. received $23 million in October from Benchmark Capital, Duff Ackerman & Goodrich LLC, Index Ventures and New Enterprise Associates Inc.

01/21/2013 – Maryland venture capital plunges in fourth quarter

Despite the low numbers in Maryland and the nation, Julia Spicer, executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association in McLean, Va., said she is optimistic for the Greater Washington region.

01/18/2013 – Three Baltimore-area firms receive VC funding in 4Q; TEDCO invests in Vii Network

Columbia software company Vii Network received $40,000 during the quarter. The Maryland Technology Development Corp. (TEDCO) invested in the company.

01/18/2013 – DC-Based SnagFilms Raises $6 Million in New Funding; New Enterprise Associates participated

SnagFlims, the DC-based documentary and indie films site founded by Washington Capitals and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, said it has raised $6 million in a new round of funding. Participants included previous backers Leonsis, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Comcast and Terry Semel, as well new investor CNF Investments.

01/17/2013 – Blueprint Health reveals 11 startups in its third class; forMD selected

Blueprint Health, a mentor-focused health incubator that offers co-working space in New York City, has announced its Winter 2013 class of startups — its third; including forMD.

01/17/2013 – Sprint and Aegis Mobility Help Commercial Fleet Managers Address Distracted Driving

Sprint [NYSE: S] and Aegis Mobility have teamed to offer the FleetSafer(R) distracted driving application to help businesses, commercial fleet owners and operators focus on driving.

01/17/2013 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Leads $3 Million Round for Curalate

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, has led a new $3 million round of funding for Philadelphia-based Curalate, the developer of an analytics and marketing platform for social media site Pinterest.

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