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12/19/2012 – Windsor Circle raises more than $1 million

The Durham-based retention marketing software start-up Windsor Circle Inc. has raised more than $1 million in a Series A financing round, the company announced Wednesday.

12/19/2012 – 5 Biggest Stories of 2012: Including NEA, Speek, IntroHive, Zoomdata, Sawbuck Realty, SocialToaster, Living Social

Behold the last issue of Tech Bisnow for 2012. Before we can leap into 2013, we look back at the tech stories that defined the last 12 months.

12/19/2012 – Startups to watch in 2013, according to D.C.'s venture elite at Columbia Capital, Grotech Ventures, New Atlantic Ventures, New Enterprise Associates

Ask any venture capitalist about up-and-coming startups, and they'll inevitably slip in at least one portfolio company. Some might only mention their portfolio. This is to be expected.

12/18/2012 – Real Estate Snooping App HomeSnap from Sawbuck Realty Arrives On iPad, Now Connects Agents with Clients

HomeSnap, the real estate app that uses MLS and public record data to offer home prices and other info about houses both on and off the market, is today launching on the iPad.

12/18/2012 – Mandiant® Opens New Offices in US and Ireland to Support Rapid Growth; Ireland office in partnership with MAVA member IDA Ireland

Mandiant, the leader in advanced threat detection and response solutions, today announced new and expanded offices in Virginia, New Mexico, California and Dublin, Ireland.

12/18/2012 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Increases Investment in Blend Therapeutics

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, has increased its investment in Blend Therapeutics, part of a new $16 million round for the Massachusetts-based biopharmaceutical firm.

12/17/2012 – Windsor Circle finds increase in buyers returning to cyber shop

According to Windsor Circle, both one-time buyers and repeat buyers headed to cyber storefronts on Cyber Monday and Black Friday in droves.

12/17/2012 – Startups scramble for $100,000 from InvestMaryland

Startups are coming out of the woodwork to vie for InvestMaryland cash.

12/17/2012 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Increases Investment in Influitive

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, said on Monday it has increased its investment in Influitive, the developer of a B2B marketing platform with offices in San Francisco and Toronto.

12/13/2012 – Two Maryland Startups Land $300,000 in InvestMaryland Funding

The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) on Thursday announced investments in a pair of state technology startups -- Plasmonix and Bambeco -- through its InvestMaryland program.

12/13/2012 – CIT Names Winners of Inaugural GAP 50 Entrepreneur Awards

The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) on Thursday announced the winners of its inaugural GAP 50 Entrepreneur Awards, honoring entrepreneurs most likely to be a founding executive of a Virginia-based technology, life science or clean tech venture.

12/12/2012 – Aptara Named a Top 100 Digital Content Company by EContent Magazine

Falls Church, Virginia—Aptara, a global leader in mobile content and content technology solutions, has been named to EContent Magazine’s 2012 Top 100 list.

12/12/2012 – Cvent's CrowdTorch Launches DIY App Platform

CrowdTorch, the consumer mobile apps division of meetings technology provider Cvent, launched a new platform that allows event organizers to build mobile event apps through an online interface.

12/12/2012 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Increases Investment in 23andMe

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, has increased its backing of 23andMe, a Silicon Valley-based developer of DNA analysis services co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

12/12/2012 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Co-Leads $2.5 Million Round for Koozoo

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, has co-led a new $2.5 million seed round for San Francisco-based Koozoo, developer of an online network that lets users see and share live views of public places.

12/12/2012 – End-Of-Year Funding Spree: Speek and IntroHive

You know how businesses push to spend money before the end of the calendar year? Maybe it's the same for VCs.

12/12/2012 – Venable's Joe Schmelter to head Tysons office

Joseph Schmelter has been named partner-in-charge of Venable LLP's Tysons Corner office, effective Jan. 1, 2013.

12/12/2012 – WeddingWire CEO to be a Featured Guest on "Straight Up with Chris™"

WeddingWire, the nation's leading technology company serving the $100 billion wedding and events industry, announced that the company's CEO, Timothy Chi, will join Chris Efessiou, of The Chris Efessiou & Team Companies and host of “Straight Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood™” as a featured guest on Voice America’s Internet Radio Network.

12/11/2012 – Dulles-Based Speek.com Raises $1.2 Million in Seed Funding

Speek.com, the Dulles-based developer of a visual conference calling service, said on Tuesday it has raised $1.2 million in seed-stage funding, co-led by several early-stage venture funds.

12/11/2012 – MAVA Celebrates Success of its Community at Annual Holiday Luncheon

The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), representing the complete spectrum of private capital investors, company-builders and entrepreneurs, hosted its annual holiday event today with a celebration of the successful high growth companies at the center of its ecosystem.

12/09/2012 – Local upstart IntroHive raises venture capital

District-based IntroHive raised $1.8 million from investors to bulk up its sales staff, executives plan to announce this week.

12/08/2012 – Scoutmob: Making Great Mobile Apps (& Emails!)

Scoutmob is an app that enables you to find nearby deals at restaurants and retailers.

12/07/2012 – Arlington-Based In-Q-Tel Increases Investment in Cloudera

In-Q-Tel (IQT), the Arlington-based venture fund backed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), said it has increased its investment in Cloudera, a Silicon Valley developer of data management software and services based on the open source Apache Hadoop framework.

12/07/2012 – TEDCO plots out $20 million cyber fund, among others

Maryland's TEDCO and a team of entrepreneurs are planning to launch a new $20 million cybersecurity fund early next year, according to Executive Director Robert Rosenbaum.

12/06/2012 – Booker Achieves Triple Digit Revenue Growth For Fourth Year; Expands Leadership Team And Office Space

Booker (formerly GramercyOne), a service management platform (SMP) that unifies operations and automated marketing on a single cloud-based system, today announced impressive revenue growth, new hires, and additional office space.

12/06/2012 – Hiring Is a Dog from Hell: by Guest Author, CTO of Speek

We got Speek off the ground using a hive of moonlighters, freelancers, contractors, interns, sweat-equity employees, and founders. It was a bear, but it was what we had to do.

12/06/2012 – High Street Partners Strengthens Its Advisory Services Practice to Meet Rising Demand

High Street Partners, Inc. (HSP) is pleased to announce that three senior executives have joined the company.

12/06/2012 – WeddingWire Wins Hire Power Award from Inc. Magazine

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading technology company serving the $100 billion wedding and events industry, announced the company has been recognized with Inc. Magazine’s first ever Hire Power Awards.

12/05/2012 – CIT Announces Appointments to Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority and CIT Board of Directors

The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) on Wednesday announced two reappointments and one new appointment to its board of directors, as well as to the board of its parent, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority (IEIA).

12/05/2012 – Interrupting Getty Images' Grip: Tech Bisnow Profile of Cont3nt.com

Fresh off his company’s Distilled Intelligence pitch contest win, Cont3nt.com founder Anton Gelman (right) is now enjoying some new cash announced this week from CIT. And he hints that more is on its way.

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