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News & Announcements

11/09/2012 – Md.-based Greenspring Associates Leads $12 MM Funding in Intronis

Intronis, a provider of cloud backup services, announced it has raised $12 million of venture capital in a deal led by Owings Mills-based venture capital firm Greenspring Associates, with participation from OpenView Venture Partners and the company's executive management team.

11/07/2012 – FCEDA hires Brickwork India to run its Bangalore marketing office

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) said it has hired Brickwork India to run its Bangalore marketing office and work with Indian companies considering expansion to the U.S. Brickwork India offers remote executive assistance, research and consulting and IT.

11/06/2012 – Meet The 'Obama Startup' That's Taking On Microsoft And Salesforce.com: NationalField

It turns out, some political campaigns are good for more than negative TV ads. Obama's last campaign gave rise to a hot startup, NationalField, with a little help from Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes.

11/06/2012 – CIT Extends Deadlines for Apps4VA High School, Open Competitions

The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) and Virginia Department of Education on Tuesday extended the deadlines to submit software apps for their Apps4VA High School and Open Competitions.

11/05/2012 – Small businesses tap into cloud for efficiency (Speek)

John Bracken founded Speek.com, a Washington, D.C.-area start-up that enables cloud-based teleconference calls, to ease the cumbersome task of rounding up attendees and dialing on speakerphones.

11/05/2012 – In Superstorm Sandy, GramercyOne Carries on Through the Cloud

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, an event that impacted local businesses up and down the eastern seaboard, we asked Josh McCarter, CEO of GramercyOne, how his company stayed on track to maintain support and continuity of service for those local business customers.

11/01/2012 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Names Dayna Grayson as a Partner

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm focused on information technology, healthcare and energy technology companies, on Thursday named Dayna Grayson as a partner.

10/31/2012 – NEA Sells Millennial Media Shares for $21.5 Million

New Enterprise Associates has followed Bessemer Venture Partners in selling shares of the mobile advertising firm Millennial Media Inc. (NYSE: MM).

10/31/2012 – A tool for effortless conference calls: Speek

I spend a lot of time on conference calls, and getting on the call is often the most difficult part of the meeting. Speek is a painless Web-based conferencing tool...

10/30/2012 – Social Toaster FANS the Internet Megaphone Effect

If you are into this space check out Baltimore, MD-based SocialToaster. The company bills itself as a social media amplification company. They are about to make some noise that might make you want to virtually shout.

10/30/2012 – Pentaho Secures $23 Million C Round Led By NEA

Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced that it has raised a $23 million C round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from additional existing investors Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures and DAG Ventures.

10/29/2012 – Enterprise Social Network Startup NationalField Raises $1.5 Million To Take On Yammer And Others

NationalField is an enterprise social networking company that was founded to solve those problems.

10/29/2012 – Speek Holding Speek Easy During Digital Capital Week (DC Tech Week)

While the Washington DC area and the rest of the north east are being pummeled by Hurricane Sandy, “Frankenstorm”, entrepreneurs are still planning on attending DC’s Tech Week which starts this Friday.

10/26/2012 – CIT Announces Winners of HAC4EDU Hackathon

A software app created by developer Chris Cooper of Richmond took the grand prize in the Apps4VA HAC4EDU, a 24-hour hackathon held at four Virginia locations last weekend, the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced on Friday.

10/24/2012 – New Enterprise Associates, Osage University Partners participates in $34.5 Million Round for Mirna Therapeutics

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, and Osage University Partners have taken part in a new $34.5 million round of funding for Texas-based Mirna Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical firm developing cancer therapeutics.

10/24/2012 – An Agency With $$ (CIT and TEDCO)

Entrepreneurs have long turned to angels and VCs to get off the ground. But government funding has been looking more attractive. (One day, government cuts. The next day, government spending. It's almost as if this federal budget thing is a bit complicated.)

10/24/2012 – Kinergy Health Interview Health 2.0 on Vimeo

Gail Embt, ceo of kinergy health shares her thoughts about the company, what it does and some recent news.

10/24/2012 – J. Moore Partners Deal Alert: Silicium Security & EMC Corporation

Leveraging our deep domain expertise in security and enterprise software, J. Moore Partners was the exclusive financial advisor to Montreal-based Silicium Security, on its acquisition by the RSA division of EMC Corporation.

10/23/2012 – newBrandAnalytics Reports Three Record Quarters, Key Customer Wins

newBrandAnalytics, the global leader in social market intelligence, today reported year-to-date results through the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.

10/22/2012 – Maryland Innovation Initiative names board chair, unveils first two programs

The Maryland Innovation Initiative on Monday named a new board chair and unveiled its first two programs designed to provide funding to support the commercialization of technologies at five universities in the state.

10/19/2012 – newBrandAnalytics Executives to be Featured at International Hotel , Motel and Restaurant Show

Kristin Muhlner, CEO of newBrandAnalytics, the global leader in social market intelligence, will be featured as part of the Keynote Luncheon during the Hospitality Leadership Forum.

10/19/2012 – Bethesda-Based Novak Biddle Increases Investment in Parchment

Novak Biddle Venture Partners, the Bethesda-based venture capital firm, said it has increased its investment in Arizona-based Parchment, a provider of electronic transcript exchange services.

10/18/2012 – Chevy Chase-Based NEA Leads $25 Million Round for BloomReach

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm, said on Thursday it has led a new $25 million round of funding for BloomReach, a Silicon Valley-based developer of big data marketing apps.

10/18/2012 – Claremont BioSolutions joins forces with In-Q-Tel

Claremont BioSolutions, which makes DNA extraction technology, announced a partnership with CIA venture capital wing In-Q-Tel.

10/18/2012 – BloomReach Raises $25 Million; Series C Led By New Enterprise Associates

BloomReach, creators of big data marketing applications, today announced $25 million in Series C funding, led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA).

10/17/2012 – Mayor Emanuel and Venture Capital Firm New Enterprise Associates Announce New Chicago Office

New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA), a leading global venture capital firm, today announced with Mayor Rahm Emanuel that the company will establish an office in Chicago to serve its growing portfolio in the region.

10/17/2012 – Chevy Chase-Based New Enterprise Associates to Expand to Chicago

New Enterprise Associates (NEA), the Chevy Chase-based venture capital firm focused on information technology, healthcare and energy technology investments, said on Wednesday it will open a new office in Chicago.

10/16/2012 – J. Moore Partners Establishes Operations in South Korea

Korean Technology Investment Expert, David Oh, is Named Managing Director and Leads Efforts in Asia.

10/15/2012 – Tech Bisnow Profiles New Atlantic Ventures: The View From John's Perch

Distilled Intelligence 2.0 came to a close Friday but not before we caught up with New Atlantic Ventures managing partner John Backus.

10/15/2012 – WealthEngine and TransUnion Announce Strategic Partnership to Offer New Consumer Insights Using Sophisticated Wealth Scores

WealthEngine, Inc.(TM), a leading provider of sophisticated prospect research and wealth intelligence, and TransUnion, a global leader in information and risk management, today announced a strategic partnership to provide new, highly predictive wealth scores for the financial services and insurance markets.

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