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Swift Programmers: Here’s a New Open-Source Security Tool for You

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The application security and research startup nVisium has just released an open-source training tool for developers wanting to build applications using Apple’s new Swift programming language. Called Swift.nV, the tool is meant to help identify and test vulnerabilities in Swift. Founded in 2009, the Herndon, Virginia-based nVisium is focused on providing individuals and organizations with the tools… Read more »


DC-Area Startup Avizia Closes Funding Round for Telemedicine Solutions

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This morning, the Reston, Virginia-based telemedicine company Avizia announced that they have closed a round of equity financing. The round was led by NextGen Angels and included participation from Blue Venture Investors and Middleland Capital. The company did not disclose the amount of money raised. As part of this round, the company will bring on Edward Kennedy, CEO… Read more »




Apply by August 18 to Win Mobile Future’s $20,000 Prize

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This is a sponsored post by Mobile Future, and we want to thank them for all of their support! Earlier in June, Mobile Future announced that they would be hosting a national innovation competition, The Mobileys, for the second consecutive year. The competition seeks to highlight wireless and mobile apps, services, and products with an… Read more »


Dear Muriel Bowser: How Will You Support DC Tech? #MeetMuriel

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Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 13, the Democratic nominee for DC mayor, Muriel Bowser, is holding #MeetMuriel, an event at WeWork Wonder Bread Factory to talk about her platform regarding the future of technology and entrepreneurship in the District. In preparation for the event, the Bowser campaign is reaching out to the public and asking them to submit their questions online for… Read more »


Personal Launches “Personal University,” a Video Series on Data Privacy and Security

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The DC-based Personal, which offers people a secured digital data vault to store personal information, passwords, and files, announced in a blog post that it has launched Personal University, a video series dedicated to informing companies and individuals (particularly developers) about various topics in the personal data and privacy space. “With companies and developers struggling to… Read more »


Paul Singh’s 7 Dirty Secrets of Venture Capital

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On Tuesday night, Tech Cocktail headed to DC for a Sessions event called Learn How to Get Funded by DC’s Biggest Startup Investors. Among the panelists was Paul Singh, the founder of Disruption Corporation and general partner of the Crystal Tech Fund. He spent the evening giving away some dirty secrets of the industry (or… Read more »



DC’s Social Tables Closes $8 Million Series A Round

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The DC-based Social Tables, which helps hotels and organizations better plan and manage their meetings and events through a robust, Cloud-based diagramming and attendee management platform, just announced that it has a closed a whopping $8 million Series A round of funding. The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP). The company made the… Read more »



We The People Demanded A Better Wireless Market, And We Got It

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Last week, Congress passed an act that is destined to restore consumer freedom to the wireless market, leading to lower prices and more competition. The Unlock Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act was signed in by President Obama and will have a comparable impact upon the market. Further, this is the first bill passed as… Read more »


Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley Tells Entrepreneurs Not to Talk to Governments about Disruption

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On Tuesday night, Maryland governor Martin O’Malley gave a fireside chat at 1776 where he answered questions and shared his unique perspective on effective governance, the role of entrepreneurship in the economy, and the policies that he thinks will foster innovation in the United States. He was introduced by DC Mayor Vincent Gray, who is a… Read more »


Paul Singh’s Crystal City-Based Disruption Corporation Reportedly Raising $1.5M

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According to an SEC filing submitted two days ago, Paul Singh’s Disruption Corporation is raising a $1.5 million. First reported by the Washington Business Journal, the company may have already raised some funds towards that total amount, although no commentary was made by Singh himself to confirm this. The Crystal City-based Disruption Corp. serves as a… Read more »


Zainab Zaki Embraced Her Failure and Learned From it

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Part of starting up is failure – that’s a given. It’s never easy, but at the same time it’s a learning process and long does the entrepreneur last who sees failure in this light. Zainab Zaki was the COO at Tappedin, a social discovery tool for professional networking, before they closed their doors. For Zaki,… Read more »