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Women in Tech: Michelle Fox from Code for Progress

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The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in tech leaders to highlight their group’s mission, culture and events. The… Read more »



TrackMaven Closes $14M Series B Round of Financing

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This morning, Washington, D.C.-based TrackMaven, the analytics platform that provides deep intelligence for digital marketers to enable them to create competitive campaigns, announced the closing of a Series B round of financing. According to a blog post penned by founder and CEO Allen Gannett, the $14 million in new funding was led by New Enterprise Associates and… Read more »


DC’s Framebridge Announces $3.75M Seed Round from Steve Case’s Revolution, NEA

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Framebridge, the DC art framing startup that offers affordable framing options for consumers, has announced a $3.75 million seed round led by Steve Case’s Revolution Ventures and New Enterprise Associates. In August of this year, the company raised an initial $1.25 million from NEA, former LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy, and Steve Case himself. Today, Framebridge has disclosed… Read more »



Time is On Our Side With Automated Vehicles

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A man climbs into the cab of a tractor trailer, hauling himself into the massive driver’s seat and shutting the door behind him as if settling into a captain’s chair. The steering wheel is massive, evoking the wheel of a mighty sailing ship even at it protruds from a dashboard covered in electronic controls and… Read more »


DC Tech: Vote in the Tech Cocktail DC 2014 All-Star Awards!

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Hotty toddys, cash gifts, and Love Actually – these are the best parts of the holiday season #amirite? After receiving your nominations for the Tech Cocktail DC 2014 All-Star Awards, we’re really getting excited for our upcoming holiday party to announce the winners. Join us this December 16 at the Crystal Tech Fund for Tech Cocktail DC… Read more »



DC’s AddThis Releases New Audience Targeting Tools to Help Websites Increase User Engagement

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The Vienna, VA-based content engagement platform AddThis announced this morning that it has released a new set of audience targeting capabilities that will provide website owners with tools to deliver more personalized and relevant content to site visitors. Through this improved platform, AddThis users will be better positioned to improve user engagement and conversions, leading to… Read more »


Jonathan Neman Tells the Tale of Sweetgreen

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Jonathan Neman, the co-founder and co-CEO of Sweetgreen, always knew it was in his genes to venture out and start his own company. During his tenure as an undergraduate at Georgetown University, he teamed up with a few friends after they all spent time abroad; each student had the desire to create something upon their… Read more »


Nicely Gift-Giving App Launches in DC and Inspires #BeNice Campaign

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Yesterday, Gardner Prescott Technology Ventures, LLC (GPTV) launched Nicely, their first startup venture. Nicely, founded by CEO Whitney Jones and based in Washington DC, was developed from the idea that we could all benefit from more random acts of kindness. The mobile-based app makes it easy to to be nice and recognize family, friends, and coworkers… Read more »


YOPP: From Arlington Small Business Day to an App That Connects You Directly to Small Businesses

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This past Saturday, President Obama was spotted at local bookstore Politics & Prose – undoubtedly a renowned institution in Washington, D.C. – supporting the small business economy by purchasing 17 books from the shop. In recent years, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been designated as “Small Business Saturday”, all in an effort to drive sales at small businesses… Read more »