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Seva Call Rebrands as talklocal, Raises $2.6M in Series A Funding

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Seva Call, the DC-based startup that allows consumers to easily connect with local service providers in real-time over the phone, officially announced today its rebranding to talklocal. The company has also announced the closing of a $2.6 million round of Series A funding. Talklocal takes away the stress and frustration of having to research and… Read more »


20 Startups Selected to Present at DC’s TechBUZZ Georgetown

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The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) announced today 20 startups from the Mid-Atlantic region will be presenting at this year’s TechBUZZ Georgetown event. The companies come from various startup communities across Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Each company will be given the opportunity to pitch their ideas to an audience of investors, tech executives, and entrepreneurs. TechBUZZ Georgetown… Read more »


Car2go Acquires Ground Transportation Aggregator RideScout

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This morning, it was announced that the ground transportation aggregation service, RideScout, has been acquired by car2go, a service that offers a carsharing network of eco-friendly smart vehicles in cities around the world. The announcement was made this morning by car2go’s parent company, moovel, which is also a unit of the larger Daimler AG, the… Read more »


ID.me Gets FICAM Approval to Enable Single Sign-On for Government Services

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ID.me has announced this morning that the Federal Identity Credential Access Management (FICAM) Trust Framework Solutions program has approved the company as an accredited Credential Service Provider. With the FICAM approval, ID.me can now offer US citizens a way to securely access government benefits and services online through a simple Single Sign-On. This is a… Read more »



Personal’s ‘Fill It’ Now Available on Mobile for Form Filling On the Go

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In June, DC-based Personal – a startup that provides people with a secured digital data vault to store personal information, passwords, and files – launched Fill It, a database replete with forms of any and all types, with an infrastructure that allows for secure and automatic form-filling. Today, the company launched Fill It Mobile, giving users that same… Read more »


DC’s iStrategyLabs Creates Facebook’s ‘Mentions Box’ for Celebrity Video Interaction at Emmys

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This afternoon, iStrategyLabs founder and CEO Corbett posted a Mashable article about Facebook’s Mentions Box device that Facebook plans to use on the red carpet at Monday’s Emmy Awards. It seems, however, that Facebook was not actually the ones in charge of creating the device; rather, it comes straight from no other than the brilliant minds… Read more »


Who is DC’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

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Hey DC, we’re excited to announce that we will host our DC Mixer & Startup Showcase sponsored by Vornado on Sept 9th! We once again have a special event prepared for the DC entrepreneurial community, and trust us, you won’t want to miss it!  Mark your calendars and join us at Crystal Tech Fund, where you’ll meet some great… Read more »


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 »