Messaging App On Second Thought Wins First Women Startup Challenge

By | Jul 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

The number of women launching businesses has grown 68% between 1997-2014, more than twice the rate of men. However, women have a harder time getting funding for a number of reasons. Only 7% of investor money goes to women led startups, but Women Who…


Distil Networks Raises $21M to Expand Company

By | Jun 30, 2015 at 2:13 pm

DC area cybersecurity company Distil Networks just announced $21M raised in a Series B Round. The round was led by new investor Bessemer Venture Partners, with help from existing investors Foundry Group, Techstars, ff Venture Capital, Idea Fund andCorrelation Ventures. This round brings their total funding to…


Roadside Assistance Service Partners with Cost2Drive and Tollsmart

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

The Washington, D.C.-based roadside assistance service startup,, has announced partnerships with two Northern Virginia-based companies aimed at helping consumers navigate road trips more cost-effectively. Through partnerships with Cost2Drive and Tollsmart, users can not only have access to on-demand user assistance, but also…


Jive Communications to Acquire Speek

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Today the WBJ is reporting that Northern Virginia based Speek is set to be acquired by Utah based Jive Communications. Founded in June 2012 by Speek CEO John Bracken, Andy Powers, and former CTO Danny Boice (a contributor), the service allowed users to…


Mobomo Acquires Intridea to Expand Digital Consultancy

By | Jun 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Two Washington DC based Web and Mobile development services companies, Mobomo and Intridea, are joining forces to expand their efforts. On June 16, Intridea announced the acquisition to Mobomo for an undisclosed amount. “Marc Garrett and Jürgen Altziebler have built an organization of exceptional…

Funding IPO Expected to Hit June 26

By | Jun 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm

The Vienna, VA based security IoT company’s IPO is expected to be available on Friday, June 26 after filing an S-1 form with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on May 22, 2015. Specific terms and a valuation has not been set for…

Startups & Apps

Boozy, the App That Gathers Happy Hours, Daily Deals, and More

By | Jun 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Let’s say you are in an unfamiliar area and you want to have a meal. You have multiple options: You could ask Siri for recommendations for nearby restaurants, you could call one of your friends to get suggestions for good places to go, you…


Re: LastPass – Why are we Still Using Passwords?

By | Jun 19, 2015 at 8:00 am

Everybody had a minor freak out this week when we heard that LastPass was exploited and invaded by unknown parties. You’re all familiar with the story, so I’ll spare you a full rehash: according to the team they “found no evidence that encrypted user…


Mapbox Raises $52M to Scale Open Source Maps

By | Jun 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Washington DC based Mapbox today announced a series B round of $52M, one of the largest for mapping and location based startups. Led by San Francisco DFJ Growth, they are joined by Pritzker Group, DBL Partners, Promus Ventures Thrive Capital, and their initial series…


Eastern Foundry Hosts First Bi-Annual Foundry Cup

By | Jun 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

This weekend is the first bi-annual Foundry Cup. It is an innovation competition launched by Eastern Foundry specifically aimed at startups, companies, and nonprofits who are working on solutions to issues facing veterans. Saturday is Demo Day for the Foundry Cup where fourteen finalists will…


Aledade Raises $30M to Improve Preventative Care

By | Jun 17, 2015 at 11:00 am

Two days shy of their one year anniversary, Bethesda based Aledade has announced a series B funding round of $30M. The funding round was led by ARCH Ventures Partners, and backed by their initial series A backers, Venrock. Led by Farzad Mostashari, the former…

Celebrate Startup Tour

True Made Foods and Javazen are DC Startups of the Year

By | Jun 11, 2015 at 11:30 am

The Tech.Co Startup of the Year Competition & Tour rolled into DC on Wednesday night. We were back in our old stomping grounds at the new 1776 campus in Crystal City for one night to showcase the newest and most innovative startups in the region, and to…


Local Motors’ Mobifactory Tour Hits DC

By | Jun 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Who doesn’t love a repurposed shipping container? More specifically, who doesn’t love a shipping container that’s been repurposed into a mobile micro-factory for the creation and demo of innovative automobiles? Local Motors has been working on the micro-factory concept for a number of years,…

Product Launch

Hire an On-Demand Private Investigator with Trustify

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm

My first thought when I learned about Trustify (formerly known as FlimFlam) was “is there really a market for on-demand private investigators?” And then I thought about my personal life, and the couple rare occasions when I probably would have paid a small amount of…

Women's issues

18 Computer Science Projects That Prove Middle School Girls Are Smarter Than You

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 11:00 am

This weekend, middle school girls from around the country will gather in DC to learn about computer science and technology, as part of the ProjectCSGIRLS national gala. ProjectCSGIRLS is a nonprofit founded in 2013 that holds tech workshops for girls. This is the second…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Who is DC’s Startup of the Year? [Poll]

By | Jun 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

The DC startup community is more vibrant than ever. Programs championed by recently elected Mayor Muriel Bowser promote tech and innovation, and it’s one of the top cities for women in tech. In fact, check out this profile series highlighting the regional organizations lowering the barrier of entry…


Boston Startup Quorum Wins ‘Live Free in DC’ Startup Competition

By | May 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Last month, the Washington D.C. Economic Partnership (WDCEP) accepted applications from startups for its Live Free in D.C. competition – a contest aimed at giving one lucky startup the ability to live and work in the nation’s capital at zero cost. Yesterday, it was…

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