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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 »



CareCloud Makes Its Debut on Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies

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Miami-based technology company CareCloud has been included in the 2014 Inc. 500, ranking 127th among America’s fastest-growing companies. CareCloud is one of the leading providers of cloud-based practice management, electronic health records (EHR), and medical billing software and services. It is the company’s debut on the annual list, highlighting revenue growth of more than 2,900% between 2010 and 2013. CareCloud also ranked… Read more »



4 Damn Good Reasons to Startup in Memphis

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This is part of our series on startup scenes working with UP Global community leaders around the world. See the whole series here. Memphis may be the biggest city in Tennessee, but it’s only the 20th largest in the country. And for the entrepreneurs there, that’s quite alright. “Memphis provides a platform to get in… Read more »


Rivet News Radio Raises $1.7M to Become the Pandora for News Radio

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The Chicago-based HearHere Radio – the company responsible for Rivet News Radio - announced earlier today that it has raised $1.7 million in Convertible Promissory Notes in an effort to become the the Pandora for news radio, reports Crain’s Chicago Business. Investors in this round include the Associated Press, A.H. Belo Management Services, Whittier Ventures, and… Read more »



Crowsnest Joins Techstars Seattle Class of 2014

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Crowsnest recently moved from Syracuse, New York, to Seattle as one of the ten teams to join the Techstars Seattle class of 2014. According to a press release, more than 600 teams applied for the program, and 31% of the applications came from outside the United States. “It was a very competitive selection process with many… Read more »


2 Days Left to Support Handmade Kenyan Belts on Kickstarter

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From potato salad to mini 3D printers, we’ve all seen some very interesting projects on Kickstarter this year. According to their site, “Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. A home for film, music, art, theater, games, comics, design, photography, and more.” Mugo Muna is the founder of Bora Wear, which is… 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 »


Baltimore’s OrderUp Raises $7M Series A Led by Revolution Ventures

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This morning, the Baltimore, Maryland-based online food ordering and delivery startup OrderUp announced that it has raised a $7 million round of series A funding led by Steve Case’s Revolution Ventures, with participation from LivingSocial cofounder Tim O’Shaughnessy. With this new round of financing, the five-year-old company has raised a total of $8.25 million. Formerly known as LocalUp, OrderUp’s… Read more »


St. Louis Based Cultivation Capital Invests $500,000 in Life Sciences

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Yesterday the St. Louis powerhouse Cultivation Capital announced that they will be investing $500,000 in Molecular Sensing, Inc. (MSI). The life sciences company is commercializing an industry changing solution for drug discovery, which grabbed the attention of Cultivation Capital. MSI has developed a new technique called backscattering interferometry (BSI) that is based on the principle… Read more »


Miami-Based SWOL Joins Mobile-First Accelerator Momentum in San Francisco

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SWOL (Soccer Without Limits), a South Florida engagement platform for international soccer fans, has been chosen to be part of a new accelerator and fund Momentum, founded by Mobile Monday Silicon Valley’s Mario Tapia and Ryan Bloomer, as well as Hidden River Ventures‘ Todd Parker. Momentum helps mobile startups connect with industry ‘strategics’ to speed… 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 »