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DC’s SocialRadar Acquires Gridskippr to Provide High-Accuracy Location Tech to App Developers


SocialRadar, the Washington, D.C.-based startup that utilizes geo-location data from social networks to provide real-time information on people nearby, announced this morning that it has acquired the Baltimore, MD-based startup Gridskippr, which has experienced its own success through its advanced location manager and mobile advertising technology for smartphone apps. As a result of this acquisition, SocialRadar can further… Read more »

Can Technology Really Help Us Protect Our Financial Data?


Another day, another very public embarrassment concerning the safety (or lack thereof) of our collective financial data. I probably don’t need to remind you about recent data breaches from the likes of Target and Home Depot. Alternatives, such as the new and untested Apple Pay, promise to keep our data safe, but with iCloud security… Read more »

5 Damn Good Reasons to Startup in Orlando


Central Florida is getting a lot of attention and it has nothing to do with Disney World.  It’s all about Orlando’s buzzing tech scene, which is attracting startups from Silicon Valley as more investment is being pumped to into building a downtown for entrepreneurs. According to the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, travel and tourism is… Read more »

Surprise! We’re Multitasking Too Much During Meetings [INFOGRAPHIC]


Multitasking is a myth – or, at least, the belief that one can successfully accomplish more than one task at any one time is certainly grounded on shaky foundations. As much as anyone wants to claim that they’re prolific multitaskers, research on the subject proves otherwise. According to video conferencing platform Fuze, a continuation in… Read more »

14 Reasons Why Your Employees Don’t Care


According to a Gallup study, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work. Surprised? How about this: 24% are actively disengaged – which means they spend their time undermining everyone else’s hard work. Here’s why your employees don’t care:   You Don’t Let Them Do Their Job Meetings have gotten out of control. The… Read more »

Disruption Corporation Begins Construction on Space Expansion


On Friday, the Crystal City, Arlington, VA-based Disruption Corporation officially began construction on an expansion project that will double the current size of its Crystal Tech Fund workspace. Founded by Paul Singh, the Disruption Corporation created the Crystal Tech Fund earlier this year as a venture arm to invest in post-seed, high-growth tech startups. As… Read more »

VeteranCrowd Seeks Investors for Vet Ventures


Timed with this year’s Veteran’s Day, VeteranCrowd, LLC a Richmond, Va-based equity crowdfunding portal, is opening the door to help veteran-managed companies find accredited investors. The portal is itself led by a founder and a board full of military veterans, including founder Robert P. Louthan, who served 14 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as a combat… Read more »

Modernizing Medicine Raises $15M of an Expected $20M in Funding


Boca-Raton based Modernizing Medicine, Inc., announced that it has closed on approximately $15M of an expected $20M funding round. The latest funding comes from existing investors, led by Summit Partners and Pentland Group, many of whom are medical specialists who use EMA. The company expects its employee base to continue to grow with approximately 100… Read more »

StayFaster Offers Online Hotel Booking From a Veteran-Backed Venture


In the Army National Guard, John K. Hart rappelled out of helicopters, which took almost as much nerve as starting his own online hotel booking service. This Veteran’s Day, we’d like highlight the profile of this entrepreneur and the company that he is leading to revolutionize the way consumers find hotel rooms online. Entering a very crowded market that… Read more »

DC’s Disruption Corp. Partners with Miami’s Venture Hive for Founder Education


This morning, the Crystal City, Arlington, VA-based Disruption Corporation announced a partnership with Miami-based startup accelerator and incubator Venture Hive. The unique partnership is targeted at providing early-stage startup founders and investors with more opportunities and increased resources on how to grow and run successful companies. “In Venture Hive we are partnering here with a true leader in… Read more »