Kristin is an aspiring entrepreneur who is enthusiastically navigating her way through the DC startup space. She has an unending passion for learning and is never satisfied with the status quo. During the day she is an ops, biz dev, and marketing maven for Fission Strategy


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Social Philanthropy Platform GoodWorld Raises $1.65M

DC based startup GoodWorld lets you make donations through social media by simply tweeting or commenting #donate. Today they announced that they just closed a Seed Round of $1.65M. New York based Nyca Partners led the round with participation from Silicon Valley's Camp One ...


Energy Intelligence Wins 2nd Annual Foundry Cup

On Friday, Eastern Foundry hosted its second annual Foundry Cup. Seven finalists pitched to a panel of three judges for the grand prize of $10,000 and their name engraved on the official Foundry Cup trophy. An additional $1,000 was awarded to the Peoples' Choice winner....


10 Easter Eggs to Find On the Internet

You're probably familiar with Easter eggs in popular culture. They are defined as hidden items placed in movies, TV shows, video games, websites, etc., for those who watch closely enough to find them. According to Urban Dictionary, this use of the term originates from The...


At SXSW, a Future Dedicated to Autonomous Vehicles

The future is here, and not surprisingly, it was all over SXSW Interactive. One of the biggest trends we saw at SXSW was conversations and exhibitions around autonomous vehicles. Now, we know that companies and researchers have been testing self-driving cars for a while, but ...


Distil Networks Raises $21M to Expand Company

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 ...


Leveraging Technology to Foster New Love for Outdoors

Traditionally the world has been divided into two types of people: those who are outdoorsy and those who aren't. We've all seen photographs in outdoor magazines of adventurers scaling cliffs and kayaking over waterfalls. Those photographs can be somewhat alienating and make us ...