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Edtech Company EVERFI Raised $190 Million Led by Bono’s The Rise Fund and TPG Growth

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Edtech company EVERFI, the leading provider of subscription-based digital learning to K-12 schools, universities, corporations, sports leagues, and non-profits, announced they have raised $190 million to advance their vision for education innovation. The Rise Fund and TPG Growth invested $150 million, with Main Street Advisors and…

Entrepreneur

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From Veteran to Entrepreneur: KlowdTV’s Bill O’Hara

By | Nov 11, 2015 at 4:14 pm

A graduate of the Naval Academy and a 5-year Navy Veteran, KlowdTV CEO Bill O’Hara leads the team dedicated to further advancing on-demand TV. When we last spoke to the team in July they discussed their future plans, so we checked back in to…

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From Veteran to Entrepreneur: Sworkit’s Greg Coleman

By | Nov 11, 2015 at 2:18 pm

In honor of Veterans Day, I spoke with veterans who have used their skills and experiences from the military and turned them into successful entrepreneurial endeavors. For Sworkit’s COO Greg Coleman, there is a clear correlation between his training in the US Air Force…

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DC’s Contactually Raises $8 Million in Series A Funding

By | Nov 10, 2015 at 9:00 am

Washington, D.C.-based Contactually has just announced the close of a Series A round in which they raised $8 million dollars. The round was co-led by Rally Ventures out of Menlo Park, and Grotech Ventures out of D.C., with participation from Correlation Ventures and prior investors including…

Business

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Martin O’Malley to Host Civic Tech Competition in D.C.

By | Oct 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Fresh off his appearance on the Daily Show, Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley is now turning his attention to the D.C. area’s civic tech community. On Wednesday, October 21, the former Maryland Governor will host a civic tech pitch competition at the Microsoft Innovation &…

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Riide Offers Electric Bike Leasing through RiidePass

By | Oct 18, 2015 at 10:00 am

We’ve told you the story of Riide before (actually twice before). They are a successful startup out of DC that has developed a lightweight electric bike. The purpose of Riide isn’t to make it easier to cheat at bike riding, but to give city dwellers…

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Matt Calkins Joins AddThis Board of Directors

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm

DC-based social sharing and analytics company AddThis knows the importance of having a strong Board of Directors–compiled of members who share their values and goals as a company. Their Board of Directors recently grew a bit stronger with the addition of Matt Calkins, CEO of Appian….

Ecosystems

Arlington

Startup Arlington: Live and Work in Arlington, VA Free for 3 Months

By | Sep 16, 2015 at 8:00 am

For three months, Arlington, VA will host a startup tech company as they launch their dream in the Washington, D.C. region. Living and working in the Nation’s Capital region is a smart investment for any company – but in the midst of making your…

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Hexsee Makes Online Shopping a Social Experience

By | Sep 12, 2015 at 8:03 pm

We first introduced you to Groupsurfing in September of 2014 at our Tech Cocktail DC Startup Showcase & Mixer. That night they were competing for the title of DC’s Hottest Showcasing Startup. Exactly a year to the day that they first demoed at our event,…

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RouteHero & Spiritway Win DC Startups of the Year

By | Sep 10, 2015 at 10:06 am

Yesterday, eight DC startups went head-to-head to be crowned DC’s Startup of the Year and move on to the semi-finals next month. There is only one more stop on our national tour, and we’re wrapping things up in Albuquerque next Tuesday. Of the competing…

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D.C.-Based Global Incubator 1776 Closes Seed Fund

By | Sep 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

This morning, the Washington, D.C.-based global startup incubator 1776 announced the closing of a $12.5 million Seed Fund aimed at making investments in pre-Series A startups disrupting highly-regulated industries. “Technology is permeating the global economy and unmooring it from its industrial era roots, creating…

Startups & Apps

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DC’s On Second Thought is Moving to Silicon Valley

By | Aug 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

One of the most successful new startups out of the DC area, On Second Thought, has decided to leave the city and make a new home in the Bay Area. On Second Thought, an app that allows users to undo, edit, or hold texts before they…

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These Are All the Kinds of Info Found in the Ashley Madison Data Dump

By | Aug 20, 2015 at 12:33 pm

All everyone has been talking about is the Ashley Madison data dump. Even the majority of the human population that isn’t even implicated in the situation (or even in an actual relationship – like myself) have kept their attention focused on the next chapter…

Breaking News

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Shana Glenzer Moves on from SocialRadar, Joins Aquicore as CMO

By | Aug 20, 2015 at 11:20 am

It was announced this morning that Shana Glenzer – who most recently held the role of vice president of social marketing at SocialRadar – has been named the new chief marketing officer at Aquicore, a Washington, D.C.-based startup that offers an analytics platform for…

Ecosystems

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DC’s Mayor Bowser Kicks of Second Annual InnoMAYtion

By | May 10, 2016 at 9:08 am

Washington, DC is a city where innovation is a major focus. It is the seat of the federal government after all, so if DC isn’t moving forward in innovative ways, it can hardly set an example for the rest of the country. It’s also…

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The WDCEP Looks to Get DC into the Startup Spotlight

By | Aug 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm

If you’re at all involved in DC’s tech or startup ecosystems, you probably think we have a lot going on here. However, a recent ranking of the top global ecosystems shows that DC didn’t even crack the top 20. We clearly have some work…

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UVA Professor Utilizing Wearable Tech to Track Impact of DC Area Development

By | Aug 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Tysons Corner is one of the Washington, D.C. area’s most renowned suburbs and thriving areas of business, featuring big-name companies like Deloitte, Capital One, and Microstrategy. By 2050, though, the area is hoping to become more than just a hub for office buildings and…