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Social Tables Raises $13M To Create Next Generation of Event Planning Software

By | Oct 4, 2016 at 10:12 am

Today Washington, D.C. based Social Tables has announced the successful close of a $13 million series B round. The round is led by Maryland based QuestMark Partners, and has continued participation by Bessemer Venture Partners, Thayer Capital, Fortify Ventures, and Middleland Capital. In a…



52 Women Programmers, Designers Recognized at DCFemTech Awards

By | Apr 14, 2016 at 7:15 pm

On Wednesday night I had the opportunity to  attend the second annual DCFemTech Awards. There were several hundred people in attendance, all there to celebrate women who work in the trenches of DC Tech. The DCFemTech Awards are unlike most awards in technology – even…



Social Tables Opens New 30,000 Square Foot Office in DC

By | Feb 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Social Tables, one of the fastest growing startups in the hospitality world, has opened up a new Washington, DC-based office. From a new serpent table to an incredibly pink entrance area, this 30,000 square foot office is designed with growth in mind. The company…



DC and Federal Government Come Together, Discuss Transition To Tech

By | Feb 1, 2016 at 10:34 am

In a joint press conference last week, Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Chief of Staff for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Vikrum Aiyer, President & CEO of the Washington DC Economic Partnership Keith Sellars, and Social Tables CEO Dan Berger discussed their continued…



DC’s Social Tables Closes $8 Million Series A Round

By | Aug 6, 2014 at 11:59 am

The DC-based Social Tables, which helps hotels and organizations better plan and manage their meetings and events through a robust, Cloud-based diagramming and attendee management platform, just announced that it has a closed a whopping $8 million Series A round of funding. The round…



Dan Berger Talks About Social Tables’ Journey From B2C to B2B

By | Jul 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm

If you hadn’t heard, Frank Gruber wrote a book! And with the release of that book came a whirlwind tour of stops where Gruber sat down and talked with some major players in the tech startup ecosystem. During the stop in Washington D.C., at The…


How to Build a Sales Team from Scratch at Your Startup

By | Jun 13, 2014 at 10:30 am

This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Depending on how central…

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DC’s Social Tables Announces Partnership with Hyatt Hotels

By | Feb 24, 2014 at 4:59 pm

DC-based Social Tables today announced a partnership with Hyatt Hotels Corporation to provide the hotel chain with its cloud-based diagramming and attendee management platform. Now, meeting and event planners will be able to leverage Social Tables for the numerous events and conferences that take…

HR and Recruiting

Caring About Employees Is Not A Talent Strategy

By | Sep 27, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Almost every founder has the same mentality: talent can make or break your business. From finding the best talent to maintaining a strong culture, founders regularly wax poetic about how much they care about their people and their culture. We all know that people…



DC Tech Meetup: Demos, Demos, Demos

By | Sep 26, 2013 at 10:16 am

With the music reverberating through the floor and that golden dome showering rays of euphoria down at us, things sure got #turntup at this week’s DC Tech Meetup. Okay, so, the music came from another event that was taking place in the basement, but nevertheless Sixth &…



DC’s Social Tables Raises $1.6 Million in Funding

By | Jul 30, 2013 at 10:49 am

Today, Social Tables announced $1.6 million in funding led by Militello Capital. The DC startup helps hotels and other organizations plan events: from building customized seating charts to tracking attendees to collaborating with colleagues. Launched just recently, Social Tables’s 3D rendering feature lets event…



DC Startup Social Tables Gets a Makeover

By | Jul 13, 2012 at 9:22 am

After celebrating its first birthday, DC startup and The Fort resident Social Tables recently released a new-and-improved event management platform. Their story shows that you don’t have to be an expert to start a company – but you do have to be willing to…



How to Make the Most of SXSW: Tips from Social Tables Founder Dan Berger

By | Mar 7, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Imagine this: you attend SXSW with basically just an idea for a startup.  You haven’t started coding yet, you are weeks or months away from alpha, but you go anyway and talk to anyone who will listen to you, like Robert Scoble, who then…



New DC Startup Accelerator The Fort Launches

By | Jan 13, 2012 at 10:00 am

A new tech accelerator is coming to town:, a venture fund from Virginia, will begin accelerating some of its portfolio companies at The Fort in DC. The Fort’s launch is supported by a grant of $100,000 from DC mayor Vincent Gray. Initial startups…