As a Washington area startup founder if they are thinking about making a move to the bay area and they will probably tell you that they are or have in recent months. This is natural. This is not, however, the point that we need to be focused in on as a community in in 2011. [...]
The Washington area startup deal flow is really hot right. More than $334 million in funding deals and exits have happened recently, and that is just the stuff we have heard about. This should serve as motivation for all of the startup founders out there. Optoro Raises $1.85 Million Series A – more. SnagFlims Raises [...]
Editor’s Notes: Over the last few weeks I have run into several people have asked me if there is a blog that covers the Washington area startup community. I was a bit surprised that they did not think of *this* blog as covering it. I guess they are expecting daily coverage or interviews or someone with [...]
Arlington, VA based Opower, an early Social Matchbox alumni, announced the closing of a $50 million Series C round of financing. The round was co-led by Accel Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, with participation from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), OPOWER’s largest investor. This brings the company’s total funding to $64 million.
Yesterday we kicked of the brand new Social Matchbox Startup Garage Series at TeqCorner in Tyson’s Corner, the birthplace of the popular Social Matchbox Startup Launch Series event which has helped launch many of the Washington area’s hugely successful startup companies including OPower (Positive Energy then), Living Social (Hungry Machine then), *ClearSpring, Webs.com (Freewebs then), [...]
The event brings together members of the DC Startup community including startup founders, developers, marketers, designers, investors, and others who work for or aspire to work for startups. This is one event where it is safe to tell people you are looking for sweat equity and a great opportunity to get in on a startup [...]
Get ready for the new wave of telecom providers because they are about to rock your world. A while back, while listening to Vint Cerf talk about his MCI days form the lectern as a Google Internet evangelist, I have been contemplating Google’s new place in the world. Gone are the days of Google the [...]