May. 28, 2014 8:15 am

Haystack app lets residents rent out parking spaces [Startup Roundup]

This is the Startup Roundup. Every Wednesday morning, Baltimore will put together the smaller pieces on the region's startup ecosystem.

Who’s getting funded?

Bandura, a Catonsville-based cybersecurity firm, raised $100,000 through debt, according to an SEC filing. Bandura is a subsidiary of St. Louis-based TechGuard Security.

GlycoMimetics, the Gaithersburg biopharmaceutical firm, received $15 million from pharmaceutical giant Pfizer under an agreement to develop rivipansel, a drug to treat sickle cell disease flare-ups, The Daily Record reports.

Who’s making moves?

Canton resident Eric Meyer launches the parking spot trading app Haystack this week, The Baltimore Sun reports. The iOS and Android app allows Baltimore residents to connect with others who have or need parking. Spot-takers pay $3 for a space, $2.25 of which goes to the person who left it.

Tyler Waldman

Tyler Waldman is a contributor for Baltimore. A Towson University graduate and former local editor for, Tyler has also written and photographed for publications including the Baltimore Brew, Howard County Times and Towson Times. He lives in Charles Village.

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Apr. 17, 2015 12:31 pm

This startup wants to help you pay for your meal, and someone else’s

As the end of AccelerateBaltimore nears, the impact-minded Full Society turns to crowdfunding to finish development of its restaurant bill-paying app. $50,000 gets your name tattooed on a staffer. (For real.)

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