Sameer Rao

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Sameer Rao is an editor at Technical.ly, principally overseeing coverage of Baltimore and DC. He joined the team in February 2022 following a position reporting on the legal industry and access to justice issues for Law360, an online news outlet aimed at an international audience of legal professionals, and several years as an arts and culture reporter for such outlets as The Baltimore Sun and Colorlines. The former Philadelphia and Connecticut resident now resides in Baltimore, near Patterson Park.

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RealLIST Startups 2023: Meet 20 of Baltimore’s fastest-rising tech companies

Jan. 26, 2023 6:14 pm

RealLIST Startups 2023: Meet 20 of Baltimore’s fastest-rising tech companies

From big-raising life science and biotech firms to smaller shops with equally innovative ideas for entertainment and sports, these are the startups we believe are well worth your attention.
Columbia’s BigBear.ai takes flight with $900M, decade-long US Air Force contract

Jan. 19, 2023 5:34 pm

Columbia’s BigBear.ai takes flight with $900M, decade-long US Air Force contract

The new indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity agreement, combined with a recent $25 million private placement and the rising attention to cybersecurity, leaves the company's CEO feeling positive about its future.
Maryland Tech Council’s next mission: Upskill military vets into life science jobs

Jan. 17, 2023 5:25 pm

Maryland Tech Council’s next mission: Upskill military vets into life science jobs

The statewide professional organization will work with fellow Frederick-based entity Platoon 22 to transition more military servicepeople into Maryland's vibrant life sciences economy.
Baltimore closed 2022 with an uptick in investment. But the tally may be incomplete

Jan. 12, 2023 11:15 am

Baltimore closed 2022 with an uptick in investment. But the tally may be incomplete

The Q4 increase, while not enough to make 2022 surpass 2021's banner highs, still appeared to buck a nationwide trend of decline and normalization, as reported by PitchBook-NCVA. That report has its local critics, though.
From LA to Baltimore, meet the 10 companies in the latest Techstars Equitech Accelerator

Jan. 10, 2023 5:52 pm

From LA to Baltimore, meet the 10 companies in the latest Techstars Equitech Accelerator

Startups in the second-ever class, about half of which are already rooted in Baltimore, will wrap the 13-week program for founders from underrepresented communities with an April demo day.
How one Baltimore founder is making the most of her CES debut

Jan. 5, 2023 3:55 pm

How one Baltimore founder is making the most of her CES debut

Rebecca Rosenberg is both exhibiting ReBokeh, which created an app to assist those with visual impairments, and competing in an affiliated pitch competition during the premiere tech trade show.
Innovators of Progress returns with funding for student founders — and new equity earmarks

Jan. 4, 2023 5:53 pm

Innovators of Progress returns with funding for student founders — and new equity earmarks

Markus Proctor's scholarship and support program for college-age entrepreneurs, the deadline for which closes on Jan. 8, will reserve slots for students of HBCUs plus community and vocational institutions.
Technical.ly is going on holiday ’til 2023

Dec. 21, 2022 6:05 pm

Technical.ly is going on holiday ’til 2023

Although this news org exists at the intersection of fields characterized by hustle culture, we'll be taking a break from publishing to rest, recuperate and unplug (as much as we can).
4 Baltimore innovators’ biggest tech-xpectations for 2023

Dec. 20, 2022 4:14 pm

4 Baltimore innovators’ biggest tech-xpectations for 2023

Two prominent company founders, along with a longtime economic development leader and an influential materials scientist, offered us their predictions for the top tech developments that they anticipate in the new year.
After seeming success, disease tracker Sickweather files for bankruptcy

Dec. 16, 2022 3:49 pm

After seeming success, disease tracker Sickweather files for bankruptcy

Court filings indicate that the Baltimore-connected company, the tech of which aimed to help users track the spread of illnesses, had only $27,500 in assets against six-figure liabilities.