New York's open data whiz is coming to Baltimore [Startup Roundup] - Technical.ly Baltimore

Business

Jun. 12, 2015 10:41 am

New York’s open data whiz is coming to Baltimore [Startup Roundup]

Plus: Watch the latest SmartLogic Studies video on hiring and talent.

Andrew Nicklin.

(Courtesy photo)

WHO’S GETTING FUNDED

A pair of startups that spun out of research at Johns Hopkins University reported seven-figure raises:

  • Personal Genome Diagnostics raised $4.3 million in debt, according to an SEC filing. The Canton-based company makes systems for testing and analysis of cancer genomes.
  • Meanwhile, wound healing startup Gemstone BioTherapeutics raised $2.45 million, the Baltimore Sun reported.

In cybersecurity funding news, Terbium Labs reported selling $1.6 million in equity in an SEC filing. The South Baltimore-based company makes Matchlight, a product that uses fingerprinting technology to protect data.

WHO’S MAKING MOVES

Baltimore is moving on a list that ranks startup activity in U.S. metro areas. Baltimore-Towson was up 2 spots to rank 17th in this year’s list, resting us nicely between Seattle and Riverside, Calif. The list is compiled by the Kauffman Foundation. Check out the full list here.

The fledgling Center for Government Excellence brought another data dynamo onboard. According to a news release, former New York open-data program chief Andrew Nicklin is joining the Johns Hopkins-based center that will help cities use data to improve government. Nicklin will serve as open data director for the center, which is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and aims to help more than 100 cities. In New York, Nicklin worked on open data at both the state and city level. In New York City, he helped kickstart competitions and hackathons to get the public interacting with the information.

Advertisement

Contrast Security is a Baltimore City company now, so we’ll be following their progress. Last week, the company released a product that provides app developers with security both during development and operations. Known as Contrast Enterprise, the product is the first of its kind, company officials say.

SmartLogic returns with another episode of SmartLogic Studies, which provides a look at different aspects of building a startup. This episode on hiring and talent stars Rob Wray of WhiteboxAndrew Schuster of NewsUpEff Norwood of ComedTechBetamore’s Jen Meyer, Fearless Soltuions CEO Delali Dzirasa and Patrick Rife of Pixilated Photobooth.

Check the Technical.ly Jobs Board for new opportunities -30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here
Connect with companies from the Technical.ly community
New call-to-action

Advertisement

Power Moves: Leadership changes at CAMI and Maryland Momentum Fund

This Week in Jobs: Take an innovacation

Super Meetup Baltimore expanded the network on a summer night

SPONSORED

Baltimore

Verizon is looking for the brightest ideas on how to use its 5G technology

Baltimore, MD 21201

14 West

Junior Database Administrator

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD

SmartLogic

Account Executive (Baltimore)

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD

14 West

Product Operations Manager

Apply Now

This Week in Jobs: Peace and Love Edition

VitusVet gets investment from Nationwide Insurance

Bowie-based Trinity Cyber, led by NSA and White House alums, raises $23M

SPONSORED

Baltimore

Escape the August heat with cool AI tech

Philadelphia OR Baltimore

Technically Media

Technical.ly Editorial Intern (Fall 2019)

Apply Now
Baltimore

Fastspot

Business Development Manager

Apply Now
Columbia, MD

Vectorworks

Python Engineer (Software Systems Development)

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Baltimore

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!