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WHO’S GETTING FUNDED?
WHO’S GETTING BUZZ?
FedBid, an online marketplace for government contracts, has been declared “ineligible” by the goverment due to a “a lack of business integrity,” after it had tried to discredit a Veterans Affairs official who opposed its use by the agency. The Washington Times has the story.
LivingSocial earned a net profit, and cut its end-of-year losses in 2014, it announced in preliminary earnings information posted on its site. Here’s more analysis from the Washington Business Journal and the Washington Post.
PopVox cofounder Rachna Choudhry, Disruption Corporation founder Paul Singh and Silica Labs cofounder Stephanie Nguyen, as well as Steve Taylor, the principal software engineer at cybersecurity company Invincea, were profiled in the February issue of Washington Life Magazine.
WHO’S GETTING THEIR MUG ON TV?
Fundrise’s plan to sell tax-free bonds of 3 World Trace center on its real-estate crowdfunding platform made quite some noise in New York and the national media. Cofounder Daniel Miller explained in an interview for BloombergBusiness, “We wanted to make this available to everybody for as little as 5,000 bucks.”
GoodWorld raises $1.65 million to make hashtag donations a thing [Startup Roundup]
Parent company of Surefire Social raises $1 million [Startup Roundup]
Speek gets acquired, finally [Startup Roundup]
WeddingWire acquires GayWeddings.com [Startup Roundup]
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