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WHO’S GETTING FUNDED?
Arlington-based Doofl Mgmt., a stealth-mode company that basically institutionalizes dares like the Ice Bucket Challenge, is seeking to raise $150,000, of which it has collected $8,000, according to an SEC filing. More details on Doofl’s concept are available on the LinkedIn profile of CEO Ted Decareau:
Doofl lets you be good and have fun at the same time. You create a fundraiser based on agreeing to complete a dare. Your network votes and pledges to get you to post the video of you completing the dare so the donations can be released to your charity. Product is currently in development and will be launched at the end of Q2 2015.
Georgetown-based Red Hand, a company that owns the “Electronic Tenant Handbook,” a product for developers created in the early 2000s and initially bootstrapped, is embarking on a $1.5 million funding round, according to an SEC filing.
WHO’S MAKING MOVES?
18F, the digital handyman of the government nested inside the General Services Administration, performed a version of the Bechdel Test on its own coding projects: “To pass, a project had to have at least one function written by a woman dev that called another function written by another woman dev.” Results 6 winners, 1 almost and 10 not yets. Sad trombone.
Herndon-based CIT Gap Funds is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to encourage the development of wearable technology for first responders in existing accelerators in Dallas and Chicago.
Barely two weeks after Deleware-based DeliveryCircle launched in D.C., Silicon Valley-based on-demand food delivery startup DoorDash is also setting up shop here.
The D.C.-based Aspen Institute is accepting applications for its Urban Innovator-in-Residence program, which will offer office space, mentorship and networking opportunities to early-stage or mature organizations working to solve civic problems.
WHO’S GETTING BUZZ?
From drones to fintech to medical devices to privacy and cybersecurity issues, more and more regulatory issues concerning new technologies will be debated in Washington, according to a TechCrunch report.-30-
GoodWorld raises $1.65 million to make hashtag donations a thing [Startup Roundup]
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