(Screenshot via leaseaccelerator.com)
WHO’S MAKING MOVES?
Speaking of WeWork, the network of coworking spaces has opened up a new floor in its Dupont Circle location. There will be an opening party next week.
Dulles-based Speek is potentially looking for a buyer, after a deal with Polycom fell through, a result of the departure of former CTO Matthew Turner. Here’s an interesting read from the Washington Business Journal.
WHO’S GETTING FUNDED?
After the recent expansion of Getaround and launch of Split in the District, the car-sharing network Zipcar is growing to new locations in the area, including Benning Road, Branch Avenue and Minnesota Avenue.
Frederick, Md.-based Welocalize, a company that helps brands grow to new, linguistically diverse markets, announced it has received a “significant” investment of an undisclosed amount from Minnesota-based Norwest Equity Partners.
RLJ Entertainment, a video distribution company based in Silver Spring, has raised $22.5 million, according to an SEC filing. This follows a $30 million seed round announced in January — one of the region’s top three VC deals.
WHO’S GETTING BUZZ?
EJ Rumpke, the director of operations at new D.C. transplant Kinglet, a company that facilitates the leasing of tiny spaces, learned a few life lessons when Bill Murray crashed his bachelor party. And they all apply to startup life.
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]
Learn to lead digital transformation at Phorum 2019
1776 Challenge Cup semifinalists announced [Startup Roundup]
ThreatQuotient raises $1.5M [Startup Roundup]
OmniEarth wants to launch 18 satellites. It’s starting with $1.3M [Startup Roundup]
LawIQ seeks to engineer answers for the energy industry
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