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As the year draws to a close we’re looking back at all that has happened in #dctech — this post is part of our 2016 year in review series. See the full list here.
Despite continued complaints about the geography of venture capital (spoiler: it leaves a lot of people out), D.C. tech companies raised money in 2016. Sometimes a lot of it.
Verodin, a company that helps clients know whether their cybersecurity tech and practices are actually working, raised a $10 million Series A. Another cyber-focused company, ThreatQuotient, raised $12 million by way of a Series B.
And 1776, arguably one of D.C.’s foremost brands, got $7.2 million in “strategic investment” to continue its aggressive global expansion.
And those are just some of the deals.
What’s more, traditional funding wasn’t the only way to raise in 2016. A new local distillery called Republic Restoratives, for example, was one of the launch partners for Indiegogo’s new equity crowdfunding arm. Equity crowdfunding got brought into the legal fold when Title III of the JOBS Act came into effect in May, so we look forward to seeing more alternative funding models take shape in 2017.
NASA is funding 18 space tech research projects. These 2 reside in the DC area
CIT Gap Funds made an investment in Arlington-based 4stay
Remodelmate closes first investment round, raising $525K
This fast-growing SaaS company aims to be a force for change in the energy industry
Flight Centre Group is now the largest shareholder in Upside Travel
HUNGRY raises $8M Series A, backed by big names
Female tech founders in DC received only 4.7% of VC funding in 2018
Hear from the privacy pros at Security by the Schuylkill
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