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Stephen Babcock is the Assistant Editor for Technical.ly. Stephen Babcock began reporting for Technical.ly in Baltimore in 2014. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Baltimore Fishbowl, NOLA Defender, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune and the Rio Grande Sun.

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DC-area companies raised just shy of $2B in VC funding in 2020 growth

Jan. 13, 2021 4:43 pm

DC-area companies raised just shy of $2B in VC funding in 2020

Across a number of measures, the region posted more venture dollars than in recent years, according to the MoneyTree Report from PwC/CB Insights.
M&A Moves: FiscalNote acquires Trump speech tracker growth

Jan. 8, 2021 11:20 am

M&A Moves: FiscalNote acquires Trump speech tracker

FiscalNote acquired the D.C-based maker of Factba.se, which became a source for media outlets seeking transcripts of what Trump said. Plus, see which Northern Virginia companies got acquired to start the new year.
Could DC statehood finally happen? civic

Jan. 6, 2021 9:20 pm

Could DC statehood finally happen?

The response to a violent mob brought another reminder of the District's unequal representation. Could the measure have a chance with a new president?
Ximena Hartsock is leaving Phone2Action to start a new venture growth

Jan. 6, 2021 11:20 am

Ximena Hartsock is leaving Phone2Action to start a new venture

Hartsock talks about how the eight-year-old civic tech company she cofounded is entering a new phase, and building a new tech product.
In DC, remote learning is leaving poor and Black students further behind access

Jan. 6, 2021 10:34 am

In DC, remote learning is leaving poor and Black students further behind

Early data shows that feared learning losses are happening with online schooling. It's worst for students who were already facing a gap.
Microsoft plans Arlington sales hub growth

Jan. 5, 2021 2:20 pm

Microsoft plans Arlington sales hub

The tech giant is making space for sales employees and customers at the Commonwealth Tower in Arlington. It announced a lease for the space Tuesday.
What’d I miss? Pandemic, economic and cyberattack updates to start 2021 growth

Jan. 4, 2021 1:38 pm

What’d I miss? Pandemic, economic and cyberattack updates to start 2021

It's a new year, and there's hope this one will be better than the last. But we're still in the midst of interlocking crises. Here's a quick primer on COVID-19 vaccine rollout plans, economic relief and the SolarWinds cyberattack.
DC cybersecurity startup SightGain wins $2M DataTribe Challenge growth

Dec. 14, 2020 7:16 am

DC cybersecurity startup SightGain wins $2M DataTribe Challenge

The company appears to align with DataTribe's approach: The cyber "foundry" typically seeks to work with technologists who have experience inside the intelligence community or federal labs, and build commercial companies alongside them.
Black and Latinx women founders who raised $1M more than doubled over last 2 years, report finds growth

Dec. 11, 2020 9:37 am

Black and Latinx women founders who raised $1M more than doubled over last 2 years, report finds

But, these women founders of color still received less than 1% of overall VC funding since 2018. Here's a look at key findings from digitalundivided's latest ProjectDiane report, and where D.C. appears.
Gula Tech Foundation has $1M for nonprofits increasing diversity in cybersecurity access

Dec. 9, 2020 7:27 am

Gula Tech Foundation has $1M for nonprofits increasing diversity in cybersecurity

Starting in 2021, former Tenable execs-turned-investors Ron and Cyndi Gula will seek out nonprofits with a series of competitive grant programs.

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