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M&A Moves: Arlington’s BlueHalo acquired Maryland-based analytics firm Asymmetrik

Nov. 24, 2021 6:12 pm

M&A Moves: Arlington’s BlueHalo acquired Maryland-based analytics firm Asymmetrik

Plus, a new M&A bill in Congress and TransitScreen gets a rebrand.
Startup funder CIT is now the Virginia Innovation Partnerships Corporation

Nov. 24, 2021 9:35 am

Startup funder CIT is now the Virginia Innovation Partnerships Corporation

Along with a new name, CIT merged with four other Commonwealth funds. President Bob Stolle and Chief Investment Officer Tom Weithman break down what the rebrand means for the organization, and what sort of startups it's looking to fund.
The Smithsonian is providing a dose of optimism with the tech-driven FUTURES exhibition

Nov. 23, 2021 3:38 pm

The Smithsonian is providing a dose of optimism with the tech-driven FUTURES exhibition

Here's an overview of the technology and experiences at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building exhibition. It's on view through July 2022.
Halcyon fellow Euphoria.LGBT is bringing fintech to the gender transition process

Nov. 23, 2021 9:54 am

Halcyon fellow Euphoria.LGBT is bringing fintech to the gender transition process

Euphoria.lgbt, a Halycon Incubator fellow, launched the Bliss app to help transgender people manage their finances, specifically around gender transitioning. It's one of five products launched by the startup.
Following a $140M Series E, cyber firm Expel is now a unicorn

Nov. 22, 2021 2:33 pm

Following a $140M Series E, cyber firm Expel is now a unicorn

CapitalG and Paladin Capital Group led the round for the Herndon-based company. "The dynamics of 2021 and beyond mean there is even more need for what we do," said CEO Dave Merkel.
ID.me is on a hiring spree. Here’s what its VP of engineering says the tech company seeks in top job candidates

Nov. 22, 2021 7:30 am

ID.me is on a hiring spree. Here’s what its VP of engineering says the tech company seeks in top job candidates

With 1,400 new team members in 2021 and growing, VP of Engineering Alexei Czeskis breaks down the skills, culture and impact considerations that go into a hiring decision at the McLean, Virgina-based digital identity company.
Money Moves: 2U completed its $800M acquisition of edX

Nov. 18, 2021 4:32 pm

Money Moves: 2U completed its $800M acquisition of edX

Plus, geospatial firm Hydrosat raised $10 million and Bioenergy Devco is investing in digestion facilities for renewable energy.
Meet the DC-area companies that made it onto the 2021 Deloitte Fast 500 list

Nov. 18, 2021 9:49 am

Meet the DC-area companies that made it onto the 2021 Deloitte Fast 500 list

Here's who topped the charts for growth among local life sciences and tech companies.
Raytheon Intelligence and Space is hiring 400 technologists in NoVa

Nov. 17, 2021 2:30 pm

Raytheon Intelligence and Space is hiring 400 technologists in NoVa

The defense tech giant wants to expand its efforts in the Northern Virginia corridor, which it said means hiring local talent.
Here’s a look at Sweetgreen’s DC roots

Nov. 17, 2021 10:28 am

Here’s a look at Sweetgreen’s DC roots

Its HQ may have left for California, but the fast-casual restaurant chain still holds strong ties to the DMV. Ahead of its IPO, here's how.

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