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Career guidance company Localized just closed a $2.2M seed round

Jun. 18, 2021 2:48 pm

Career guidance company Localized just closed a $2.2M seed round

The remote-first company that's headquartered in D.C. connects new graduates with employers, mentors and associations for hiring.
Brooklyn Boulders is bringing its touch-sensitive, light-up climbing wall to DC

Jun. 15, 2021 9:52 am

Brooklyn Boulders is bringing its touch-sensitive, light-up climbing wall to DC

The NYC company is opening a location in D.C. in Eckington later this fall. The Brooklyn Boulders gym uses touch-sensitive technology to track a climber's progress up the wall.
Following an acquisition, Vemo and Edmit launched a new product to help with student loans

Jun. 14, 2021 4:17 pm

Following an acquisition, Vemo and Edmit launched a new product to help with student loans

The pair released their first product last week, which helps students determine which college is the right pick for them: "It's our way of putting our money where our mouth is," said Edmit cofounder and COO Sabrina Manville.
Money Moves: With a $10M raise, NoMa’s Full Measure Education has huge plans for expansion

Jun. 14, 2021 11:43 am

Money Moves: With a $10M raise, NoMa’s Full Measure Education has huge plans for expansion

Plus, BigBear.ai and NextNav were both taken public via SPAC deals this month, and SAIC acquired Arlington's Halfaker.
From flower delivery to headaches: UrbanStems’ cofounders started a venture to help migraine sufferers

Jun. 11, 2021 12:57 pm

From flower delivery to headaches: UrbanStems’ cofounders started a venture to help migraine sufferers

UrbanStems cofounders Ajay Kori and Jeff Sheely started Allay Lamp to bring relief from a green light device into the darkness for people struggling with migraines.
DC’s Prefect already raised two funding rounds in 2021. Here’s what’s next for the dataflow automation company

Jun. 11, 2021 7:49 am

DC’s Prefect already raised two funding rounds in 2021. Here’s what’s next for the dataflow automation company

The company announced Thursday that it landed a $32 million Series B round, led by Tiger Global Management. "We are chasing our own growth," said CEO Jeremiah Lowin.
DC entrepreneur Samuel Sanders won an IndieReader award for his new book on ideation

Jun. 10, 2021 3:00 pm

DC entrepreneur Samuel Sanders won an IndieReader award for his new book on ideation

With "Your Next Big Idea," Sanders is providing a guide to innovation. The founder looked to make it actionable for readers.
Meet the first class of DC’s Startup Boost pre-accelerator program

Jun. 9, 2021 4:06 pm

Meet the first class of DC’s Startup Boost pre-accelerator program

The inaugural Startup Boost cohort included five DC companies in the pre-accelerator stage. When selecting applicants, codirectors Steven Rodriguez and Stephen Beauchamp said they looked for startups solving meaningful problems.
Downtown DC’s Morning Consult is now a unicorn

Jun. 9, 2021 9:41 am

Downtown DC’s Morning Consult is now a unicorn

The data intelligence company reached a $1.01 billion valuation following the completion of a $60 million Series B round led by Advance Venture Partners.
A week after opening in Tysons, WhyHotel is planning a second ‘hospitality living’ space in DC

Jun. 8, 2021 9:05 am

A week after opening in Tysons, WhyHotel is planning a second ‘hospitality living’ space in DC

Less than a month after announcing the first space in Tysons, Virginia, the company has a new location for its Hospitality Living offerings. This time, it's in DC's West End neighborhood.

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