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Now arriving at Penn Station: Parking Panda-Amtrak partnership [Startup Roundup]

Plus: Betamore-based edtech startup Citelighter raises just over $1 million.

The platform at Baltimore Penn Station. (Photo by Flickr user m01229, used under a Creative Commons license)
Full disclosure: This reporter's wife works in customer service for Parking Panda.

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Who’s getting funded?

Citelighter sold nearly $1.07 million in equity to start its year, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The edtech firm incubates at Betamore in Federal Hill.
 

Who’s making moves?

AOL, owners of Baltimore’s Advertising.com, is being approached for a takeover or joint venture by Verizon, another local titan, Bloomberg reports. AOL, once known more for its dial-up services, now owns The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Mapquest and others. But Verizon is mostly interested in its advertising technology, according to the report.
University of Maryland BioPark medtech startup PathSensors is now planning its expansion to China, as Technical.ly Baltimore reported.
 

Who’s getting buzz?

The Baltimore Sun took a look at ZeroFOX, the Federal Hill cybersecurity firm, and how it tackles modern cyber threats.
Parking Panda, also based in Federal Hill, announced a partnership with Amtrak, The Baltimore Sun reports. The partnership includes parking near Baltimore’s Penn Station, as well as stations in Chicago, Washington and Denver.

Companies: Citelighter / ZeroFOX / Advertising.com / PathSensors / University of Maryland BioPark / Parking Panda / Amtrak / Aol / Betamore / Verizon

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