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Optoro raises $23.5M in equity; Riskive takes $2.1M [Startup Roundup]

This is the Startup Roundup. Every Wednesday morning, Technically Baltimore will put together the smaller pieces that make up our startup ecosystem.
Full disclosure: Betamore cofounder Mike Brenner is a partner with Technically Baltimore, which works on occasion from the Federal Hill incubator.

This is the Startup Roundup. Every Wednesday morning, Technically Baltimore will put together the smaller pieces that make up our startup ecosystem. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch.

who’s getting funded?

Riskive, based out of the Betamore incubator in Federal Hill, has raised $2.1 million in equity, according to SEC filings. The cybersecurity startup specializes in social media “risk management.” So, like, protecting news organizations from getting their Twitter accounts hacked and affecting the stock market.
BioDatomics, based in Bethesda, has raised $150,000 in equity, according to SEC filings. The biotech startup has yet to launch, but will be “offering the latest in bioinformatics software” that will give “scientists and researchers an analysis toolkit containing over 400 tools that can analyze data from the most advanced NGS research programs.” We’re still very much pursuing tools to help us understand the big data flooding every industry.
Digital Global Systems, based in Germantown, has raised $1 million in equity, according to SEC filings. Founded in 2012, Digital Global makes products “focused on improving how the [electromagnetic] spectrum is managed through the analysis, processing and regeneration of signals.” Go ahead and read that once more.
Optoro, based in Lanham, has raised $23.5 million in equity, according to SEC filings. The software company develops programs that help online retailers sell returned and overstock products, an idea that has at least 15 years on it.

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who’s making moves?

TeamGantt, the startup that blends software development and project scheduling through its unique approach to Gantt Charts, got a mention on Forbes as a good productivity tool.

Car-chauffeuring service Uber now lets passengers split fairs with friends.
Are you following Parking Panda‘s Baltimore community manager on Twitter? There’s also a redesigned Baltimore parking resources page on the Parking Panda website.

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