OrderUp names Back Forty vets to exec roles [Startup Roundup]

Also: Military contractor Northrop Grumman names its next CFO.

The guys from Back Forty now work for OrderUp. From left: Jamie Gaskins, Flip Sasser and Ed Schmalzle.

(Photo by Christopher Wink, file)


Who’s getting funded?

Kinglet announced $500,000 in angel funding, as Baltimore reported. Investors include some familiar names. The online office space broker plans to use the cash to invest in expanding north to Philadelphia and south into Washington.

Who’s making moves?

Another week, another set of moves at Canton-based OrderUp. This week, the startup is making like the Borg and assimilating personnel it acqui-hired in its purchase of consultancy Back Forty. Flip Sasser, Back Forty’s cofounder and lead designer, was named director of user experience, The Daily Record reports. His fellow cofounder, Ed Schmalzle, was named the new director of engineering. Jason Welch, also late of Back Forty, was tapped to be an iOS developer for OrderUp. Josh Smith left Modern Media Concepts to become a senior rails developer.
Speaking of acquisitions, Millennial Media, also based in Canton, wrapped a $107.5 million deal to acquire Boston’s Nexage, as Baltimore reported.
Kenneth Bedingfield will be the next CFO of military contractor Northrop Grumman, one of Maryland’s largest employers, the Baltimore Business Journal reports.


Who’s getting buzz?

Mercy Medical Center will use the Baltimore-born app Everseat to fill its last-minute appointment openings, as Baltimore reported. This is a coup for the nascent company, whose app allows service providers to post slots online after eleventh-hour cancellations.

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