Who’s getting funded?
ZeroFOX, based in Federal Hill, has raised $10.7 million in a Series A funding round led by New Enterprise Associates. Also contributing to the round was the state of Maryland with a “$450,000 non-dilutive incentive.” ZeroFOX, as Technical.ly Baltimore has reported, creates cybersecurity software for enterprise companies to protect their social media channels.
Seva Search Inc., based in Potomac, Md., has raised $2.2 million in equity, according to SEC filings. The company is responsible for Seva Call, which handles the coordinating and scheduling duties usually left to homeowners who require a plumber, electrician, roofer and the like to make house calls. Technical.ly Baltimore reported on Seva Call’s expansion into Baltimore city in September 2012.
Propagenix Inc., based in Gaithersburg, Md., has raised $2.3 million in equity, according to SEC filings. The company “provides biotechnology services supporting basic and drug discovery and clinical development research.”
who’s making moves?
Gaithersburg-based biotech company MedImmune partnered with the University of Maryland, Baltimore, in September 2013 on a five-year, $6 million deal to further bioscience research in Maryland, as Technical.ly Baltimore reported. According to a press release, that partnership has been expanded to include the University of Maryland, College Park, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
EY, the global organization of Ernst and Young Global Limited tax and assurance services, has announced its Entrepreneur of the Year Award finalists for 2014 in the Maryland region. Among the nominees in tech companies are:
- Ethan Giffin, CEO and founder of Groove creative marketing agency based in Little Italy.
- Todd Marks, CEO and founder of Mindgrub Technologies mobile, web and game development agency that is soon moving its headquarters to Locust Point.
- Ryan Sysko, founder of health IT startup WellDoc based in Charles North.
- Chris Mechanic, partner with internet marketing agency WebMechanix based in Columbia, Md.
- David Block, CEO of biotech startup Gliknik based at the University of Maryland BioPark.
- Vlad Friedman, CEO and owner of Edge Web Hosting on Baltimore’s west side.
- Kwame Kuadey, founder of GiftCardRescue.com, which is based in Columbia, Md.
Health IT startup Sickweather, which maps illnesses by culling information from people’s public Facebook and Twitter updates, has released an updated version of its iPhone app first launched in November 2013. According to a press release, the new app “alerts users in real-time when they enter Sick Zones: areas where illnesses are reported on social media” and allows “users to report illnesses directly and anonymously to the Sickweather map.” Sickweather is currently in Kansas City, Mo., at the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator. Download Sickweather for iPhone here.
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