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Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:12:32 EST

Last Build Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:02:00 EST


Lenzer to Cultivate University of Maryland Innovation-Based Economic Development Efforts

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:02:00 EST

(image) COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland (UMD) today announced the appointment of Julie Lenzer as Associate Vice President for Economic Development, effective December 12, 2016. Lenzer will also serve as Director of UM Ventures – College Park...

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The Venture Center now accepting applications for 2017 portfolio of Global FinTech Accelerator

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:44:00 EST

(image) LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Venture Center today in conjunction with FIS announced that it is accepting applications for the second portfolio of its globally competitive financial technology accelerator program. Applications for the VC FinTech Accelerator are...

Media Files:, The Fastest Growing Online Retailer For Pre-Owned Apparel And Household Goods, Secures $20 Million In New Equity Financing

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:37:00 EST

(image) CHICAGO, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --, the largest pre-owned online store for women, men and children, today announced the completion of $20 million in new financing. The round was led by eEquity, a Swedish private equity company specializing in Internet retailing, and joined by...

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Early Stage Digital Health Companies In Philadelphia Get Boost With $6 Million Funding Initiative

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST

(image) PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Partnering to fuel Philadelphia's innovative digital health ecosystem, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania ("Ben Franklin"); Independence Health Group ("IHG"), the parent company of Independence Blue Cross; and Safeguard...

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Physician Productivity Startup Augmedix Secures $23 Million to Continue the Nationwide Expansion of its Smartglass-based Remote Scribe Services

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:30:00 EST

(image) SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Augmedix, the nation's leading smartglass-based physician productivity platform, today announced that it has closed a $23 million strategic round of funding from new investors McKesson Ventures and OrbiMed. The company seeks to rehumanize the...

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Christmas Classics Ltd. Celebrates Season Announcing Two Christmas Music Collections Will Be Donated to Military Veterans

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:42:00 EST

(image) NORTH CAPE MAY, N.J., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Christmas Classics Ltd, announced today in acknowledgment of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor that it is celebrating the holidays by donating two of its popular collections to military veteran organizations nationwide. The company is...

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Breather, The Go-To Solution For The Mobile Workforce, Raises $40 Million To Grow On-Demand Space Network

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:02:00 EST

NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Breather, the leading network of on-demand meeting rooms and workspaces, announced today it has closed $40 million in funding, bringing the company's total funding to $73 million to date. This Series C round was led by Menlo Ventures, the venture...

Cutting-edge cybersecurity company FHOOSH raises $2M in funding from Volta Global, poised for commercial success

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:00:00 EST

(image) MIAMI, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FHOOSH, the first company to pair high-speed data transmission with ultra-secure cybersecurity, recently secured a $2 million investment from Volta Global, a private investment group active in transformational venture capital, as part of FHOOSH's recent...

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Knightscope, Inc. CEO to Present Online at "Mini-IPO" Investor Conference, December 13

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:54:00 EST

(image) Company invites individual and institutional investors to attend interactive real-time MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Knightscope, Inc., based in Silicon Valley, focused on advanced physical security solutions utilizing autonomous rob...

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What Investors Must Learn Before Buying Mini-IPO Stocks: A Two-part Webinar

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:48:00 EST

(image) Market experts discuss how SEC Regulation A+ allows Main Street to invest in early-stage companies NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- PR Newswire, Vintage and BetterInvesting invites individual investors to two educational webinars about investing in "Mini-IPOs," the nickname...

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ES Xplore Receives $12 million in New Funding

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:50:00 EST

(image) DALLAS, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ES Xplore, LLC, a unique company that has developed a proprietary method for direct hydrocarbon indication at seismic resolution, announced a $12 million funding round led by Dallas based investors Sovereign Resources LLC and Unity Hunt, Inc.  With this...

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Waggle Secures Seed Funding And Launches Ultimate Pet Content Community

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 EST

(image) NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Waggle (, a new media company formed to publish original pet and animal content across multiple digital channels and platforms, formally launched today with new investments, consumer products, and partnerships. Waggle aims to...

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Visikol Inc. Launches Visikol® HISTO™ Platform for 3D Histology With Easy to Use Starter Kit

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:50:00 EST

(image) NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Visikol Inc., originally funded with an investment from Foundation Venture Capital Group, has launched Visikol® HISTO™, the market's first portfolio of tissue clearing kits and reagents that can integrate 3D imaging into...

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Video Optimization Leader Beamr Announces New Funding from Verizon Ventures

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:00:00 EST

(image) TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Beamr Imaging Ltd., the only video and image encoding and processing company with commercially deployed content adaptive optimization technology, announced it has secured an additional $4 million in funding from Verizon Ventures. Joining...

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DOCASA, Inc. (OTC PINK: DCSA): Announces Corporate Update

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:35:00 EST

(image) SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DOCASA, Inc. (OTC PINK: DCSA) announces that the Company has released its Super 8-K filing relating to its recently completed acquisition of Department of Coffee and Social Affairs Ltd, based in the United Kingdom.  DOCASA will also shortly be...

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Honorable Richard Gephardt Joins Heal's Board Of Directors In Mission To Improve America's Healthcare System

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:01:00 EST

(image) SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Heal, the fast-growing startup radically transforming the healthcare industry with modern, on-demand doctor house calls, announced today that former House Majority and Minority Leader and two-time U.S. Presidential Candidate, Richard...

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New York City's Civic Hall to Grow Civic Tech Ecosystem with $4 million in New Funding

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST

(image) REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Omidyar Network announced today it is renewing and expanding its investment in Civic Hall and Civic Hall Labs, the New York City-based collaborative community center dedicated to strengthening civic tech and its new research and...

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Prologis Announces Nippon Prologis REIT's Issuance of New Investment Units

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 EST

(image) SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD), the global leader in industrial real estate, today announced that Japanese real estate investment trust Nippon Prologis REIT, Inc. (NPR), will issue new investment units. Prologis will retain its 15-percent ownership...

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More Growth for Brands and Retailers: MyFavorito and 500 Startups Team Up to Supercharge B2C CRM

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:36:00 EST

(image) MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MyFavorito announces that 500 Startups, one of Silicon Valley's most active and influential investors, has joined its mission to unlock CRM for B2C brands and retailers. MyFavorito is an open CRM-tech platform, built for brands and...

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Bullpen Capital Launches $75m Fund III

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:09:00 EST

(image) MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bullpen Capital, the leader in Post-Seed Round funding, today announced Bullpen III. The $75 million fund was oversubscribed with participation from Greenspring Associates, Venture Investment Associates (VIA), Oberlin College, and other...

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