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READOUT: SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman Visits Seattle, Washington to Highlight Economic Recovery of Small Businesses, and Speak at Amazon’s Accelerate Conference

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 5:48pm

Seattle, WA, Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman , head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), visited Seattle, Washington this week as part of a national tour highlighting small business recovery and resources available to assist entrepreneurs.

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  • Seattle, WA, Oct. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman , head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), visited Seattle, Washington this week as part of a national tour highlighting small business recovery and resources available to assist entrepreneurs.
  • Mayor Jenny Durkan joined Administrator Guzman to kick off her Seattle visit with a walking tour of small businesses along Rainier Avenue.
  • Later, Administrator Guzman visited Washington Machine Works, a local manufacturing business that has provided full-service machining services to the government and industries since 1985.
  • Washington Machine Works also received COVID relief from the Paycheck Protection Program and the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).

UpEquity Closes $50M Series B Funding Round to Democratize Homebuying

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12:00pm

Next Coast Ventures also participated in the round, along with BP Capital Management, Alumni Ventures, Gaingels, Launchpad Capital and Early Light Ventures.

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  • Next Coast Ventures also participated in the round, along with BP Capital Management, Alumni Ventures, Gaingels, Launchpad Capital and Early Light Ventures.
  • As part of the funding round, S3 Ventures Partner Charlie Plauche will be joining the UpEquity board.
  • UpEquity is part of a new class of startups called Power Buyers that are enabling homebuyers to make all-cash offers.
  • UpEquity proudly touts an NPS of 80 and is able to close a mortgage in an average of 18 days.

Menlo Ventures Announces Promotion of Croom Beatty to Partner & Grace Ge to Principal

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 11:00am

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, leading venture capital firm Menlo Ventures announced the promotion of Croom Beatty to Partner and Grace Ge to Principal.

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  • MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, leading venture capital firm Menlo Ventures announced the promotion of Croom Beatty to Partner and Grace Ge to Principal.
  • The entire Menlo Ventures team is thrilled to announce the promotion of Croom Beatty to Partner.
  • I couldnt be happier to continue my career at Menlo as Partner, said Croom Beatty.
  • Grace Ge came to Menlo Ventures two years ago as an Associate from RRE.

Valence Emerges From Stealth With $7M in Funding to Secure the Business Application Mesh

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 2:00pm

Valence provides comprehensive visibility into the mesh of business application integrations and automated workflows, while identifying and mitigating associated risks and enforcing policy controls.

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  • Valence provides comprehensive visibility into the mesh of business application integrations and automated workflows, while identifying and mitigating associated risks and enforcing policy controls.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211019005197/en/
    Valence emerges from stealth with $7M in funding from YL Ventures to secure the Business Application Mesh.
  • Valences security platform illuminates the Business Application Mesh, providing security teams with crucial visibility and the tools required to secure it.
  • With Valence, organizations get a clear view of the Business Application Mesh and a clear path to control, govern and secure it.

CNET Launches "Deal Days" Ahead Of Holiday Season

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 1:00pm

CNET also publishes Roadshow, which brings a fresh tech perspective to car owners, buyers and enthusiasts.

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  • CNET also publishes Roadshow, which brings a fresh tech perspective to car owners, buyers and enthusiasts.
  • For more information, visit and follow CNET on Twitter (@CNET) and Facebook ( www.facebook.com/cnet ).
  • CNET is a property of Red Ventures.
  • Red Ventures owns and operates several large digital brands including CNET, Healthline Media, The Points Guy, Bankrate and Allconnect.com.

MathLabs Ventures Is Poised to Launch Its First Quant-Driven Bitcoin Futures ETF in the Wake of SEC Approvals Next Week

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 6:00pm

Investors betting on a post-pandemic world are sending cash to riskier companies acutely sensitive to the economic cycle -- led by the famed resurgence in the value factor. And as the safety trade in Big Tech eases, equity gains are broadening and popular allocation styles like momentum are rebounding.

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  • MathLabs Ventures has a number of Systematic strategies wrapped up in exchange-traded funds.
  • "The SEC is likely to allow the first U.S. Bitcoin futures ETF to begin trading next week, in what would be a watershed moment for crypto.
  • AI-Driven smart-beta products by our team at MathLabs have been widely used and thoroughly tested by Cryptocurrency Investors for the last nineyears.
  • We are excited to be part of the first wave of U.S. Bitcoin futures ETFs by launching ourMathLabs Bitcoin Strategy ETF which is essentially an ETF or ETF," says Priyanca Ford,Founder at MathLabs Ventures.

Spaced Ventures Raises $1.2 Million To Make Investing in Space Companies Accessible to The Public

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 2:21pm

Spaced Ventures was built to address the funding gap for early-stage space companies and to give space enthusiasts the ability to invest as little as $100 and own shares in emerging space startups across a variety of verticals.

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  • Spaced Ventures was built to address the funding gap for early-stage space companies and to give space enthusiasts the ability to invest as little as $100 and own shares in emerging space startups across a variety of verticals.
  • "Until now, investing in private space companies has been limited to high-net-worth investors," said Aaron Burnett, co-founder and CEO of Spaced Ventures.
  • "Spaced Ventures is a pioneering force ushering in a new era for the space industry," said Steve Lau, managing partner of WorldQuant Ventures.
  • Spaced Ventures Inc. is the parent company of SV Portal LLC (collectively, "Spaced Ventures").

Venture X Welcomes The Black Girl Tribe to Its Arlington Location

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

The workspace will provide The Black Girl Tribe with the needed space to continue its important work of empowering Black girls to thrive by delivering critical resources and services.

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  • The workspace will provide The Black Girl Tribe with the needed space to continue its important work of empowering Black girls to thrive by delivering critical resources and services.
  • "We are so pleased to be partnering with and ensuring the success of The Black Girl Tribe, an organization committed to educating, enriching, and empowering Black girls through mentorship and life skills development," said Julie Felgar, Owner of Venture X.
  • With this in mind, we are excited to welcome our Venture X family into our village," said Gabrielle Martinez, the founder of The Black Girl Tribe.
  • Venture X Arlington, near the Arlington, VA courthouse, is a flexible office space and community that is locally owned and operated.

Posture360 Receives Venture Capital to Drive Growth in Healthcare Industry

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

"Incredibly, backpain is the most common symptom that people suffer from in their daily lives.

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  • "Incredibly, backpain is the most common symptom that people suffer from in their daily lives.
  • Our all-in-one digital health platform seamlessly integrates into our daily activities in non-evasive ways to boost overall health and wellness," says William Choi, Founder & CEO of Posture360.
  • Legendary Ventures isa US-based venture capital firm that fuels consumer, retail, and technology ("CRT") companies.
  • Legendary Ventures is a venture capital partnership that accelerates value creation for emerging companies operating across the CRT markets.

National Science Foundation Issues Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant to The Wrightguard Innovations Corporation in Support of Novel Mouthguard Technology

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:30pm

The grant, totaling $255,944, will support the company's Phase I research and development activities.

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  • The grant, totaling $255,944, will support the company's Phase I research and development activities.
  • TWGIC co-founder and UMSOD alumnus Dr. Wright said, "I am honored to receive this research grant on behalf of my team of co-developers.
  • We are confident and excited about this pivotal technology's potential to minimize injury risks to athletes at all levels."
  • The WrightGuard, the precursor to The WrightGuard Innovations Corporation (TWGIC) was established in 2011.