ICX Media is a D.C.-based startup founded by Mike Avon, an accomplished investor and former executive of Millennial Media. The company uses data to give performers, artists and social media stars a better understanding of their target audience and the best way to expand their online reach. The company was founded in late 2015, raised $2.5 million in early 2016, and recently launched their platform out of beta.
On this week's Beat Podcast, Giadha DeCarcer, founder and CEO of New Frontier Data joins to talk about her company's analysis of the legal marijuana industry. A former investment banker, she found no comprehensive industry reports on legal weed, so she saw an opening. Her "Bloomberg for Weed" startup is now raising money and looking at providing data on the nation's fastest-growing industry.
This week on the Beat, we break down some of the potential impacts of a Trump Presidency on the local tech ecosystem, and talk with G. Nagesh Rao, Chief Technologist of the U.S. Small Business Administration about how innovation in government will continue under the next administration.
This week on The Beat, we unveil the winners of our annual Coolest Companies competition. In our interview, we talk with co-chairs of the DC Vinneta Project chapter, Anna Kohanski Mason and Amelia Friedman, about how their upcoming pitch competition final is supporting female startup founders.
GoodWorld is a social driven, online giving platform that leverages social media to harness charitable giving. Founder and CEO Dale Nirvani Pfiefer joins the podcast to talk about how her company is aiming to capture market share of the $3 billion of annual charitable giving in the United States.
A look at the Northrop Grumman robot used to take out the suspect in the Dallas Shootings, a breakdown of some recent tech hires and funding news in DC and an interview with Don Miller of Sandboxx, a startup that helps connect veterans to those they served with.
DC Inno launches a profile series of the 75 most innovative people in DC, drones makes some big moves, and guest Bronwyn Flores of the Consumer Technology Association talks about the tech world's priorities on Capitol Hill.
This week's Big One: a potential data breach in the federal government because of messaging app Slack. And Alex Pessala of Middleland Capital stops by to talk about how his firm has built an impressive portfolio of DC-area all stars.