Tag Archives: venture capital

Meagan Metzger on How DoD Can Identify Right Commercial Tech to Meet Critical Needs

Meagan Metzger

Meagan Metzger, founder and CEO of Dcode and an advisory board member at Booz Allen Hamilton, wrote in a commentary published Thursday on Defense News that the Department of Defense and other federal agencies seeking to rapidly deploy commercial technology platforms should collaborate with private sector partners with experience screening tech companies for government contracts.

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In-Q-Tel Opens Offices in Australia, UK

In-Q-Tel has set up new offices in Sydney and London to gain access to startups with novel commercial technologies that can aid intelligence and national security missions of the U.S. and international partners. Peter Tague, an executive vice president at IQT, will oversee international efforts, the nonprofit said Wednesday. Tague is …

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Defense Contractors Invest in Small Satellites; Raytheon’s Dave Wajsgras Quoted

Some defense companies such as Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Boeing have made investments in startups that develop small satellites as the Pentagon and intelligence agencies work to counter space security threats through the use of Cubesats, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Raytheon announced a partnership with Herndon, Va.-based satellite firm HawkEye …

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VC, Space Industry Vet Jeff Matthews Named Deloitte Specialist Leader

Jeff Matthews, formerly director of venture strategy and research at the Space Frontier Foundation, has joined Deloitte Consulting LLP as a specialist leader. Matthews will lead Deloitte’s space innovation and technology workforce advancement efforts, the company said Tuesday. “Jeff’s creative and collaborative work with leaders from startups, nonprofits, venture capital firms and …

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Narendra Gupta Elected Red Hat Board Chair

Narendra Gupta, co-founder and managing director of investment firm Nexus Venture Partners, has been named chairman of the board of directors at open source software provider Red Hat. Red Hat said Tuesday Gupta has served on the company’s board since 2005 and succeeds H. Hugh Shelton, who retired after seven years …

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Boeing Launches Ventures Arm for Aerospace, Manufacturing Investments; Dennis Muilenburg, Greg Smith Comment

Boeing has unveiled a new venture capital arm that will work to invest in new aerospace technologies, manufacturing techniques and business models in efforts to facilitate innovation, expansion and disruptive market opportunities. The company said Wednesday Steve Nordlund, vice president of strategy for the defense, space and security business, will take the …

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McKesson Appoints Dave Schulte Managing Director for Venture Capital Fund

Dave Schulte, formerly a vice president and managing director at Kaiser Permanente Ventures, has joined McKesson‘s venture capital arm McKesson Ventures as managing director, effective Sept. 8. McKesson said Monday Schulte will work with Tom Rodgers, the fund’s senior vice president and managing director, on the development and management of its portfolio. “Dave is …

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Event Promotion: WeddingWire Founder Tim Chi to Answer ‘Fireside Chat’ Questions at Summer 2015 CONNECT

Tim Chi, founder and CEO of online software marketplace WeddingWire, will headline the fireside chat portion at the summer 2015 edition of the Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum, an event for venture capitalists and other business leaders. Chi, also a founder of Blackboard, started WeddingWire in 2007 and the Chevy Chase, Md.-based company now operates …

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