An introduction to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

November 3, 2016, No comments

Transnational mergers and international investments in U.S. based companies are a common and important part of U.S. economic activity. These transactions allow companies to make critical investments, expand capabilities and geographic presence, and offer added value to shareholders. These investments also bring billions of dollars into the U.S. economy and help spur a broad array of economic activ ...


Exploring the next disruptive technology – neural engineering

October 27, 2016, No comments

Last Friday, the ACG National Capital membership was treated to a very special and extremely interesting monthly meeting. Addressing the membership was Dr. Phillip Alvelda, a Program Manager in the Biological Technologies Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). For those that are unfamiliar with DARPA, it’s the department within the Department of Defense (DoD) responsibl ...


Dan Yates shares tips for starting, growing and selling a company

October 14, 2016, No comments

Dan Yates, CEO and founder of Opower, has had incredible success in his entrepreneurial pursuits. Dan has twice founded successful companies that he has grown and eventually sold to large, globally-recognized companies. Dan’s first company was an educational software company called Edusoft, which he grew and sold to Houghton Mifflin, one of the world’s largest K-12 education content and servic ...


Video: Ross Dunlap on the Science Behind Ceres Nanosciences

October 7, 2016, No comments

An aging population, an increase in Americans that are covered by health insurance thanks to Obamacare and a wide-reaching effort to curtail and control the cost of care, while making Americans healthier and preventing disease – all of these trends are converging to make healthcare technology, life sciences and biotechnology hot industries. One of the local companies that is benefiting from this ...


Video: John Higginbotham on the cybersecurity challenges facing enterprises today

September 29, 2016, No comments

Cybersecurity remains one of the hottest technologies and industry sectors for growth and investment. And it’s obvious why. All you have to do is turn on your television or read the latest articles on Google News and you’ll be inundated with stories about companies being compromised, presidential candidates and political organizations being hacked and citizen information getting exposed. One o ...


Dan Yates to discuss the growth and sale of Opower

September 22, 2016, 1 Comment

It’s rare to find an individual that has founded a company, grown it to be extremely successful and then sold it at an incredible valuation. It’s even more rare to find an individual that has done it twice. However, that’s just what the speaker at this month’s ACG National Capital Monthly Meeting has accomplished. Dan Yates is the Founder and CEO of Opower, the leading customer engagement ...


VIDEO – Michael Shinn of Atomicorp on responding to cybersecurity breaches in a shifting threat landscape

September 16, 2016, No comments

Earlier this year, ACG National Capital sponsored their annual Mid-Atlantic Growth Conference, an event featuring the top minds in business and corporate growth, coming together to discuss best practices, network and evaluate growth trends across the multiple industries comprising the DC Metro area’s business community. One of the many different panel discussions, side sessions and presentations ...


Buyers beware! Four common deal killers

September 7, 2016, No comments

This article was contributed by Aaron Ghais, a deal lawyer at Shulman Rogers that has helped his clients buy, sell, and finance businesses, and has closed over 350 deals worth over $2.5 billion in the past 20 years. Buying another company requires a big commitment and should not be undertaken lightly.  As the Buyer, you’ll need to line up financing, put together a deal team and pay their pro ...