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As part of Mava's ongoing commitment to foster seed and early-stage company growth, 20 startup companies from a range of industry sectors will be highlighted during the first TechBuzz of 2015.

Special Report: Washington Innovators

Candelmo and Au's Bethesda-based company builds applications that can read and learn from written content similar to humans for accelerated discovery, insight and recommendations

Synapsify launches virtual sentiment analysis product

Startup Synapsify is a text analytics and search company that qualitatively analyses written content for insight and recommendations. 

Venture Capital Deals

Synapsify, a Bethesda, MD-based qualitatively analysis startup, has raised $850,000 in venture funding from Standup Captial and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED, through the Maryland Venture Fund. 


Text-analysis startup Synapsify slurps up $850K

Synapsify, a startup that claims it can rank the most important statements in a sea of text, has brought in $850,000 in new funding. In addition to announcing the funding today, Synapsify also launched a new web-based "virtual analyst" that recommends the specific text that’s worth paying the most attention to. 

Tech Company Synapsify Tapped for Investment from Maryland Venture Fund

The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) has invested $145,000 through the Maryland Venture Fund (MVF) in Synapsify, a text analytics firm in Bethesda that offers a new way for computers to understand and prioritize written content to provide greater insight and recommendations. 

New web app aims to bring Synapsify’s text ranking to the masses

Synapsify, a startup that ranks the best information out there on a given subject so you don’t have to, just launched a web-based app that aims to make all that machine learning usable by mere mortals. The Bethesda, Md.-based company — a Structure 2013 Launchpad finalist – has thus far worked with business customers that use its API to access all that goodness.

Text analytics startup Synapsify raises $850K to help brands sort through the noise

Synapsify on Wednesday announced an $850,000 boost from a group of new and existing investors that will fuel an expansion of the Bethesda startup's text analytics software. 

Determining Consumer Sentiment: Trends and Common Mistakes

Most marketers (89%) say they still rely heavily on manual analysis to determine consumer sentiment and do not yet feel comfortable leaving the task completely to software, according to recent research from Synapsify.

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Here they are: Gigaom readers choose their winners for the Structure Data Awards

After weeks of voting, we're pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Structure Data Readers' Choice awards. The eight winners represent some of the most innovative and promising startups that launched in 2013 and have made better data analysis their mission. 


Synapsify helps companies with everything from content management to brand analytics. Synapsify’s analysis goes beyond simple keyword analysis which would stop at classifying a text into positive, negative and neutral keywords. 

Just rank it: the Synapsify approach to analyzing data

Stephen Candelmo was a lawyer in Washington D.C. in 2008 when a colleague introduced him to a client named Lawrence Au and Au’s technology for analyzing English-language text. 

The Download: Synapsify adds $600K to build text analytics software

Bethesda-based Synapsify, a creator of text analytics software, secured $600,000 from a slate of early-stage investors last week, the company said. Synapsify aims to sell the technology to publishers and others who need to parse large volumes of text for quality, sentiment, credibility and other characteristics. 

Semantic analysis without the metadata: How Synapsify finds music in texts

A Bethesda, Maryland-based startup called Synapsify is today launching a B2B product that puts a new spin on semantic analysis, using a patented technique to assess credibility and quality based purely on scouring blocks of text. 


Tech analytics startup Synapsify announced a whopping $600,000 in seed money today from a cluster of investors that includes ICG Ventures, Fortify Ventures, and Middleland Capital. It’s just another part of the ongoing narrative that’s seen the value of data analysis rise over the past several months.