Charmed, I’m Sure

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screenshot taken from Citelighter demo

Citelighter, an edtech startup that helps students organize their research and writing, left the Big Apple for the charms of Baltimore. Saad Alam, CEO and co-founder and Lee Joki, fellow co-founder, moved to Betamore, a startup incubator, in October, with the rest of his team scheduled to arrive early next year. A $100,000 investment from Maryland TEDCO, backing from Baltimore-based angel investor John Cammack, and a growing local edtech ecosystem were all draws for Citelighter. As Alam shared, “Something very special is happening in Baltimore.”

Citelighter raised $850,000 in its first round, and is expected to raise an additional $1.2 million in its current round.

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