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From bullish to bearish in just a few months for North Carolina venture deals? Could be. The second of three major venture capital funding reports is out, and it too reports that deals have dried up substantially so far this year. However, there's a caveat.
First-quarter venture capital funding and deal flow both fell sharply from a year ago, according to a report from CB Insights. It's the first of three major reports that examine what's happening in startup financing.
The FBI's battle with Apple to "crack" a terrorist's iPhone has helped raise public awareness of government intrusion into even the most secure private data. The Senate is discussing a ban on unbreakable encryption. But Wednesday the House moved closer to protecting our data with changes to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act that will end the government's ability to obtain information without a warrant after 180 days. Many tech firms had endorsed the revision.
For those of us who remember watching Neil Armstrong's "one giant leap for mankind," who have savored Star Trek and science fiction for decades, who spent hours peering at the stars to track Sputnik in orbit, space has never lost its allure. We dream. We pray for a better future "out there." And now an entrepreneur with the help of the remarkable Stephen Hawking could be on the verge of taking interstellar flight into new, much faster realms. But they need help from entrepreneurs. Perhaps you are one of them. Perhaps our children and grandchildren will live to hear or read a text message: "Alpha Centauri dead ahead ..."
Its sales worldwide are declining - with one big exception: The United States. And Lenovo's chief operating officer says improving sales is a direct result of the company's "laser-like focus."
In a Q&A, Bull City Venture Partners' Jason Caplain talks about the findings of the firm's first public survey of tech startup and emerging firm CEOs. In a word, they are positive. Well, make that very positive.
The bulls - not bears - are dominate among startup CEOs, according to a first of its kind survey conducted by Triangle investment firm Bull City Venture Partners. In an exclusive, partner Jason Caplain talks about the findings - and what they mean.
Lenovo employees are gathering in Raleigh this week for the spring kickoff by the world's No. 1 PC seller. But there's not much joy for Lenovo or its competitors based on the latest PC sales statistics. Global shipments crashed in the first quarter. About the only bright spots for Lenovo were: Increase sales in the U.S. and a bigger global market share year-over-year.
New statistics from research firm IDC show HP is dominating the "cloud" infrastructure business these days, but Dell, EMC amd Cisco are surging. What about IBM and NetApp? The news isn't good - at all.
Red Hat just last year cracked $2 billion in revenue for the first time - a strong growth rate of 15 percent. But CEO Jim Whitehurst is far from satisfied. he wants $5 billion in five years - and he says the Hatters will have to double the size of their work force to get there.
Backers of crowdfunding legislation in North Carolina are about to try once again to convince the North Carolina General Assembly to pass a bill. Opening startup funding to more people has broad bi-partisan support yet legislation has been stalled time after time. Will 2016 be different?
Startup executives and employees who are outspoken in their opposition to the recently passed Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act ramped up their efforts Monday with the launching of a website filled with anti-HB2 comments.
Power pro-business advocacy groups who also have a focus on or include members of the high tech and life science industries are either analyzing the recently passed Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act or steering clear of any comment.
Entrepreneur Steve Heivly, who co-founded The Startup Factory accelerator in Durham, turned his experiences into a recently published book, "Build The Fort." Now he wants to share his experiences at a workshop for startup entrepreneurs. Plus, he talks about the book - why he wrote it, what he has to say.
North Carolina startup and emerging companies across high-tech and life science continue to lure investment dollars in 2016 at a pace that indicates this year will be another big headline and deal generator. The first quarter shaped up very nicely.
If North Carolina's governor and General Assembly reverse course on the controversial HB2 law, technology firms from small to large will have had a role in that political concession. If they choose not to, then just as a year ago when a so-called religious freedom bill was discussed, the politicos certainly are more aware now of how big a voice that some leaders in the tech industry can generate in opposition.
6fusion, the cloud-focused Raleigh startup, wasted little time in using some of its newly raised $6.6 million in venture capital. On Friday, 6fusion disclosed that it is buying a Chicago company.
A whopping total of 125 people and companies have been nominated for one of seven WTW's Full Steam Ahead Awards this year. And a record number of people cast ballots. Now, get your tickets to the party.