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North Carolina startups and emerging companies from technology to life science raised just under $1.2 billion in 2015 - a surge of 122 percent over 2014, according to a new report from the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. The state also drew more investors from around the world. Triangle firms dominate the deal making. Most money overall went to life science investments.
No organization tracks the entire spectrum of capital generation for emerging and startup North Carolina companies than the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. The largest such state organization in the country publishes an annual "Innovators" report tracking much more than venture capital. The preliminary data already looks strong, as does what the latest venture capital report from PricewaterhouseCooper shows. Says the CED's Dhruv Patel: "2015 was a great fundraising year."
In the third of a new video series ("180"), CED President Joan Siefert Rose talks about the latest in crowdfunding and investing, with WRAL TechWire Editor Rick Smith.
In the second of a new video series ("180"), CED President Joan Siefert Rose talks about why startups need legal representation, especially when raising funding, with WRAL TechWire Editor Rick Smith.
In the first of a new video series ("180"), CED President Joan Siefert Rose talks about unraveling the potential of crowdfunding for startups with WRAL TechWire Editor Rick Smith.
Anyone who is really honest had doubts about whether The American Underground would work when launched in 2010 in the dark, foreboding, chilly basement of a former tobacco factory in Durham. Sunlamps should have been a health requirement. Today, there's a lot of light shining on the AU - the light of success. The doubters were wrong - on multiple fronts.
So should you and your startup consider crowdfunding? A company needs the right brand elements, marketing capabilities and much more to fully leverage such online fundraising, says Joan Siefert Rose, president of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development.
A Nobel Prize winner, the head of the National Venture Capital Association and four other senior executives are among the first speakers disclosed for the 25th Life Science Conference put on by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development.
On the heels of being selected as one of three Durham American Underground startups to participate in a Silicon Valley program, Mati Energy has closed a deal with Harris Beverages that will significantly expand the energy drink's availability.
Every year an estimated 3 to 5 million sharks are slaughtered for a precious omega-2 oil in their livers called squalene, a clear liquid, lighter than water, that helps them float. SynShark, which has operations in NC, wants to harvest squalene from the leaves of tobacco plants that have been genetically engineered to synthesize the oil.
The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), the largest and longest-running network for entrepreneurs in the country, has already raised $1 million toward a three-year, $2 million entrepreneur-led campaign to support the success of high-growth companies, attract investment and promote the Triangle and North Carolina nationwide.
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), along with community partners, Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) and Work in the Triangle, will host the next COME TECH OUT the Triangle Job Fair on October 8, 2015 from 8:30 am - 1:00pm at NC State's McKimmon Conference & Training Center in Raleigh. Two dozen employers have thousands of positions open. The Job Fair is free to attend for job seekers.
Sequoia Capital's Jim Goetz might have declined the Governor's offer at today's CED Tech Venture Conference to move to North Carolina, but the world's top venture capitalist according to Forbes had no qualms naming the Triangle as the second most important area of the United States behind his native Silicon Valley.
Crowdfinance has ushered in exciting times for the entrepreneurial world. Luan Cox, founder and CEO of Crowddnetic and a featured speaker at next week's Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh examines the impact of new Reg A fund-raising rules.
In today's Bulldog Update of technology news: Reveal Mobile names digital ad exec Andy Schrader as chief product officer; Microsoft launching Office 2016 this month; Facebook opens liive video streaming app to journalists; Ellen Pao won't appeal loss lawsuit.