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SciQuest is rolling out a 3 million share offering today and says it will use the proceeds as working capital plus "general corporate purposes." Underwriters have the option to purchase another 450,000 shares.
Global mobile ad spending increased 105 percent last year to hit $17.96 billion, according to new eMarketer estimates. Spending on mobile ads worldwide will rise another 75.1 percent in 2014, thanks largely to Facebook and Google.
The hike will apply to users when they renew their membership. Users who renew membership before April 17 will pay $79 for the year. After April 17 the price will change to $99. New customers that start a free trial between now and March 20 will lock in the $79 rate for the first year.
Ecommerce services provider ChannelAdvisor recently expanded its efforts into sales-rich China and on Tuesday disclosed a deal with the Chinese Internet giant Alibaba designed to further expand sales. Also, the Morrisville-based firm rolled out a new tool that it sales will help clients better manage sales campaigns across multiple ecommerce platforms.
News from ExitEvent: Laura Baverman, editor of Exit Event, reports on the partnership between two startups has turned into a marriage beneficial to both. This is the latest story in the WRALTechWire-ExitEvent partnership focused on bringing Triangle entrepreneurial news to a wider audience.
The Triangle American Marketing Association recently put on its first major event, the High Five Conference, which focused on the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in marketing. Gene Pinderin, writing for the Triangle AMA, offers a recap.
With more than 30,000 attendees gathering today for the four-day forum in Austin, speakers and panels will reconsider their role in protecting shared data after years of encouraging customers to put more of their life on the Web.
A 64-year-old physicist, identified by Newsweek magazine as Bitcoin's creator, was chased by reporters through Los Angeles and denied any role in the digital currency, saying he first heard of it three weeks ago.
"If the founders of Daylight Books can pull off their latest feat in art industry innovation, then they'll help dozens of emerging contemporary artists and photographers around the world add new fans and revenue streams for their work," reports ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.
Automated Insights and Windsor Circle prevail in a 50-team Triangle shootout to win the right to present to potential investors at a Google for Entrepreneurs event in Silicon Valley on April 2.
Mt. Gox, a Tokyo-based which collapsed after losing 750,000 Bitcoins belonging to clients on its exchange, says theft through hacking caused its losses. "We will make all efforts to ensure that crimes are punished and damages recovered," the CEO says.
How do you succeed as an entrepreneur? "Persistence is everything," says Joe Colopy of Bronto Software. As part of WRALTechWire's Insider Interview series, we are asking Triangle entrepreneurs about who they are, what they do, and what advice they can offer to those thinking about or have already launched their own businesses. Our Insider members can access the full story plus a video interview about Bronto's first footsteps.
So who is the man running Bronto Software? WRALTechWire publishes today the latest in a new series: In-depth interviews with Triangle entrepreneurs, each of which will include multiple parts. Our package today focuses on Joe Colopy, Bronto's CEO, who lets out a roar or two about his career and Bronto's success. WRALTechWire Insider columnist and entrepreneur Joe Procopio will be having candid conversations over a beer with our profile subjects throughout 2014.
Author and agency founder Joseph Jaffe challenges marketers attending the Triangle American Marketing Association "High Five" conference to be a "zero" when it comes to doing their jobs. But ZERO is an acronym for good qualities, not bad.
Quintiles led the class of Triangle IPOs in the last year at nearly $1 billion in value, but ChannelAdvisor's stock is showing remarkable strength. So is Aerie Pharmaceuticals. With Scynexis filing to go public Thursday, WRALTechWire updates what has happened on the stock "exit route" for regional firms and how their stocks have fared since.
Ben Weinberger recently sold Durham-based Digitalsmiths for $135 million, and venture capitalist Wright Steenrod wasn't surprised. The partner at Chrysalis Ventures says he knew he had a winner when making due diligence calls about Weinberger before investing. "Nobody ever had a bad word to say about him - nobody," Steenrod says. And in the cable TV industry, he points out, "nobody likes nobody." Read on, WRALTechWire Insiders.
SciQuest lands RTI; BioCryst flu treatment advances; DARA drug wins orphan status; OIN adds new member
In regional technology and life science news: SciQuest has landed RTI International as a customer. BioCryst's influenza treatment advances; Open Invention Network adds VIA Technologies; and a drug from DARA BioSciences receives orphan drug status.