Posts tagged “Pappas”
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.
Pappas wins legal round; IBM sues Groupon; Rory Read's role in EMC-Dell merger; who will succeed GSK's Witty?
In today's early edition of the Bulldog tech and life science news roundup: Venture firm A.M. Pappas wins a legal round in lawsuits; IBM sues Groupon; former Lenovo exec Rory Read's role in Dell-EMC merger; and speculating on who will succeed GSK CEO Andrew Witty.
Envisia Therapeutics, a startup that was spun off from Liquidia, has hired a veteran exexutive from Pappas Ventures - one of its investors - to serve as CFO.
Durham-based Pappas Ventures, which focuses on life science investments and has $350 million under management, is putting more of that funding to work in a new funding deal. Plus, a Pappas portfolio firm adds a former RTP exec to its management team.
Venture firm Pappas sues 'John Doe;' RT Foundation COO retiring; taco bikes in Raleigh; Microsoft's mobile app move; Softbank's $1B investment
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Durham venture capital firm A.M. Pappas files suit against unknown critic; the COO of the research Triangle Foundation is retiring; taco bikes are coming to Raleigh via entrepreneur Justin Miller; Microsoft makes a big mobile apps play; and Softbank invests $1 billion in an ecommerce firm.
The lack of diversity among the ranks of professional venture capitalists and their companies has been a disgrace for years. Finally, the National Venture Capital Association is launching a "Diversity Task Force." But like the technology industry on which it focuses, the NVCA has a lot of work to do to change its almost-all white, male labor force. By the way, a Durham VC is serving on the group.
Chelsea Therapeutics has agreed to be purchased by Danish global drug company Lundbeck for up-front cash and milestone payments to shareholders. The total depends on whether Chelsea's newly approved debut drug meets expectations when it hits the market. The buyout caps a stellar run for Joseph Oliveto, a former executive at Pappas Ventures in Durham.
Facebook shares hit record; Pappas promotion; ChannelAdvisor execs on road; Google ferries workers; Samsung's new 'eye' phone
In our Bulldog blog's regional tech and life science news update: Facebook shares are at a record high; Pappas Ventures names a new partner; ChannelAdvisor execs hit the road to talk business; Google to ferry workers to the Valley; Samsung's new phone may include eye recognition.
CoLucid has raised more than $41 million in venture funding since its launch in 2005. Pappas Ventures, which is based in the Triangle, launched the company. Funds raised a year ago were targeted for use in a Phase 3 trial of its lead candidate.
With all the recent programs rolling out to support the launch and growth of new companies, funding remains scarce. If nothing else, lack of cash will keep a damper on entrepreneurs' hopes of flaming beyond control.
Lumena's investors are venture capital firms Pappas Ventures and RiverVest Venture Partners. The new capital means the company can proceed to human tests for its novel type 2 diabetes treatment, which aims to develop a pill to help patients regulate their blood sugar.
Talk can be cheap, of course, and investors who look to Research Triangle Park have been pretty predictable over the years. But some new faces showed up at the CED Life Science Conference - and some familiar ones returned.
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