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Posts tagged “Startups”

Updated 2:09 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Exclusive: Development execs explain how Raleigh won Silicon Valley firm's expansion, jobs

WalkMe's decision to locate a regional operation in Raleigh, which could lead to hundreds of jobs, is a major economic win for Raleigh, Wake County and the Triangle. In these post-HB2 days, how did the victory come about - especially without the lure of tax incentives? WRAL TechWire gets the inside story from two of the economic development execs who helped secure the Silicon Valley startup's expansion.

Welcoming WalkMe to Raleigh Welcoming WalkMe to Raleigh

Updated 8:43 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Veteran biotech entrepreneurs launch new venture with $49M in funding

Arrivo A team of serial entrepreneurs that launched three previous ventures is rolling out a fourth in a big way. Arrivo Bioventures is launching with $49 million in capital from investors, including Rex Health Ventures.

6:12 a.m. yesterday

Personalized nutrition startup lands up to $2M from backers

Panacea BioMatx, a personalized nutrition startup company in Morrisville, has signed a license agreement with an Australian health food provider that will also invest up to $1 million in Panacea. Local investors will match the deal.

Production work at Panacea. Production work at Panacea.

8:50 a.m. Tuesday

Wilmington's impressive biotech, life science entrepreneurial potential

Guest opinion: "I had an exciting adult field trip in my own town, within my own university, as I explored the world of biotechnology and life science business opportunities in Wilmington," writes UNCW professor Dr. Suzanne Altobello.

Elizabeth Baker addresses NEW crowd Elizabeth Baker addresses NEW crowd

Updated 7:49 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Report: Startup capital funding off to slower start in '16

CED Startups and emerging firms that the Council for Entrepreneurial Development defines as "entrepreneurial companies" are off to a slower start in 2016 when it comes to fundraising. That's according to data in the CED's new Innovators Report.

7:47 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Closing books on 2015: $1.25B in NC capital + A tip of the cap to CED

Joan Siefert Rose The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is closing the 2015 financial books for startups and emerging companies in North Carolina with data about grants. The new information boosts the capital haul to more than $1.2 billion. Plus: here's a "thank you" to the CED for its Innovators Report.

6:43 a.m. Tuesday

Narratives for spreadsheets; Spiffy's $1.6M; RTP traffic warning; Ag biotech showcase winner

Triangle headlines In today's Triangle headlines, a wrapup of stories about RTP-related technology news: Automated Insights unveils new software for creating a spreadsheet narrative; startup Spiffy raises $1.6 million; a former transportation secretary offers advice to the Triangle; and a look at the winner of the N.C. Biotechnology Center's ag tech showcase winner.

12:49 p.m. Monday

Premium Lock NVCA embraces Fostering Innovation Act, says it will boost startup IPOs

Venture Capital     In an open leader to House of Representatives leaders, the chief executive officer of the National Venture Capital Association calls for passage of the "Fostering Innovation Act." Bobby Franklin says the bill would help more startups execute IPOs.

5:50 a.m. Monday

WTW news in review: Week of May 16, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of May 16, part two of two.

5:45 a.m. Monday

WTW news in review: Week of May 16, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of May 16, part one of two.

May 20

Shark Tank's Chris Sacca talks HB2, entrepreneurship in Raleigh

The early Twitter, Instagram and Uber investor talks vulnerability, authenticity, diversity at fireside chat in Raleigh with HQ Raleigh's Brooks Bell. ExitEvent reports the story.

Talking startups Talking startups

Updated May 19

Premium Lock Joe DeSimone's thrilling day: 'Wow. Humbling'

The medal has been delivered - Dr. Joseph DeSimone is one happy man. The inventor, professor, entrepreneur received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama on Thursday in a White House ceremony, and his response when asked beforehand if he was excited he replied: "Are you kidding me? THRILLED!" By the way, he also had some ideas on innovation to share with the President. Later, he tweets: "Wow. Humbling."

Dr. Joseph DeSimone receives his medal from President Obama Dr. Joseph DeSimone receives his medal from President Obama

May 19

Want a new Tesla 3? Get a job at Raleigh startup Practichem

Practichem is looking to beef up its staff - and to make jobs more enticing the Raleigh-based startup is offering employees a Tesla 3. Caveat: Tesla 3s aren't available yet. Caveat 2: The $36,000 cars will be leased. Caveat 3: They may have to wait. More than 400,000 people have already placed orders for the all-electric car.

The new Tesla   The new Tesla

Updated May 19

Broad NC economic development bill 'on the table'

N.C. flag           Members of the Senate and the House have filed sprawling economic development bills that are a compendium of wish-lists from the North Carolina Chamber, the McCrory administration and bills that have fallen short of passage in prior legislative sessions.

Updated May 18

Premium Lock NC lags the pack while SEC crowdfunding rules take effect

Crowdfunding  New SEC rules for crowdfunding of startups took effect Monday, action that drew praise from a leading Triangle attorney who focuses on venture capital. The National Venture Capital Association also salutes the kickoff. But in North Carolina, crowdfunding remains far from reality - and even a proposed bill is "a very conservative small step forward," Raleigh attorney Jim Verdonik tells WRAL TechWire.

May 18

Premium Lock As crowdfunding kicks in, 'proceed with caution,' attorney says

Benji Jones While SEC rules are finally in place for crowdfunding at a national level, investors and companies shouldn't make any hasty decisions, says a partner at Smith Anderson who closely follows the issue.

Updated May 17

Premium Lock Inside Counter Culture Coffee: Secrets to success

UNC-CH graduate Brett Smith and his team have built Durham-based Counter Culture Coffee into a growing, profitable success with a blend of commitment to sustainability, quality - and much more. What are the secrets to building a coffee powerhouse?

Counter Culture Coffee's new Durham HQ Counter Culture Coffee's new Durham HQ

Updated May 16

NC Biotech Center to showcase ag innovation

Agbio ‚ÄčA dozen agricultural biotechnology companies from North Carolina, seven other states and even a European startup from Portugal will share their breakthrough technologies for crop and animal health advancements at the day-long Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase 2016 May 18 at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

Updated May 16

Profiling CED's first four Entrepreneur Hall of Famers

In announcing the first four selections for the new Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, the Council for Entrepreneurial development also provides succinct biographies. Here they are - with photos.

Dennis Gillings, center, rings in NYSE action Dennis Gillings, center, rings in NYSE action

Updated May 16

Inside look: Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase companies

Biotech     Here are mini-profiles of the 12 agbio firms presenting at the Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. on May 18.

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