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Posts tagged “Startups”

6:30 a.m. today

What will happen in venture capital? Preview nears sellout

Venture Capital Bull City Venture Partners is bringing together panels of investors to talk about what's head for venture capital and angel financing in 2015. Out-of-region investors who have recently made deals in N.C. and are looking for more are a highlight of the event. But if you want to attend, register soon. It's nearing a sellout.

6:30 a.m. today

Premium Lock 2014: The year when Raleigh caught up with Durham

Two and a half years ago, in one of the first ever columns Joe Procopio wrote for a fledgling ExitEvent, he posed the public question: Raleigh, What Are You? Entrepreneurs and leaders answered that question in 2014. WRAL TechWire Insiders get the exclusive story from Joe Procopio.

Raleigh's growing skyline Raleigh's growing skyline

6:20 a.m. today

News in review: WTW's 50 headlines from last week

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

December 19

#WTWTrends: Follow Friday, Next Glass, Red Hat, 12 Days, Unemployment Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

December 19

Inside Next Glass launch: How to produce 100,000 downloads in just 48 hours

Next Glass is a mobile app that uses science and software to predict whether or not you will enjoy any bottle of wine or beer. Combining the chemistry of a person's taste preferences with machine learning, users simply point and scan any label to receive their personalized score indicating how much they will like what's inside. (The app is free to download on both iOS and Android devices in the App Store and Google Play). Despite the notable buzz Next Glass was creating leading up to launch, the boom in downloads during their first 48 hours exceeded all expectations-even their own. So, how did they do it?

Charting explosive launch for Next Glass Charting explosive launch for Next Glass

December 19

Another Uber challenge: Service suspended in Portland

Uber's XL service  Challenges continue to mount against ride-sharing Uber, this time in the city of Portland, Ore. Less than two weeks after the ride-hailing app Uber launched in Portland without officials' approval, the company said it is suspending operations for three months to work out its differences with the city.

Tags: Startups
December 18

#WTWTrends: Throwback Thursday, The Interview, 12 Days, Phononic and Pozen Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

December 18

Premium Lock Startup Phononic wraps up a cool funding round topping $40 million

Phononic, which aims to be the Intel of refrigerators, has wrapped up a cool financing round of $44.5 million. The firm has been raising money since last year. Who are the investors? A local hospital, for one.

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December 18

Amid scrutiny, Uber vows bigger focus on rider safety

Uber Safety In a blog post Wednesday, Uber's head of global safety company security chief Philip Cardenas defended the company's safety record but also wrote that "as we look to 2015, we will build new safety programs and intensify others."

Tags: Startups
December 17

#WTWTrends for Wednesday: RTP and The Frontier, Digital Learning, Red Hat and IBM, Jobs Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

December 16

Premium Lock Is 'connected cars market' the next big venture play?

Investors and entrepreneurs on the lookout for the next big opportunity just could be considering the so-called "connected car market." As automakers strive to make motor vehicles smarter, apps makers and communications companies are linking up. But how big is the opportunity? According to research firm Allied Market Research, the market will be ...

Global Connected Car Market forecast Global Connected Car Market forecast

Updated December 15

Premium Lock What you might not have seen in American Underground report

If you caught one of the articles last week summarizing the American Underground's annual report of the state of startup as it exists within their universe, you likely got the notion that all is well for entrepreneurs here in the Triangle. If you actually read the report, a breezy, taut, and quite informative infographic covering everything from dollars raised to pizza consumed, you definitely felt better about where we're headed as a startup region. But is that the entire story? WRAL TechWire Insider columnist and entrepreneur Joe Procopio offers his own analysis exclusively for our subscribers.

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December 15

#WTWTrends for Monday: American Underground, 3M, startups, 12 Days of Broadband Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

December 15

Looking for work? 'Big Top' job fair is Jan. 13; 461 positions now open

Help wanted sign    Chris Hevily, best known as co-founder of The Startup Factory accelerator in Durham, also puts on what he calls "reverse job fairs" where employees make hiring pitches to prospective workers. His next event is coming in January. Plus, his current jobs list offers 461 open positions.

December 15

French government to ban Uber under new law on Jan. 1

Uber Uber's low-cost ride ride-hailing service will be banned in France from the start of next year, the government said Monday as hundreds of taxi drivers blocked roads around Paris to protest what they claim are its unfair business practices.

Tags: Startups
Updated December 15

Premium Lock Fast-growing AvidXchange: 'We're changing the way business is being run'

The "Help Wanted" sign is up at rapidly growing AvidXchange in Charlotte. Why? "We're changing the way business is being run, helping companies migrate from paper to electronic processing and saving them a lot of money as a result," its CEO tells WRAL TechWire in an exclusive interview for our Insider subscribers.

AvidXchange CEO Michael Praeger AvidXchange CEO Michael Praeger

December 15

Premium Lock Help wanted: Where AvidXchange is hiring right now

AvidXchange is growing fast and is hiring with hundreds of jobs to be added over the next three years. Here's a look in what areas the company is hiring right now. And you don't necessarily have to live in Charlotte.

How AvidXchange works How AvidXchange works

December 15

NC IDEA winner: EMPLOYUS, a crowdsourced talent recruiting app

ExitEvent's new logo In the latest profile of winners in NC IDEA's latest grant awards program, ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman talks with Ryan O'Donnell, co-founder of EMPLOYUS, a crowdsourced talent recruiting app.

December 15

Week in review: WRAL TechWire's 61 headlines

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

December 12

#WTWTrends: Follow Friday, Ebolo, WCPSS and Hour of Code, IoT, Wake Army Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

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