Posts tagged “Startups”
SmartSky Networks, the Charlotte startup rolling out an air-to-ground 4G wireless network it says will enable airline passengers to use their own devices for network access, has closed a second round of financing totaling $170 million. Plus: Watch a video overview and see what SmartSky technology offers.
Last week we brought you the news that RTP's own UVision360 Hysteroscopy Systems was competing in the MD+DI annual Medtech Startup Showdown. With the support of our scientific community, UVision has made it to Round 2.
By taking advantage of local resources, this Durham medical scribe startup is proving out a business model of technology and people.
Triangle-based Polyglot Systems achieved an "exit" two weeks ago, being acquired by California-based First Databank. The sale ended a 13-year trek for the company, which WRAL TechWire profiled for the CED Venture Conference in 2004. Here's that profile and interview with then-CEO Stephen Noe, part of our look back through the archives as WTW observes its 15th anniversary. At the time, Noe described Polyglot's exit strategy: "Our current growth strategy offers several exit options in the future. We are considering either a public offering or an acquisition by a larger company in three to five years."
Cindy Whitehead. the CEO who sold Sprout Pharmaceuticals for some $1 billion in 2015, will be the keynote presenter at WRAL TechWire's upcoming Tech Awards event. Plus, we have more news to announce very shortly. You don't want to miss this party, the biggest and best we've thrown to date.
The new innovation orchard model brings together university, industry, and potentially government partners to provide start-ups with the know-how, access to technology, equipment, and bridge funding to scale up new technologies, says a report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.
Able Device, a Raleigh-based startup focusing on wireless technology to securely control Internet of Things devices, has raised $300,000 from investors. The Startup Factory was among its early backers.
In an address as part of N.C. State's Executive Leadership Series, Brian Hamilton, the founder and chair of software firm Sageworks shares what he has learned - from successes to mistakes. "I think it's important for anyone starting a business to give themselves some latitude to make mistakes and fail," he says.
When news broke that Windsor Circle, one of the Triangle's best-known emerging entrepreneurial companies, had laid off nearly half its staff, CEO and co-founder Matt Williamson didn't duck media questions. "Buck stops with me," he says. Some senior staff also were reduced to consulting roles, but Williamson insists the company;s culture hasn't been damaged.
Windsor Circle co-founder and CEO Matt Williamson explains why the company is changing its focus to larger customers - and why the move meant the layoffs affecting nearly half the firm's staff.
Health data analytics startup Bivarus CEO Dave Levin, a Triangle life science marketing veteran, talks with WRAL TechWire about what his plans are for growing the Durham company after raising $4 million in new capital. The round was led by Hatteras Ventures. And Levin plans to immediately boost hiring by up to 15 people.
AgBiome, the startup focusing on improvements in crop science and backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has received EPA approval for its first fungicide product.