Posts tagged “Startups”

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Premium Lock RIoT: New accelerator will meet 'need' for startups focusing on IoT

RIoT, the Internet of Things group that now has more than 5,000 members, is continuing to evolve to a "content and hands-on organization" helping to develop startups and technology. Not just events. With a $500,000 federal grant, RIoT will open its own IoT-focused accelerator to drive an ecosystem development, says the group's founder.

Internet of Things arrives at NASCAR Internet of Things arrives at NASCAR

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Premium Lock IoT startup ProAxion lands $500K, new investors

ProAxion, an NC IDEA startup grant winner in 2016, is continuing its rapid growth in the Internet of Things industrial sensor space. Its latest big news: Raising money and landing high-profile investors.

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Updated 7:46 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Internet of Things group RIoT to launch accelerator with $500K federal grant

RIoT RIoT, the Triangle-based Internet of Things group pushing IoT development, plans to launch an accelerator program targeting" disruptive technologies" after landing a $500,000 federal grant. RIoT estimates it can create more than 90 startups, generate 200 jobs and secure $10 million in private investment.

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Premium Lock Fundings: Stealz $2.3M; RFPI $3.5M; StartStopMove wants $300K; Pharos Hospitality $2.7M

venture funding Startups and emerging entrepreneurial companies across North Carolina have had a busy week, with four disclosing the raising of funds in securities filings.

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Premium Lock Pendo hires 2 execs, to double headcount, picks Raleigh tower for bigger HQ

Pendo Fresh from making its first acquisition and $25 million in funding, Raleigh software startup Pendo plans to double its headcount in 2018. Pendo also will move into new headquarters space downtown.

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Homework or startup? Chapel Hill student balances both with venture Jobalo

Max Alway-Townsend, a senior at East Chapel Hill High School, is balancing his homework with starting a new business that's already raised $70,000. On Wednesday, he also pitched to investors at the CED Tech Venture Conference, one of the largest such events in the southeast.

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Updated 11:47 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Spiffy's latest spin on car care: Subscription service - CEO Wingo explains why

Spiffy, the car maintenance startup backed by serial entrepreneur and investor Scot Wingo, is expanding its portfolio of services with a subscription offering that enables customer to preschedule servicing.

App brings Spiffy to you App brings Spiffy to you

Updated 11:44 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Raleigh app software developer lands $5.3M in oversubscribed round, is hiring

Dropsource, an emerging entrepreneurial software company in Raleigh, is hiring, having closed on $5.3 million in new capital.

A sample from Dropsource A sample from Dropsource

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Premium Lock Greensboro startup PT Wired raises $30K, wants more

PT Wired PT Wired, a startup focusing on improvements in physical therapy through app updates and communications, has raised $30,000. And it wants more.

Updated 8:19 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Durham startup aiming to improve cognitive skills, raises $700K, launches Kickstarter campaign(+ video)

A Durham startup believes it has developed technology that provides alternatives to drugs for treatment of disorders such as ADHD. has raised $700,000. And NeuroPlus wants more.

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Premium Lock PrecisionHawk CEO: 'Unconventional wisdom' learned while building a $2B company

Michael Chasen, CEO of Raleigh-based drone company, PrecisionHawk, previously founded, built the e-learning company Blackboard into a nearly $2 billion enterprise. He shared five pieces of "unconventional wisdom" he discovered along the way with the CED Tech Venture Conference Wednesday.

Michael Chasen, CEO of Precision Hawk, at the CED Venture Tech Conference. Michael Chasen, CEO of Precision Hawk, at the CED Venture Tech Conference.

Updated 7:19 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock At last: It's ready, set, go for crowdfunding in NC

North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall says the state's crowdfunding law has "All the required governmental stuff completed." The first company to take advantage of it will be announced soon, she said. Plus: Check out the "Crowdfunding 101" series from WRAL TechWire.

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Updated 6:30 a.m. Thursday

Startup profile: Sense Photonics, developing sensors for autonomous vehicles

Sense Photonics brings a high-profile to the CED Tech Venture Conference, having already raised more than $3 million from investors to back its sensor technology that is crucial for autonomous vehicles.

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Premium Lock What a top venture capitalist looks for in an entrepreneur

When Steve Nelson interviewed John Doerr at the CED Venture Conference Tuesday,, the venture capitalist who saw potential in Amazon's Jeff Bezos and the Google founders before anyone else faced the question that inevitably came up: what does he look for in an entrepreneur? The answer included stories about Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and the Google founders.

The legendary John Doerr after his talk at the CED Venture Conference The legendary John Doerr after his talk at the CED Venture Conference

12:36 p.m. Wednesday

Accelerator exec: Dynamic change coming in agtech

The next five years will see more dynamic changes in agriculture technology than seen in the last 25 years, said John Dombrosky, CEO of the Ag Tech Accelerator at the 8th annual NU Tech Roundtable earlier this week.

A rendering of the AgTech Accelerator A rendering of the AgTech Accelerator

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Premium Lock John Doerr blasts gender inequality, climate change deniers, NC General Assembly

John Doerr, who backed many of the most successful digital entrepreneurs as a partner with Silicon Valley venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers in the U.S., including the Google and Amazon founders, expressed some controversial political opinions at the CED Tech Venture Conference Tuesday.

Steve Nelson engages John Doerr in a fireside chat. Steve Nelson engages John Doerr in a fireside chat.

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Premium Lock FoodLogiQ lands 2nd venture round, aims to 'map world's food chain'

FoodLogiQ dashboard FoodLogiQ, the emerging entrepreneurial firm based in Durham that is helping the food industry better track food supplies, is getting a second round of financing.

Updated 7:23 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Melinda Gates: VC industry 'needs to clean up its act' (+ video)

Only 6% of VC partners today are women, Melinda Gates says, and a mere 3% of companies led by women get VC funding. The venture capital community "needs to clean up its act," she says.

Updated 7:12 a.m. Wednesday

WTW's startup binge hits 60 as Tech Venture enters day 2

CED Tech Venture 60 startup profiles down, more to come. As N.C. Governor Roy Cooper helped kick off the annual CED Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh on Tuesday with hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors from across the country gathering for the two-day event, WRAL TechWire continues to raise the profiles of many participating companies with a series of stories. Hope you are enjoying the binge - which continues today.

Updated 6:47 a.m. Wednesday

Startup profile: FoodLogiQ, taking food industry management to the cloud (+ video)

Recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of The 25 Most Innovative Ag-Tech Start-ups, Durham-based FoodLogiQ is taking the food industry's management to the cloud.

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