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Posts tagged “Startups”

6:54 p.m. yesterday

NC's crowdfunding law: What it means, an attorney's view

Benji Jones Analysis: The General Assembly's passage of the NC PACES Act is big news for the state's startups and non-accredited investors. "After 3.5 years in the making, intrastate investment crowdfunding is finally coming to North Carolina!" says lawyer and crowdfunding supporter Benji Jones. Se explains what the law means once it is signed - as expected - by Gov. Pat McCrory.

Updated 4:36 p.m. yesterday

NC Secretary of State praises crowdfunding bill

Crowdfunding  Elaine Marshall, the North Carolina Secretary of State who heads financial securities efforts, heartily endorsed crowdfunding legislation passed by the General Assembly this week.

2:28 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Pay, check your heart rate: Chinese smartwatch embeds Valencell biometric sensors

Valencell, the developer of patented biometric sensors to monitor a variety of body functions, will soon be telling smartwatch wearers in China what their blood pressure is as they make payments and check on their bank accounts.

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Updated 12:50 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Semprius tops $13M in debt financing with latest raise

Semprius logo Semprius continues to raise debt rather than investment capital, closing a new raise of just over $280,000. Here's a look at all the debt funding the Durham-based company has raised since 2012.

Updated 7:50 a.m. yesterday

It's first-and-goal for NC's crowdfunding bill

Computer board Legislation to permit crowdfunding in North Carolina is on its way to Gov. Pat McCrory.

7:48 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock 10 investors help Advanced Animal Diagnostics raise $3.5M

The Advanced Animal Diagnostics QScout Farm Lab, a new on-farm diagnostic system It took a while, but Durham animal science startup Advanced Animal Diagnostics has closed on a new round of financing.

6:52 a.m. yesterday

Charlotte startup SkillPop bringing pop-up skills classes to Triangle

SkillPop SkillPop, a year-old startup in Charlotte that offers a variety of "pop-up" classes to teach a variety of skills, is expanding to the Triangle.

6:57 a.m. Tuesday

Crowdfunding bill 'down to the 2 yard line;' bitcoin bill advances

Crowdfunding  North Carolina's General Assembly is on the verge of sending a crowdfunding bill to Gov. Pat McCrory. Plus: a bill addressing virtual currency is moving forward.

Updated 10:34 a.m. Monday

World Economic Forum honors Raleigh drone startup PrecisionHawk

PrecisionHawk, a drone technology startup based in Raleigh, is one of 30 companies named Technology Pioneers for 2016 by the World Economic Forum.

7:57 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock MATI energizing growth with swag campaign, national launch

MATI, the fast-growing energy drink startup launched by Tatiana Birgisson, is looking to boost sales with a swag campaign. Send MATI referrals, get free prizes. Coming July 4: A national launch.

Updated 7:26 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock 'Launch Startup in a Day' program aims to cut red tape

Startups   Whether one embraces federal programs, a question should be asked of city leaders in Durham, Raleigh and elsewhere across North Carolina: Why aren't you part of the Obama Administration's "Startup in a Day" initiative?

Updated 6:50 a.m. Monday

Joe Procopio: Five stages of startup, Level 3

Joe Procopio Veteran entrepreneur and frequent blogger Joe Procopio offers the third of five installments in his "Five stages of startup." Level 3 is "The Journey."

6:43 a.m. Monday

WTW news in review: Week of June 20, 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 June 20, part two of two.

6:41 a.m. Monday

WTW news in review: Week of June 20, 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 June 20, part one of two.

Updated June 24

Inventor with Duke connection seeks to subdue cellphone addiction

Musicians are increasingly asking concert-goers to put the cellphones away and an inventor believes he has the solution.

Updated June 24

Joan Siefert Rose: 7 crucial lessons in building successful startup hubs

Joan Siefert Rose Want to build a successful startup hub? Here are the Council for Entrepreneurial Development's top seven answers on what to do, and what not to do, to promote a vibrant entrepreneurial culture.

Updated June 24

Women-led startups flex muscles at healthcare investment showcase

Women in business  An exhibition of women-led healthcare startups was a highlight of the first Kayo Women in Healthcare Investing conference in Durham.

Updated June 24

Premium Lock NC House approves crowdfunding in first vote, but ...

Crowdfunding  In a strong bipartisan vote, the N.C. House on Thursday afternoon approved a crowdfunding bill by a whopping 99-1 margin. It appears the long battle to win approval of crowdfunding for startups in North Carolina could finally be nearing a close. However, this is not a "clean" bill.

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