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Posts tagged “Startups”

9:31 a.m. Friday

Patriot Boot Camp opens in Chapel Hill; a vet discusses how PBC helps him

Patriot Boot Camp Patriot Boot Camp, put on by high-tech accelerator Techstars, is underway in Chapel Hill. The program intends to help veterans who want to become entrepreneurs. And one Marine vet recently gave PBC a hearty endorsement.

9:13 a.m. Friday

WedPics is making a new play: App called Photo

New app coming from WedPics Raleigh-based startup WedPics is making a move beyond weddings with a new app called "Photo." It launches in September.

Updated 6:25 a.m. Friday

vTv Therapeutics goes public, raising $117M - then shares collapse

vTv Therapeutics, which is focused on development of a treatment for Alzheimer's, went public on the Nasdaq on Thursday. The company raised more than $117 million, selling nearly 8 million shares. However, share value collapsed during the day, plummeting 28 percent.

vtV goes public vtV goes public

Updated 2:19 p.m. Thursday

Top Silicon Valley VC to address CED's Tech Venture conference

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is bringing one of the world's top venture capitalists to speak at its Tech Venture Conference in September. And he has a Triangle connection.

Jim Goetz Jim Goetz

Updated 2:16 p.m. Thursday

Global tablet sales falter - including Lenovo despite hiring Ashton Kutcher

Some local media are trumpeting Lenovo's growing market share in the global tablet market. Don't be mislead. Lenovo is in trouble just like Apple, Samsung and others. In fact, Lenovo sales are down sharply from just six months ago despite all the hype surrounding Ashton Kutcher.

Ashton Kutcher touts a Lenovo tablet Ashton Kutcher touts a Lenovo tablet

Updated 9:28 a.m. Thursday

Brewing for success? Durham's Mati Energy raising $1.35M

Tatiana Birgisson of Durham and the founder of startup Mati Energy drink, has raised her first institutional capital: More than $1 million. But the Google Demo Day winner is looking for another $250,000.

9:01 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Solar tech firm Semprius turns to investors for $1.25M cash infusion

Durham-based Semprius is looking to raise cash from investors with a target of $1.25 million. How much has it raised so far? WTW Insiders find out.

Semprius' solar panel technology Semprius' solar panel technology

Updated 8:44 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Venture groups partner to drive diversity among entrepreneurs

Diversity The National Venture Capital Association, Dow Jones VentureSource and CrunchBase are partnering to help drive diversity among the entrepreneurial industry - and they want all interested entrepreneurs to participate. Art Pappas of Durham-based Pappas Ventures, is part of the NVCA Diversity Task Force.

7:55 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Raleigh-based edtech startup Lea(R)n lands $800,000

Lea(R)n, an educational startup based in Raleigh, is announcing today that it has landed $800,000 in funding from a group of investors. Among the funders are AT&T, Kaplan, TechStars as well as angels and the Inception Micro Angel Fund in RTP.

A sample of a Lea(r)n product review A sample of a Lea(r)n product review

2:43 p.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Director of Charlotte's Packard Place startup hub is stepping down

Adam Hill, director of Charlotte's Packard Place startup hub, is stepping down after four years. But he's not moving far. Hill is taking a job with a startup formerly based at Packard Place.

Packard Place Packard Place

Updated 4:29 p.m. Monday

Premium Lock CoFounders Capital to make 3rd investment, open house planned

Cary-based Cofounder Capital is about to close its third early-stage startup funding today as it prepares for an open house where prominent local angel investors and entrepreneurs are expected Aug. 3. The $12 million fund operates differently than most venture funds or angel groups.

Cary-based Cofounders Capital's David Gardner Cary-based Cofounders Capital's David Gardner

6:07 a.m. Monday

Raleigh council to seek operator for stagnant incubator

Raleigh Business and Technology Center The Raleigh Incubator on South Wilmington Street, idle for several years following an embezzlement scandal, may get new life. The Raleigh city council plans to start accepting offers from companies that want to operate the facility on Aug. 7.

Updated 5:28 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Wilmington's Live Oak Bank stock up after IPO

Wilmington-based Live Oak Bankshares Inc. gave the coastal city some Wall Street exposure as its CEO James "Chip: S. Mahan III rang the opening bell of the Nasdaq exchange, celebrating the firm's initial public offering. Live Oak specializes in small business lending and is the parent of Wilmington-based startup nCino, a developer of cloud-based financial services.

LIve Oak Bankshares celebrates going public on Nasdaq by rining the opening bell Friday morning. LIve Oak Bankshares celebrates going public on Nasdaq by rining the opening bell Friday morning.

Tags: Startups
July 24

Proto Labs on track; Jean Davis joins First Flight board; REACH NC moves to The Frontier; tablets, cars spur AT&T

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Proto Labs expansion on track; Jean Davis joins First Flight Venture Center board; REACH NC moves to the Frontier; tablets, cars spur AT&T growth.

July 23

Survey: More Triangle startups to cut spending, reduce hiring

State of the economy Layoffs have recently hit several large high-tech firms in the Triangle with Qualcomm becoming the latest to announce job cuts on Wednesday. Now a new survey finds optimism among the Triangle's booming startup community is cooling with more firms planning job cuts and less hiring.

Updated July 22

San Francisco firm acquires Raleigh-based social marketer Expion

Raleigh-based Expion, a five-year-old social marketing firm with a high-profile list of clients and offices in the U.K. as well as China, has been acquired by San Francisco-based Sysomos. In an exclusive interview, Expion founder and CEO Peter Heffring discusses the deal.

A sample of Expion's work A sample of Expion's work

July 21

Premium Lock Salute! With $200,000, it's time to go to work for Toast Mobile's social app

Toast Mobile is going to work - officially - with its Toast Together app. The Cary-based startup co-founded by two former UNC football players has raised $200,000 and is moving from a soft kickoff to real business.

Are you ready to "Toast"? Are you ready to "Toast"?

July 21

NC Biotech Center awards $1.8M in loans, grants across state

N.C. Biotech Center    The numbers are in for the most recent quarter and the end of fiscal 2015: The N.C. Biotechnology Center reports awarding $1.8 million in grants and loans for the most recent quarter, adding up to nearly $6.8 million for the year.

Updated July 21

Premium Lock Internet-of-things tracking software startup Entigral raises $500,000

Entigral Systems, a developer of tracking software for use with Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID chips, recently raised $500,000 and is looking to expand its business.

Entigral Systems Entigral Systems

July 21

Seven startups to join Launch Chapel Hill accelerator

Launch Chapel Hill In just 2 1/2 years of operation the Launch Chapel Hill startup accelerator has helped 42 companies get rolling. Seven more have been selected for the sixth-month program.

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