Posts tagged “Startups”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.