Posts tagged “Startups”

1:48 p.m. today

Premium Lock Charlotte's SmartSky Networks wraps up $170M in funding

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.

6:42 a.m. today

RTP startup UVision 360 advances in Startup Medtech Showdown

UVision 360 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.

11:22 a.m. yesterday

Chris Heivly: For startups, find a trend, find validation

Chris Heivly When you have found a trend, you will have some level of validation that either your product/service has found a fit or that your sales efforts are paying off.

Updated 7:21 a.m. yesterday

Will investors love tech-enabled services? With $410K round, iScribes hopes yes (+ video)

By taking advantage of local resources, this Durham medical scribe startup is proving out a business model of technology and people.

7:19 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock WTW@15: A look back at Polyglot Systems' evolution to exit

WRAL TechWire 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."

Updated 3:46 p.m. Monday

Cindy Whitehead will keynote WRAL TechWire Awards

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.

Cindy Whitehead Cindy Whitehead

11:13 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock 'Innovation Orchards:' An alternative to federal grants, venture capital

Innovation 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.

10:38 a.m. Monday

Bunker Labs lands $60K grant, to expand to Wilmington, Fayetteville

Bunker Labs Bunker Labs RDU, which focuses on veterans launching new businesses, will expand its reach to Wilmington and Fayetteville thanks to a $60,000 grant.

5:40 a.m. Monday

WTW week in review: 60 headlines not to be missed, part three

Triangle headlines Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part three.

5:32 a.m. Monday

WTW's week in review: 60 headlines not to be missed, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire over this past week, part two.

5:20 a.m. Monday

WTW's week in review: 60 headlines not to be missed, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part one.

March 24

Premium Lock In wake of 2 big deals, Raleigh IoT wireless startup Able Device lands $300K (+ video)

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.

March 24

On management: Sageworks founder talks about mistakes, market readiness, risks of VC

Brian Hamilton 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.

March 23

Premium Lock Fundings: Raleigh software firm seeks $1M; agbio startup lands $1.5M

Venture Capital     A pair of startups - a Raleigh software firm and a Mooresville agbio venture - are making news with investment disclosures.

Updated March 23

Windsor Circle's CEO on pivot, layoffs: 'Buck stops with me'

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.

Matt Williamson Matt Williamson

March 23

RTP's UVision 360 looking for votes in startup showdown

UVision 360 Led by CEO Allison London Brown, UVision is focused on the development of a gynecological tool that will change the way the doctors view and operate in the endometrial cavity.

March 23

Premium Lock Inside the Windsor Circle pivot: Why the change, why the layoffs?

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.

Windsor Circle Windsor Circle

Updated March 22

Premium Lock After $4M fund raiser, what's next for health data startup Bivarus?

Dave Levin 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.

March 22

Gates Foundation-backed AgBiome earns first product OK from FDA

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.

AgBiome targets better crop science AgBiome targets better crop science

March 21

Chris Heivly: Customer or investor - which do you love more?

Chris Heivly Allocating your time based on this decision could be the most important decision for your company. Every founder has a daily struggle on how to allocate his or her time. Is this you?

Techwire Inside Partners
The Skinny: A Blog by Rick Smith