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Posts tagged “Startups”

1:23 p.m. today

Premium Lock Raleigh-based CloudBearing sold to $2B global IT firm

CloudBearing, a privately held Raleigh firm which focuses on Microsoft-based applications to run in cloud computing environments, has been acquired by Comparex, a global information technology firm.

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11:57 a.m. today

Startup Photofy raises $1M, releases photo platform for brands

Raleigh-based startup Photofy has raised $1 million in new capital and also released a first-of-its-kind photo platform for brands. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman has the details.

Photofy touts its app Photofy touts its app

11:46 a.m. today

RTP startup Benson Hill lands $100,000 USDA grant

Agbio Research Triangle Park agricultural biotechnology startup Benson Hill Biosystems, bootstrapped with an NCBiotech loan in 2012, has been awarded nearly $100,000 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to pursue its development of enhanced plant productivity.

7:57 a.m. today

Premium Lock Entrepreneurs vs. regulation: The Uber debate

Do rules and regulations not apply to entrepreneurs? They certainly do when it comes to drug development. The FDA routinely cracks down on products that can be dangerous, have not been approved or promise more than they deliver. But on the tech side, look at the ongoing Uber ride-sharing app debate and the recent Aereo vs. broadcaster case. Is anything fair in tech wars?

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2:30 p.m. yesterday

Dorm Room Fund makes $20,000 bet on Durham's RocketBolt

ExitEvent's new logo ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman explores the first Triangle deal made by Dorm Room Fund, a First Roun Capital-backed investment fund. Receiving the $20,000 convertible note is RocketBolt, which recently was selected for The Startup Factory.

Updated 10:48 a.m. yesterday

Uber: No retreat in dispute with RDU on drivers

Executives with ride-sharing service Uber vow to keep fighting for full access to RDU International Airport for its drivers. The California-based startup also defends its strategy in taking on taxis and other services while continuing to recruit more drivers in the Triangle.

Sign of the times - an Uber vehicle Sign of the times - an Uber vehicle

5:47 a.m. Wednesday

10 NC Startups to Watch: Tapity, 'outsold angry birds'

ExitEvent's new logo In the second in a series of profiles featuring "Ten Startups to Watch" as selected for NCTA Beacon Awards, Ann Revell-Pechar profiles Charlotte-based Tapity. The story is featured in ExitEvent.

5:38 a.m. Wednesday

Can a limited liability company really offer equity compensation awards to its valued employees?

Ward and Smith, P.A.  TechLaw: You are always looking for creative ways to retain your top employees. One option is to offer valued employees equity in your business. However, not all types of equity incentives are created equally or are available in all situations.

Updated 6:25 a.m. Tuesday

Battery startup hopes to create hundreds of jobs in Concord

Jobs      A small start-up company said Monday it would create hundreds of jobs when it moves into a massive, former Philip Morris USA cigarette plant to build batteries that it says will help power companies save energy and work more efficiently.

3:21 p.m. Monday

#WTWTrends for Monday: Novartis, DocsInk, Durham and #IBMInsight Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

10:13 a.m. Monday

ExitEvent: 10 Startups to Watch - DocsInk, Digitizing the Doctor's Office

ExitEvent This is the first of 10 profiles provided by the North Carolina Technology Association highlighting its newest Beacon Award category, Ten Startups to Watch. The companies will be recognized during the organization's NC Technology Awards Gala on Nov. 6. This report is part of a news partnership between WRALTechWire and ExitEvent.

6:38 a.m. Monday

Latest news on Apple Pay rejection, FCC spectrum, Golden Joysticks, Nest acquires Revolv, and the Queen Tweets

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: CVS and Rite Aid disable Apple Pay; FCC postpones spectrum auction to 2016; Dark Souls 2 wins Game of the Year at UK's Golden Joystick Awards; Google's Nest Acquires Smart Home Hub Startup Revolv; and the Queen of England sends her first royal tweet.

6:22 a.m. Monday

Review: Your 54 WRAL TechWire headlines from last week

Week in review Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with more than 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.

October 24

Triangle entrepreneur survey finds mix of optimism and worry

Startups If you're not an optimist, then you're not an entrepreneur. You have to believe you will succeed - or why try? But at the same time the best entrepreneurs are realists, acknowledging challenges and preparing to overcome them. So a new survey of Triangle entrepreneurs from NCSU is a mix of dreams and reality. Which means this is a valid survey.

Updated October 23

Premium Lock Red Hat founder to startup hopefuls: Dream big for big rewards

When you start a company with a product or service to sell, Bob Young, co-founder of Red Hat and, told a packed room at the All Things Open conference at the Raleigh Convention Center: "You don't sell a product's features, you sell benefits." He also offers more advice. What is it? WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the details for our Insiders in this exclusive report.

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Updated October 23

CED receives largest gift to date - $200,000 - in launching $2M capital campaign

Dollar sign   Moise Khayrallah, CEO and co-founder of Aerial BioPharma, kicks off the Council for Entrepreneurial development's $2 million capital fundraising campaign with a gift of $200,000. It's the biggest single gift CED has received in its 30-year history.

October 22

Raleigh-based ClubSoft is sold to Cincinnati firm

Merger ClubSoft, a provider of software services for private clubs, has been sold to Clubessential. As part of the deal, ClubSoft founder and CEO Ray McDonald joins Clubessential as executive vice president of sales and marketing. Triangle-based investor John McConnell joins the board.

Updated October 22

Venturing into an action-filled shark tank for Venture Atlanta

Venture Atlanta puts on quite a show for entrepreneurs, investors - and a crowd of lawyers. Unfortunately, the event includes a promising startup - Groundfloor - which relocated its HQ to Atlanta from Raleigh. Jim Roberts, executive director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UNC-Wilmington, offers this exclusive take on the VC showcase.

Charles Davis of Easy Vote stays outside to shark tank ... Charles Davis of Easy Vote stays outside to shark tank ...

October 21

NC Biotech Center awards $885,000 in grants, loans across state

Biotech During the same period, the Center determined that more than $13 million in outside funding was raised by companies previously awarded NCBiotech loans.

Updated October 21

Premium Lock Exclusive: Fresh off academic triple crown, DeSimone focuses on new startup

Dr. Joseph DeSimone's academic resume just keeps getting more impressive. So, too, does his entrepreneurial record. In an exclusive Q&A, the inventor-entrepreneur-academic talks about his new 3D printing technology venture in Silicon Valley and Monday's announcement that he is now part of the Institute of Medicine as well as academia's other big two (Engineering, Sciences). As DeSimone signs every email: "La vita e bella."

Dr. Joseph DeSimone, left, shares a good moment with his group Dr. Joseph DeSimone, left, shares a good moment with his group

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