Posts tagged “Startups”
Entrepreneurs, researchers and scientists building or hoping to launch new ventures in the agtech sector now have a wealth of resources to draw from - including investment dollars - with the launch of the AgTech Accelerator in RTP. Its CEO shares more details about the new venture backed by a lot of big names and an initial $11.5 million in funding.
Agricultural technology startups received a huge boost Thursday with the formal launch of the AgTech Accelerator in RTP. From funding to space to advisory services, entrepreneurs can draw on a variety of resources to launch and grow new companies, says the Accelerator's CEO in the first of a multi-part interview.
Startups in the agricultural technology, or agtech, sector are getting a boost in capital availability with the formal launch of the AgTech Accelerator in RTP. Some big backers are among the funders, with $11.5 million kicked in to start.
Despite a "funny, targeted, and insightful" pitch that was described as having 'crushed it" for the judges, Durham-based startup Mira didn't win Google Demo Day on Wednesday. But the mobile data analytics firm still might land some cash.
Analysis: Jim Roberts, a professional connector and founder of the Network for Entrepreneurs in Wilmington (NEW) and the Wilmington Angels for Local Entrepreneurs (WALE), spent a hectic Tuesday traversing the Triangle to promote the "Coastal Corridor." He also sees first hand just how active and vibrant the Triangle entrepreneurial ecosystem has become. He also caught Congressman David Price's appearance at the First Flight Venture Center. Here's Roberts' recap of a busy day.
David Levin, the veteran Triangle entrepreneur who is CEO of analytics startup Bivarus, talks about what's next for the company which recently raised venture funding, made an acquisition in Hickory, and has big plans for the future. Plus. Bivarus is hiring. He also explains why Bivarus bought Jackson Group - in part for something called CAHPS.
Triangle headlines: GSK sells RTP buildings; Nortel bankruptcy ruling; Lenovo's $500M investment fund; Chinese firms like NC
In today's wrapup of Triangle area news: GSK sells its RTP buildings but plans to lease them back; a ruling may lead to Nortel bankruptcy settlement; Lenovo plans to invest $500 million in startups; and Chinese firms show a liking for North Carolina.
Mira, which translates as "Look, look!" in Spanish, is carrying the hopes of the Triangle startup community to continue its dominance of Google Demo Day. The Silicon Valley showcase is Wednesday, and Jonathan Frangakis, its co-founder, CEO as well as a Marine officer, war-on-terror vet and Startup Factory graduate will be on the stage. But what is Mira, and who is Frangakis? WTW Insiders get the story.
As Mira's Jonathan Frangakis makes his pitch to investors at Google Demo Day in Silicon Valley, the team at The Startup Factory will be attentive fans. The 2014 TSF investment "can be a very large win," says the Factory's Dave Neal.
One last time ... Joe Colopy roars about his experiences at building Bronto into an email marketing powerhouse that he and co-founder Chaz Felix sold a year ago for $200 million to NetSuite. Why did he leave the company? What's next? Will he work with Chaz again?
The pioneering tag team of Chaz Felix and Joe Colopy which built Bronto into an email marketing powerhouse is no more. In an exclusive Q&A, Felix talks about his recent decision to leave Bronto, what may be next for him as an entrepreneur, lessons learned, advice for other entrepreneurs, and whether he will team up with Colopy again in the future.
While co-founders Joe Colopy and Chaz Felix have left Bronto, the Durham-based division of NetSuite still has a familiar face at the helm. Carolyn Sparano is the new general manager, being promoted after a decade with the company. In an exclusive Q&A, Sparano talks about the opportunities as well as the challenges she faces as a female executive. She also discusses lessons learned from co-founders Joe Colopy and Chaz Felix.
Paying customers for Ryan Perlowin's weekly meal plan emails prompted a new Chapel Hill startup and Kickstarter campaign to fund it.
Practichem, a biotechnology instrumentation and software startup based in Raleigh, is a company you may not have heard much about. Until Thursday. Landing $5 million in funding is generating buzz. In an exclusive Q&A, its founder and CEO talks about plans for the funding, hiring, sales, new products, and the benefits of moving to Raleigh from Wisconsin.