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Posts tagged “Venture & Innovation”

Updated 21 minutes ago

Premium Lock Some 200 NC firms, including several Triangle tech ventures, crack new Inc. 5000

Some 200 companies from around North Carolina - including several tech ventures based around the Triangle - are among the latest Inc. 5000 list released early Wednesday. We've got the list: Two Toasters, Netsertive, Appia, ReverbNation, Bronto, Brooks Bell - and many more.

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Updated 7:39 a.m. today

Clinical trials tech firm Clinverse raises $9.1M, eyes 'more aggressive' strategy

Clinverse, which focuses on financial management tools to be used in clinical trials, has raised $9.1 million in a new round of venture capital funding. Durham-based Hatteras Venture Partners is part of the round.

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Updated 6:35 a.m. today

Crowdfunding killed in NC; bill backer criticizes Senate strategy

NC JOBS Act  The tweet from WRAL's Capitol news team says it all for crowdfunding in North Carolina: "House votes to KILL H1224 47-54." The NC JOBS Act was part of House Bill 1224, which went down to defeat after some bitter debate. The vote failed despite last-second lobbying from Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker.

Updated 12:02 p.m. yesterday

Crowdfunding startup GroundFloor leaving Triangle, raises $1M

With crowdfunding legislation bogged down in the N.C. General Assembly, startup GroundFloor is leaving the Triangle to establish its headquarters in Atlanta. The crowdfunding company focused on real estate also raises $1 million in new funding.

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Updated 12:00 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Exclusive: GroundFloor isn't moving to Atlanta due to NC crowdfunding impasse

Crowdfunding startup GroundFloor is not moving to Atlanta because of the failure of the N.C. general Assembly to pass crowdfunding legislation, co-founder and CEO Brian Dally tells WRAL TechWire. In an in-depth Q&A, Dally talks about why the decision was made, that the firm could have raised more than the $1 million announced Tuesday, and deal flow is good. So good, in fact, that they expect to raise another round of financing later this year.

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Updated 7:12 a.m. yesterday

Former Intersouth VC Garheng Kong raises $110M fund

Garheng Kong, a former venture capitalist at Intersouth Partners in Durham who now lives in Silicon Valley, is the managing partner of a new venture fund that has raised $110 million.

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Updated 6:29 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Bitcoin investor Draper encourages startups to 'boost' their chances

One way to increase support for Bitcoin-related startups in North Carolina, says Boost VC CEO Adam Draper, is to get companies in the area that started something on their own.

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Updated 6:26 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Bitcoin: Cat and mouse game in security, regulation

Will the virtual currency Bitcoin face increasing regulation in the future? Is Bitcoin secure enough to attract mass use? About a hundred or so experts at the Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo last week in Raleigh discussed the complex security and regulatory issues facing the virtual currency.

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Updated 6:21 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Crowdfunding, solar, job recruitment at stake in legislative impasse

As the General Assembly enters showdown week over several key bills, entrepreneurs, solar power backers, investors and job recruiters have a lot riding on the fate of "HB 1224." There's much more at stake than crowdfunding as GOP leaders search for a way to reach a truce.

House Speaker Thom Tillis House Speaker Thom Tillis

9:30 a.m. Monday

ExitEvent News: REEDS Jewelers: Bitcoin is our competitive advantage

ExitEvent Executives at Wilmington-based REEDS Jewelers provide a handful of examples as to why in June it became the first fine jeweler in the country to accept Bitcoin as payment in this story as part of the news partnership between WRAL TechWire and ExitEvent.

6:59 a.m. Monday

Vivek Wadhwa: Part 1, inside Silicon Valley's boys club

Vivek Wadhwa A few years ago, if you had asked me about Silicon Valley's gender imbalance, I would have wondered what planet you were from. That was until I moved to Silicon Valley and started noticing the gender composition of technology companies.

Updated 6:21 a.m. Monday

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Contribute to WRALTechWire WRALTechWire is continuously expanding its content lineup, and we want you to participate. We are looking for news and analysis about all things tech and life science from people who know their business.

6:19 a.m. Monday

Your 52 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.

Updated August 15

Premium Lock New life for crowdfunding bill: House will review Monday

NC JOBS Act  Well, crowdfunding in North Carolina isn't dead after all. The House late Friday afternoon voted to review a bill on Monday that includes the NC JOBS act, reports WRAL's Mark Binker.

August 15

Saving coin: Bitcoin eliminates middle man in transactions

Bitcoin proponents at the Raleigh Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo say the virtual currency does what the Internet itself is famous for: Cutting out the middle man in financial transactions.

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August 15

Tickets now available for all Forward Triangle - Triangle Entrepreneurship Week events

The calendar is set and tickets are now available for all the events that will make up the fourth Forward Triangle - Triangle Entrepreneurship Week coming next month.

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Updated August 15

'Startup Crawl' to kick off Innovate Raleigh Summit

Raleigh's growing skyline, Civic Center at right The annual Innovate Raleigh Summit is adding a new feature to this year's event: A walking tour of downtown hot spots for new and emerging businesses. The "Startup Crawl" is set for Sept. 9.

August 15

The business of craft beer in NC: Challenging, costly and friendly

ExitEvent "The Business of Beer at the Beach" in Wilmington draws a big crowd and ignites a spirited conversation about the challenges in North Carolina's growing craft beer industry.

August 15

Chris Heivly: Networking - I hate networking. You?

Chris Heivly Opinion: Chris Heivly, veteran entrepreneur and co-founder of The Startup factory, speaks his mind about the pros, cons and importance of networking. He also offers tips on how to be successful at it.

Updated August 15

Premium Lock Egad! Crowdfunding bill now caught up in teacher assistant dispute

NC JOBS Act  Backers of the NC JOBS Act, which would permit crowdfunding for startups in North Carolina, may not get their wish for passage as heated political debate drags on in the state's General Assembly. Crowdfunding as well as economic development issues such as a new job development fund are part of a package that still divides House and Senate.

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