Posts tagged “Venture & Innovation”

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Premium Lock What a top venture capitalist looks for in an entrepreneur

When Steve Nelson interviewed John Doerr at the CED Venture Conference Tuesday,, the venture capitalist who saw potential in Amazon's Jeff Bezos and the Google founders before anyone else faced the question that inevitably came up: what does he look for in an entrepreneur? The answer included stories about Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and the Google founders.

The legendary John Doerr after his talk at the CED Venture Conference The legendary John Doerr after his talk at the CED Venture Conference

12:36 p.m. today

Accelerator exec: Dynamic change coming in agtech

The next five years will see more dynamic changes in agriculture technology than seen in the last 25 years, said John Dombrosky, CEO of the Ag Tech Accelerator at the 8th annual NU Tech Roundtable earlier this week.

A rendering of the AgTech Accelerator A rendering of the AgTech Accelerator

11:10 a.m. today

Premium Lock John Doerr blasts gender inequality, climate change deniers, NC General Assembly

John Doerr, who backed many of the most successful digital entrepreneurs as a partner with Silicon Valley venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers in the U.S., including the Google and Amazon founders, expressed some controversial political opinions at the CED Tech Venture Conference Tuesday.

Steve Nelson engages John Doerr in a fireside chat. Steve Nelson engages John Doerr in a fireside chat.

9:33 a.m. today

Premium Lock FoodLogiQ lands 2nd venture round, aims to 'map world's food chain'

FoodLogiQ dashboard FoodLogiQ, the emerging entrepreneurial firm based in Durham that is helping the food industry better track food supplies, is getting a second round of financing.

Updated 7:23 a.m. today

Premium Lock Melinda Gates: VC industry 'needs to clean up its act' (+ video)

Only 6% of VC partners today are women, Melinda Gates says, and a mere 3% of companies led by women get VC funding. The venture capital community "needs to clean up its act," she says.

Updated 7:12 a.m. today

WTW's startup binge hits 60 as Tech Venture enters day 2

CED Tech Venture 60 startup profiles down, more to come. As N.C. Governor Roy Cooper helped kick off the annual CED Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh on Tuesday with hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors from across the country gathering for the two-day event, WRAL TechWire continues to raise the profiles of many participating companies with a series of stories. Hope you are enjoying the binge - which continues today.

Updated 6:47 a.m. today

Startup profile: FoodLogiQ, taking food industry management to the cloud (+ video)

Recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of The 25 Most Innovative Ag-Tech Start-ups, Durham-based FoodLogiQ is taking the food industry's management to the cloud.

6:19 a.m. today

Startup profile: eMind Science, a mobile app to measure stress

Greenville startup eMind Science says its mobile app measures stress, anxiety and depression - in real time, thus empowering individuals in helping to manage their health.

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Updated 5:43 a.m. today

Startup profile: Yanay, bringing AI to customer engagement

Yanay How do businesses better engage customers and improve their happiness? Yanay says it helps owners sleep better by providing AI-based, data-recommended actions based on reviews of media channels.

Updated 5:25 a.m. today

Startup profile: Sportscale, helping athletic organizations improve weigh-ins

Sportscale's name says it all about the mission of this two-year-old startup: Providing a patented device to improve weigh-ins by sports organizations so they can meet federal requirements.

Weighing in with Sportscale Weighing in with Sportscale

Updated 5:06 a.m. today

Startup profile: Broadvine, standardizing financial data for hospitality industry

Emerging Raleigh-based Broadvine is aiming to bring standardized financial management to the hospitality industry, helping hotel operators and others focus on their guests.

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5:07 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Why take my money? CED's 'Investor Reverse Pitch' turns the tables

Allan Maurer The CED's Tech Venture Conference, known for the platform it provides to entrepreneurs to pitch their business to investors, turned the idea on its head this year and offered Investor Reverse Pitches.

Updated 3:47 p.m. yesterday

Startup profile: TexDel, delivering meds through garments

Backed by $2.2 million raised to date, TexDel says its technology enables the delivery of medications and more through garments.

A TexDel treated sock A TexDel treated sock

3:39 p.m. yesterday

Startup profile: DataClarity, making digital transformation real (+ video)

As the amount of data produced daily continues to explode worldwide, Raleigh startup DataClarity says its platform helps clients make sense of all the information and turns digital transformation from hype into reality.

3:09 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Governor touts NC's education, startups, diversity at Tech Venture

Gov. Roy Cooper North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper opened the 33rd CED Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh by extolling the state's education system, entrepreneurial ecosystem, and "commitment to diversity."

2:23 p.m. yesterday

Startup profile: Tago, a platform to manage data through app, one system

Tago, a Raleigh startup, is offering a cloud-based platform through which it says users can manage devices, store data, run analytics and integrate services.

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1:51 p.m. yesterday

Startup profile: Smart Material Solutions, commercializing nano-replication

Supported by the National Science Foundation, Raleigh-based Smart Material Solutions is commercializing nano-replication, a process developed at N.C. State.

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Updated 1:31 p.m. yesterday

Startup profile: All Elements, aiming to align employers, workforces (+ video)

Can technology help employers better align their workforces with the firm's strategic goals? Yes, says Durham startup All Elements.

12:44 p.m. yesterday

Durham biotech Micell raises another $20M (+ video)

Micell Technologies Inc., a Durham-based biotech company, raised an additional $20 million in an equity and debt offering from 51 investors.

11:40 a.m. yesterday

Startup profile: Docsmore, taking clients paperless through the cloud (+ video)

Everyone knows the paperless world never happened. Will the cloud enable that? Winston-Salem startup Docsmore has that goal in mind.

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