Posts tagged “Venture & Innovation”

Updated January 13

Premium Lock American Underground rolls out 'new product offering for a new audience'

In am exclusive Q&A WTW Insider interview, the American Underground's chief strategist says the AU is introducing a "new product offering for a new audience" with its soon-to-open Gridworks in Durham. Plus, Adam Klein discusses why Durham remains a red-hot destination for startups and how the AU continues to drive diversity.

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Updated January 12

Premium Lock Safe driving tech startup is first to launch crowdfunding campaign

Safe driving tech startup ITFT, which stands for Innovative Technology for Transportation, is the first North Carolina company to launch a crowdfunding campaign since under Title III of the JOBSs Act went into effect last May. Lawyers are Smith Anderson in Raleigh helped guide the Davidson firm to launch.

January 12

Premium Lock Third VC report confirms trend: VC boom is over in NC

Looking for cash? Data from the final of the "big three" venture capital reports is in - and reality has returned to venture capital deal-making across North Carolina. After a one-year boom, it's back to more typical numbers.

Updated January 12

Boom over: Venture reports agree dealmaking drops in 2016

Venture Capital     Venture capital deal making in North Carolina declined in 2016 year-over-year even though two major reports offer different details about the scale of the action. And there are two major reports still to come about 2016 deal making.

January 11

Premium Lock 6 emerging technologies land first Wake Forest Innovations funding

Pappas Ventures A new technology investment fund managed by Pappas Capital in Durham has picked the first six emerging technologies to receive investments from a $15 million pool of capital created in late 2015.

January 11

American Underground launching more coworking space in Durham

American Underground will launch additional coworking space in Durham in March, utilizing some 7,000 square feet of space in the historic S.H. Kress & Co. building.

A rendering of the Kress space A rendering of the Kress space

Updated January 10

Premium Lock Fast-growing Walk West agency adds another firm in 'digital first' strategy

Brian Onorio, who launched the O3 agency in 2007, adds another Triangle marketing firm to his recently rebranded "Walk West" group. The two mergers over the past five months are part of his "digital first" strategy. Backers include serial entrepreneur and investor Donald Thompson.

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January 10

Premium Lock December filings: Searching for investment capital across NC

Dollar sign      A review of securities filings for December finds that it was a busy month across North Carolina with a wide variety of companies seeking investment capital.

Updated January 9

Premium Lock 960 patents won in NC help IBM set annual record (+ video)

Big Blue continues to set the pace for winning patents, setting a record for IP in 2016 with more than 8,000 and leading the corporate ranks in awards for the 24th consecutive year. Of those, 960 were awarded to North Carolina-based inventors.

Updated January 9

Obama social archive deal reflects ArchiveSocial's growing strength

ArchiveSocial Bringing searchable functionality to the chaos that social media has become is the secret sauce of Durham's ArchiveSocial. And its big coup last week in landing the President Obama social media archive is a reflection of the startup's continuing growth.

January 9

Joe Procopio: My theme for 2017 is 'Embrace chaos'

Joe Procopio Veteran entrepreneur, author and blogger Joe Procopio embraces a theme- not a resolution - for 2017.

January 9

WTW week in review: Headlines not to be missed, part 2

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.

January 9

WTW week in review: 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.

January 9

Express yourself in 2017: WTW wants to hear from you - Send us news, views

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.

Updated January 6

Premium Lock Inside ArchiveSocial's Obama Archive deal + What about Trump?

A deal for the "Greatest Office in the Land" (White House) social media archive of President Obama can take Durham startup ArchiveSocial to "the next level," its founder says. And what about Donald Trump's tweets? "We would welcome the opportunity to service the next administration."

Anil Chawla with an award won in 2013 Anil Chawla with an award won in 2013

Updated January 5

Premium Lock B2B startup KWIPPED lands $700K, seeking $1M + What makes its play unique?

KWIPPED, a B2B startup focused on specialized equipment rentals, is ready for more expansion after landing some $700,000 in a projected $1 million round of venture capital. VentureSouth is the lead in the round. Plus: What factors set this B2B marketplace apart?

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