Posts tagged “Venture & Innovation”
You won't need to buy a 70-inch TV to enjoy the latest in big-screen entertainment if augmented reality through wearable computers such as Google Glass and virtual reality headsets deliver on the promise of the immersive technology, says Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney. And when this tech guru talks, you would be smart to listen.
Reveal Mobile turned itself inside out with a "pivot" to move the Raleigh startup in a new direction in April. And investors have rallied to the cause, pouring $750,000 into the company in an oversubscribed round. A top priority for use of the funding is hiring additional staff.
For a host of reasons, the Bull City is a place so-called "creatives" want to live, says a new survey from financial management firm SmartAsset. Yes, Durham has become a hot high-tech startup hub. But the website notes entertainment and the arts are helping transform the city, too.
Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst opens up on "The Open Organization," his new book, at an NCTA event. Plus. the countdown is nearing zero for the fourth annual Innovate Raleigh Summit. And we have more on other tech events.
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Patriot Boot Camp, put on by high-tech accelerator Techstars, is underway in Chapel Hill. The program intends to help veterans who want to become entrepreneurs. And one Marine vet recently gave PBC a hearty endorsement.
vTv Therapeutics, which is focused on development of a treatment for Alzheimer's, went public on the Nasdaq on Thursday. The company raised more than $117 million, selling nearly 8 million shares. However, share value collapsed during the day, plummeting 28 percent.
The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is bringing one of the world's top venture capitalists to speak at its Tech Venture Conference in September. And he has a Triangle connection.
Some local media are trumpeting Lenovo's growing market share in the global tablet market. Don't be mislead. Lenovo is in trouble just like Apple, Samsung and others. In fact, Lenovo sales are down sharply from just six months ago despite all the hype surrounding Ashton Kutcher.
Tatiana Birgisson of Durham and the founder of startup Mati Energy drink, has raised her first institutional capital: More than $1 million. But the Google Demo Day winner is looking for another $250,000.
Durham-based Semprius is looking to raise cash from investors with a target of $1.25 million. How much has it raised so far? WTW Insiders find out.
The National Venture Capital Association, Dow Jones VentureSource and CrunchBase are partnering to help drive diversity among the entrepreneurial industry - and they want all interested entrepreneurs to participate. Art Pappas of Durham-based Pappas Ventures, is part of the NVCA Diversity Task Force.
Lea(R)n, an educational startup based in Raleigh, is announcing today that it has landed $800,000 in funding from a group of investors. Among the funders are AT&T, Kaplan, TechStars as well as angels and the Inception Micro Angel Fund in RTP.
Adam Hill, director of Charlotte's Packard Place startup hub, is stepping down after four years. But he's not moving far. Hill is taking a job with a startup formerly based at Packard Place.
Durham-based Baebies, a health-screening startup, has raised $13 million in equity financing, the company said Monday. Backers include Rex Health Ventures, Duke Angel Network, Duke University's DUMAC, and the NC Biotechnology Center.