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Posts tagged “Venture & Innovation”

1:51 p.m. today

Premium Lock Bloomberg launches financial services Gender-Equality Index

"While more and more firms are focused on addressing gender equality in the workplace, we've lacked a holistic set of data to better understand the issues facing companies, employees and clients," a Bloomberg exec says. The BFGEI gives investors an important new decision-making tool by providing objective, concrete data around difficult-to-measure areas like policies and products."

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1:18 p.m. today

New investors betting on big growth from FilterEasy

FilterEasy The Raleigh air filter subscription service startup lands a $3M round led by IDEA Fund Partners to boost B2B sales, marketing, reports ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.

Updated 2:43 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Joe Colopy's last Bronto roar: What's next for one of Triangle's best known entrepreneurs?

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?

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Updated 2:42 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Chaz Felix: Why he left Bronto, what's next, and will he work with Joe Colopy 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.

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Updated 2:39 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Meet Carolyn Sparano, a Bronto vet, now its GM

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.

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Updated 10:17 a.m. yesterday

From edtech to food tech: Youth Digital exec launches own startup

Paying customers for Ryan Perlowin's weekly meal plan emails prompted a new Chapel Hill startup and Kickstarter campaign to fund it.

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5:50 a.m. yesterday

WTW news in review: Week of April 25, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of April 25, part one of two.

5:45 a.m. yesterday

WTW news in review: Week of April 25, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of April 25, part two of two.

5:30 a.m. yesterday

We want your news: Send WTW your info - and 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 April 29

Premium Lock Executive Q&A: Practichem CEO talks new funding, hiring plans, benefits of relocating to Triangle

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.

Nick DeMarco Nick DeMarco

Updated April 29

Startup pitches, David Price highlight First Flight Venture Center event

One of the most significant incubators of small businesses in North Carolina is celebrating National Small Business Week with a visit from its district's Congressman -- and hopefully, from you. Plus, there will be pitches by startups hoping to attract interest from investors.

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April 28

Premium Lock Why founders keep control - The Zuckerberg strategy for Facebook

Facebook founder, chair and CEO Mark Zuckerberg lays out his vision for the social media giant's future - one that he largely controls through how he has structured the company and its stock. Other founders can draw some wisdom from Zuckerberg's strategy from comments he made to Wall Street analysts on Wednesday.

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Updated April 28

Premium Lock Biotech instrumentation startup Practichem lands $5M

Practichem, a biotechnology instrumentation and software startup based in Raleigh, raises $5 million from investors. The company plans to expand its staff in multiple areas as a result.

The Arista Slice The Arista Slice

Updated April 28

Premium Lock Benefits of failure, how to win investors, other wisdom from Dig South

"Your code does not lead to hugs," the failure of today is the experience that leads to success tomorrow and other great startup advice at Dig South as reported exclusive for WRAL TechWire by veteran entrepreneur Jim Roberts.

April 28

Triangle headlines: DuPont backs PrecisionHawk; new agbio fund; UNC-TV GM

Triangle headlines In today's wrapup of technology related news from around the Triangle: DuPont joins the investors backing PrecisionHawk; a new agbio investment fund is formed; and UNC-TV names a new leader.

Updated April 27

Premium Lock Former Sprout CEO Cindy Whitehead launches new venture

Cindy Whitehead, the former CEO of Raleigh-based Sprout Pharmaceuticals and sold it for $1 billion to Valeant then left the company, is launching a new company: "The Pink Ceiling."

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Updated April 27

Full Steam Ahead Awards salutes NC's entrepreneurs

At Tuesday's Full Steam Ahead Awards presented by WRAL Tech Wire at Motorco in Durham, 12 entrepreneurial companies were recognized with the customary conductor's hat and train whistle as leaders in their category. Another five individuals were recognized for their careers of service.

The Reward Stock team The Reward Stock team

Updated April 27

Double winners: HQ Raleigh, Red Hat share Full Steam awards spotlight

Full Steam Ahead awards  HQ Raleigh and Red Hat each captured two awards in WRAL TechWire's fourth "Full Steam Ahead Awards" on Tuesday night. Dave Rizzo, foounder of NC IDEA and IDEA Fund Partners, and Research Triangle Regional Partnership CEO Charles Hayes are among five lifetime service award recipients.

Updated April 27

Premium Lock Cash for tech: Windsor Circle to invest new funding in development

Fresh from closing on a new round of $4.1 million in venture funding, Windsor Circle CEO explains what he plans to do with the funding.

Matt Williamson Matt Williamson

April 26

NC Biotechnology Center awards $2.5M in latest round of grants, loans

Grants ‚ÄčThe North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 21 grants and loans totaling $2.5 million to companies, universities and nonprofit organizations across the state during the third quarter of its 2015-2016 fiscal year ending March 31.

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