Posts tagged “Venture & Innovation”

November 2, 2007

Premium Lock Design Speak 101: Defining a Product Champion

RTP Product Development Guild RTP Product Pipeline: With champions’ support, disruptive products change the marketplace and can propel a manufacturer to a position of market leader.

November 2, 2007

Premium Lock Powering Up: LED Lighting Fixtures Secures $16.5M in Financing

LLF Company formed by former Cree executives plans to introduce new products in 2008.

Updated November 2, 2007

Premium Lock On the Hunt for Investors: Marketing by the Numbers

Bill Warner The Angel Connection: Quantifying your ‘lead funnel’ or ‘lead pipeline’ increases confidence of those who are considering buying into your enterprise.

Updated November 2, 2007

Premium Lock Lenovo Hires Microsoft Exec to Lead Americas Group

Lenovo Scott DiValerio led original manufacturing efforts at for software giant.

Updated November 1, 2007

Premium Lock Perscription for Growth? Tranzyme Closes on $20M in New Financing

Tranzyme Pharmaceutical development company’s most advanced drug is on fast track for FDA approval.

October 31, 2007

Premium Lock Southeast BIO Picks Four Finalists in Business Plan Competition

  Two Georgia, one North Carolina, one Florida startups compete for $100,000 prize.

Updated October 31, 2007

Premium Lock Cisco Targets India Startups with Additional $100M in Venture Capital

Cisco Networking giant opens tech campus in Bangalore. CEO plans to have 20% of 'top talent' based in India by 2012.

October 29, 2007

Premium Lock ‘Healthy Exits’ Boost Venture Capital Performance

NVCA Returns on investment show widespread growth, new statistics show.

Updated October 29, 2007

Premium Lock Entrepreneurs Step Up Resistance to Tax Legislation

venture capital More than 500 executives sign letter opposing change in capital gains tax treatment. Signees include 13 from North Carolina, 12 from Georgia.

Updated October 26, 2007

Premium Lock Programming Lineup for Southeast BIO Venture Conference Is Set

 Panel discussions to focus on patent rules changes, emerging company challenges. Event is Nov. 7-8 in Pinehurst.

Updated October 26, 2007

Premium Lock Never-Ending Debate: Job Creation vs. Wealth Creation, Innovation vs. Industrial Recruitment

Dell's 2-year-old plant in Winston-Salem. RTP Product Pipeline: A regional economic goal of wealth creation is an important policy difference with the advocates of industrial recruitment, who cite job creation as the primary policy goal.

Updated October 25, 2007

Premium Lock Phase Bioscience Closes on Additional $5.4M in Financing

phase bio Company, which named new CEO earlier this year, had already closed on $1.2M in ‘B’ round.

October 25, 2007

Premium Lock Want Investors? Show Them You Know How to Find Customers

Bill Warner The Angel Connection: Entrepreneurs must bring marketing programs to life with specific targets and expected results that are focused on the sweet spot of their target markets.

October 24, 2007

Premium Lock PricewaterhouseCoopers Venture Event Returns in November

The quarterly breakfast where VCs and entrepreneurs gather to discuss the latest trends in venture financing was canceled in the second quarter due to a snafu with statistics.

October 23, 2007

Premium Lock CED, Hutchison Law Group to Offer Venture Program

CED Two-part series is designed to help entrepreneurs attract funding, grow companies.

Updated October 19, 2007

Premium Lock Guild Building 101 – The Rise of Expectations and Elevator Pitches

RTP Guild RTP Product Pipeline: Helping entrepreneurs turn dreams into reality is the Guild’s goal.

October 18, 2007

Premium Lock Atlanta VoIP Firm Dials Up $8M in New Financing

Vocalocity Vocalocity draws funding from Noro-Moseley Partners, two other firms and management.

October 18, 2007

Premium Lock The Dual-Edged Sword in ‘Grant Land’

Bill Warner The Angel Connection: Federal grants offer advantages to startup companies, but competition is likely to increase if proposed legislation that allows private investment passes.

Updated October 18, 2007

Premium Lock Healthcare Startups Drawing More Interest from Investors

venture capital logo Venture capitalists pour $2.45 billion into medical device, pharmaceutical, other firms in third quarter, report shows.

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