Posts tagged “Venture & Innovation”

Updated January 22, 2007

Premium Lock CardioMems Files for $86 Million IPO

CardioMems is based at Ga. Tech incubator. Atlanta-based medical device startup closed on $22.6M in new venture funding in November.

Updated January 19, 2007

Premium Lock Triangle Medical Device Startup Lands $15M in New Financing

Kolis is staying quiet. Kolis Scientific, which is developing devices for treatment of ophthalmic conditions on an outpatient basis, is staying quiet about company's technology.

Updated January 18, 2007

Premium Lock Catching Wiki Wave: Near-Time Gears Up for Growth with $2.25M in Funding

A Near-Time wiki page Steve Nelson of Wakefield Group is sold on potential of Chapel Hill-based startup. Guiding it are veteran entrepreneurs Reid Conrad and Lee Buck, who founded XML firm Extensibility.

January 17, 2007

Premium Lock AeA Venture Forum Looking for Companies To Present at Annual Event

AeA 18 companies that are already generating up to $25 million will be selected for March 13-14 showcase.

January 16, 2007

Premium Lock Venture Funds Raise $28.6B in 2006 for Best Year Since 2001, New Report Says

Venture Capital However, flow of money fell off sharply in fourth quarter, according to National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Financial.

Updated January 16, 2007

Premium Lock Venture Capital Fundraising Drops in 2006

Venture Funding New report shows VC fund total dipped slightly from 2005 even as overall private equity fund raising set a record.

Updated January 15, 2007

Premium Lock Chip Power: Ziptronix Wins First Customer, Lands $2.8M in Financing

Ziptronix silicon wafer diced into chips Morrisville-based silicon chip technology firm delivers first "stacked" chips that deliver more performance yet require less power. Ziptronix has now raised $36M.

January 10, 2007

Premium Lock National Venture Capital Association President To Speak at UNC

VENTURE CAPITAL Council for Entrepreneurial Development to host event on Feb. 1 at Carolina Club.

Updated January 10, 2007

Premium Lock Print This: EZ Prints Closes on $8M in Venture Funding

EZ Prints to add numerous employees Update: Georgia-based company works with clients such as Target and Yahoo! to help consumers print photos on demand. General Catalyst Partners makes investment.

Updated January 9, 2007

Premium Lock Doubling Up: Venture Arm of Quintiles Makes 16 Investments in 2006

Quintiles NovaQuest participates in venture capital deals totaling $342 million. Its deal total is twice that of 2005.

Updated January 8, 2007

Premium Lock What a Trade: Automated Trading Desk Lands $60M Investment

ATD's headquarters S.C.-based stock trading-technology firm gets cash infusion from Technology Crossover Ventures. But existing stockholders keep control of company.

Updated January 8, 2007

Premium Lock Startup ViTrue Hires Former EarthLink Executive as Chief Technology Officer

ViTrue Robert Sanders, a former chief architect at Atlanta-based Earthlink, also worked at Mindspring and Cbeyond. Two other execs also hired.

Updated January 4, 2007

Premium Lock Field Is Set for Southeast Venture Conference; 27 Firms to Present

Southeast Venture Conference 2007 Companies come from five states will present. Investors representing more than $44B in capital will attend event in Cary.

Updated January 4, 2007

Premium Lock Phase Biosciences Closes on New Funding from Johnson & Johnson

Phase Bioscience Money from the Series B round will be used to advance drug discovery technology licensed from Duke.

January 3, 2007

Premium Lock IPO Exit Ramp Opens Wider for Tech Companies in 4Q

Venture Capital 18 initial public offerings generate $1.23 billion while M&A activity slows, VentureOne reports. IT IPOs in 2006 were highest since 2000.

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