Posts tagged “Venture & Innovation”

February 2, 2007

Premium Lock CED Helps Food Drive Raise $37K

CED In two months, entrepreneurs raise enough money for 335,000 pounds of food for N.C. food bank.

Updated January 31, 2007

Premium Lock rPath Secures $9.1M in Second Round of Financing

rPath Startup focused on emerging software appliance technology has landed $15M in capital since launching a year ago. General Catalyst, North Bridge Venture Partners, Wakefield Group invest in latest round.

Updated January 31, 2007

Premium Lock First Southeast Venture Conference Draws a High-Profile Sellout Crowd

Motricity CEO Ryan Wuerch More than 450 people, including at least 100 venture capitalists representing $56B in capital, to attend two-day event in Cary. Twenty-seven companies to make presentations.

January 31, 2007

Premium Lock 6th Sense Analytics Lands $5M in New Financing

6th Sense lands new funding Morrisville-based startup offers software-as-service solution for tracking of software development projects. Core Capital is new investor.

Updated January 31, 2007

Premium Lock Venture Fund Raising Dips in '06, Breaking 4-Year Streak

Venture Capital While median level again tops $200M, the number of funds drops by 29 from 2005. Fourth quarter was especially slow, Dow Jones VentureOne reports. Intersouth led funding in Carolinas.

January 30, 2007

Premium Lock CeNeRx Prepares To Launch First Clinical Trial for Lead Drug

CeNeRx RTP startup receives FDA approval for testing of Tyrima, which targets depression, anxiety.

Updated January 30, 2007

Premium Lock InnerPulse Secures $50M in Financing for Heart Defibrillator Technology

InnerPulse targets heart problems UPDATE: Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic are among syndicate of investors. InnerPulse is developing implantable defibrillator.

January 29, 2007

Premium Lock Charlotte Firm Targeting Services for Building Materials Industry Lands $18.5M in Venture Financing

BlueTarp BlueTarp Financial lands Trinity Ventures as investor. Firm provides commercial trade credit services to hundreds of building material stores, more than 12,500 contractors.

January 29, 2007

Premium Lock Entrepreneurial Spirit: Keys to Success - from Young Entrepreneur's Perspective

CED 'I think the most important thing any entrepreneur can do is have a bias toward action,' says Ryan Allis of Broadwick. 'I encourage a lot of young entrepreneurs to take whatever steps they can each day to meet their goals. Every great achievement begins with a first step.'

January 26, 2007

Premium Lock Broadwick’s Shopping List Includes $4M in Additional Venture Capital

Venture capital Fast-growing e-mail marketing firm is looking for more investors in bid to further grow its business.

Updated January 26, 2007

Premium Lock Agenda Set for Southeast Venture Conference; Close to 90 VC Firms Set To Attend

Southeast Venture Conference 2007 27 companies from five states will be making presents at two-day event in Cary.

Updated January 23, 2007

Premium Lock Intersouth Leads $7.2M Investment Round in Software Firm

Venture Capital Virginia-Based Clarabridge focuses on text mining technology.

Updated January 23, 2007

Premium Lock NC IDEA Hands Out $156.000 More in Grants to Four High-Tech Startups

NC IDEA Proof-of-concept funds go to nanotechnology, semiconductor, cancer research, recycling firms. NC IDEA handed out more than $200K in grants in 2006. More grants will be awarded later this year.

January 22, 2007

Premium Lock Company Profiles: NC IDEA's Latest Grant Recipients

NC IDEA Four companies range from nanotechnology to molecular testing.

Updated January 22, 2007

Premium Lock Kyma Co-Founder Leaves; Semiconductor Chip Firm Aims for Up to $4M in New Funding

Kyma utilies technology developed at NCSU The spin-off from NCSU is attempting to commercialize chips based on gallium nitride. Two executives are promoted as part of a 'right size' move.

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.

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