Posts tagged “Venture & Innovation”

July 24, 2007

Premium Lock Square 1 Picks VentureDeal Database to Track Industry

Square 1 Information includes data about technology companies, venture firms, transactions.

July 23, 2007

Premium Lock Healthcare Investments Continue at Near-Record Pace, Statistics Show

venture capital logo Medical device firms land nearly $1B in deals, new E&Y-VentureOne report says. Web 2.0 deals also surge.

July 23, 2007

Premium Lock Triangle Venture Deals Up in Numbers, Down in Value

Lemma plant research netted Biolex $31M in VC. (Biolex photo) Q2 statistics are up nationally in deals, value. Venture deals spread outside of Triangle even as value drops, VentureOne and E&Y report. More early-stage firms land deals in N.C.

Updated July 23, 2007

Premium Lock Who Are Angel Investors?

Bill Warner The Angel Connection: Entrepreneurs seeking financing need to do their homework in determining who might be interested enough to invest in their new ventures.

Updated July 20, 2007

Premium Lock Wake Forest U. Teams with Boston Firm to Fund, Launch Two Ventures

Nanotechnology UniversityTech: Both companies – FiberCell, PlexiLight - are based on nanotechnology. NanoHoldings provides funding; a partner in firm will serve as president of both ventures.

Updated July 20, 2007

Premium Lock Piedmont Triad Entrepreneurial Network Receives FastTrac Certification

PTEN program is designed to help startup companies with challenges ranging from raising capital to management.

Updated July 19, 2007

Premium Lock 'Cleantech’ Will Be Challenge for Investors, New Venture Study Reports

venture capital logo ‘Significantly different business models’ require caution, consulting firm says.

July 17, 2007

Premium Lock Cary Firm Launches Venture Capital Firm Focused on Biotech

venture capital logo Former executive at Trimeris will run fund for Cary-based company.

July 16, 2007

Premium Lock ATDC, TAG Team Up for Fundraising Workshops

ATDC Weekly program will match emerging tech firms with veteran 'coaches.'

Updated July 16, 2007

Premium Lock Venture Funding Surges 25% in 2nd Quarter

Heesen Leading way were expansion-stage funds, 10 of which close on a record $2.8B.

Updated July 16, 2007

Premium Lock Digitalsmiths Names Veteran Video Executive as Its Chairman

Digitalsmiths Daniel O’Brien is brought on board to help startup make connections in video industry, Digitalsmiths CEO says. Company recently closed on $6M in venture funding.

Updated July 16, 2007

Premium Lock Third Time a Charm for Micell Technologies? New Funding Could Help

Diagram shows Micell process. Raleigh-based firm lands $7M as it prepares to launch animal trials for drug coating technology. Micell has gone from dry cleaning process to semiconductors to potential therapeutic use in stents, medical devices.

Updated July 16, 2007

Premium Lock ‘Killer Mistakes’: Top 10 Gaffs to Avoid When Approaching Angel Investors

Triangle Accredited Capital Forum Entrepreneurs only get one good chance with any angel investor or angel investor organization. Be sure to know the market, know the competition before seeking funding.

July 13, 2007

Premium Lock Medical Device Startup Closes on $500,000 in Funding

OptiVia OptiVia, based in Winston-Salem, is backed by Piedmont Angel Network.

Updated July 12, 2007

Premium Lock Micell Technologies Closes on $7M in Financing

Micell UPDATE: Company focuses on coating technology for drug-eluting stents, other devices.

Updated July 11, 2007

Premium Lock Software Management Firm VersionOne Closes on $6.5M in Financing

venture capital logo Four-year-old Atlanta-based startup takes first outside funding.

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