At ExitEvent, we want you up on all the topics trending and news happening in the Triangle, so here’s a feature we run after each month ends recapping the most popular 10 stories on our site. They’re ranked below based on page views. 

The Triangle tech community celebrated several big funding rounds this month, helping to turn two of our stories into top 10 candidates. We also had a couple insightful columns by serial entrepreneurs Aaron Houghton and Scott Barstow, as well a trio of interesting new funding opportunities in the region. And it’s not a surprise that a story about designer shoes made the list too. 

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In one of the biggest local tech deals so far this year, the RTP startup providing big data management solutions to major corporations secured its first outside capital, and with an impressive investor list.
More than a dozen fashion brands are taking advantage of New South Manufactory, a just-opened space for fashion and textile entrepreneurs to test out new designs and make small runs of their products.
Four years after Aaron Houghton sold iContact to Vocus for $169 million, he reflects on the three key questions people ask about life after exit. Hint: They have little to do with business.
Rumors of a “super angel network” in the Triangle are true. Federal funds are in place to fund the creation of alumni angel networks at UNC, NC State and NCCU to be modeled off the Duke Angel Network, launched last year. Expect some cool collaboration between our region’s largest universities.
NC IDEA’s first new grant program in a decade could put up to $250K to work within for- and non-profit ecosystem building organizations across North Carolina. 
Eleven years after its first bus tracking app launched on NC State University’s campus, the RTP-based transit tech firm has landed its first outside funding, and including SJF Ventures, Ford Motor Co. family money and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.

DC-based NextGen had a hunch it wouldn’t be too hard to round up a group of Triangle entrepreneurs hoping to invest in startups together. Four months later, they’ve launched their eight chapter in our region.
A look inside all the activity around sports entrepreneurship in North Carolina lately, with Kenan-Flagler Business School hosting its first sports startup contest last month and the second annual Sports Tank happening in Charlotte in April.
We’ve got the first details of the inner workings of the Luxury Shoe Club, a designer shoe marketplace launched to beta customers in March.
Here’s a list of local companies and entrepreneurs who pitched, presented or demoed at the 2016 interactive festival.
Former Bandwidth exec and serial entrepreneur Scott Barstow details the common journey of a startup without a technical co-founder, then offers some suggestions to avoid a typically fatal outcome.