RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Here’s a look back at startup and entrepreneurial companies as well as executives making headlines in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 3-7:

Cary-based Epic Games valued $17.3 billion after mega funding round

Roxboro CBD startup Open Book Extracts expands footprint into South Africa

Durham-based Saas startup ServiceTrade, backed by Bull City Ventures, raises $30M

Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s interim CEO says it’s ‘full speed ahead’ into a virtual world

Education in time of COVID-19: Holly Springs mom starts virtual academy for preschoolers

Caswell County to open a co-working space as HQ Raleigh affiliate

Startups have opportunity to receive legal services free of charge

Raleigh startup Bryn Pharma makes latest $11M in funding official

How to turn statements about racial equity into actionable strategies

7 NC Black-owned businesses land $10,000 WeWork grants

Here’s how NC Biotech Center invested nearly $2M in state’s life science sector

Raleigh digital underwriting startup SynchronoSure raises $2.6M in equity

New transportation company Vontier is planning 100 jobs for its HQ in Raleigh

Going public through reverse mergers – once scorned – is new rage on Wall Street