RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – From Epic Games’ epic $1 billion fund raiser to other fundings, deals and acquisitions – here’s a look back at a busy week for the North Carolina entrepreneurial community from April 12-16:

Report: Epic Games CEO now North Carolina’s richest person, passing Jim Goodnight

Epic Games raises another $1 billion; Sony invests $200M more

insightsoftware buys yet another analytics firm — has now made 18 acquisitions in 3 years


Led by Carolina Angel Network, Revibe Technologies raises $3M to develop AI-powered smartwatch

Spencer Health Solutions raises $1.8M, planning to hire to scale growth

One week after third acquisition, Triangle agbio company Plant Response raises $9M

How Raleigh startup MuukLabs is scaling its automation platform using AI

NCSU’s Lulu eGames awards more than $100,000 to student entrepreneurs

Molson Coors invests in TRU Colors, a Wilmington brewery that’s unifying rival gangs

Startup HireMe Healthcare aiming to connect talent to employers lands investors, cash

Fresh off SPAC merger, bioengineering firm Humacyte lands $50M from Silicon Valley Bank

Gene therapy startup StrideBio signs collaboration deal with Duke University

2021 shaping up as another record year for venture capital; 37 deals in NC net nearly $390M

Cash continues to flow to venture capital funds – but early-stage money remains a challenge

Global M&A surge tops $1.3 trillion in 3 months with no sign of a slowdown

Donald Thompson: Talking disability and inclusion with Ablr CEO John Samuel

Duke Pratt School of Engineering, FDIC to partner of fintech innovation

Teaching Startup: How startups close their first big sales

Durham startup acquires tech to turn food scraps into fertilizer

Startup Spotlight: Raleigh’s Pryon cracks top 100 ‘most promising’ AI startups list

Startup Rewind: Big news for ‘Tweeners’ plus headlines on fundings, acquisitions & more

Triangle Startup Guide grows with more resources for region’s entrepreneurs