RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Recapping another buys week for startups and entrepreneurial companies across North Carolina, here are the headlines from July 12-18:

Huge $800M deal will ‘turbocharge’ insightsoftware: Raleigh’s new unicorn is hiring, looking for buys


Raleigh’s insightsoftware lands whopping $800M investment from global investor

Raleigh firm joins ‘unicorn’ list in what’s shaping up to be a big year for exits – like IPOs

Gene therapy startup in Triangle lands $100 million in new funding

Durham startup’s $100M fundraiser could help lead to revolution in gene therapies

With $2M in hand, neonatal startup Tellus Therapeutics plans future raise

Raleigh medtech VitalFlo lands $2.14M, aims to scale, add jobs

Durham clinical research firm acquires 2 more sites under new ownership

Raleigh startup Malartu, which launched as a crowdfunding platform, is acquired

Raleigh startup EmployUs – launched by NCSU student – acquired by Chicago firm

Cisco Investments leads $5M funding for Apex-based cloud startup TriggerMesh

Beverage services provider NextGlass acquires Canadian startup

Tasty investment? KnowSeafood’s blockchain-based direct-to-consumer service lures investors

NCSU professor’s artificial intelligence startup raises $2M – including Valley money

How entrepreneurs make great decisions – and how they live with colossally bad ones led by UNC grads sets IPO terms, looks to raise $80M+

Charlotte ‘unicorn’ AvidXchange acquires automated payments firm FastPay

At $377,000 a year are venture capitalists overpaid? Yes and no – here’s why

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