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A Life Science Deal Uptick, Tech Deal Downturn & Other Takeaways from CED’s Latest Innovators Report

According to the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s (CED) just-released Innovators Report, 2015 might be a blockbuster year for investments in North Carolina startups. At least it will be if the second two quarters follow trends set during the first half of 2015, when nearly $427 million was invested in North Carolina companies through 90 deals.  However, IPOs are down nationally and globally, so North Carolina’s is not out of sync with the rest of the country. M&As, meanwhile, tend to be the most popular exit strategy in the Triangle. Leading the pack on the tech side is Bronto Software, which sold for $200 million earlier this year. Salix Pharmaceuticals was the largest sale...

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108 Reasons to Rethink N.C. Startup Capital

Joan Siefert Rose has spent six years as president of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, considered the oldest and largest entrepreneurial support organization in the country. She previously worked in commercial and public broadcasting. No capital for startups in North Carolina? I can give you more than 100 reasons to think otherwise. The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) recently released its 2013 Innovators Report showing that investment in tech, life science, and advanced materials companies in the state was more robust and diverse than you might imagine. We found that 108 separate funders did 260 deals in North Carolina...

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