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Scot Wingo’s 2017 List of Triangle “Tweeners”

Welcome to the 2017 Tweener list. 2016 was busy in the land of the Tweeners. Here are some highlights: Definition of Triangle Tweener Triangle Tweeners are companies based out of the Triangle with at least $1M in sales or 10 people. They generally are technology companies (mostly around software)...

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The Back Story to Keona Health’s $2.5 Million Round

Keona Health is rolling in two months since it landed $2.5 million from a strategic investor and began testing its triage software platform in hospitals and doctors’ offices in the Triangle and beyond. But sit down with founder Oakkar Oakkar, and you’ll learn a fascinating back story of more than five years of planning, persistence, passion and scrappiness that it took to win over investors and get on today’s path toward revolutionizing the way the medical industry handles inbound calls from sick patients. Here’s my attempt to tell it: Oakkar grew up in Burma (a nation just west of...

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