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IBM and The Climate Service to Work Together with Financial Institutions and Corporations to Assess the Cost of Climate Risk

October 14, 2020 | Abby Phillips

ARMONK, N.Y. and DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and The Climate Service (TCS), a leader in climate risk analytics for investors and businesses, today announced their alliance to work with financial institutions and corporations to better measure and quantify…
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Durham’s Emergo Therapeutics lands $3.5M, seeks another $1.5M

October 13, 2020 | Abby Phillips

DURHAM —  Emergo Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical startup founded by serial entrepreneur Moise Khayrallah, has raised roughly $3.5 million in equity, according to a recent securities filing. Seventy seven investors contributed to the round, which is capped at around $5…
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Need car insurance? Want to sell your vehicle? Need warranty? Get Spiffy can help

October 8, 2020 | Abby Phillips

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Get Spiffy continues to add to its suite of vehicle maintenance services, launching today the addition of new partners to offer insurance, warranties and assessments of vehicle value. The fast-growing RTP startup…
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Spiffy Expands Fleet Mobile Maintenance Solution to Six New Markets

August 27, 2020 | Abby Phillips

Get Spiffy, Inc. is expanding its mobile car care operations into six new markets for fleet customers throughout the United States. The on-demand car care, technology, and services company has expanded its reach to supported…
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Diveplane’s CEO explains what’s behind the hype of his AI startup

August 24, 2020 | Abby Phillips

RALEIGH — By all accounts, Diveplane has arrived. Two years after former Epic Games CEO Dr. Michael Capps launched the Raleigh-based artificial intelligence (AI) startup, it continues to rack up accolades from industry insiders. Last week, it was named as…
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Raleigh AI startup Diveplane lands multiple kudos in top tech industry report

August 21, 2020 | Abby Phillips

RALEIGH – Diveplane keeps racking up the accolades. Two years after former Epic Games CEO Dr. Michael Capps launched the artificial intelligence (AI) startup, it has been recognized as a sample vendor in four different “Hype Cycle” reports…
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Durham medtech startup Deep Blue receives FDA clearance for hernia mesh product

August 11, 2020 | Abby Phillips

DURHAM – Medtech startup Deep Blue Medical Advances can now begin selling a novel hernia mesh product with enhanced anchoring strength following receipt of FDA device (501 K) clearance, which the company announced it had received Tuesday. The T-Line…
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Brewing success story: With $6M funding, Next Century Spirits preps for post-pandemic world

July 20, 2020 | Abby Phillips

DURHAM – Next Century Spirits, the Durham-based company bringing technology that slashes time to produce whiskeys, rum, and other spirits, is looking for larger production facilities, says CEO Scott Bolin. The 20-employee company that recently closed…
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Spiffy Now Accepting Franchise Applications

July 13, 2020 | Abby Phillips

Get Spiffy, an on-demand car care, technology, and services company, will begin accepting applications for franchise licenses in new markets across the country. Founded and headquartered in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, Spiffy has expanded…

Perky Jerky and Improved Nature Partner for Plant-Based Product

July 1, 2020 | Abby Phillips

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 Plant-based is all the rage in specialty food. Specializing in turkey, beef, and pork jerky, Perky Jerky recently entered a new partnership to compete with other plant-based brands…