The Download: Joe Sinsheimer, Wolfpack Investor Network

December 10, 2018 | Abby Phillips

Joe Sinsheimer is the Managing Director of the Wolfpack Investor Network (WIN), the NC State-affiliated angel group. Sinsheimer has been involved in angel investing for 25 years. He has been a member of four different angel…
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KWIPPED wins e-commerce award

November 29, 2018 | Abby Phillips

Wilmington-based KWIPPED Inc, has received an N.C. Tech Award. It is an online business-to-business platform that allows members to rent or lease equipment as needed. A Wilmington company has received a prestigious N.C. Tech Award…
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With new acquisition, Raleigh’s Feelgoodz to double down on Amazon’s Whole Foods

November 28, 2018 | Abby Phillips

Raleigh-based footwear brand Feelgoodz has made its first acquisition – that of eco-accessories brand Rising Tide. Financial details were not disclosed. In an interview, Feelgoodz co-founder Mark Saad says the combined firm plans to leverage both brands’…
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Boosted by Raleigh investor, FilterEasy closes $6.9M funder

October 29, 2018 | Abby Phillips

Four-year-old downtown Raleigh subscription service FilterEasy – the brainchild of a pair college friends from N.C. State University – just closed on a $6.9 million round, led by Raleigh’s own venture firm, One Better Ventures. FilterEasy…
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From diapers to whiskey: Raleigh entrepreneur on new liquor startup

October 19, 2018 | Abby Phillips

The serial entrepreneur behind a diaper technology startup is tackling a new challenge – liquor – and investors are betting $3.6 million that he can disrupt that industry, too. Scott Bolin, CEO of new intellectual property holding…
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Improved Nature Raises $3m Funding for Plant-Based Protein

October 1, 2018 | Abby Phillips

Improved Nature, a North Carolina-based meat alternative ag-tech firm, has obtained $3 million in an investment round led by Concentric Capital. Using proprietary process, Improved Nature creates plant-based meat alternative products, including Pork-Free Cutlets, Beef-Free Country-Fried Steak, and…
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Improved Nature beefs up alternative plant-based meat substitute efforts with $3M

September 17, 2018 | Abby Phillips

GARNER – Garner-based Improved Nature has raised more than $3 million, according to an SEC filing. The company offers alternative plant-based meat substitutes made from non-GMO sustainably-sourced plant-based soy proteins. “We believe it’s the small acts which…
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2019 Best Tech Startups in Raleigh

September 13, 2018 | Abby Phillips

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Raleigh, North Carolina. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to: Revenue potential Leadership team Brand/product traction Competitive landscape…
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Turning Competition into Collaboration

September 6, 2018 | Abby Phillips

It’s February 1992. Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill are playing what feels like a never-ending game packed with suspense and agony. There’s almost no time left on the clock, and the score is neck and neck.…
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Camras Vision Continues History of Success of SEBIO Early Stage Competition Winners

August 20, 2018 | Abby Phillips

amras Vision, a North-Carolina base company developing a novel ocular implant to address refractory glaucoma, is the latest example of fundraising success among winners of Southeast BIO’s Early Stage Competition- now in its 20th year. The…