Raleigh startup Elevar Technologies lands $430,00, wants more

March 13, 2019 | Abby Phillips

RALEIGH — Elevar Technologies Inc. has raised $430,000 in a private debt sale, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Elevar The Raleigh-based company raised the company from 16 investors and hopes to raise…

Creating Value for Wolfpack Investors—and Students

February 22, 2019 | Abby Phillips

The opportunities offered by the Jenkins MBA program’s TEC Scholars program traveled up the East Coast and drew Gary Sanguinetti from New Jersey to North Carolina. An auditor with Deloitte for several years, Sanguinetti had…
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Tethis works to revolutionize the personal hygiene market

January 23, 2019 | Abby Phillips

RALEIGH — Tethis Inc., a Research Triangle Park-based manufacturing company, has broken into the world of super-absorbent polymers — in a biodegradable fashion. The company offers biodegradable, super-absorbent hydrogels that manufacturers can use to replace the…
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Live Oak Ventures Invests In KWIPPED

January 8, 2019 | Abby Phillips

Live Oak Ventures has invested an undisclosed amount in KWIPPED Inc., which will be used by the B2B company to bring in new talent and add suppliers to meet consumer demand. “With their robust fintech…

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…