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This Startup Identified An Undertapped Equipment Rental Market Worth $50B

June 14, 2018 | Abby Phillips

Finding affordable equipment rental options for work in the environmental testing, farming, surveying, laboratory and medical industry can be difficult, if not impossible. Robert Preville came upon the gap in this $50 billion rental market while…
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Will Durham’s Emergo Therapeutics be fourth big startup hit for Moise Khayrallah?

June 12, 2018 | Abby Phillips

DURHAM – Moise Khayrallah, Ph.D., is a serial entrepreneur with a Midas touch. Three biopharmaceutical start-ups he co-founded in recent years were quickly sold to larger companies for more than $400 million after he and his…

Learn Why Investors are Closely Watching These 20 Companies

May 31, 2018 | Abby Phillips

Investors and incubators share the most brilliant companies that have caught their attention this year. What are investors most excited about? Entrepreneurs want to know, so… we asked them! We surveyed the VC and incubator…

Wilmington tech startup to pitch to investors in Silicon Valley

May 25, 2018 | Abby Phillips

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A Wilmington-based tech startup is gearing up to pitch to investors in Silicon Valley next week. KWIPPED, an online marketplace offering equipment rental, was selected out of more than 400 applicants to…

Will location-based marketing change in the era of GDPR?

May 22, 2018 | Abby Phillips

Despite some disruption and confusion thanks, in part, to GDPR’s arrival, the benefits could outweigh the negatives for marketers. The use of location-based marketing is on the rise in the U.S., driven by data and…
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KWIPPED: How One B2B Marketplace Changed The Industrial Leasing Game

May 21, 2018 | Abby Phillips

Sometimes, the job — and the revenue stream — depends on an autorefractor, or cosmetic lasers. Labs need freezers, warehouses need forklifts and oilfields need mud buckets. And that’s where Robert Preville has spotted his…
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Durham med device startup Camras Vision eyes more capital to boost growth

May 5, 2018 | Abby Phillips

DURHAM — Camras Vision Inc, a glaucoma treatment device startup that just completed funding of $5.7 million, will be seeking a Series B funding in 2019 of approximately $15 million. The $15 million the company hopes…

Eco-friendly sandal maker expanding footprint in Garner

April 12, 2018 | Abby Phillips

RALEIGH  Raleigh-based flip-flops and sandal maker Feelgoodz is expanding its footprint to Garner. The company — which makes eco-friendly footwear, some of which are biodegradable — broke ground on a 20,000-square-foot facility in Garner this…

NC State MBA Startup Tethis Receives Wolfpack Investor Network’s Largest Capital Raise to Date

March 1, 2018 | Sasha Campbell

“No matter what the entrepreneur is telling you at the front of the room, it probably won’t be the same going forward,” says Joe Sinsheimer, managing director of the Wolfpack Investor Network (WIN), with offices…

WIN portfolio company, Tethis wraps up $17.5M funding for advanced diaper technology

February 15, 2018 | Sasha Campbell

Raleigh-based Tethis is a step closer to commercializing a product that could revolutionize the diaper market by making it greener and reducing plastic waste that ends up in landfills. The startup announced a Series C…