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…

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’…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

Raleigh entrepreneur takes on a new challenge — an on-demand car-wash service

August 16, 2018 | Abby Phillips

RALEIGH  Scot Wingo has launched four businesses, sold two, brought one to public offering and is now working on his fourth, Get Spiffy, an on-demand car-washing service. Wingo, who lives in Raleigh, talks about the…