Second Nature raises $16.4M for ‘healthy home’ subscription products like air and water filters

March 25, 2020 | Abby Phillips

After a confusing trip to the store to purchase an air filter back in 2012, two N.C. State University students, Thad Tarkington and Kevin Barry, came up with the idea to make this routine home…

RTP company working to develop COVID-19 test

March 20, 2020 | Abby Phillips

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (WNCN) — A diagnostics company at Research Triangle Park is developing a new, faster screening for COVID-19. “We think the test we’re working on could make a huge difference in our…

RTP startup Get Spiffy sets up shop in Silicon Valley

February 26, 2020 | Abby Phillips

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — Get Spiffy — an on-demand car care, technology and services company led by serial entrepreneur Scot Wingo — is setting up shop on the West Coast. The RTP-based startup announced today it has…

RTP startup Get Spiffy is branching out into tire business – it’s eco friendly

January 23, 2020 | Abby Phillips

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Get Spiffy, an on-demand car care, technology, and services company led by serial entrepreneur Scot Wingo, is expanding to enter tire services, rolling out for individuals in Raleigh-Durham and fleets across Spiffy’s…

NC-based Improved Nature is helping feed the growing appetite for plant-based meat

January 18, 2020 | Abby Phillips

Plant-based meat is having quite the moment. It seems everywhere you look — from Burger King to your local artisanal restaurant — eateries now offer burgers and sandwiches that have the same texture as meat…

Diveplane, founded by former Epic Games CEO, releases new AI tool for real estate investors

October 25, 2019 | Abby Phillips

RALEIGH – Diveplane, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup founded by the former Epic Games CEO Dr. Michael Capps, has released a new tool created specifically for the commercial real estate industry. ALLUVION’s algorithms identify constantly changing trends…

The Climate Service Helps Companies Manage The Risks Of Climate Change

October 10, 2019 | Abby Phillips

Climate change has done more than just trigger the melting of polar ice caps, rising sea levels and extreme weather—it has changed daily life, and business along with it. In an increasingly turbulent climate, companies…

The Download: Thad Tarkington, CEO, Second Nature

October 8, 2019 | Abby Phillips

Thad Tarkington is the co-founder and CEO of Second Nature, formerly FilterEasy, a home wellness subscription service for homes and business. Prior to founding Second Nature, Thad spent three years attending NC State University and working…

The Download: Brian Handly, CEO, Reveal Mobile, Inc.

August 27, 2019 | Abby Phillips

Brian Handly is the Founder and CEO of Reveal Mobile, a Data-as-a-Service and mobile intelligence firm that builds location-based audiences from billions of data signals from opted-in mobile devices. At Reveal Mobile, Brian has been instrumental…

Spiffy Turbocharges Dallas Growth With Acquisition Of NuWash

July 30, 2019 | Abby Phillips

Spiffy hasn’t wasted any time in tapping some of the $10M it raised last month to help spur its growth. The Durham-based, on-demand car services startup announced this morning that it has acquired the ongoing…