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Talent will determine the world’s next tech investment hubs

For years, Silicon Valley wasn’t the main place many venture capitalists looked for deals — it was the only place. But the Bay Area is beginning to lose its once… Read more »

Rock Health: Digital health adoption on the rise, but wearables, telemedicine lag behind

Eighty-seven percent of Americans used at least one digital health tool in 2017, up from 80 percent in 2015, according to a new survey out from Rock Health. For the… Read more »

7 Women Leaders At Corporate Venture Capital Funds You Should Know

Your startup may be intent on disrupting their industry, however, in the venture maze of funding options, it would benefit your business to pay much more attention to corporate venture… Read more »

Apple Buys Maker of Augmented Reality Lenses

Apple Inc. (AAPL) has acquired a Denver, Colorado-based manufacturer of augmented reality lenses for an undisclosed sum. Apple’s acquisition of the startup offers the clearest indication yet that the Cupertino,… Read more »

Okay Google: Voice Search Technology And The Rise Of Voice Commerce

Whether you say “Okay Google” or “Alexa” (depending on which smart speaker you have) – voice search technology is changing our world. Source: “Okay Google: Voice Search Technology And The… Read more »

Do You Have Too Much Tech or Not Enough? 5 Ways to Find Out

Your office technology fuels your business — but what’s too much tech, and what’s too little? Source: Do You Have Too Much Tech or Not Enough? 5 Ways to Find… Read more »

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On the event horizon for October: 80+ events across NC – WRAL Tech Wire

WRAL Tech WireOn the event horizon for October: 80+ events across NCWRAL Tech WirePlenty of technology and life science events and deadlines are on tap for October, and we suggest… Read more »

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Tidewater Equity Partners opens Wilmington HQ – Greater Wilmington Business Journal

Tidewater, whose office is at tekMountain, will use its network and expertise to foster innovation in southeastern North Carolina, according to a news release, which stated that the firm hopes… Read more »

What the current US venture industry looks like in 24 charts

The US venture market was a bit unsettled heading into 2017. Dealmaking last year was a bit frosty compared to 2014 and 2015, when capital seemed easy to come by…. Read more »

Healthy fundraising geared toward US mid-market sets stage for competition

Pegged as a potentially more fruitful arena for attractive valuations, the US middle market hasn’t been overwhelmed with much new PE fundraising over the past several years.   Source: PitchBook

2017 CEA Winner in Film: Cucalorus Connect – Greater Wilmington Business Journal

The idea behind it came from a few business-minded individuals in the community, said Sean Ahlum, director of tekMountain and founding member of Cucalorus Connect. “What we really were thinking… Read more »

Johns Hopkins seeding startups to keep health tech companies in Baltimore

Tired of seeing most of the $1 billion-plus it raised for startup funding leave the state, Johns Hopkins University has opened a new state-of-the-art technology incubation hub, part of a… Read more »

Ten ways HR tech leaders can make the most of artificial intelligence

Adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) is on the increase, but its critics are still fearful that the technology could replace human workers and even do much of the work of HR. Ji-A… Read more »

How Nurses Should Be Using Social Media

Should nurses use social media differently than others? With breaches of patient confidentiality or privacy being a concern, the answer may be yes. However, this doesn’t mean they should be… Read more »

Years after crashing on Travis Kalanick’s couch, this founder has raised $18M for his startup, Mashape

Ever since Augusto crashed on Uber’s CEO’s couch, his own startup has seen nothing but success. Learn about this founder’s once in a lifetime opportunity and how it propelled the… Read more »

Has HR Technology Been Changing? Do You Think?

In the last five years alone, HR technology has moved from one era to another. The cloud, social applications in the enterprise, analytics and mobile are changing its course for… Read more »

How To Build A Thriving HealthTech Company With Shradha Agarwal

In 2006, Shradha Agarwal helped co-found Outcome Health, the trailblazer in the business of leveraging technology to streamline medical and healthcare solutions, making life easier for doctors and patients alike…. Read more »

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