At ExitEvent, we want you up on all the topics trending and news happening in the Triangle, so here’s a feature we run after each month ends recapping the most popular 10 stories on our site. They’re ranked below based on page views.
February 1, 2016
ExitEvent’s Top 10 Stories From January 2016
A recap of the 10 most viewed Triangle startup stories last month on ExitEvent.
Leading the way last month was the 2016 edition of the Triangle “Tweeners”, followed closely by big news from RTP’s transit tech innovator TransLoc. Lots of startup community related news and events made the list too, along with some year-end analysis of our region’s banner 2015 venture capital performance.
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An update of ChannelAdvisor founder Scot Wingo’s popular “Tweener” list reveals nearly 40 additional tech companies with at least $1M in revenue or 10 or more employees. Also, check out the companies that have exited and some insights on the females popping up on the list this year.
RTP is home to the first company in the world to integrate Uber hailing and payment into a public transit tracking app. We’ve got the details behind TransLoc’s unique (and likely to grow) Uber partnership.
We dive into the numbers shaping 2015 to be the best year of startup fundraising in NC since the dotcom era. Particularly interesting is a breakdown of deals by city within the state, from data collected by CED. Hint: The top city for VC isn’t the largest, and it’s not Durham either.
The top two tech venture deals of 2015 came from Charlotte and Wilmington, but the Triangle region houses seven other tech companies leading the way in raising outside capital. Check out the list of top dealmakers and how they’re spending those funds.
Pendo’s lead investor, based in Boston, talks about his global firm’s renewed interest in Southeast startups after some successful high-profile exits and the lack of a $1B VC fund in the region.
The region’s first Triangle Startup Weekend for social ventures is happening February 5-7 and we set the stage for an event helping to identify more capable entrepreneurs and inspire them to dream up world-changing new businesses.
Next Glass and nCino have grabbed the most attention of startups in Wilmington, but a new group of interesting local companies is cropping up, and we highlight them here.
8. Innovate Raleigh “Makers and Doers” Video Series Promises National Attention for Triangle Startups
A new contest gives five entrepreneurs from around the Triangle the chance to work with Centerline Digital on short films showcasing their companies and the region.
A long-vacant downtown Raleigh building is getting new life thanks to a pair of EdTech entrepreneurs behind Betabox. Construction is underway to open the two-story co-working space in April.
More than 40 Triangle startups and small businesses have gotten business strategy help from undergrad consultants at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. How the program works and how to get your company involved.