The above image is a screenshot of Startups-against-HB2.com, a site launched yesterday by members of the state’s startup community. 

For startup founder Karl Rectanus, investor calls have had a different tone since March 23 when Governor Pat McCrory signed the controversial “Bathroom Bill”.

 
Rather than 30 minutes to share updates or pitch his education technology startup Lea(R)n, Rectanus spends at least the first 10 of each call fielding questions about the impact of the bill on his ability to recruit talented young people and achieve the growth he’s promised as he’s raised $1 million from mostly out-of-state investors over the last year.