High Growth North Carolina Companies Still Produce $1.6 billion in Funding in Challenging 2023 Venture Capital Climate

Research Triangle Park, NC. February 27, 2024 — The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) released its annual Venture Report of equity funding for calendar year 2023. Each year since 2000, CED has tracked the investments in North Carolina-headquartered, high-growth companies. In 2023, a total of 214 deals cumulatively raised $1.6 billion, down from the elevated, record […]

CED Announces Companies Selected to Pitch at Venture Connect 2024

RTP, NC, February 12, 2024 – The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) announced today the innovative companies selected to present at Venture Connect 2024. The event is set to take place on March 20 – 21 in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. The 2024 cohort of companies illustrates the developments within the Tech, Biotech, and Consumer […]

IBM’s Continued Collaboration with CED: Driving Innovations in North Carolina’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) and IBM are continuing a long-time collaboration to make progressive strides within North Carolina’s entrepreneurial landscape. This ongoing collaboration highlights IBM’s concerted efforts to progress AI, automation, and hybrid cloud computing. “We at IBM are focused on working with our clients to integrate these transformative technologies into their core […]