Innovators Report

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The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) is the largest and longest-running network for entrepreneurs in the country. Its proprietary Innovators Report compiles data on startup and scaleup company activity in North Carolina with an unrivaled depth and scope.

This digital, interactive version of the Innovators Report contains data going back to 2013, covering funding, funders, deals, and exits.  The Report allows for filtering across a number of useful categories, including year-over-year comparisons, sectors, locations, funding and investor types and much more.

Please enjoy exploring the Innovators Report. If you have feedback or insights to share, contact Miriam Wilson, CED’s Vice President of Operations:

Data Sources: Innovators Report data were compiled from SEC Filings, media coverage, our partners, and the entrepreneurs themselves. A special thanks to our data partners:

National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
Groundwork Labs NCIDEA
Ernst & Young
PricewaterhouseCoopers, MoneyTree
The Innovators Report is made possible by generous gifts to the CED Annual Fund. Thank you to our many supporters! For more information on how to contribute, please visit

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Funders 2018



    Exits 2018

    1 IPO & 11 Mergers/Acquisitions/Buyouts