DC To VC: An Inside Look at the Winners of Morgenthaler’s Health Tech Startup Showcase

TechCrunch writer Rip Empson covers the Morgenthaler Ventures’ “DC to VC Startup Showcase” winners including Raleigh-based Axial Exchange. The showcase is a nationwide contest aimed at identifying the most promising young health technology startups. From over 200 applicants, the pool was reduced to eleven finalists, who was presented to an invite-only crowd of VCs, angel investors and entrepreneurs. Axial Exchange was a Series A Finalist for its platform that enables providers to coordinate care and measure clinical quality across disparate settings.

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Argyle Growing in Social Media

Writing for the Triangle Business Journal, Monica Chen profiles the Durham-based social media startup Argyle Social. The company recently completed its $1.24M Series A financing led by IDEA Fund Partners. The company offers a SaaS product that consolidates multiple social media accounts in one place and provides marketers analytics on data such as clicks, conversions and leads acquired. “Customers are using social media tools, and companies want to go where the customers are,” says Lister Delgado, Managing Partner of IDEA Fund Partners. “What is happening now is that companies want to figure out how to best get to these customers. That’s where Argyle comes in.”

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StatSheet Changes Name to Automated Insights, Scores $4 Million

TechCrunch writer Robin Wauters covers Automated Insights’, formerly known as StatSheet, $4M Series A financing. The company decided to change its name to better reflect its broadened focus. Automated Insights’ technology automatically turns big data sets into narrative content and visualizations. The auto-generated content can be formatted as headlines, summaries and long-form articles and can be distributed via mobile applications, social media or the Web.

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ChannelAdvisor and Windsor Circle Partner to Extend Turnkey Email Marketing Integration to Online Retailers

ChannelAdvisor announced today a partnership with Windsor Circle to provide purchase history email integration for ChannelAdvisor Webstores customers.. These customers can no add Windsor Circle’s targeted email marketing capabilities instantly, allowing them to recover abandoned shopping carts, send product recommendations and segment customers based on buying behavior and purchase history. “E-commerce marketers have a difficult time accessing their own sales data because you have to do custom integrations, which are costly, slow and unsupported. These integrations took months to build, but with Windsor Circle‘s solution, a retailer is ready to go in minutes,” said Matt Williamson, CEO of Windsor Circle. “We’re providing ChannelAdvisor Webstores customers with integration to virtually any email marketing provider—now they can personalize emails, build in product recommendations and much more.”

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