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Who Just Raised A $225 Million Financing in North Carolina?

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It was big news in Charlotte, North Carolina where AvidXchange announced the groundbreaking on a new headquarters complex in the N.C. Their experience in Charlotte has been similar to ours in Boulder, as they made it their home and immediately went to work building their next business and their life. When the opportunity to invest in one of the fastest growing, and most significant tech companies in Charlotte appeared, we couldn’t resist.

The Year of Startups Everywhere

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When I reflect on where some of our investments are, they are in cities like Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Minneapolis, Boulder, Denver, Charlotte, Lexington, New York, and Boston.

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Depression and Entrepreneurs

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It doesn’t surprise me that I feel down and flat as I sit here in the Charlotte, North Carolina airport on my way to Lexington, Kentucky on day 16 of a 19 day trip. Amy and I wrote a meaningful amount about entrepreneurs and depression in Startup Life. Since we finished the final draft a few weeks ago, I’ve given several talks where depression came up as I’ve woven my own experience with depression into the short (less than 15 minute) version of my story.

NCWIT Awards for Aspirations in Computing

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Several years ago on a Saturday I found myself at Bank of America Corporate Center in Charlotte. I had gone for a three hour run early in the morning on a beautiful spring day in Charlotte and my mind was wandering all over the place. I was attending the second National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Awards for Aspirations in Computing event.

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

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I had an amazing day on Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina. I got to Charlotte midday on Friday. I went for a three hour run in Charlotte – basically heading south for 90 minutes and then turning around. It was a perfect day (60 degrees and sunny) and I got a good feel for a bunch of Charlotte’s neighborhoods. I attended the Bank of America Technology Stars of the Future awards ceremony for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.

Cam Newton left with fractures after vehicle collision in Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE – Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered fractures to his lower back in a two-car crash Tuesday and will spend the night in the hospital, a team spokesman said Tuesday

Shooting of gunman at Charlotte mall sends shoppers fleeing

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CHARLOTTE — One person was killed Thursday afternoon in an officer-involved shooting at Northlake Mall in north Charlotte

FAA, Charlotte police probe drone near commercial airliner

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating an incident in which the crew of an approaching US Airways flight reported seeing a drone

AT&T's gigabit Internet plan now includes Greensboro, Charlotte

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AT&T said today it will include Greensboro and the Charlotte area into its plans for an ultra-fast fiber network

NC congressman says Charlotte protesters 'hate white people'

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Charlotte high school band director faces charge

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CHARLOTTE — A band director and teacher at a high school in Charlotte has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a student

Charlotte high school band director faces charge

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — A band director and teacher at a high school in Charlotte has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a student

New construction projects begin at Charlotte airport

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CHARLOTTECharlotte Douglas International Airport has kicked off a 10-year, $2.5 billion construction program including changes to the terminal, roads and airfield

Man found shot to death in wreck on busy Charlotte highway

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Authorities say a man has been found shot to death in a vehicle that wrecked on a busy Charlotte highway

Cirque du Soleil scraps Greensboro, Charlotte shows after HB2 passage

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NEW YORK — The Canadian-based circus company Cirque du Soleil is cancelling upcoming stops in North Carolina by two of its touring shows to protest a state law that limits anti-discrimination protecti

Startup Blog: Startup Basics Recap from Interview

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As an example, note the enthusiasm exhibited by a local business owner as highlighted in the Fox News in Charlotte, NC June 5, 2011 in a story covered by Renee LaSalle. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

Charlotte man sentenced in $4 million tax fraud scheme

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — A Charlotte man has been sentenced to three years and five months in federal prison for his role in a $4 million fraudulent tax return scheme

Moving sidewalk catches fire at Charlotte airport

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Authorities say six people suffered minor injuries after a fire on a moving sidewalk at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Gunman at Charlotte mall shot, killed, report says

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CHARLOTTE — A gunman was shot and killed by police at Northlake Mall on Christmas Eve, according to WBTV.

Unarmed man killed by Charlotte police was former FAMU player

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CHARLOTTE — The deadly encounter was set in motion when a former college football player survived a wreck and went searching for help in the middle of the night. A frightened woman heard him pounding

3 Steps to Building a High-Performance Culture

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Charlotte Petris explains the significance of a high-performance culture, and how it improves your bottom line

Obama to address American Legion in Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE — N.C. Kay Hagan criticized the Obama administration Friday for not doing enough to help military veterans and fix problems within the Veterans Administration, comments made just days b

Truck dumps 50,000 pounds of raw potatoes on I-77 in Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE — Potatoes are everywhere on a North Carolina road, but these spuds aren't loaded or mashed and ready to eat

Daimler Trucks to cut 1,200 jobs in Gaston, Rowan counties

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CHARLOTTE — Daimler Trucks is eliminating more than 1,200 jobs at plants in Gaston and Rowan counties

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Man shot to death at Charlotte apartment

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — A man has been shot and killed at an apartment complex in North Carolina's largest city

One dead in officer-involved shooting in Charlotte

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CHARLOTTECharlotte-Mecklenburg police fatally shot one person Thursday in east Charlotte, police said

Fraternity suspended at UNC Charlotte for hazing allegations

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — A fraternity at UNC Charlotte has been suspended for four years because of hazing allegations

Charlotte 49ers quarterback charged with sex attack

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CHARLOTTE — A backup quarterback at the University of North Carolina Charlotte has been indicted on rape and other charges

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Here’s how a baggage handler survived harrowing flight locked in cargo hold

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CHARLOTTE — There’s apparently just one way a baggage handler locked in the cargo hold of an outbound Charlotte flight could have survived his weekend ordeal, an aviation expert said Tuesday

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Man found shot to death in Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Police in Charlotte are investigating the city's third homicide of the week

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Charlotte police officer charged with assault on girlfriend

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CHARLOTTE — A Charlotte police officer has been arrested on several charges related to a domestic violence disturbance

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