WHO’S GETTING BUZZ
Delaware-based SevOne, which we’ve previously featured here, recently signed a 13-year lease at the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. The News Journal reported that that the 50,000-square-foot space will initially bring about 150 jobs to the STAR Campus.
SEPTA’s expanded train service to Wilmington and Newark went into effect on Monday. David Curtis — who was behind the successful petition to add trains from Philadelphia to Wilmington (and vice versa) — was recently interviewed by WDDE 91.1 FM. You can listen to the full interview here.
Best believe I’m nerding out on this new 8:40pm train to Wilmington. pic.twitter.com/KmAuoZjEht
— David Curtis (@domodeez) December 16, 2014
Fifteen teams of University of Delaware freshmen recently pitched, in three minutes, innovative products and concepts. UDaily reported that three teams won: SpectraGlass, a new way to light homes and businesses; RRR Printers, an environmentally-friendly printer; and the Artic Shovel, a user-friendly snow shovel which uses oil to ward off excess snow. Read more about the winning concepts here.
Foreign Affairs’ article “The Innovative State” mentions Delaware-based FingerWorks, which was founded by a UD professor and one of his doctoral candidates. FingerWorks (publicly funded through UD) created the iPhone’s touchscreen technology. The article discusses how touchscreen technology, as well as other technologies, were publicly-funded.
WHO’S GETTING FUNDED
Brandywine Private Equity Partners recently raised $119.1 million according to an SEC filing. The Hockessin-based fund “invests in the public equity markets, fixed income, and alternative investment markets of the United States,” says Bloomberg Businessweek.
In Tech Times’ article “Uber Might be Dealing with Problems but is Now Worth $41 Billion,” author Nicole Arce writes about a Fortune report, which reveals that Uber could garner an additional $600 million in stock, as per a Delaware filing.
SevOne to add nearly 200 Delaware jobs [Startup Roundup]
Fisker Automotive gets rebranded [Startup Roundup]
DuPont responds to ‘misleading assertions’ made by activist investor Nelson Peltz [Startup Roundup]
Wilmington Bitcoin startup raises $600K [Startup Roundup]
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