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Happy Thanksgiving!

We're especially thankful for you—our GrepBeat readers—and for the whole Triangle tech startup ecosystem. With the help of our great sponsor Wyrick Robbins, we'd love to thank you in person (with free beer!) at next Thursday's GrepBeat Happy Hour. We'll be gathering at Raleigh Founded's Gateway location (2409 Crabtree Blvd., Suite 107) from 5-7 p.m. Register now!

I'll Keep This Short

Sorry, but you'll have to do without (much) of my commentary and "witticisms" today. But that doesn't mean there's not plenty going on in the Triangle tech scene. Look below for news on a $14.5M fundraise by Durham's Adwerx (internal voice: not Adzerk not Adzerk not Adzerk...), a catchy acquisition by Epic Games, some executive moves by Raleigh's Pryon, and much more.

And, of course, we have the reveal of this week's Where's Pete? winner, accompanied by a special holiday-themed celebratory photo. Keep scrolling!


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Extra Bit

Seriously, it's Thanksgiving, what more do you want from me??? I'm about to enter a food-and-football coma. See you on the other side!


Because too much news is never enough.

Guess where Pete is and (maybe) win a GrepBeat mug!

This week’s winner is Lyle Gravatt, who was the first on Twitter to correctly identify my location as Sosta in Raleigh. Sayeth Lyle: “Always appreciate GrepBeat’s newsletter, thanks for keeping me in the loop as I’ve been holed up in my house and office the last year or so. And after finally retiring my law school Moot Court coffee mug last month, fate has blessed me with an upgrade—a GrepBeat mug! Look forward to showing it off around the offices at Forrest Firm, where I work as an intellectual property attorney.
I’m celebrating this win with family down in Tupelo, MS, so thought it’d be fun to send an old sibling photo. My brother Neal and I are sporting waves, trying too hard to be cool (that’s me in the middle), while my sister Kristin kept it classy.”
Congrats, Lyle, and we wish you and your whole family a great Thanksgiving!

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