Business people court venture capitalists at show

Josh Coombs is an inventor of cutting-edge suspension technology. Coombs did the work at Visteon Corp., a large automotive parts maker in the Detroit area. Now he wants to buy the technology from Visteon and start his own company, Zoran Technologies, to take it to market.

He’d like to put the startup venture at the International Center for Automotive Research, the auto-related research park that Clemson University is developing in Greenville. But first he needs $5 million to launch the company and operate it for two years.

Coombs was among the entrepreneurs on the hunt for investment capital Wednesday at the second annual InnoVenture conference in Greenville.

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