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808, 2018

StreetLight Data raises $10 mln from Osage University Partners

StreetLight Data, Inc., the mobility analytics company that brings real-world travel patterns to light, today announced that it has closed $10 Million in Series C funding. StreetLight Data’s proprietary solution, StreetLight InSight, is an online SaaS tool designed for Smart Cities and the transportation industry. StreetLight InSight combines big data [...]

808, 2018

The Zell Lurie Founders Fund Makes $100,000 Seed Investment in MINDWELL 

The Zell Founders Fund, a student-led venture fund in the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan, announced today that it has made a $100,000 investment in MINDWELL, a plant-based jerky company. The funds will be used to expand the business through investments in working capital and marketing. Founded in early 2017 by Allyson [...]

808, 2018

New Fund for New York Startups Won’t Take VC Money

New York has a new venture-capital fund run by people who disavow the term “venture capitalist.” The Fund, as it is called, collected $3.2 million from some 75 startup founders and operators with the aim of investing in the next generation of New York entrepreneurs. No professional venture capitalists were [...]

308, 2018

Pitt Marks Another Record-breaking Year in Innovation 

A disposable surgical retractor system that decreases time in the operating room. An antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning that removes potentially deadly CO from the blood more effectively than current hyperbaric treatment. An augmented-reality patient simulator that enables health care trainees to practice and perfect clinical skills safely and on-demand. These and 20 other innovative and [...]

308, 2018

Madison patient-data reporting company raises $15M 

A Madison company is planning to use $15 million in recently raised funds to expand commercialization of its tech-based medical management platform. Investors participating in the round of funding for HealthMyne included Madison's Venture Investors, the largest venture capital fund in Wisconsin, 4490 Ventures, another Madison venture fund, and the Wisconsin Alumni Research [...]

308, 2018

University of Michigan’s $10M funding program aims to encourage big, darling ideas

The University of Michigan College of Engineering is kicking off a $10 million funding program that’s designed to encourage the pursuit of big, daring ideas. The Ann Arbor school says Thursday the projects include artificial photosynthesis in making a sustainable vehicle fuel; a new approach to making “nanobiotics” to fight drug-resistant bacteria; [...]

208, 2018

Business idea cultivation at the University of Malta

The fifth edition of the Takeoff Seed Fund Awards (Tosfa) saw €100,000 being distributed between seven promising start-ups and proof of concept projects. This year’s increasing interest and sheer quality of entries marks another healthy milestone for the ground-breaking scheme initiated a few years ago between the Economy Ministry, the [...]

208, 2018

Purple Arch Wants to Back More Northwestern Alumni Startups With 2nd Fund

Purple Arch is a venture fund for Northwestern alumni, by Northwestern alumni. And the young VC firm is already raising its next fund to back more entrepreneurs that bleed purple and black. Purple Arch, founded in 2016, closed its first fund last year. The $5 million fund backed 20 Northwestern University-affiliated [...]

208, 2018

Michigan MTRAC Innovation Hub awards $700,000 for advanced transportation projects

Three autonomous driving technologies are among 10 projects to receive approximately $700,000 in investments from the University of Michigan MTRAC Innovation Hub program. The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization statewide Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation is backing the products that have potential to reach the transportation market, the program announced [...]

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