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10 10, 2019

Fulcrum Global Capital partners with Kansas State University 

By |2019-10-10T07:37:05+00:00October 10th, 2019|Kansas, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Kansas City-based Fulcrum Global Capital will open an office in the K-State Office Park in Manhattan, adjacent to the Kansas State University campus, as part of a strategic partnership. Fulcrum Global is a venture capital fund that was founded in early 2019 by Duane Cantrell, Kevin Lockett and John Peryam. They all formerly worked for the Kansas Bioscience Authority, which made [...]

2 10, 2019

New $75 million VC fund aimed at health care to be run from Ann Arbor

By |2019-10-02T12:16:33+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Michigan, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Venture Investors LLC, a Madison, Wis.-based venture capital firm with an Ann Arbor office and a strong local presence, plans to announce Monday that it has closed on its latest fund, the $75 million Venture Investors Health Fund VI LP. "In our prior funds, we invested in a mix of health care and technology. For [...]

12 09, 2019

CT Children’s Hopital innovation center, fund aim to rear homegrown ideas 

By |2019-09-12T07:14:12+00:00September 12th, 2019|Connecticut, Hospitals, Venture Capital|0 Comments

When Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is wooing high-profile hires, candidates often ask about how the job will help them pursue cutting-edge medical research and innovations. “The people we want to attract here have this in their DNA,” said Dr. Christine Finck, surgeon-in-chief at the 187-bed hospital. “What are you going to do with my ideas?” [...]

12 09, 2019

Central Europe Visegrad fund moves into backing research and innovation

By |2019-09-12T06:57:24+00:00September 12th, 2019|Poland, Venture Capital|0 Comments

A small fund originally dedicated to cultural cooperation between the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia is now increasing its effort to support cross-border entrepreneurship and innovation in central Europe. When the Visegrad Fund was first established in 2000, the four countries focused on funding cultural exchanges and education and capacity building, which were the [...]

10 09, 2019

Minneapolis-based Vensana Unveils $225 Million Venture Capital Fund 

By |2019-09-10T09:51:14+00:00September 10th, 2019|Minnesota, New Fund Announcement, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Vensana Capital, a venture capital firm focused on medical technology, on Wednesday announced its first venture capital fund. Known as Vensana Capital 1, the $225 million fund has received financial backing from a range of investing institutions, including public pensions, university endowments, foundations, and health systems, Vensana officials said in a news release. Investment interest [...]

5 09, 2019

Technology Venture Fund Comes to Utah

By |2019-09-05T09:47:08+00:00September 5th, 2019|Utah, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Quansight has announced the launch of Quansight Initiate, an early-stage investment fund that will predominantly be making investments in Utah and Texas. Quansight Initiate will invest in startups across industries that leverage the power of open-source communities and significantly rely on data engineering, data science, machine learning, or artificial intelligence. Bradden Blair, former Professor of Operations and Information Systems, [...]

12 08, 2019

For Top Venture Capital Firms, Success Breeds Success

By |2019-08-12T08:35:37+00:00August 12th, 2019|Venture Capital|0 Comments

Read any of the many “best of” lists on venture capital and a handful of names will pop up again and again (and year after year): Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, Benchmark Capital, Accel Partners, Tiger Capital. These are the firms that lead funding rounds for Silicon Valley unicorns, where partners become legends for inking deals with [...]

1 08, 2019

Venture Firm Wellington Partners Launches $237 Million Life Science Fund

By |2019-08-01T10:07:55+00:00August 1st, 2019|Venture Capital|0 Comments

Wellington Partners, a top European venture capital firm based in Munich, Germany, announced the final close of its fifth-generation Wellington Partners Life Science Fund V (WPLS-V). It closed at $237 million (U.S.), which is the largest Wellington Partners fund targeting life sciences. The fund plans to build a portfolio of about 15 to 20 companies, with a [...]

1 08, 2019

This VC Firm Just Raised More Than $1 Billion To Invest in Moonshots

By |2019-08-01T10:05:49+00:00August 1st, 2019|Venture Capital|0 Comments

Lux Capital, a New York-based venture capital firm, has raised more than $1 billion across two new funds to back companies on “the cutting edge of science.” The firm raised $500 million for its sixth flagship early-stage fund and another $550 million for an opportunity fund focused on growth-stage investments. Limited partners include global foundations, university [...]

1 08, 2019

Science Trust gets significant grant from U.S. Dept. of Commerce 

By |2019-08-01T10:00:29+00:00August 1st, 2019|Puerto Rico, Venture Capital|0 Comments

The Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust was selected as one of the 44 nonprofit entities will receive funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Regional Innovation Strategies Program, which will award a total of $23 million to expand high impact entrepreneurship. The Trust will launch the Investor Bridge Project based on Puerto Rico’s [...]