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13 12, 2018

Calibrate Ventures Closes Inaugural Early Stage Venture Fund

By |2018-12-13T09:37:29+00:00December 13th, 2018|Venture Capital|0 Comments

Calibrate Ventures (“Calibrate”), a venture capital firm focused on backing transformative companies across the consumer and enterprise sectors, today announced the successful closing of its inaugural fund, Calibrate Ventures, L.P. (the “Fund”), with nearly $80 million in total capital commitments. Calibrate was founded in 2017 by veteran investors Kevin Dunlap and Jason Schoettler, who have [...]

13 12, 2018

Elevate Ventures makes three-year investment commitment to Bloomington, Columbus

By |2018-12-13T09:34:07+00:00December 13th, 2018|Ohio, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Elevate Ventures, Bloomington-based incubator The Mill and the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday announced they have entered a three-year agreement to invest $2.5 million to bolster the entrepreneurial ecosystems in Bartholomew, Brown and Monroe counties. The announcement was made at Big Woods at Hard Truth Hills restaurant in Nashville. The regional partners plan [...]

10 12, 2018

Tsinghua University investment unit to back Japanese high-tech startups 

By |2018-12-10T07:23:24+00:00December 10th, 2018|China, Japan, Venture Capital|0 Comments

China's Tsinghua University's investment unit is set to become one of Japan's biggest supporters of high-tech startups, with plans to invest 4 billion yuan ($584 million) over several years in artificial intelligence and robotics ventures. Tus-Holdings, the leading research university's investment arm, established an office late last month with UTokyo Innovation Platform, its counterpart under the University of Tokyo. [...]

6 12, 2018

Student Group, LTF Ventures, Looking for Ideas to Fund

By |2018-12-06T08:58:12+00:00December 6th, 2018|Student Funds, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Student organization Learning to Fly Ventures (LTF) aims to expand the entrepreneurship community on campus through funding undergraduate startups. Founded in 2017, the group has recently restructured; board members now actively look for ideas to fund instead of merely relying on applications from interested entrepreneurs, as LTF did in the past. Third-year LTF board member Agnay Mohindra [...]

30 11, 2018

Ben Franklin Tech Partners names latest funding recipients

By |2018-11-30T09:46:02+00:00November 30th, 2018|Pennsylvania, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania said its board of directors approved the investment of $486,250 in support of regional economic development for both established manufacturers and early-stage technology firms. Ben Franklin is a nonprofit based at TechVentures at Lehigh University’s Mountaintop campus in Bethlehem. The organization helps startups find funding, establish incubator space, [...]

14 11, 2018

U Arizona-focused venture fund invests in alum’s job-matching company 

By |2018-11-14T08:50:05+00:00November 14th, 2018|Arizona, New Investments/Awards, Venture Capital|0 Comments

A venture-capital fund focused on University of Arizona spinoffs has announced its fourth investment since its founding last year, backing a Phoenix-based startup with an online platform to help hotels and restaurants quickly find temporary workers. UA Venture Capital Fund LLC participated in funding a seed round of growth capital for Qwick Inc., which was [...]

12 11, 2018

The University of Queensland’s ilab smashes $56 million investment in startups –

By |2018-11-12T10:58:29+00:00November 12th, 2018|Australia, Venture Capital|0 Comments

The University of Queensland (UQ) has cemented its position as a leading launchpad for entrepreneurs and a magnet for major investors, with startups from its ilab programs attracting more than $57 million. UQ offers a range of hands-on programs, including its Germinate accelerator, that give budding founders the skills, connections and seed funding to create [...]

26 10, 2018

UNC to receive $65 million through hedge fund partnership for medical research

By |2018-10-26T06:39:08+00:00October 26th, 2018|North Carolina, Venture Capital|0 Comments

An investment management firm has committed $65 million in funding to UNC to accelerate the development and creation of new medicines. The University is partnering with Deerfield Management to form Pinnacle Hill, LLC. Pinnacle Hill will manage funding to approved projects and provide drug development expertise across a wide range of therapeutic areas, according to [...]

24 10, 2018

Alumni Ventures Group is the most active venture fund you’ve never heard of

By |2018-10-24T16:50:38+00:00October 24th, 2018|Venture Capital|0 Comments

Alumni Ventures Group’s (AVG) limited partners aren’t endowment or pension funds. Its typical LP is a heart surgeon in Des Moines, Iowa. The firm has both an unorthodox model of fundraising and dealmaking. Across 25 micro funds, AVG is raising and investing upwards of $200 million per year for and in tech startups. Tucked away in Boston, far [...]

12 10, 2018

Indiana BioCrossroads forms $9M seed fund for life science startups

By |2018-10-12T09:58:06+00:00October 12th, 2018|Indiana, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Indiana startup companies in life sciences, information technology and agricultural biosciences now have another source of early funding. BioCrossroads, an Indianapolis-based group that promotes and invests in the sector, said Wednesday it has formed a $9 million seed fund, its third such fund since 2004. Investors in the Indiana Seed Fund III include Eli Lilly [...]