//Fund Process and Outcomes
11 09, 2018

Twelve Academic Technologies Selected for Science Center Proof-of-Concept Program

By | 2018-09-11T08:15:27+00:00 September 11th, 2018|New Investments/Awards, Pennsylvania, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government|0 Comments

Twelve promising technologies developed at nine academic institutions across the tristate region have been selected as finalists for the University City Science Center's QED Program. QED is designed to bridge the gap between academic research and product commercialization. Researchers from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Harrisburg University of Science and Technology; New Jersey Institute of Technology; Penn State College [...]

8 08, 2018

StreetLight Data raises $10 mln from Osage University Partners

By | 2018-08-08T11:34:08+00:00 August 8th, 2018|New Investments/Awards, Venture Capital|0 Comments

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 with processing and industry-targeted analytic [...]

13 06, 2018

Twin Cities to host first summit connecting university tech and startup funds with industry and investors

By | 2018-06-13T06:33:58+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Gap support programs, Minnesota, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Startup Fund|0 Comments

The Twin Cities will host the first gathering focused on connecting university tech and startup funds with innovative companies and early-stage investors. COvergence, scheduled for July 11th, is aimed at jump starting conversation around active university proof of concept, startup, and venture gap funds and accelerators that will lead to greater collaboration to advance innovation from the lab to the marketplace.

13 06, 2018

Michigan’s Venture Investors adding $100 million fund for med device/health startups

By | 2018-06-13T06:13:02+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Michigan, New Fund Announcement, Venture Capital|0 Comments

A document which contains plans to raise $100 million in healthcare funds, was recently submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by a venture capital firm in Madison, Wisconsin, - Venture Investors LLC - which also has a strong business presence in Michigan. The name of this fund is Venture Investors Health 6 LP. [...]

13 06, 2018

Texas Medical Center’s TMC Venture Fund invests $500K in Two Medical Device Startups

By | 2018-06-13T06:10:11+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, New Investments/Awards, Texas, Venture Fund|0 Comments

In another landmark event, two medical device startups - CorInnova and Intelligent Implants - were each awarded $250,000 grants at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) on Thursday. These funds were from the $25 million TMC Venture Fund which was raised by the Texas Medical Center to support new startups in the healthcare sector. This announcement [...]

7 06, 2018

Startup That Analyzes Bacteria in Feces Gets Backed by UChicago Fund

By | 2018-06-07T08:57:33+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Illinois, New Investments/Awards|0 Comments

BiomeSense, a startup developing biosensors that can detect particular kinds of bacteria in patients’ feces that could help improve the efficacy of clinical trials, won the University of Chicago’s Innovation Fund finals and an investment of up to $250,000 from the college. The finals, which took place May 31, featured five startups that presented their [...]

4 06, 2018

University of Michigan Vesper Mics Up With $23M From Amazon, American Family, Baidu, Bose

By | 2018-06-04T08:48:47+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Corporate, Michigan, New Investments/Awards|0 Comments

Vesper Technologies, a high-tech microphone startup trying to ride the wave of voice-controlled devices, has summoned a $23 million investment from a group of well-known tech companies, venture capitalists, and an insurance firm. The Series B funding round was led by American Family Ventures, the venture arm of Madison, WI-based American Family Insurance. Other investors in [...]

3 05, 2018

$115,000 funding awarded to Purdue researchers, advance innovations to commercialization

By | 2018-05-03T15:04:06+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Indiana, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Four Purdue University researchers will share nearly $115,000 in funding from the Trask Innovation Fund to further develop their innovations and move life-changing technologies through the commercialization pipeline. Twice annually the Trask Innovation Fund awards funds through an endowed development program that assists faculty and staff whose discoveries are being commercialized through the Purdue Research Foundation’s Office of Technology Commercialization. [...]

20 04, 2018

Wistar Institute Spinout Isoma Diagnostics Secures Seed Funding

By | 2018-04-20T14:34:39+00:00 April 20th, 2018|New Investments/Awards|0 Comments

Isoma Diagnostics, a spinout of Philadelphia's Wistar Institute, has secured a first round of seed funding from Ben Franklin Technology Partners and the University City Science Center's Phase I Ventures Program. The company did not disclose the funding amount, but a Wistar Institute spokesperson noted that it was in the six-figure range. Isoma, which launched [...]

17 04, 2018

ASU announces new network to connect startups with potential investors 

By | 2018-04-17T13:35:46+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Arizona, Gap support programs|0 Comments

President Michael Crow unveiled a new plan to connect entrepreneurs at ASU with investment funding through the Thunderbird School of Global Management. This system, which is expected to get off the ground in the fall of this year, will be called the ASU Thunderbird Investor Network and is an extension of a previous Thunderbird network that was [...]