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2 03, 2018

Volvo Launches a VC Fund to Keep Up With the Future

By | 2018-03-02T14:55:45+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Corporate, New Fund Announcement|0 Comments

STARTUPS LOOKING TO cash checks had better start learning Swedish and get ready for meetings at the IKEA cafeteria. Today, Volvo announced it has launched its very own in-house venture capital fund. Working with an undisclosed amount of money, Volvo Cars Tech Fund will look to invest in startups it believes could help it keep pace in a [...]

12 12, 2017

Millersville students will invest $200K out of university’s endowment with new Marauder Fund

By | 2017-12-12T15:35:53+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Foundation-support, New Fund Announcement, Student Funds|0 Comments

It’s one thing for a university to trust its students to excel and represent their alma mater well. It’s quite another to trust students with its own money. By establishing its first student-managed investment portfolio, that’s exactly what Millersville University has done. Known as the Marauder Fund, students of the newly formed Millersville Student Investment [...]

9 11, 2017

Texas Medical Center Announces $25 Million TMC Venture Fund 

By | 2017-11-09T14:59:09+00:00 November 9th, 2017|New Fund Announcement, Startup Fund, Texas|0 Comments

The Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world, today announced the TMC Venture Fund, a $25 million initiative designed to support technologies and early-stage companies to flourish in Houston’s health care ecosystem and further the TMC’s mission to advance health, education and research. The Texas Medical Center unveiled plans for the TMC [...]

4 10, 2017

Tucson Entrepreneurs Launch Venture Capital Fund Dedicated to University of Arizona

By | 2017-10-04T13:57:03+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Arizona, New Fund Announcement, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Founders of UAVENTURE CAPITAL, LLC today announced the launch of a new venture capital fund designed to support the commercialization of University of Arizona science, services and intellectual property.  UAVC has been formed by Fletcher J. McCusker, the business driver behind the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy spin out SinfoníaRx, Inc., and the founder of the public company Providence [...]

8 09, 2017

NC State NSF I-Corps Site Boosts Commercialization 

By | 2017-09-08T14:55:02+00:00 September 8th, 2017|New Fund Announcement, North Carolina|0 Comments

NC State has received a $500,000 award from the National Science Foundation to advance the commercialization of research discoveries. This five-year award will be used by the Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures to establish the NC State I-Corps site. The I-Corps program was created by NSF in 2011 to teach university scientists and [...]

5 09, 2017

Vanderbilt Wond’ry lands $500K I-Corps site grant, ramps up efforts to launch start-ups 

By | 2017-09-05T14:30:21+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Accelerator/incubator, New Fund Announcement, Tennessee|0 Comments

The Wond’ry, in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering, recently won a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to become an Innovation Corps site. The designation marks Vanderbilt as one of the premier academic institutions nationwide that nurture entrepreneurship. The I-Corps site grant will support programs to match students and faculty with teams of [...]

30 08, 2017

WARF to rev up funding for startup companies | Business Report | chippewa.com

By | 2017-08-30T13:09:58+00:00 August 30th, 2017|New Fund Announcement, Venture Fund, Wisconsin|0 Comments

WARF is blazing forward with efforts to turn UW-Madison discoveries into products on the market, and will triple its spending on entrepreneurial programs over the next several years. Erik Iverson, managing director of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, noted that studies have shown Wisconsin lags many other states in entrepreneurship, ranking Wisconsin 25th in the [...]

17 08, 2017

University of Georgia Idea Accelerator to welcome largest class to date 

By | 2017-08-17T13:37:03+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Accelerator/incubator, Competition, Georgia, New Fund Announcement|0 Comments

The University of Georgia Idea Accelerator will soon welcome its fall 2017 class, potentially the largest in its four year history. The UGA Idea Accelerator is an eight-week program run by the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), in conjunction with the UGA Entrepreneurship Program and Four Athens, a local tech and entrepreneurship incubator. Students in each class work to develop viable [...]

20 06, 2017

Rutgers University Launches TechAdvance Funding Program to Advance Inventions Toward Commercialization 

By | 2017-06-20T10:57:37+00:00 June 20th, 2017|New Fund Announcement, New Jersey|0 Comments

TechAdvance, a new early-stage technology development fund created to bring innovative technologies invented by Rutgers researchers closer to commercialization, was launched through the university’s Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED). Offering grants of up to $100,000 for Rutgers faculty and students to help advance promising technologies toward commercialization, the TechAdvance program was created by [...]

22 05, 2017

Menlo Ventures raises new $450M fund to back early consumer, enterprise and ‘frontier technologies’

By | 2017-05-22T07:33:51+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|New Fund Announcement, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Silicon Valley VC Menlo Ventures has closed a new $450 million fund to invest primarily in early-stage “consumer, enterprise and frontier technologies”. The funding brings the firm’s total capital to more than $5 billion under management, while Menlo Ventures says the fund was oversubscribed with both new and existing limited partners. “Menlo’s emphasis on early-stage [...]