///Venture Fund
30 11, 2018

IU Philanthropic Venture Fund invests in regenerative medicine company Vascugen

By |2018-11-30T09:36:31+00:00November 30th, 2018|Indiana, New Investments/Awards, Venture Fund|0 Comments

The Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund, which provides capital to faculty, students, alumni and staff at all IU campuses to help them further develop their research and innovations into startup companies, has invested in Vascugen Inc., a regenerative medicine company. Vascugen is focused on finding therapies to repair human tissue damaged by reduced blood flow due to [...]

1 11, 2018

IU Philanthropic Venture Fund commits $500,000 to drug development company

By |2018-11-01T10:25:16+00:00November 1st, 2018|Foundation-support, Indiana, New Investments/Awards, Venture Fund|0 Comments

The Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund, which provides capital to faculty, students, alumni and staff at all IU campuses to help them further develop their research and innovations into startup companies, has committed to invest $500,000 in Indianapolis-based NERx Biosciences Inc. as part of $2.2 million bridge round. The company discovers and develops targeted therapeutics for cancer treatment. John [...]

17 10, 2018

Michigan alum raises $137 million for startups 

By |2018-10-17T08:33:28+00:00October 17th, 2018|Michigan, Venture Fund|0 Comments

Base10 Partners, a venture capital firm co-founded by Thomas James Nahigian, a University of Michigan Ross School of Business alum, and Adeyemi Ajao, has recently raised $137 million for investment in the name of “automation for the real economy.” This marks what is believed to be the largest debut for a venture capital firm led [...]

12 10, 2018

Tel Aviv University Fund TAU Ventures leads $ 1.5 million. investment in Israeli startup 

By |2018-10-12T10:00:30+00:00October 12th, 2018|Israel, Venture Fund|0 Comments

Tel Aviv University venture capital fund resulted in a $ 1.5 million investment round for two, Castor and Hoopo. The fund announced on Wednesday. TAU Ventures is the first and only academically-based venture capital fund in Israel. It is similar to university-funded or affiliated funds at leading institutions in the United States such as Stanford [...]

29 08, 2018

Foxconn Creates $100M Venture Fund 

By |2018-08-29T16:54:24+00:00August 29th, 2018|Corporate, Venture Fund, Wisconsin|0 Comments

Foxconn Technology Group continues to make its presence felt in the Wisconsin business community. The latest move: The Taiwanese contract manufacturer is forming a $100 million early-stage venture capital fund with three of the Badger State’s leading companies and organizations. Advocate Aurora Health, Northwestern Mutual, Johnson Controls, and Foxconn will each contribute $25 million to the fund, [...]

3 07, 2018

UT Horizon Fund participates as Cerebri AI raises $5M in funding

By |2018-07-03T13:28:16+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Texas, Venture Fund|0 Comments

Cerebri AI, an Austin startup that uses AI to improve customer service, just announced a major round of funding — a $5 million Series A led by Microsoft’s venture fund, M12. With the fresh funds, the company plans to expand its operations and support the release of its new Cerebri Values product, which “quantifies each [...]

19 06, 2018

Rock River Capital Nabs Another $15M to Invest in Midwest Startups

By |2018-06-19T08:29:21+00:00June 19th, 2018|Venture Fund|0 Comments

A young Wisconsin venture capital firm says it has raised more than $15 million for a fund created under a program partially supported by the state of Wisconsin and aimed at increasing the amount of funding available to Badger State startups. Rock River Capital Partners said in a document filed with the SEC on Friday that the amount [...]

13 06, 2018

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

By |2018-06-13T06:10:11+00:00June 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 [...]

4 06, 2018

Deerfield Management pledges $65 million to Northwestern for drug development

By |2018-06-04T08:43:10+00:00June 4th, 2018|Corporate, Illinois, Venture Fund|0 Comments

Northwestern announced Thursday it is partnering with Deerfield Management, an investment management company, to launch Lakeside Discovery LLC in order to help develop new drugs. Deerfield, which pledged up to $65 million, will help shepherd potential drugs to the Food and Drug Administration to get them approved for human testing. Alicia Löffler, executive director of [...]

17 04, 2018

Tel Aviv University launches VC fund to invest in early-stage startups

By |2018-04-17T13:32:39+00:00April 17th, 2018|Israel, Venture Fund|0 Comments

Tel Aviv University has announced plans to set up an early-stage startup venture fund, the first of its kind by an Israeli university. The TAU Ventures fund, which will be located in Tel Aviv, has already raised some $20 million in commitments from investors including the Singaporean investment fund, Chartered HighTech (CTH), and additional investors from [...]