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8 03, 2019

CIT GAP Funds Named Virginia’s Most Active Investor

By |2019-03-08T09:39:06+00:00March 8th, 2019|Venture Fund|0 Comments

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today that CIT GAP Funds has been named Virginia’s most active investor by CB Insights, developer of a tech market intelligence platform that analyzes millions of data points on venture capital, startups, patents, partnerships, and news mentions to predict future technology trends. CIT GAP Funds joins an impressive list [...]

27 02, 2019

University of Michigan to invest up to $20 million in four of its startups

By |2019-02-27T09:16:23+00:00February 27th, 2019|Michigan, New Investments/Awards, Venture Fund|0 Comments

ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan will make a $2.75 million initial investment into four U-M startups with potential funding of up to $20 million through subsequent financing rounds. The U-M Board of Regents approved the investments Thursday through the Michigan Investment in New Technology Startups initiative. The MINTS fund, which is overseen by the U-M [...]

31 01, 2019

IU Philanthropic Venture Fund invests $250,000 in environmental compliance company: News at IU: Indiana University

By |2019-01-31T10:11:33+00:00January 31st, 2019|Indiana, New Investments/Awards, Venture Fund|0 Comments

The Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund, which invests in IU-related ventures, has invested $250,000 in Indianapolis-based Encamp Inc. The company works with its clients to make environmental compliance -- such as meeting environmental regulations for clean air and water, waste disposal, and hazardous material management -- fast, simple and accurate. CEO Luke Jacobs, lead technical architect Daniel [...]

9 01, 2019

IU Philanthropic Venture Fund invests $500K in health care communication and collaboration company

By |2019-01-09T10:16:39+00:00January 9th, 2019|Indiana, 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 $500,000 in Indianapolis-based Diagnotes Inc. The company helps health care professionals communicate with each other, patients and caregivers on a single, unified, cloud-based platform [...]

2 01, 2019

Purdue Foundry Investment Fund provides $750,000 to advance 3 life sciences startups

By |2019-01-02T07:57:43+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Indiana, Venture Fund|0 Comments

Purdue Research Foundation’s Foundry Investment Fund has invested a total of $750,000 in three life sciences startups to advance them to commercial viability. Novosteo Inc., Phytoption LLC and Confluence Pharmaceuticals LLC each will receive a $250,000 investment from the fund. The goal of the fund is to add critical capital for the transition from the discovery of a promising technology to [...]

20 12, 2018

Two IURTC venture funds invest $400,000 in marketing data technology company

By |2018-12-20T09:54:12+00:00December 20th, 2018|Indiana, New Investments/Awards, Venture Fund|0 Comments

The Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund and the Innovate Indiana Fund have invested $400,000 in Indianapolis-based Zio Inc. Zio has created its Customer Insight Marketing Platform for brands in the retail sector. The company was co-founded by CEO Angel Morales and IU graduate Reuben Vandeventer, who is its chief data scientist. Morales said the platform creates insights into [...]

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 [...]