///Venture Fund
29 05, 2019

UnityPoint, a midwestern hospital network, launches $100M venture fund 

By |2019-05-29T11:53:06+00:00May 29th, 2019|Corporate, Hospitals, Venture Fund|0 Comments

At the inaugural MedCity INVEST Pop Health conference in New Orleans on May 22, West Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health announced that it has launched a $100 million venture fund. UnityPoint is a network of hospitals, clinics and home care services in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. According to the UnityPoint Health Ventures website, the fund will make investments [...]

22 05, 2019

MSU’s student-led VC fund offers new hands-on learning

By |2019-05-22T09:26:06+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Michigan, Student Funds, Venture Fund|0 Comments

With a new investment fund at Michigan State University, students can gain experience on either side of the venture capital industry. The Student Venture Capital Fund offers students with an idea for a business or an innovation “priceless” experience in seeking capital and pitching to prospective investors, said Jeff Wesley, the executive director of Red Cedar Ventures at [...]

25 04, 2019

University of Arizona-focused venture fund invests in optics firm

By |2019-04-25T09:44:29+00:00April 25th, 2019|Venture Fund|0 Comments

A venture-capital fund dedicated to backing University of Arizona technology spinoff companies has made its sixth investment and the first for its second venture fund. UA Venture Capital Fund has invested an undisclosed amount in EARDG Photonics, Inc., whose technology for “enhanced augmented reality display glasses,” was developed by researchers within the UA College of [...]

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 [...]