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21 10, 2019

U-M creates investment fund to fill gap for early-stage capital for university startups 

By |2019-10-21T14:17:02+00:00October 21st, 2019|Michigan, Venture Fund|0 Comments

U-M Tech Transfer, the unit responsible for commercializing University of Michigan research discoveries and innovations, will create the Accelerate Blue Fund to provide seed capital to nascent U-M startup companies. Creation of the fund was approved Oct. 17 by the U-M Board of Regents. “There are enormous benefits to the university and our region in [...]

3 10, 2019

U Arizona Venture Capital Fund Invests in New High Power Laser Technologies

By |2019-10-03T09:52:46+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Arizona, Venture Fund|0 Comments

UAVenture Capital Fund (UAVC), a Tucson-based venture capital fund dedicated to the commercialization of University of Arizona discoveries, products, technologies and services, today announced its tenth, eleventh and twelfth investments. The Fund has invested in DeUVe Photonics, Inc. whose deep-ultra-violet short-wave-length technology will address an unmet need in the 230-400 nanometer wavelength range with unmatched performance in power, [...]

15 08, 2019

OSF Hospital System Ventures Launches Second Venture Capital Fund

By |2019-08-15T09:14:28+00:00August 15th, 2019|Hospitals, Venture Fund|0 Comments

OSF Ventures, the corporate investment arm of OSF HealthCare, has launched a second venture capital fund of $75 million to continue its strategy of supporting new technology, devices and services that offer improved and more cost efficient health care. Three and a half years following its first investment, OSF Ventures has directly invested in 15 companies and [...]

14 08, 2019

IU Ventures announces new slate of startup support and investment programs

By |2019-08-14T12:48:44+00:00August 14th, 2019|Indiana, Venture Fund|0 Comments

IU Ventures, formerly the Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation, has announced new programs designed to foster connections among investors, IU faculty, students and entrepreneurs throughout the global IU community to support, invest in and grow innovative new enterprises with IU affiliations. In the past, IU Ventures had a broad engagement focus, dealing with both [...]

18 06, 2019

Hopes for £100m venture capital fund to back university spin-outs 

By |2019-06-18T10:14:10+00:00June 18th, 2019|State or Government, UK/England, Venture Fund|0 Comments

A partnership of North East universities is looking to create a £100m venture capital fund that will be used to grow spin-outs from some of the region’s top minds. The Northern Accelerator was initially created to support spin-out businesses from the organisation’s partner universities - Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria and Sunderland. It is now looking to [...]

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 [...]