31 10, 2019

Xconomy: Venture Investors Bets on Healthcare, and Milwaukee, With $75M Fund

By |2019-10-31T06:19:37+00:00October 31st, 2019|Venture Capital, Wisconsin|0 Comments

Venture Investors is going all-in on healthcare with its latest venture fund. Launched in 1982, Venture Investors (VI) is the oldest venture firm in Wisconsin, and one of the older VCs in the US. Historically, early-stage life sciences and healthcare startups have made up the majority of its investments, but it has also backed young [...]

9 10, 2019

Tom Still: Common ingredients for university based startups

By |2019-10-09T08:42:13+00:00October 9th, 2019|Wisconsin|0 Comments

An overused word to describe the connections between technology, startups and angel or venture capital investments is “ecosystem,” which implies that startups and the people who help support them are akin to a naturally occurring rain forest. If only it was that simple. Mother Nature can’t spawn what it takes to build a healthy structure [...]

1 08, 2019

UWM entrepreneurship center receives $1 million from Bud and Sue Selig

By |2019-08-01T10:21:03+00:00August 1st, 2019|Foundation-support, Gap support programs, Wisconsin|0 Comments

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announced a $1 million gift Wednesday from former Milwaukee Brewers owner Bud Selig and his wife, Sue, the latest of several high-profile investments by big names in UWM and the UW System. Selig, who is the commissioner emeritus of Major League Baseball, is credited with bringing MLB back to Milwaukee in 1970 when he [...]

31 10, 2018

WEDC accelerator awards grant to support startup businesses in southeastern Wisconsin

By |2018-10-31T08:57:28+00:00October 31st, 2018|State or Government, Wisconsin|0 Comments

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has awarded the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) an $80,000 grant to support its Growth Accelerator program, which will help 10 entrepreneurial teams start or grow their businesses. The grant will enable WWBIC to conduct two intensive, 10-week Growth Accelerator classes with five teams in each – one [...]

29 08, 2018

2 MSU POC programs get boost to continue in

By |2018-08-29T16:55:39+00:00August 29th, 2018|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, State or Government, Wisconsin|0 Comments

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) - Two innovative projects at Michigan State University have a green light today to continue their groundbreaking work. The Michigan Strategic Fund Board today approved a two-year extension and refunding of $500,000 for the University Early State Proof of Concept Fund-ADVANCE program. That program supports the current gap in the pipeline of moving [...]

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, [...]

29 08, 2018

WI gener8tor launches social impact program

By |2018-08-29T16:43:04+00:00August 29th, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Wisconsin|0 Comments

Milwaukee- and Madison-based entrepreneurship organization gener8tor today announced it will launch another iteration of its gBETA program, this one focused on early-stage nonprofits and companies launching K-12 education-related products, services or content. Joe Kirgues of gener8tor welcomes attendees to Premiere Night. The new seven-week program, gBETA Social Impact, is being offered in partnership with Madison-based American Family Insurance, [...]

3 08, 2018

Madison patient-data reporting company raises $15M 

By |2018-08-03T08:54:21+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Wisconsin|0 Comments

A Madison company is planning to use $15 million in recently raised funds to expand commercialization of its tech-based medical management platform. Investors participating in the round of funding for HealthMyne included Madison's Venture Investors, the largest venture capital fund in Wisconsin, 4490 Ventures, another Madison venture fund, and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), the patent and licensing organization [...]

20 06, 2018

Intraband Licenses Key WARF Technology for Defense and Industrial Applications 

By |2018-06-20T14:23:37+00:00June 20th, 2018|Wisconsin|0 Comments

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intraband, a mid-infrared laser manufacturer, announces an exclusive licensing agreement with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) covering high reliability and power per chip Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) technologies. The WARF patents cover proven methods for consistently achieving industry leading optical-power emission at mid-infrared wavelengths from a single semiconductor chip using Metal-Organic Chemical [...]

23 03, 2018

Idea Fund La Crosse WI makes first startup investment 

By |2018-03-23T14:21:46+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Wisconsin|0 Comments

The Idea Fund of La Crosse has made its first investment, as the lead in a $450,000 seed round for Madison-based startup Curate Solutions Inc. Horne Curate is a Software-as-a-Service company that uses artificial intelligence to identify and flag early information about construction projects. It is marketed to business development professionals working at general contractor firms, said Taralinda [...]