Venture Capital

13 01, 2021

HX Venture Fund raising $75M for VC investments 

By |2021-01-13T14:12:37+00:00January 13th, 2021|Venture Capital|0 Comments

HX Venture Fund, which aims to grow Houston's venture capital ecosystem, is raising money for its second fund-of-funds. HX Venture Fund is raising $75 million from institutional limited partners for HX Venture Fund II, managing partners Sandy Guitar and Guillermo Borda told the Houston Business Journal. The fund-of-funds will have a series of rolling closes, but HX Venture Fund [...]

6 01, 2021

Deerfield Launches a Novel Funding Mechanism, the X-Seed Award

By |2021-01-06T10:02:25+00:00January 6th, 2021|Venture Capital|0 Comments

Deerfield Management Company, a New York City-based healthcare investment firm, today announced the launch of the X-Seed Award, a new program designed to support early-stage life science startups. Award winners will be women and other minority founders in New York City. The X-Seed Award was created by Deerfield as a result of the partnership announced [...]

17 12, 2020

Is Silicon Valley losing its shine? Venture capitalists find no clear alternative.

By |2020-12-17T06:37:21+00:00December 17th, 2020|Venture Capital|0 Comments

This year, the partners at Founders Fund — a prominent San Francisco venture capital firm that has backed Airbnb, Palantir Technologies and other leading companies — took an informal internal poll: If the fund could open a major new office outside the Bay Area, where would it go? It’s a question many venture capitalists and [...]

2 12, 2020

COVID Not Slowing VC Investment – Harvard Business School Working Knowledge

By |2020-12-02T09:51:28+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Venture Capital|0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has battered industries around the world, but one sector's prospects aren’t so bleak: venture capital. Startup backers—and private-equity managers in general—say that half of their portfolio companies haven’t been harmed by the coronavirus that stalled the economy in March, according to two new surveys by Paul A. Gompers, the Eugene Holman Professor of [...]

16 09, 2020

Winnow Fund to start investing in student entrepreneurs in Wisconsin

By |2020-09-16T14:31:39+00:00September 16th, 2020|Venture Capital, Wisconsin|0 Comments

A new venture capital fund will start investing in Wisconsin's university and college entrepreneurs this fall after closing on $6 million in fundraising. The Winnow Fund, a seed-stage venture capital fund led by Richelle Martin, announced the fundraising in a news release Monday. The Winnow Fund plans to start investing in November. The fund plans [...]

30 07, 2020

VC firm launches virtual matchmaking event for Midwest startups and investors

By |2020-07-30T09:59:46+00:00July 30th, 2020|Illinois, Venture Capital|0 Comments

With face-to-face meetings between investors and startup founders sidelined due to the coronavirus, a Chicago VC firm is launching a new virtual matchmaking initiative to connect entrepreneurs with tech investors. Sandalphon Capital, led by Jonathan Ellis, has launched the “midwest.tech/connect” virtual summit, a virtual event that aims to connect startups across the Midwest to venture capital firms and angel [...]

8 07, 2020

Venture capitalists, Purdue innovations, startups establish winning combination for moving life-changing technologies to public

By |2020-07-08T11:04:58+00:00July 8th, 2020|Indiana, Venture Capital|0 Comments

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University will reach 275 startups within the coming fiscal year in startup creation. Providing strength and longevity to Purdue-affiliated startups is the more than $400 million dollars in support and investments the startups have brought to Indiana, much from venture capitalists. “Venture capitalists are interested in companies with innovations that [...]

21 05, 2020

9 Ways the Pandemic Has Changed Startup Funding-Builtin.com

By |2020-05-21T09:07:41+00:00May 21st, 2020|Venture Capital|0 Comments

The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything, including how companies raise venture funding. It has become a slower, shakier process, in part because VCs and startup founders can no longer meet in person. “Much of communication between people is non-verbal,” Russ Wilcox, a partner at Pillar VC, told Built In. Specifically, he said, a lot of emotional [...]

14 05, 2020

Houston-based venture firm closes recent fund and reflects on COVID-19’s effect on investing 

By |2020-05-14T09:52:08+00:00May 14th, 2020|Texas, Venture Capital|0 Comments

t's no secret that — in light of coronavirus-caused closures, market disruption, and historic unemployment — venture capitalist might be a little more hesitant to join in on a startup's investment round. Yet one Houston VC group has managed amidst the crisis — and even succeeded in closing its most recent fund. Fitz Gate Ventures, [...]

9 04, 2020

ARCH Venture Partners raises $1.46 billion across two funds for biotech investing

By |2020-04-09T10:22:31+00:00April 9th, 2020|Venture Capital|0 Comments

Against a backdrop where the life-or-death consequences of biotechnology innovation are becoming increasingly apparent as the world races to develop vaccines and therapies to treat COVID-19, life sciences investor ARCH Venture Partners  has raised $1.46 billion in funding to finance new tech development. The two funds, ARCH Venture Fund X and ARCH Venture Fund X Overage, are [...]