Venture Capital

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 “” 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

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 [...]

12 03, 2020

RTP Global Unveils $650M Startup-Focused Fund

By |2020-03-12T07:35:45+00:00March 12th, 2020|Venture Capital|0 Comments

To continue supporting technology in regions all over the world from North America to Southeast Asia, Leonid Boguslavsky-founded RTP Global unveiled a new $650 million fund to keep investing in early-stage tech companies. The venture capital firm’s last fund totaled $200 million and was rolled out in 2017, according to reports. The fund reportedly intends to invest in [...]

2 01, 2020

Duke University gets $130 million in funding to accelerate drug discovery

By |2020-01-02T10:52:24+00:00January 2nd, 2020|North Carolina, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Duke University and Deerfield Management Company, a healthcare investment firm,  have created a major translational research collaboration with $130 million in funding. By way of a newly launched company called Four Points Innovation, up to $130 million of initial funding will be made available by Deerfield to back the initiative for 10 years. Deerfield also will provide development expertise in support of Duke’s innovative drug research across a span of high-need therapeutic areas, as well as those targeting patients [...]

21 11, 2019

UAVenture Capital Fund Invests in Sleep Apnea Treatment Technology

By |2019-11-21T09:35:19+00:00November 21st, 2019|Arizona, Venture Capital|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 thirteenth investment. The Fund has invested in StimAire, Inc. where breakthrough technology may revolutionize the treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). StimAire replaces today's surgically implanted neural stimulation devices with a small wearable and [...]

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 [...]