Venture Fund

20 01, 2021

Dana-Farber launches venture fund targeting incurable cancers

By |2021-01-20T12:15:59+00:00January 20th, 2021|Venture Fund|0 Comments

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is diving deeper into biotech financing, announcing Thursday the launch of Binney Street Capital, its first-ever venture fund. Binney will support new research and technologies as part of the institute's larger mission to help treat incurable cancers. The fund plans to invest in eight to 10 companies over the next three years, providing between [...]

2 12, 2020

UMD computer scientist’s VisiSonics raises $3.5M, including $500K from Momentum Fund

By |2020-12-02T09:48:15+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Maryland, Venture Fund|0 Comments

For one, there’s a question of visuals. The objects have to be three-dimensional enough to look like they’re in front of a player, and a character has to be able to move around to see those objects to the right or left. It’s not just a question of look, but also feeling like you’re somewhere [...]

11 11, 2020

Tampa General to Launch Venture Fund

By |2020-11-11T10:06:17+00:00November 11th, 2020|Hospitals, Venture Fund|0 Comments

Tampa General Hospital has joined the growing list of health systems with an innovation hub and venture capital fund. It has announced the creation of a venture capital fund dedicated to driving a culture of innovation across Tampa General through the support of early-stage startups and direct investments. Tampa General Hospital is a 1,006-bed nonprofit [...]

9 09, 2020

Xfund 3 Raises Fund to Support University-Based Startups

By |2020-09-09T14:21:16+00:00September 9th, 2020|Venture Fund|0 Comments

Xfund, a Palo Alto, CA-based Cambridge, MA-based early-stage venture capital firm designed to back lateral thinkers, closed its newest investment vehicle, Xfund 3. Launched in 2012 as a collaboration between Harvard University and New Enterprise Associates and Breyer Capital, the fund combines academia with venture capital to seek out founders who have pursued liberal arts degrees. Led [...]

12 08, 2020

Amplified Sciences attracts second IU Ventures investment

By |2020-08-12T13:14:46+00:00August 12th, 2020|Indiana, Venture Fund|0 Comments

Diagnostic cancer testing startup Amplified Sciences is the first company to receive a double investment through IU Ventures' startup support ecosystem. After receiving an investment from the IU Philanthropic Venture Fund in April 2020, Amplified Sciences attracted a $25,000 investment through the IU Angel Network in June. "An objective of IU Ventures is to introduce each founder we meet to resources to support [...]

8 07, 2020

CU Healthcare Innovation Fund closes with $50 million in committed capital

By |2020-07-08T12:03:39+00:00July 8th, 2020|Colorado, Venture Fund|0 Comments

The CU Healthcare Innovation Fund announced today that it has secured its maximum targeted committed capital of $50 million. The fund is affiliated with and located on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus near Denver, Colorado. The limited partners include, among others, the University of Colorado, UCHealth, Children's Hospital Colorado and CU Medicine, all [...]

25 06, 2020

Amazon makes corporate gift to U-M philanthropic venture fund 

By |2020-06-25T10:23:13+00:00June 25th, 2020|Corporate, Michigan, Venture Fund|0 Comments

Amazon is contributing $200,000 to the Accelerate Blue Fund, a University of Michigan philanthropic venture fund—representing the first corporate gift received by the fund that aims to help develop and commercialize promising U-M technologies. The donation brings Accelerate Blue nearly to the halfway point of its initial goal of $2 million. By the end of the [...]

3 06, 2020

IU funds invest additional $250K in Diagnotes, a health care communication and collaboration company: News at IU

By |2020-06-03T20:52:52+00:00June 3rd, 2020|Indiana, Uncategorized, Venture Fund|0 Comments

The IU Philanthropic Venture Fund and the Innovate Indiana Fund, which provide capital to companies founded by Indiana University faculty, students, alumni and staff to help bring their research and innovations to the public through new ventures, have made a cumulative follow-on investment of $250,000 in Indianapolis-based Diagnotes Inc. Diagnotes provides a suite of team-based, patient-centered collaboration tools [...]

7 05, 2020

Life science startup targeting pancreatic cancer receives IU Philanthropic Venture Fund investment

By |2020-05-07T09:28:04+00:00May 7th, 2020|Indiana, Venture Fund|0 Comments

The IU Philanthropic Venture Fund has invested $125,000 in the recent Series Seed funding round for Amplified Sciences, an Indiana life sciences startup that leverages patent-protected technology that amplifies difficult-to-find biomarkers. Its lead assay in development helps clinicians test for pancreatic cancer and better treat patients with pancreatic cysts. "Among the incredible Indiana community of biopharma and [...]

23 04, 2020

Alumni-led agtech startup The Bee Corp receives $250K investment from IU Philanthropic Venture Fund

By |2020-04-23T10:06:35+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Indiana, Venture Fund|0 Comments

The IU Philanthropic Venture Fund, managed by IU Ventures, is investing $250,000 in The Bee Corp, an Indiana agtech startup developing solutions for growers and beekeepers who rely on commercial pollination. The company uses infrared cameras that attach to a smartphone to provide a noninvasive look at the health of the hive. More than half a dozen [...]