Venture Fund

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 [...]

19 03, 2020

Innovation Brings Big Investments

By |2020-03-19T08:57:25+00:00March 19th, 2020|Indiana, Venture Fund|0 Comments

Investors must like what they see among Hoosier technology companies, because they’re sure bringing in their dollars. Last year saw a serious uptick in investments from venture capital firms and other types of funding sources, and the new decade began with a bang that only held the trend. 2019 was one of the best years [...]

21 11, 2019

The House Fund closes its second fund with $44 million to pour into UC Berkeley grads, alums and faculty

By |2019-11-21T09:32:37+00:00November 21st, 2019|California, Venture Fund|0 Comments

In 2016, we profiled a then-24-year-old named Jeremy Fiance who had managed to pool together $6 million for a fund focused on his alma mater, UC Berkeley, where as a student he’d brought to campus Kairos Society, an organization for budding entrepreneurs, as well as created a student accelerator called Free Ventures. Fiance wasn’t waiting on someone to give [...]

7 11, 2019

Minnowtech raises $600K seed round, supported by U Maryland Momentum Fund

By |2019-11-07T06:17:17+00:00November 7th, 2019|Maryland, Venture Fund|0 Comments

Aquaculture tech company Minnowtech closed on $600,000 in seed financing with an eye on bringing its system for imaging shrimp to the Southeast Asian market. The round included a $150,000 joint investment from the Maryland Momentum Fund, which is the venture fund of the University System of Maryland, and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). The HATCH Aquaculture Accelerator participated, [...]