Venture Fund

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, [...]

7 11, 2019

IU Philanthropic Venture Fund invests $250,000 in Qumulex, a cloud-based security solution provider

By |2019-11-07T06:11:19+00:00November 7th, 2019|Indiana, New Investments/Awards, Venture Fund|0 Comments

IU Ventures has invested $250,000 in Qumulex, a company poised to transform the video surveillance and access control industry by unifying video surveillance and access control with cloud storage and accessibility. The investment is part of a Series Seed II funding round. Qumulex is developing a platform of security solutions, including both hardware and software, for the [...]

21 10, 2019

U-M creates investment fund to fill gap for early-stage capital for university startups 

By |2019-10-21T14:17:02+00:00October 21st, 2019|Michigan, Venture Fund|0 Comments

U-M Tech Transfer, the unit responsible for commercializing University of Michigan research discoveries and innovations, will create the Accelerate Blue Fund to provide seed capital to nascent U-M startup companies. Creation of the fund was approved Oct. 17 by the U-M Board of Regents. “There are enormous benefits to the university and our region in [...]

3 10, 2019

U Arizona Venture Capital Fund Invests in New High Power Laser Technologies

By |2019-10-03T09:52:46+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Arizona, Venture Fund|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 tenth, eleventh and twelfth investments. The Fund has invested in DeUVe Photonics, Inc. whose deep-ultra-violet short-wave-length technology will address an unmet need in the 230-400 nanometer wavelength range with unmatched performance in power, [...]