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

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 [...]

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 [...]

23 04, 2020

Purdue Foundry startups receive funding from Elevate Ventures to spur growth

By |2020-04-23T10:02:07+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Indiana|0 Comments

Five Purdue Foundry-affiliated startups are among the businesses from around Indiana to win funding by Elevate Ventures to spur growth. The startups are among 16 chosen from 58 finalists that competed Feb. 25-27 in the second regional Elevate Nexus Pitch Competitions. Elevate Ventures awarded a total of $680,000 in preseed and seed funding. The Purdue-affiliated startup [...]

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 [...]

13 02, 2020

Two Purdue innovators advance their technologies through Trask funding 

By |2020-02-13T10:26:57+00:00February 13th, 2020|Indiana, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Two Purdue University researchers have received a total of $80,585 from the Trask Innovation Fund to help their labs commercialize their innovations. The fund is a development program established to support projects that advance the commercial value of Purdue intellectual property. The fund makes awards twice a year to aid faculty and staff with their patented innovations [...]

30 01, 2020

Purdue U invests $500K in university-affiliated AI startup

By |2020-01-30T09:31:27+00:00January 30th, 2020|Indiana|0 Comments

West Lafayette, Ind.-based Purdue University's medical technology investment fund allotted $500,000 to PhysIQ, a healthcare startup founded by a Purdue alumnus, according to a Jan. 29 news release. PhysIQ uses artificial intelligence to analyze real-time physiological data gathered by wearable sensors. Because it not only identifies patients in need of interventions, but can also demonstrate the [...]

30 01, 2020

Universities are Economic Engines

By |2020-01-30T09:59:12+00:00January 30th, 2020|Indiana|0 Comments

innovosource note: Indiana and other states are realizing the value of investment into early stage innovation and startups. Many of them are accomplishing this by supporting gap fund/accelerator programs at research institutions. In a previous article, we uncovered over 30 states in the US and countless established and emerging innovation economies across the globe [...]