Venture Capital

29 09, 2021

University Endowments Mint Billions in Golden Era of Venture Capital – WSJ

By |2021-09-29T14:22:46+00:00September 29th, 2021|Venture Capital|0 Comments

Large college endowments have notched their biggest investment gains in decades, thanks to portfolios boosted by huge venture-capital returns and soaring stock markets. The University of Minnesota’s endowment gained 49.2% for the year ending June 30, while Brown University’s endowment notched a return of more than 50%, said people familiar with their returns, which aren’t [...]

12 08, 2021

Chris Sacca Returns With $800 Million in Venture Capital for Climate Tech

By |2021-08-12T08:58:08+00:00August 12th, 2021|Venture Capital|0 Comments

enture capitalist Chris Sacca is launching four climate tech funds worth about $800 million in total through his new firm Lowercarbon Capital LLC. “The idea that a relatively small amount of money could be a huge lever in confronting this crisis, I love that,” he said. Sacca made his name and lots of money with [...]

22 07, 2021

UTEC launches a new initiative to help deep tech founders commercialize their work | TechCrunch

By |2021-07-22T11:02:16+00:00July 22nd, 2021|Texas, Venture Capital|0 Comments

The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners (UTEC) is launching a new program to address a problem the venture capital fund says many deep tech founders face. They may raise pre-seed capital from an incubator or accelerator program, but reach a funding gap before moving on to early-stage rounds. Without financial resources, it takes longer to [...]

9 06, 2021

TTU Research Park launches Seraph Hub Fuel Fund aimed at supporting emerging Agtech companies

By |2021-06-09T12:38:27+00:00June 9th, 2021|Angel, Texas, Venture Capital|0 Comments

The Texas Tech Research Park Inc. Board of Directors chairman and president John Esparza has announced the launch of a collaboration with Seraph and the Lubbock Angel Network (LAN) to launch the research park’s first venture capital fund, the Seraph Hub Fuel Fund. The focus of the collaboration is to accelerate business success of high-tech startups and emerging companies in the [...]

9 06, 2021

Altitude Lab Launches Investor Coalition to Fund and Mentor Healthcare Startups in Utah

By |2021-06-09T12:36:11+00:00June 9th, 2021|Gap support programs, Utah, Venture Capital|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Altitude Lab today announced the launch of its Investor Coalition, a partnered network of leading healthcare venture capitalists to fund, mentor, and provide resources for Altitude-incubated startups. Together, the Investor Coalition will support a diverse community of founders who are shaping Utah's rapidly growing healthcare innovation economy and aims to collectively invest $50 [...]

19 05, 2021

CincyTech wraps up raising $20 million seed capital fund

By |2021-05-19T17:42:13+00:00May 19th, 2021|Ohio, State or Government, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Cincinnati startup capital company CincyTech has finished raising its fifth fund, giving it nearly $20 million in new money to invest. Avondale-based CincyTech, based in the University of Cincinnati’s 1819 Innovation Hub in Avondale, raised $19.7 million for its fifth investment fund. It wrapped up fundraising at the end of April. CincyTech will use the [...]

13 05, 2021

Perceptive Advisors closes $515M fund to fuel more early-stage biotech startups 

By |2021-05-13T10:48:00+00:00May 13th, 2021|Venture Capital|0 Comments

When Chris Garabedian set out early last year to raise money for a second Perceptive Advisors fund focused on early-stage biotech startups, it took just a matter of months to draw interest from investors willing to commit more than $1 billion total. The fund could have closed with that much money, maybe more, said Garabedian, [...]

4 03, 2021

Led by startup founders, the Midwest Fund aims to back companies at the earliest stages

By |2021-03-04T10:09:23+00:00March 4th, 2021|Venture Capital|0 Comments

A new fund is launching in the Midwest to invest in early stage startups across the region. And it's led by a group of experienced founders who are committed to reinvesting in their startup communities. The Midwest Fund is the latest geographic-specific VC group from The Fund, a New York-based venture firm that's previously launched funds in Los [...]

17 02, 2021

Virtual alumni pitching event opens new doors for Purdue startups during pandemic

By |2021-02-17T16:32:54+00:00February 17th, 2021|Indiana, Venture Capital|0 Comments

A virtual pitching event has offered Purdue University-affiliated startups the chance to connect with potential customers and agriculture leaders during the pandemic. Fish Tank was a virtual pitching event held earlier this month during the Purdue Ag Alumni Association’s Gone Fishin’ event, the virtual alternative to its annual Fish Fry. The Fish Tank featured 12 Purdue [...]

11 02, 2021

Two new efforts could widen the pool of people investing directly in venture funds | TechCrunch

By |2021-02-11T11:22:19+00:00February 11th, 2021|Venture Capital|0 Comments

Venture funds have historically counted on several types of limited partners — or LPs — for their own investing capital. One of these groups is institutional investors — think pension funds, university endowments, hospital systems and the like. Another is corporations. A third bucket centers on wealthy individuals and often their family offices. It’s a fairly [...]