Entrepreneurs

Thinkful, the online continuing education services company for programmers and developers, has raised $4.25 million in a new round of funding as it looks to expand its portfolio of education offerings. “We’ve found a away to get a lot of professional engineers excited about helping people...

When I hike a mountain with many paths, I need a map, signposts, or, even better, a guide. Surrounded by too many choices, many leading in the wrong direction, I easily get lost. I need what my talented friend Cricket Redman of Cricket Design...

Wayne Fromm spent roughly a decade hustling to get his camera monopod off the ground. But, the inventor says, he “met resistance.” People just didn’t get the concept of using an extendible pole to shoot photos of themselves. They do now. Last holiday season, shoppers scooped...

A tech start-up called DotCloud was on its last legs in 2012. Now called Docker, its software has been downloaded 70 million times. “It’s exhilarating and it’s frightening,” said Benjamin Golub, Docker’s chief executive. “We are absolutely punching way above our weight class.” Docker is at the...

It's hard to find someone who cares more about the economic vibrancy of the Milwaukee area than Tom Schuster, a seasoned corporate executive and turnaround expert who is now the managing general partner for the Wisconsin Super Angel Fund. That doesn't mean Schuster is above expressing...

Wellbe, a Madison, WI-based provider of software that helps guide patients through medical treatments and surgeries, has raised $2.4 million from investors, the company announced today. Wellbe has now snagged about $4 million from investors since CEO James Dias co-founded the company in 2008. Investors in...

Entrepreneurs live in the future. If you expect to innovate and grow, you have to. But if you're growing a business, the vast majority of your time is likely spent on countless tedious tasks in the present. So, how do you keep your eye on...

Smart home products, home security systems and plenty of gadgets to help improve your health were on display as International CES, the world's largest consumer electronics show, kicked off its annual event Sunday in Las Vegas. The official convention doesn't begin until Tuesday, but companies...