Entrepreneurs

NovaShield, a Madison-based malware detection start up, has secured a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to tailor its detection software to fight a new generation of cyber threats. Formerly known as Securitas, the company will use its latest grant to help PC owners...

If Kelly Fitzsimmons and Comic Wonder are any indication, the investment climate in Wisconsin is much more temperate than the winter of 2007-08, according to Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. As the snow continues to pile up, Still says recent capital scores by Comic Wonder...

Comic Wonder, a Website dedicated to telling and listening to jokes, has added Lauren Flanagan, general partner of the Phenomenelle Angels Fund, and Pehr Anderson, former director of Silicon Pastures, to its board of directors. Earlier this month, the company announced that it has raised...

Former Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson has agreed to advise BidRX.com, a Wisconsin-based online company that seeks to make pharmacies and pharma companies bid for your prescription drug business. The Oshkosh-based website was established to create a more...

Wisconsin computer game companies may be few in number, but thanks to some energetic executives and a little welcome help from state government, they are making an impact on global interactive entertainment. Whether this industry can grow beyond a handful of companies remains to be...

Nerites Corp. of Madison has completed a $5.7 million round of funding led by Venture Investors of Madison and Black Mountain Ventures of Foster City, Calif. The company is developing new tissue repair products and coatings for medical devices. ...

When selling the ownership of their business, today's entrepreneurs prefer selling stock to selling assets, but there are many variables that impact the decision, according to Madison attorney Joe Boucher. In this 17th editon of Early Stage, Boucher goes over the pros and cons, from...