Venture Capital

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...

Vidmaker Inc., a Madison company with a video-making platform, has been acquired by YouTube, according to the company's website. "We built Vidmaker with the goal of making it easy for anyone, anywhere to create great online video. Today we're excited to announce our team will be...

In its latest State Tech and Science Index, the California-based Milken Institute reinforced the perception that the Midwest is a frozen wasteland amid the nation's high-growth economy. Small New England states such as Rhode Island, New Hampshire and even Vermont — with no city larger than...

When Diane Schwarz became CIO of Textron in 2013, the company had a Chairman’s Award for innovation which focused on product and services innovation, but it had no awards for innovation in IT. As part of a drive toward instilling a culture of...

Most high impact entrepreneurs need capital to build their businesses. The amount of capital, and the timing of the infusion(s), is mostly a function of the kind of business/business model and the time it takes to get home – that is to an exit...

After years of shying away from science, engineering and clean-technology start-ups, investors are beginning to take an interest in them again, raising hopes among entrepreneurs in those areas that a long slump is finally over. But these start-ups face intense pressure to prove that their...

Cash flow into the healthcare IT sector may just have reached its limit. Coming down from a torrid second quarter, Q3 venture capital funding for the sector dropped nearly 50 percent, according to the findings of a new report. The study, published by consulting firm...