Venture Capital

So-called "bridge financings" between rounds of venture capital financings often take the form of convertible debt with an “equity kicker,” usually in the form of warrants. Paul Jones steps us through the process of seed financing and the use of convertible debt with warrants...

Democratic state legislators plan to hold hearings, possibly as soon as next week, on a proposed $15 million economic growth package that would bulk up Wisconsin's angel investing tax credits, better connect businesses with university research, and include other measures to rebuild the state's economy. The...

A record 500-plus people attended Wisconsin's largest early stage investing conference this month and another 250 rubbed shoulders in the same convention hall at the Midwest's largest forum on health care investing. What better time to shatter myths surrounding the investors who crowded both events?...

A small Madison company seeks funds to bring to market two technologies it believes will make flu vaccine production less costly and more efficient, and will increase the effectiveness of vaccines once they are administered....

The BioPharma Management Technologies Division of Wound Management Technologies, Inc., (WNDM) will search for partners to aid in leveraging its existing technology and infrastructure to develop opportunities within the International Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering fields. "Some of the most important developments in biotechnology and medical...

Central Signal, LLC, a Madison-based company, has been awarded a $700,000 SBIR Phase II grant entitled “Cost Effective, Power Efficient, Wireless Sensor Network Based Highway Incident Detection & Warning System” from the United States Department of Transportation. A cost effective, easily deployable system, that could...

With a number of venture conferences this fall, including the upcoming MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum that is being held in Madison this year, several companies we are working with are preparing for investor presentations. This column covers a number of best practices for presenting...