Venture Capital

Whether looking for an investor, a joint venture or joint development partner, a strategic hire, or your next CEO, a warm introduction is almost always better than a cold call or solicitation. But the quality and effectiveness of warm introductions vary considerably. In...

In a study published October 11 in Nature Medicine, a team of researchers at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have shown a high-speed method for analyzing the stubbornly complex MHC genes in three species of monkeys. Viruses such as...

Why is the stress of putting together the board presentation so intense? "What makes board presentations so challenging to prepare for is not the deluge of data that gets assembled for discussion," says Anett D. Grant, president of Executive Speaking, Inc. "Executives at this level are...

Hong Kong is emerging from the global financial crisis in relatively good shape thanks to a combination of hard work, entrepreneurial spirit and the innovative use of Information Technology (IT), according Sunny Lee, the President of the Hong Kong Computer Society. It is clear that using...

Twenty-five percent of today's top business-process outsourcers (BPO) will not exist in the next three years according to a research note released yesterday by Gartner. They reported that economic pressures, poorly conceived contracts and the inability to adapt to standardized delivery models are all having...

Forget the recession. Or perhaps, thrive in spite of it. That seemed to be the prevailing mindset at the AllThingsLifeSciences 2009 Venture Capital Forum held in Madison on October 1, 2009. Total funding sought by all 18 women-owned life science companies presenting at...

Two Wisconsin companies raised nearly $4.5 million of angel funding in the third quarter, according to the Wisconsin Angel Network. DuBay Ingredients LLC, a Stratford company with a technology for producing ethanol from whey, raised $4.25 million from LA Investment Capital. Read full article>>...

The sale of Metavante Technologies Inc. to Fidelity National Information Services Inc. closed as scheduled Thursday morning with the value of the deal climbing to more than $4 billion due to the companies’ rising stock prices since the deal was announced six months ago. The combined...

In a visit to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus, President Barack Obama announced $5 billion in grant awards under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) to fund cutting-edge medical research in every state across America. The more than...

One way to characterize venture capital financings is by the number of investors; more specifically, is there more than one. If so, the investor group is typically called a “syndicate.” While working with a syndicate can pose challenges, before and after the closing,...