Venture Capital

In the early days of the modern venture capital industry, way back in the 1950s, most venture capital funds were generalists. That is, while the specific experiences and skills of the managing partners no doubt influenced the kinds of deals that interested various funds,...

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved a plan Friday to overhaul the antiquated computer system that manages its employee payroll and benefits, for an amount that could reach $81.4 million. The project comes just a few years after the UW System abandoned another...

Smart, savvy and very possibly soon-to-be-rich women from across the county will descend on Madison at the end of September in a reality show you won't see on television. Springboard Enterprises, an organization that pairs women-led technology companies with investors, will hold a two day seminar...

Matt Storms interviewed Scott Button, Managing Director of Venture Investors, a venture capital firm in Madison, Wisconsin. In this audio podcast of their conversation, Scott elaborates on the stage and industry focus of Venture Investors and their Venture Igniter program. He also describes...

OnBioVC.com recently reported on the trends of international VC bioscience funding for the 2Q 2009 and found that there were 88 financings for 2Q09 versus 71 deals in 2Q08. The combined second quarter 2009 bioscience investment totaled approximately $1.7B, an increase of roughly $538.2M compared...

We started tracking VC funding in October 2008, as the financial markets were melting. The more we looked, the more we found that the headlines were wrong. It was not all doom and gloom, not in our corner of the universe: early-stage Web tech ventures....

Lilly Ventures, the venture capital arm of Eli Lilly & Co., has spun out from its parent in an effort to compensate its members more like a traditional venture firm. As part of the spinout, completed May 1, Lilly Ventures secured $200 million from its corporate...

Silicon Valley’s money-making engine is stalled as technology start-ups find it harder to sell themselves or go public. Part of the blame, entrepreneurs and investors say, falls on the big investment banks. Even if a start-up ready to go public attracts the attention of the big...