Venture Capital

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...

For companies that go public, how do those that were backed primarily by angel investors fare against those primarily backed by venture capitalists? That was one of the questions addressed in a working paper recently published by two professors from the University of New Hampshire....

Wisconsin companies raised $6.5 million of venture capital funding in the first half of the year - a falloff of 81% from a year earlier, and the state's slowest start since 2005. The weak start mirrored a decline nationally. Venture capitalists invested $6.9 billion during the first half...

Biotech investor Steve Burrill is out raising a $1 billion fund to support the massive bioscience project planned for Elk Run, near Rochester, though he has “no checks yet.” Burrill plans to use half the proposed fund, or $500 million, to support construction of the 2,300-acre...