Venture Capital

Twelve UW-Madison faculty members have been named finalists to compete for five spots in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, the public part of a $150 million public-private research building going up on the 1300 block of University Avenue. The institute, to focus on biotechnology, nanotechnology and...

If there’s a fundamental mistake made by CIOs in dealing with CFOs it’s going into meetings talking CIO talk—clouds, SaaS, virtualization—and not getting that the CFO may not understand and, critically, may not care at all. A CFO’s primarily workplace deliverable is not staying on...

Technology entrepreneurs are having a devil of a time finding angels. Angel investors are the optimistic financiers who give entrepreneurs their crucial first infusion of cash to bring their ideas to life. Now, in the midst of a punishing economic downturn that is sparing few companies,...

A Waukesha County medical technology company will receive a $100,000 Technology Venture Fund loan from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. Eso-Technologies of Hartland also has been certified as a Qualified New Business Venture eligible for angel and early-stage capital under the Act 255 tax credit...

Mithridion, a Madison biotechnology company that is developing drugs for Alzheimer's disease and other central nervous system disorders, has raised another $2.9 million in venture capital. The latest round, led by Venture Investors, will be used for the clinical development of Mithridion's lead drug candidate,...

A coalition of Wisconsin economic development groups is advancing ideas to ramp up a program that provides tax credits to investors that commit angel or venture capital funding to qualified Wisconsin companies. The Wisconsin Growth Coalition is calling for an expansion of Act 255, a...