Venture Capital

The Wisconsin Legislature will face many big decisions in 2009, and one of the most important will be whether to expand the state's investment tax credit program. The program, which is credited with raising the level of angel investments in early-stage technology businesses, will be...

The nation's depressing economy has not prevented a Chicago-based venture capital firm with a national investment focus from raising a new, $50.1 million capital fund. In fact, the tight credit market has opened financing doors for OCA Ventures that previously were handled via working capital...

When it comes to partnerships, there is no more limited arrangement than the relationship between venture investor and entrepreneur - especially when it comes to the rules that favor the investor. In this WTN Guest Column, Paul Jones, president of the Council for Innovation, strikes...

If you thought the rules for romance were involved, wait until you see the rules for courting angel or venture investors. Yes, there are certain rules of the investment game that entrepreneurs must adhere to, according to columnist Paul Jones, president of the Council for...

Three Wisconsin technology companies, including the newly venture funded Alice.com, have been qualified for investor tax credits under the state's angel investor and venture fund tax credit programs. Joining Alice.com are Idle Free Systems of Watertown and Promentis Pharmaceuticals of Milwaukee. The tax credit programs...

Two Madison serial entrepreneurs have landed more than $4 million for their latest business venture, and it won't even go live until spring. Brian Wiegand and Mark McGuire, creators of Jellyfish.com, an online shopping and social network, have raised $4.3 million in funding for Alice.com, an...

Perhaps it comes as no surprise that medical technology companies fared well during the 2008 Elevator Pitch Olympics, an annual staple of the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium. But although medical technology is a Wisconsin strong suit, the winning entrepreneurs still had to convince investors that...