Venture Capital

Comparing courtroom drama to the process of wooing investors, attorney and columnist Sverre Roang says early-stage companies have their own discovery process to engage. In this WTN guest column, Roang notes that investors will conduct their own discovery, also known as due diligence, so entrepreneurs...

Baird Venture Partners recently announced the closing of a $170 capital fund that was built with support from Wisconsin entities like Northwestern Mutual and Sentry Insurance. Nevertheless, the company's third fund will feature a national rather than a state or regional investment focus, having already...

An alternative asset management firm that set up shop in Madison two years ago has made its first capital investments in Wisconsin. Peak Ridge Capital Group has committed funds to Frozen Codebase of Green Bay and Broadjam, Inc. of Madison, and has lured Rapid Diagnostek...

Alternative asset management firm Peak Ridge Capital is pleased to announce that its Midwest early-stage venture capital fund has successfully closed on three investments this year. Two of the fund's investments, video game developer Frozen Codebase and online music provider Broadjam.com, have been based in Wisconsin...

Fair or not, if you are an entrepreneur here in Wisconsin the implications of being in flyover country are serious. You face a number of funding and execution challenges your Silicon Valley and Corridor counterparts are generally spared. Let's explore some of those...

Caden Biosciences, which relocated to Madison amid great fanfare and after securing nearly $6 million in venture capital from Illinois and Wisconsin investors, has closed its doors. Caden had been developing a tool to help researchers screen for additional drug targets, but company officials and...