Venture Capital

Kelly Fitzsimmons admitted something that she probably wouldn’t have said to her company’s investors. Fitzsimmons, co-founder and CEO of the Wisconsin-based Comic Wonder, a web site dedicated to the fine art of joke telling, sheepishly confessed that she’s a rotten joke teller. Fortunately, she’s a...

In 2001, the SBA took the position that a company in which venture capital firm(s) own more than 49% cannot qualify for SBIR/STTR grants. A bill that will likely be approved by Congress and put before the President could have a significant impact on many...

A compromise bill up for a Senate vote in September – and now unanimously approved in committee – would allow business that are majority-owned by venture capitalists to receive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants....

We've been fortunate lately. Despite the various indicators of a slowing economy, one thing that has not seen a downturn is the number of investments made by angels and angel groups here in the Midwest....

Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche Holdings is continuing its Madison buying spree by acquiring Madison-based Mirus Bio for $125 million. In this update: Mirus' funding model — no venture capital — the significance to Wisconsin's biotech industry, and Roche's possible intention to become the biggest biotech...