Venture Capital

Whether your new business venture is technology oriented or not, there are lots of options available to an early stage company looking for money to fund its operations. This article is a summary of the basics of each type of financing, including some specifically geared...

In 2004, the nation took notice as California and Wisconsin independently announced major investments in stem cell and biotechnology research. Four years later—as a comparison to California, Maryland, Massachusetts and New Jersey shows—Wisconsin clearly has room to realize a better return on its investment....

Spurring more venture capital investment is considered essential to the state's economic growth, which is the justification for capital formation programs like the Act 255 investor tax credit program. The Wisconsin Department of Commerce has qualified two more technology companies, Perscitus Biosciences of Madison...

Count State Senator Pat Kreitlow as the latest to call for approval of venture capital expansion bills introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature. Kreitlow, a Chippewa Falls Democrat, has called for passage of legislation to expand tax credits and establish targeted tax exemptions as a way...

Virtually all the metrics are encouraging as Wisconsin's early-stage market reports significant gains in the 2008 risk capital report issued by NorthStar Economics. Although Wisconsin still lags behind other states in overall dollar deployment, the report is encouraging on several levels as Gov. Jim Doyle...

The 2008 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference exposed not only the bright potential of Wisconsin start-up companies, but the somber reality that Wisconsin still ranks low - 48th among the 50 states - in the creation of start-up businesses. Angel and venture investors are trying to improve...

aOva Technologies, a Madison-based agricultural-biotechnology company, has launched another investment round in hopes raising more than $3 million in angel capital. The company, founded in 2001, would use the money to expand its ability to sell egg protein products used in animal feed to grow...

The first-ever First Look Forum, to be held during the 2008 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference, will introduce promising university innovations to venture capitalists and other investors. The conference, to be held June 9 and 10 at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, will feature new innovations from researchers...

Silatronix, a Madison-based start-up company, will receive $500,000 and could secure as much as $1 million in venture capital from Venture Investors, LLC, according to a published report. The company, led by a group of scientists and spun out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is...