Venture Capital

NovaShield, a Madison-based malware detection start up, has secured a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to tailor its detection software to fight a new generation of cyber threats. Formerly known as Securitas, the company will use its latest grant to help PC owners...

Applications are due March 21 for community-based and private non-profit organizations interested in grants of up to $75,000 to support venture capital development conferences. The conferences are meant to provide regional and statewide benefits to Wisconsin entrepreneurs and businesses. ...

If Kelly Fitzsimmons and Comic Wonder are any indication, the investment climate in Wisconsin is much more temperate than the winter of 2007-08, according to Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. As the snow continues to pile up, Still says recent capital scores by Comic Wonder...

Comic Wonder, a Website dedicated to telling and listening to jokes, has added Lauren Flanagan, general partner of the Phenomenelle Angels Fund, and Pehr Anderson, former director of Silicon Pastures, to its board of directors. Earlier this month, the company announced that it has raised...

In announcing its financial results for the third quarter and nine-month periods that ended Sept. 30, 2007, the financially troubled Merge Healthcare said it would focus on cash preservation and the infusion of capital in the months ahead. ...

Life sciences venture capitalist Steve Burrill visited Madison last week for a lecture on the UW-Madison campus and advised local biotechnology executives to stop fretting about a lack of venture capital. Burrill, founder of the San Francisco-based Burrill & Co., said there is plenty of...

It may still pale in comparison to the dotcom investment boom, but venture capital deployment nationally reached a six-year high in 2007. The question remains, how will the slowing economy and the prospect for higher tax rates impact venture capital deployment in 2008 and beyond?...

Centrose, a Madison-based drug discovery company, has announced that it raised $1.3 million in funding from Pavek Investments, a Milwaukee firm known for real estate investments. The funding comes from a pool of about 25 investors cobbled together by the Glendale-based firm....

NeuWave Medical, a Madison-based medical device company, has landed $4.5 million in venture capital from Venture Investors and individual investors, and lured executive Laura King away from GE Healthcare. The early-stage company has developed a needle like probe to deliver microwave power and destroy tumors,...