Venture Capital

As it approaches an all-important presentation to investment funds at the BIO Mid-America VentureForum, Madison's Centrose, LLC has received an $875,000 funding commitment from the State Department of Financial Institutions. The company, which is developing drug therapies based on proprietary sugar chemistries, is seeking a...

The 2007 Early Stage Symposium will once again feature the Elevator Pitch Olympics, a program that gives companies seeking venture capital a chance to make their best case to investors. Start-up companies can apply for one of two chances to present to potential investors at...

A major funding commitment by three outside venture capital funds has placed Madison's OpGen, Inc. in a position to “revolutionize the way microbiology labs work” and address an unmet healthcare need, according to Mason Wells's Trevor D'Souza. The new investors, CHL Medical Partners, Highland Capital...

Dan Broderick, late of Broadwell Ventures, has joined the St. Louis-based venture capital firm Prolog Ventures, but he's not characterizing Missouri's gain as Wisconsin's loss. Broderick and Brian Clevinger, founder and managing director of Prolog, both say his connections could still have very beneficial impacts...

A women-only angel investment network based in Milwaukee has added angel groups in Chicago and Miami, and will expand to two more locations within the next 12 months. Women Angels, founded by Wisconsin attorney Barbara Boxer, has a portfolio that already includes TrafficCast International and...

When it comes to venture capital, higher interest rates aren't necessarily a death sentence, according to columnist Ogan Gurel. In this edition of Med Tech Futures, he contends that higher rates tend to point investors toward higher potential return, higher-risk investments. That means the life...