Venture Capital

Background checks using fingerprints might never be the same if a Montello, Wis. business continues to gain traction in the biometrics market. Fahlgreen Solutions, an early-stage company, hopes to capture a good share of that market, which could grow to $6 billion worldwide by 2010...

By restoring additional funding for the Act 255 tax credit program, the Assembly Republican Caucus has set the stage for negotiations in conference committee to resolve its budget differences with the State Senate Democratic Caucus. The forthcoming conference committee negotiations may be the most contentious...

A Madison venture capital firm focused on the work of next-generation researchers and entrepreneurs has completed fund-raising for its newest early-stage investment fund. Venture Investors, LLC now has a total of $115 million to continue its support of companies that are spinning out of the...

Bill Payne, an entrepreneur-in-residence for the Kauffman Foundation, came to Wisconsin this week with some entrepreneurial and capital-raising advice. In an interview with WTN and during a talk before the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation's Gilson Series, he advised entrepreneurs to prepare for a gap in...

The company that took home the top prize in the 2006 G. Steven Burrill Technology Business Plan Competition has launched its first identity theft product, and it's designed to provide some peace of mind for millions of credit card holders in the United States. Aristotle...

Angel investments in early-stage Wisconsin companies topped $100 million last year, but the average size of the Wisconsin angel deal - $2.2 million - has at least one observer wondering if some angels are taking the place of venture investors in follow-up rounds. Just over...

Cutting taxes always works to stimulate economic growth, according to State Senator Ted Kanavas, and the Wisconsin Act 255 tax credit program is further proof. In this guest column, Kanavas implores the Legislature to keep that lesson in mind as a proposed expansion to the...