Venture Capital

Any business that offers or sells securities is subject to both state and federal securities laws and regulations. In this 10th component of his Early Stage series, columnist and attorney Joe Boucher breaks down the complex rules and regulations pertaining to federal securities laws....

Wisconsin bioscience companies have positioned themselves as national and international leaders in a range of industries - from molecular diagnostics to medical imaging. In this guest column, Jim Leonhart, executive vice president of the Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association, explains how these businesses are...

Mithridion, Inc., a Madison-based developer of drugs to slow the progression of Alzheimer's Disease, has secured a second round of venture funding as it continues to develop a drug candidate that would be used in human trials. The company already has demonstrated the efficacy of...

For companies that are hunting for that sometimes elusive angel or venture capital, it all comes down to the term sheet, according to Private Placements columnist Matt Storms. He devotes the latest installment of this capital raising advice column to the finer points of the...

The technology industry in Dane County saw its largest single-year job increase in recent years, and its ranks grew to 510 businesses, according to the 2007 Greater Madison Area Directory of High-Tech Companies. The annual directory lists technology businesses in 12 industry clusters, and shows...

The acquisition of First Data, a credit-card processing company, by the private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. means there will be $29 billion less for the capital markets, according to MedTech Futures columnist Ogan Gurel. But under the current paradigm, investors are shying...

In a cost-cutting move that anticipates another round of venture funding, the Madison-based OpGen Technologies has let go of an unspecified number of employees. The company, which provides DNA analysis technology to researchers, also said former CEO Joe Shaw now is serving as a consultant...

New companies struggle to raise capital, often because they don't understand the legal complexities of doing so, writes columnist Joe Boucher. Anytime an entrepreneur sells an ownership interest in an entity, that share of ownership is considered a security. So in this ninth installment of...

Venture investors have been accused of speaking a foreign language, but in this Private Placements column, Matt Storms attempts to take some of the mystery out of capital lingo. The Michael Best and Friedrich attorney has produced a capital “glossary” that serves as a resource...

Summary: Now that his second venture has been sold, Brian Wiegand intends to leave his days as a serial entrepreneur behind and focus on growing Jellyfish.com, a Madison-based shopping search engine. Wiegand's second venture, the digital brand management company NameProtect, has been sold to Corporation...