Venture Capital

Two Wisconsin companies have been selected to make presentations to potential investors during the annual Cleantech Venture Capital Forum in San Francisco. The companies, Orion Energy Systems of Plymouth and Best Energies of Madison, will present before a forum that has raised more than $700...

Gregg Fergus is probably the only professional who has ever flown from Madison to Silicon Valley just to reach the office, but his weekly commute is over. Fergus, who recently was named to the executive teams at Baird Venture Partners and Caden Biosciences, is counted...

The prospect of technology firm OneProspect coming to southeastern Wisconsin have improved dramatically now that the Potawatomi Business Development Corp. has purchased the remaining interest in the business. It is the Potawatomi's third investment in a technology firm in the past year. ...

Two Wisconsin firms have filled key executive positions with the same man, biotechnology executive Gregg Fergus. Fergus will join Baird Venture Partners and one of its portfolio companies, Caden Biosciences, which was relocated to Madison as part of $5.8 venture financing deal led by Baird. ...

Governor Jim Doyle has unveiled a package of economic initiatives called Grow Milwaukee that includes several technology and biotechnology spending initiatives. Chief among them is an $8 million funding commitment for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Research Growth Initiative, but the overall package has one lawmaker...

Governor Jim Doyle's 2007-09 budget proposal will include $2 million for a proposed venture capital center that seeks to connect entrepreneurs with sources of capital and serve as a point of entry for investors that want to deal in Wisconsin. The venture capital center, a...

Avolte Venture Partners, a venture capital fund announced last year, has reached its initial capital-raising goal and is ready to consider Midwestern and Wisconsin investments in life science and information technology. The fund intends to make 10 to 15 investments ranging from $1 million to...

It's not a done deal yet, but a Georgia stem cell company is contemplating a move to Wisconsin. Aruna Biomedical, which was spun out of research developed at the University of Georgia, will move to Wisconsin if it can find additional backing from angel investors....

With apologies to David Letterman, Yer Biotech Blues columnist Mike Rosen details the top 10 trends that made 2006 such a remarkable year in the “bio” sphere. His number one selection may bode well for the biofuels industry in Wisconsin and beyond....

Madison-based Venture Investors is one of three venture capital firms nationwide to receive money from a Michigan capital fund. The company plans to open a second office in Ann Arbor, putting it in a position to tap into two of the nation's largest research institutions....