Venture Capital

TrafficCast International, a Madison-based software maker that provides route-specific travel time forecasts in the United States and China, has earned high-profile clients and new investors. The company serves an expanding market of people and professionals that must be precisely right on time....

The Make Mine a $Million campaign has come to Wisconsin, and soon the state's women entrepreneurs will be competing for valuable business related benefits. The program now has become a movement, according to Inacom Information System's Laurie Benson, and it seeks to take one million...

Complying with securities laws is a crucial part of raising capital, notes Private Placements columnist Matthew Storms. In previous articles on raising capital, he provided an overview of the capital-raising process, due diligence, and the use of placement agents. This column describes a few common...

A new government relations venture seeks to provide an additional anchor to companies that occupy space in Wisconsin's emerging technology and life science sectors, and its more mature manufacturing base. The organization, hamilton.gsp, is a collaboration between Wisconsin's own Hamilton Consulting Group and GSP Consulting....

Wisconsin's improving venture capital outlook may have something to do with better early-stage management and a growing number of repeat entrepreneurs, says Milwaukee software executive Greg Meier. The state reported six venture deals worth $28.9 million in the third quarter of 2006, which is nearly...

Following the dark days of the dotcom bust, it's no accident that Wisconsin's web-based businesses are turning the heads of investors, writes Leading IT columnist Geoff Bastow. The likes of Jellyfish.com, Mortgagebot, and NameProtect.com are raising capital with a cutting-edge approach to business and adherence...

With MatriLab's Kathleen Kelleher on the griddle, future angel and venture capital customers received some welcome insight into how investors evaluate early-stage companies. Their advice and counsel came during the National SBIR-STTR Conference in Milwaukee. ...

The Madison biotechnology industry has proven that Wisconsinites can get beyond their reluctance to seek federal funding, but now that aggressive posture must be demonstrated by the rest of the state. At the 2006 National SBIR-STTR Conference in Milwaukee, both Wisconsin and Midwestern businesses are...

National venture investments declined during the third quarter of 2006, but remained above the $6 billion level for the third consecutive quarter, according to a MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Financial. For the first time,...

Contestents in this year's Elevator Pitch Olympics learned some hard truths about the hurdles they must clear with angel and venture investors. The contest, held during the 2006 Early-Stage Symposium, emphasized clear and concise presentations about how your technology will beat the competition and make...