Venture Capital

Pretexting was used to spy on Hewlett Packard's Board of Directors, with the result being the "Exxon Valdez" of the technology sector, writes columnist James Carlini. The recent corporate intrigue offers several lessons in business leadership, not the least of which is what happens when...

Irene Hrusovsky, CEO of EraGen, a Madison-based developer of diagnostic products, will deliver a presentation on the future of the company to attendees of the Mid-America VentureForum with the goal of increasing the company's visibility. ...

To keep his company's story fresh to potential investors, and to network with other companies in the same stage of development, Loren Peterson, president and CEO of ZyStor Therapeutics, will showcase ZyStor at this year's Mid-America VentureForum. ...

An amendment that would allow companies that are majority-owned by venture capital firms to apply for Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer grants is on its way to the U. S. House Small Business Committee. The measure has some worried that these grants will...

What can Milwaukee and Madison have to gain by collaborating? Plenty, according to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who appeared with Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz in a forum of the Wisconsin Innovation Network. In an interview with WTN Media, Barrett outlined his vision for the M2...

After filing its annual and quarterly reports, Merge Healthcare has received word that it will continue to be listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market. The medical software developer had earlier announced that improper financial reporting was due in part to the bypassing of internal accounting...

With China's pharmaceutical and biotech industries still in their formative stages, their American, European, and Japanese counterparts should make significant investments in both India and China. Why? To take advantage of a talented labor pool and create markets for their own products, according to columnist...

The hottest new web programming tool, Ruby on Rails, is threatening to take market share from Sun Microsystem's Java and Microsoft's .Net. In this look at Ruby, Madison Area Technical College professor Eric Knapp gives the platform his benediction. ...

Madison has landed another maker of bioscience tools as part of a $5.85 million venture capital deal. Caden Biosciences will occupy 2,700 square feet in the Fitchburg Technology Campus, and have access to a community rich with life science workers. ...