Venture Capital

With an eye toward paying down debt and future acquisitions, Milwaukee's Brady Corp. has raised $137 million in an offering of common stock. The company, which manufacutres signs and labels used in cell phones and PDAs, sold 4 million shares valued at $36 per share....

A group of 21 Wisconsin angel investors have committed $1.25 million to a new Jersey company that is developing ways to lengthen the life of harvested organs and tissues. The investments leverage an earlier round that raised $1.0 million, giving Lifeblood Medical, Inc., more than...

The next state budget and the ensuing legislative session will be a watershed for Wisconsin. The building blocks have been put in place to move the Wisconsin economy in the right direction; we cannot afford to stop now....

Kay Napier, whose marketing expertise has played a role in successful product launches at Proctor & Gamble and McDonald's Corp., has been named to the board of directors of Third Wave Technologies....

Following its latest round of angel financing, aOva Technologies, a maker of egg protein products, plans to use $3 million in new funds to drive agricultural sales. But moving up in the pecking order may require upwards of 40,000 egg-producing hens....

A generation ago, then-Gov. Lee Dreyfus made a few waves when he suggested that Wisconsin and other Great Lakes states should become "the blue-eyed Arabs of the Upper Midwest" by selling fresh water to the nation's fast-growing Sunbelt. Well, the issue of water as an...