Venture Capital

Milwaukee, Wis. — Wisconsin biotechnology officials hope Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital's decision to invest $1.5 million in an entrepreneurial medical imaging company will be the tip of the iceberg of close-to-home venture investing....

Eau Claire, Wis. — Small Tree Communications said it has received $285,000 in further angel funding from the Chippewa Valley Angel Investing Network, which invested $445,000 in the networking company last year....

Milwaukee, Wis. — Just one Wisconsin company is presenting at this year's InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum, out of 30 companies from 12 states who will all be working a crowd of venture capitalists and trying to make the right connections....

QuatRx Pharmaceuticals Co., a pharmaceutical firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that licensed some of University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Hector DeLuca's technology in 2002, has filed for an IPO. ...

Mithridion, the University of Wisconsin-Madison spinoff developing a drug for people with Alzheimer's disease, has closed its first round of financing with $1.6 million that will go toward buying lab equipment, hiring scientists and developing drug candidates....