Venture Capital

Another dismal report on venture capital investing in Wisconsin has some business leaders wondering what the state must do to attract more private equity financing for its emerging companies. An interested observer in that debate could turn out to be the State of Wisconsin Investment...

Alfalight, Inc., a University of Wisconsin-Madison spin-off developing high-power diode lasers, has received a research and development contract worth $4.5 million from the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Md. The 12-month program will focus on the development of a high-power, high-brightness multimode diode laser source...

Madison-based drug discovery and development company Metagen Corp. closed a $535,000 seed investment round with the Marquette University Golden Angels Network, the investment group reported Wednesday....

Madison, Wis. - Madison Development Corp. (MDC) reported Wednesday that is has made $600,000 in new "Venture Debt" loans to three Madison technology companies since starting its new Venture Debt Fund this year, including one loan made earlier this month....

Madison, Wis. - Gov. Jim Doyle announced on Friday the Department of Commerce Technology Venture Fund would give $155,000 to QRG Biosciences, a Madison-based pharmaceutical company that also has operations in Richfield, Wis....