Venture Capital

Scientific research at UW-Madison is being transformed into thriving start-up companies that are playing a key role in the knowledge-based economy. This is the story of one such spin-off, Quintessence Biosciences, and a young graduate student named Laura Strong....

The Department of Financial Institutions is going through a renaissance under the leadership of Secretary Lorrie Keating Heinemann, who is taking an aggressive and creative approach to encourage more investments in start-up businesses and to measurably improve Wisconsin’s financial literacy scores. DFI is lending its...

MADISON – After the downfall of so many companies early in the decade, the dot-com industry is once again rearing its head in a resurgence of profit and popularity. With the prolific search engine Google - now valued at an estimated $36 billion - about...

The Amex Biotech Index includes only about 20 biotech stocks (most of which are the large-cap biotech stocks, which are usually the best performers). No Midwest biotech companies are listed on this index. The Nasdaq Biotech Index has expanded significantly. The Midwest has three company stocks...