Venture Capital

The picture in The Washington Post — a worried Green Bay Packers fan, game-ready with cheesehead and green- and gold-striped face — summed up the disappointing news. So did the headline: "Wisconsin ranked dead last in start-up activity." In a year when new company formation rose nationally,...

VERONA, Wis. - Epic founder and CEO Judy Faulkner is joining a philanthropic pledge that encourages billionaires to give the majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The Giving Pledge was created by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates in 2010. A release issued Tuesday confirmed...

I have had the privilege of knowing the folks at Aver Informatics since the team consisted of the two founders and the plan was on the back of an envelope. It has been quite a ride over the last few years, a ride that,...

Despite the Silicon Valley echo chamber, starting a company remains easily among the most risky career moves for workers. The stress of the job can easily lead to burnout or long-lasting mental health issues. Failures, despite being lauded in some corners, still too often harm...

Nobody ever started a business intending to fail. Yet, within five years half will. It's foolish to expect that all of these businesses could somehow succeed. Still, many successful and innovative businesses fail not because there was anything wrong with their product or service but...

BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation Inc. today announced that it has invested a total of $1 million in five additional companies, Dairyvative Technologies LLC, Shine Medical Technologies Inc., Fetch Rewards Inc., Medical Companion LLC (doing business as mPirik), and Keystone Insights Inc. (doing business as Project Foundry)....