Innovosource Launches Mind the Gap Report: The Best Program Development Guide for University Technology and Start-up Gap Fund Managers

By | March 31st, 2016|Original|

Innovosource Launches Mind the Gap Report: The Best Program Development Guide for University Technology and Start-up Gap Fund Managers

MindtheGap_cover 3It has always remained challenging to overcome the crevice that exists between great ideas and the end products. Even though there are millions of breakthrough technologies and research […]

URMC startup lands $5M in funding

By | March 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

A University of Rochester Medical Center startup that makes biosensors has landed millions in funding from outside of New York.

Adarza BioSystems of West Henrietta has gathered $5 million in venture capital. Adarza will use the money to expand its manufacturing facility in St. Peters, Missouri, launch its first product and further development a second product.

The $5 million […]

Science Center’s Start-Up Accelerator Emerges from Stealth Mode To Focus on “Long Horizon” Technologies

By | March 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Inventors and entrepreneurs interested in starting a new company, or in growing a newly started company, have one more option to obtain funding, expertise, and other resources with the University City Science Center’s Phase 1 Ventures Program.

Soft-launched as a stealth-mode pilot in 2015, Phase 1 Ventures, or P1V, is now widening its net […]

Gap fund awards help WSU innovations make an impact 

By | March 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|

SEATTLE – Development of a universal flu vaccine, a treatment that could regenerate muscles and training to address racial bias are a few innovations that are one step closer to reaching the market thanks to the Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF) at Washington State University.

Seven WSU faculty received support from the second round of CGF funding […]

The Secret to Spreading the Startup Wealth in Emerging Global Markets

By | March 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

A lot of investors say that they’ll back great ideas anywhere. But in most markets, building impactful businesses is a “chicken and egg” situation—investors say there are no good deals, and entrepreneurs say there’s no capital.

This is the “Pioneer Gap,” the period when entrepreneurs are the most vulnerable—you’ve taken the plunge, but haven’t raised serious […]

Google’s GV leads $21M Series B in bioscience firm Cambridge Epigenetix

By | March 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

VC firm GV (née Google Ventures) has made another investment in Europe — its seventh — leading a $21 million Series B round for epigenetic sequencing tech company and Cambridge University spin-out, Cambridge Epigenetix.

The U.K.-based bioscience company makes DNA modification analysis tools for epigenetics researchers — an emerging field of study which looks at how environmental factors and other […]

Seed fund helps catalyze Duke energy research on materials, environment, policy 

By | March 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Research projects that examine energy materials, the water-energy-food nexus, and renewable energy policies will receive funding in 2016 from the Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund.

Six projects involving 16 faculty members were selected for the third annual round of awards from the fund.

The Energy Research Seed Fund provides a financial head start for new multi-disciplinary, […]

Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) LED Group Wins License to Operate a Tech Incubator

By | March 17th, 2016|Israel, Venture Capital|

Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), an internationally recognized venture capital fund, announced today that it has been chosen byIsrael’s National Innovation Authority (Office of the Chief Scientist) to operate a Jerusalembased technological incubator. The JVP led group included Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI), Reliance Industries (NSE: Reliance) and Yissum, the Research Development Company of the Hebrew […]

UNC Rex’s venture fund expands by $8 million 

By | March 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

UNC Rex Healthcare, which four years ago committed $10 million to create a venture capital fund that invests in startup health care companies, has set aside an extra $8 million for further investments.

The board of directors at Rex, which is part of the UNC Health Care System, has authorized the fund, Rex Health Ventures, to […]

New $10m start-up fund launched in Australia

By | March 17th, 2016|Austalia, Venture Capital|

Signal Ventures is the brainchild of Melbourne start-up influencer Atlanta Daniel and US investor Niel Robertson, who will serve as general partners.

The pair said Signal Ventures will focus on entrepreneur-friendly, early stage capital and will offer deep operational experience as well as

They said the fund plans to be active in the Australian community, sharing what […]