Qualcomm invested $23 Million In 5 Firms From India Venture Fund

By | August 31st, 2016|Corporate-collaboration, India, Venture Capital|

Qualcomm on Monday said it has already invested $23 million (about Rs 150 crore) in five companies from the $150 million venture fund, which the electronics chip major had announced for India last September.

Asked about an update on the company’s India investments, Qualcomm’s Executive Chairman Paul Jacobs, who met Telecom Minister and IT Minister today, […]

Drive Capital launches $300 million second fund for Midwest startups 

By | August 31st, 2016|Venture Capital|

Drive Capital LLC has launched a $300 million fund to invest in Midwest startups, surpassing its first fund and catapulting the venture capital firm to more than a half-billion dollars under management.

Co-founders Mark Kvamme and Chris Olsen, who started the firm in Columbus after leaving Sequoia Partners in […]

Rev1 Ventures, Ohio State University Launches $22 Million Seed Fund to Fuel High-Growth Startups

By | August 31st, 2016|Corporate-collaboration, Ohio, University-managed, Venture Capital|

Today, Rev1Ventures, a top VC investor in the Great Lakes Region, announced the launch of Rev1 Fund I, the company’s most significant fund to-date and the largest seed-stage fund in Columbus history. A first-of-its-kind for the region, the corporate-backed fund is supported by Nationwide, The Ohio State University, Cardinal Health […]

£75m raised in technology start-up investment by Cambridge University

By | August 29th, 2016|England, New Fund Announcement, Seed Fund, University-managed, Venture Capital|

A capital investment fund company, founded by Cambridge University in partnership with other investors, has raised capital of £75 million in anticipation of an IPO flotation. This is a major success story for continuing investment into technology and healthcare innovative startups in the Cambridge region. The IPO was oversubscribed, a sure sign of the strong […]

Indian Govt inaugurates start-up incubation centre in New Delhi; to foster 50 new companies

By | August 29th, 2016|Accelerator/incubator, India, State or Government Supported|

India has attracted investment from 37 mobile manufacturing companies in last one year that have generated 40,000 direct jobs and 1.25 lakh indirect employment, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

“We decided to make India a big hub of electronics manufacturing. In the last one year, 37 new mobile manufacturing units have come,” Prasad said after […]

NC State Boosts Efforts to Commercialize Research Discoveries | NC State University

By | August 26th, 2016|North Carolina, Proof of Concept|

North Carolina State University has announced that seven projects will receive support from its Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) in fiscal year 2017. The funding will help NC State researchers move innovative discoveries from the lab bench to the marketplace, in areas ranging from the development of new antibiotics to the creation of faster, more accurate […]

The Marquette University Enterprise Seed Fund is taking applications for its third round of funding, good example of Intake Process

By | August 25th, 2016|Sample Docs, Wisconsin|

Overview and purpose of the fund

The fund will provide seed capital to growing start-up businesses at critical junctures in their development. Open to all disciplines across campus, it will support activities, including commercialization activities, that further accelerate business growth. In addition, the fund seeks to strengthen the link between research and technology transfer and increase […]

€1m made available for two new Enterprise Ireland start-up funds

By | August 24th, 2016|Ireland, State or Government Supported|

Enterprise Ireland’s investments into Ireland-based start-ups show no signs of slowing, with two new funds totalling €1m to come on stream soon.

Starting tomorrow (24 August), start-ups operating in fields such as games, apps, mobile, SaaS, cloud, enterprise software, life sciences, food, cleantech and industrial products are welcomed to apply for the funds


The competitive start funds […]

Innovation Birmingham Announces Strategic Partnership With Crowdcube 

By | August 24th, 2016|Crowdfunding, England|

On Monday, Innovation Birmingham announced it formed a strategic partnership with equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube as a way to encourage successful fundraising efforts for startups and early stage businesses. This announcement comes just after the completion of Innovation Birmingham’s iCentrum building and the launch of Serendip Smart City Incubator, which is described as […]

Tata’s $300m venture fund plans to invest in startups

By | August 24th, 2016|Corporate-collaboration, India, Venture Capital|

Mumbai-bred Turakhia brothers turned billionaires as a group of Chinese investors acquired their ad tech startup Media.net for $900 million in cash, in what would be the third largest deal in the industry. The newly set up RNT Capital Advisers, a venture fund launched by Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata, will deploy $300 million […]