The common auto-pilot statement (I’ve been guilty of it–often–as well) is that universities need more money from pre-seed venture capital to launch successful startups. After a click-whirr pause caused by our recent startup gap fund webinar(sample here), I’m not so sure.
ROCKY HILL _ The state’s venture capital fund, prodded by investors suggesting a new direction, is scouting for high-tech funds where it can invest public money to broaden its network of technology-based startups.
Connecticut Innovations, which invests in startup bioscience, medical equipment and other high-tech companies, is responding to entrepreneurs, investors and others urging a different […]
Greg Peet, a technology entrepreneur who attended UBC’s Sauder School of Business, and Glenn Walsh, who founded the mining construction company Tercon Group and is an alumnus of the faculty of applied science, donated the money to a seed fund run by entrepreneurship@UBC.
The fund, known as e@UBC, “provides startup programs, industry mentorship, office and maker […]
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, announced today the launch of Sodexo Ventures, a 50 million euro venture capital fund, whose investments will combine agility and creativity with the Group’s investment capacity, skills and expertise in sectors as varied as Food-Tech, health and wellness, data, mobility and smart buildings.
Sodexo Ventures will invest […]
Redbud Capital, an investment platform under Tsinghua Holdings, has teamed up with the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) of Yiwu City and Zhejiang China Commodities City Group to launch a RMB1 billion (US$150 million) fund-of-funds focused on venture capital.
The new vehicle will invest in venture funds, says an announcement without elaboration. It’s unclear […]
The Michigan State University Foundation (MSUF) announced today the formation of its new, $5M venture investing subsidiary, Red Cedar Ventures. Its newest program features both a pre-seed fund and an opportunity fund focused on helping Michigan State University-based startups and technologies overcome critical funding gaps, accelerate growth, and provide follow-on, growth-stage capital.
NewYork-Presbyterian has formed an investment fund to drive growth of fledgling digital health companies.
NewYork-Presbyterian has focused on advanced technologies for enhanced care delivery for years. The venture fund follows the 2014 launch of the NYP Innovation Center to implement cutting-edge technologies for both clinicians and patients across its hospitals and clinics.
Earlier this year, the center […]
For the fourth year in a row, the University of Cambridge has broken its early stage investment record, approving 14 seed fund investments for a total of £5.3 million, an increase on the £3.8 million invested in 2014/15. This new funding follows another successful year highlighted by the exits of VocalIQ, Lumora and Cambridge CMOS […]
Tel Aviv University’s technology transfer company, Ramot, launched a new Internet of Things (IoT) investment fund on Monday in partnership with five international tech giants.
According to Ramot, the fund will focus on locating exceptional Israeli initiatives in early stages of development (pre-seeding, seeding), and help build them up to the point of exit into the […]
Warnock, George Petrocheilos, David Oros and Jacob Vogelstein founded the Camden Partners Exelixis Fund. Helping startups from the region’s research institutions such as Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland Baltimore, UMBC and Fort Meade is a key focus of the fund.
“We know we’ll have a direct impact on Baltimore and Maryland and the ecosystem,” Petrocheilos said.
Along with the $500,000 investment […]