Triangle Venture Alliance Makes Initial Investment Impact

By | June 22nd, 2017|North Carolina|

Triangle Venture Alliance (TVA), a newly formed investment alliance among angel networks at North Carolina State University, Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and NC Central University, today announced its first investment as an alliance – 410 Medical. 410 Medical is an early-stage medical device company that has developed and is […]

Rolls-Royce To Open Turbine Lab at Purdue University

By | June 21st, 2017|Corporate-collaboration, Indiana|

s part of a public-private partnership Rolls-Royce will establish a $24 million turbine lab for compact gas turbine engines at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Development and testing of next-generation turbine airfoils will be housed at Purdue’s Zucrow Laboratories, one of the nation’s largest university propulsion laboratory for research […]

Virginia Catalyst announces grants for collaborative research projects Industries

By | June 21st, 2017|Virginia|

The Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corp., known as Virginia Catalyst, announced Monday it has awarded almost $3 million to six collaborative bioscience commercialization projects in a new round of funding.

Virginia Catalyst is a not-for-profit corporation funded by the Virginia General Assembly’s general fund and seven of Virginia’s research universities. It supports projects that include university […]

Dutch universities of technology start €75m investment fund 

By | June 21st, 2017|Denmark|

Dutch universities Eindhoven, Enschede and Wageningen are each putting €1.5m into a €75m investment fund, Innovation Industries, which will help finance projects stemming from their own R&D programmes. The aim is to provide funding averaging €5m to 20 companies operating in new technologies in the agricultural, health care and IT sectors. Founder and investor Harm […]

Rutgers University Launches TechAdvance Funding Program to Advance Inventions Toward Commercialization 

By | June 20th, 2017|New Fund Announcement, New Jersey|

TechAdvance, a new early-stage technology development fund created to bring innovative technologies invented by Rutgers researchers closer to commercialization, was launched through the university’s Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED).

Offering grants of up to $100,000 for Rutgers faculty and students to help advance promising technologies toward commercialization, the TechAdvance program was created by ORED’s […]

Zone Startups India floats early-stage VC fund to back tech startups, backed by Ryerson University

By | June 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Mumbai-based technology startup accelerator Zone Startups India has launched an early-stage venture capital fund to back software startups with a focus on mobile technology and enterprise tech.

Christened as Zone Startups India Fund, the fund is backed by Toronto-based startup accelerator Ryerson Futures, the investment arm of Ryerson University and the Chokhani family office.

Citing Ajay Ramasubramaniam, […]

Five-yr Performance Study Shows PE Investment Through FOFs Just as Good as Direct Investment in VC funds

By | June 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Private-equity investments can be enticing, but also complicated. It can be expensive for institutional investors, endowments, and pension funds to find and monitor private-equity investments—which can then be illiquid and difficult to scale.

A private-equity fund of funds, which holds a portfolio of other funds, potentially provides diversification and economies of scale, as well as specialized […]

Sanovas Prepares for Global Expansion by Creating Innovation Center and Venture Capital Fund in China

By | June 20th, 2017|China, Venture Capital|

Sanovas, Inc., a Life Science technology company innovating the next-generation of micro-invasive medical technologies, announced today that it has achieved an agreement with the People’s Government of Suzhou, China, to establish a venture capital fund and Innovation Center at the

NJ State and Digital Jersey in new start-up fund talks 

By | June 19th, 2017|New Jersey|

DISCUSSIONS about what to replace the Jersey Innovation Fund with in order to help start-up businesses have been held between the States and Digital Jersey.

The Jersey Innovation Fund was frozen earlier this year after a damning report by Comptroller and Auditor General Karen McConnell found that serious failures had been made in […]

Crowdfunding success for sustainability start-up fund

By | June 19th, 2017|Crowdfunding|

The Sustainable Accelerator aims to support the next generation of businesses that can redefine the way society consumes energy, manages waste, and applies smart resource technology. Having already received £300,000 from the London waste and Recycling Board (LWARB), the fund has since raised more than £700,000 via crowdfund platform Seedrs.

“Now, more than ever, […]