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IoT start-up Drayson Technologies clinches £10m to fund “cutting edge” research at Oxford University

By | July 14th, 2017|Corporate, UK/England, Venture Capital|

Healthcare tech business Drayson Technologies is celebrating the close of a £10m Series C investment round led by Woodford Investment Management, which will support the business’ “ground-breaking” research deal with Oxford University and its NHS Trust.

As part of the funding round, Oxford University and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) will receive an […]

Light Polymers Closes $5m Series B Strategic Funding Round with Tokyo Electron and Tsingda International Venture Capital

By | July 6th, 2017|Japan, New Investments/Awards, Venture Capital|

Tsingda International Venture Capital is part of the Tsinghua Innovation Center in Dongguan (TICD), which is a joint venture fund between the Dongguan Government and Tsinghua University according to McConnaughey. Tsingda brings us a powerful partner in China to accelerate our chemistry material technologies in a number of areas. Light Polymers will set up a […]

UC Riverside Launches $10 Million Highlander Venture Capital Fund

By | July 5th, 2017|*Fund Types, California, Venture Capital|

The University of California, Riverside has created a $10 million Highlander Venture Fund (HVF).

The Highlander Fund, created with Silicon Valley’s Vertical Venture Partners, will provide seed capital to qualified opportunities within the university for students and faculty members, and entrepreneurs from Riverside County. The fund will target technologies that can be matched with a targeted […]

Indiana University plots new VC fund amid agency revamp 

By | July 5th, 2017|*Fund Types, Indiana, Venture Capital|

Indiana University wants to do a better job helping startups affiliated with its community access capital, talent and office space. So it’s revamping a 20-year-old agency and gearing up to launch a new venture capital fund.

Earlier this week, IU announced that it is reorganizing its Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., […]

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

Good Read: Venture Philanthropy Straddles Two Worlds in Healthcare Tech

By | June 15th, 2017|Foundation-support, Venture Capital|

In January, a new venture investment fund opened in Boston with $42 million in its pocket and a goal of raising $80 million within two years.

The new fund, called the JDRF T1D Fund, quickly invested in three early-stage start-ups. Just like traditional venture capital funds, the T1D Fund plans to work closely with start-ups in […]

Venture capital firm bets on New Mexico 

By | June 15th, 2017|New Mexico, Venture Capital|

When Brian Birk, the managing partner of Sun Mountain Capital, talks about venture investing in New Mexico, his voice projects an almost evangelical fervor.

The man is a believer: “New Mexico is a technically sophisticated place with a very deep talent pool,” he said. “Look at Silicon Valley. There are startups everywhere, but little innovation. It’s […]

New Bascom Ventures capital fund is premised on University of Wisconsin alumni pride

By | June 6th, 2017|Foundation-support, Venture Capital, Wisconsin|

The secret ingredient to building a robust investment fund for startups might just be Badger pride. That’s the idea behind a new venture capital fund called Bascom Ventures, anyway.

The 10-week-old endeavor is fundraising from University of Wisconsin alumni to create a pool of millions of dollars to go toward […]

Interview with Sierra Ventures, located at U Illinois, eyeing early stage startups

By | June 1st, 2017|Illinois, Venture Capital|

Venture capital used to be a cottage industry, with very few investing in tomorrow’s products and services. Oh how times have changed. While there are more startups than ever, there’s also more money chasing them. In this series, we look at the new (or relatively new) VCs in the early stages: seed and Series […]

Osage Venture Partners Closes $90M Fund

By | May 25th, 2017|Venture Capital|

Osage Venture Partners (OVP), today announced the closing of Osage Venture Partners IV, a $90 million fund focused on investing in early-stage, business-to-business (B2B) software companies on the East Coast. OVP IV represents the latest fund executing on OVP’s decade-long strategy of backing exceptional East Coast entrepreneurs building leading B2B software companies that target large […]