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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 […]

Menlo Ventures raises new $450M fund to back early consumer, enterprise and ‘frontier technologies’

By | May 22nd, 2017|New Fund Announcement, Venture Capital|

Silicon Valley VC Menlo Ventures has closed a new $450 million fund to invest primarily in early-stage “consumer, enterprise and frontier technologies”. The funding brings the firm’s total capital to more than $5 billion under management, while Menlo Ventures says the fund was oversubscribed with both new and existing limited […]

Honeywell Launches New Venture Investment Fund Focused On Early-Stage, High-Growth Companies

By | May 18th, 2017|Corporate, New Fund Announcement, Venture Capital|

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced the launch of a new investment fund that will invest in early-stage, high-growth technology companies that are strategically aligned to the Company’s portfolio and software capabilities. The initial fund size is expected to be approximately $100 million and investments […]

New French Biotech Seed Fund Raises €65M-to support university innovation

By | April 24th, 2017|France, New Fund Announcement, Venture Capital|

Advent France Biotechnology, founded in 2015, has exceeded its initial fundraising target at the first closing. Its Seed-Fund I now counts with €64.75M that will be invested predominantly in France. The funds will back entrepreneurs and early-stage companies with the potential to develop first- or best-in-class innovations that address unmet medical needs.

Advent France has declared that […]

A $150 million fund, The Engine, will back startups others find ‘too hard’ | TechCrunch

By | April 12th, 2017|Massachusetts, New Fund Announcement, Startup Fund, Venture Capital|

A fund and accelerator for advanced technology startups, The Engine, closed its debut fund at a robust $150 million this week, according to its president, CEO and managing partner, Katie Rae. Last year, TechCrunch reported that MIT was investing $25 million into The Engine, becoming the anchor LP for the fund.

While […]

MIT venture fund raises $150 million for technology startups 

By | April 10th, 2017|*Fund Types, Massachusetts, New Fund Announcement, Venture Fund|

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s new investment fund raised more than $150 million to support startup companies developing scientific and technological innovations.

MIT said Thursday that it contributed $25 million to the Engine Accelerator Fund I, which the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based university controls. The rest of the money was raised from a small group of unidentified investors “aligned […]

NJBIZ Exclusive: Hackensack Meridian entering innovation and incubator space with $25M fund

By | March 22nd, 2017|Hospitals, New Fund Announcement, New Jersey|

The board of Hackensack Meridian Health has approved a $25 million capital fund so the state’s second-largest health system can dive into the world of innovation and incubators, NJBIZ has learned.

Hackensack Meridian officials said the effort is viewed as a new revenue stream as well as a way to elevate the organization onto […]

U Nevada faculty advises Ozmen Ventures in launching a $5 million fund to spark local entrepreneurial ecosystem

By | February 27th, 2017|Nevada, New Fund Announcement, Venture Capital|

Ozmen Ventures has announced its launch as one of the first early-stage investment funds in northern Nevada. Founded by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, owners of Sparks-based Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a global aerospace and defense company, the fund aims to invest in young and dynamic local startups and cultivate the […]

Grinnell College Innovation fund announces chosen projects

By | February 6th, 2017|Iowa, New Fund Announcement|

Grinnell College announced on Jan. 26 the projects selected for funding by the Innovation Fund. The nine chosen projects cover a range of areas with a particular emphasis on digital technology and addressing issues of diversity. Now in its fifth year, the Innovation Fund was created for faculty, staff and students to test […]

$20-Million Fund Will Support Innovation at Ontario’s Colleges

By | January 25th, 2017|Canada, New Fund Announcement, State or Government|

The new $20-million Colleges Applied Research and Development Fund (CARDF) announced by Premier Kathleen Wynne will promote new economic growth, the Ontario Centres of Excellence and Colleges Ontario said today.

“College-based applied research projects continue to develop innovations that help businesses throughout the province grow and create new, high-quality jobs,” said Linda Franklin, […]