Atlas Venture Unveils New $350M Fund for Seed Biotech Investments

By | July 5th, 2017|Startup Fund|

Life sciences venture capital firm Atlas Venture now has $350 million in fresh capital to invest in the early stage biotech companies in the U.S. and around the world.

The new fund is Cambridge, MA-based Atlas’ eleventh. Atlas partner Bruce Booth says in a

New Mexico State University Arrowhead Innovation Fund receives $800,000 for high-tech startups

By | June 1st, 2017|New Mexico, Startup Fund|

The Arrowhead Innovation Fund at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center is one of three organizations to receive investment from the state’s Catalyst Fund, a $20 million “fund of funds” to support New Mexico companies, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday in Albuquerque. The Catalyst Fund is expected to support more than 50 companies in New […]

Inova Health System, University of Virginia fund first joint research projects with seed fund

By | May 17th, 2017|Startup Fund, Virginia|

Inova Health System and University of Virginia are kicking off their new partnership with $450,000 in seed money to fund nine joint research projects geared toward better predicting, preventing and treating disease.

The seed fund helps launch a larger $112 million partnership that Falls Church-based Inova […]

University of Texas Dallas Seed Fund Makes First Startup Investments

By | May 9th, 2017|New Investments/Awards, Startup Fund, Texas|

The evergreen fund launched earlier this year within the university’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is designed to provide capital to startups progressed beyond an idea and needing to scale. Businesses originated by UTD students, alumni, faculty, staff, or others associated with the university are eligible to apply. 

Bryan Chambers, director of […]

India C-CAMP delighted to launch SEED fund in partnership with BIRAC

By | May 1st, 2017|Indiana, Startup Fund, State or Government|

C-CAMP, India’s premier life sciences technology and innovation hub launched a SEED fund in partnership with the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC). C-CAMP, India’s premier life sciences technology and innovation hub launched a SEED fund in partnership with the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC).

The […]

University of Malta puts up €100,000 in seed funding to help start-ups take off

By | April 13th, 2017|Malta, Startup Fund, State or Government|

Entrepreneurs, start-ups and researchers can tap €100,000 in seed funding offered by a University of Malta award.

The Take Off seed fund award (TOSFA), now in its fourth year, seeks to aid entrepreneurs, start-ups and researchers mould their ideas and technologies into investor-ready and market-ready businesses.

Entrepreneurs and start-ups devoted to furthering their ideas for innovative products […]

Invent Penn State’s Fund For Innovation helps start seven new ventures

By | April 13th, 2017|*Fund Types, New Investments/Awards, Pennsylvania, Startup Fund|

A little less than two years after the launch of the Fund for Innovation, Invent Penn State has backed nearly 50 emerging Penn State technologies and has provided startup funding to promising new ventures that were born out of the program.

“Although many universities have commercialization programs,” said Vice President for Research Neil Sharkey, […]

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 […]

Dublin City University IoT sensor firm AmbiSense gets €1m from Atlantic Bridge Fund in Ireland

By | April 4th, 2017|Ireland, Startup Fund, Venture Capital|

Founded as a research project within Dublin City University (DCU) in 2008, AmbiSense went on to become an Enterprise Ireland High Potential Start-Up in 2014, led by co-founders Stephen McNulty, Dr Fiachra Collins and Prof Dermot Diamond.

Working within the booming field of the internet of things (IoT), the company designs and manufactures low-cost, smart, solar-powered, […]

Israeli VC Pitango launches its 7th early-stage fund of $175M | TechCrunch

By | December 14th, 2016|Israel, New Fund Announcement, Startup Fund, Venture Capital|

Pitango Venture Capital, one of the most active VCs in the Israeli startup scene, has announced its seventh fund, Pitango Venture Capital 7. The fund will have $175 million under management, and invest from seed upwards. The new fund focuses on IT and life science investments, specializing in enterprise infrastructure, IoT, artificial intelligence […]