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University of Queensland and Emory University start-up closes US$16m investment to develop cancer therapies 

By | June 7th, 2017|Australia, Georgia, New Investments/Awards|

A clinical-stage biotechnology company established by The University of Queensland and Emory University (Atlanta, USA) to develop novel cancer supportive care and anticancer therapies has raised US$16 million in series A investment.

The investment from the Brandon Capital-managed Medical Research Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) and Uniseed will enable the company, called QUE Oncology […]

$250K in Presidential awards fund faculty and staff research and projects at University of North Georgia

By | January 19th, 2017|Georgia|

More than $250,000 will support various faculty and staff projects and initiatives in 2017 at the University of North Georgia (UNG), marking the fourth year of the Presidential Initiative Awards program, instituted by UNG President Bonita C. Jacobs in 2013.

“Since launching this program, we have awarded about $780,000 in support of more than 125 professional […]

 10 corporations, Georgia Tech launch Engage, an accelerator program and venture

By | January 19th, 2017|Corporate, Georgia|

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the CEOs of 10 of Atlanta’s leading corporations today jointly announced the launch of Engage, a mentorship-driven accelerator program and venture fund.

The Atlanta-based Engage accelerator is open to startups across the country, with a focus placed on mentoring and market access […]

Invest Georgia plows $3.25 million into Mosley Ventures

By | January 10th, 2017|Georgia, State or Government, Venture Capital|

Atlanta-based Mosley Ventures has received a $3.25 million investment from Invest Georgia, a state-run venture capital fund.

The General Assembly created Invest Georgia back in 2013, an initiative of Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, to boost investment in Georgia-based growth and early-stage companies

The VC fund was allocated $20 million out of an allowed […]

Invest Georgia putting state’s money to work

By | October 11th, 2016|Georgia, State or Government, Venture Capital|

Georgia’s state-run venture capital fund expects to allocate the first $10 million it received from the state by the end of the year, the fund’s executive director said Thursday.

Knox Massey of Invest Georgia told a Georgia Senate study committee he is in “deep discussions” with two investment funds and in conversations with two […]

726 Applicants to Compete for GA State Start-up Funding 

By | August 9th, 2016|Georgia, State or Government|

Georgia’s Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development released the latest information about the State project ‘Start-up Georgia’ which promises to fund the most creative and innovative ideas in business.

According to the Ministry, 726 applicants have filed their business ideas to compete for funding. Among these projects 580 are about innovations and […]

Georgia’s long-stalled startup fund is set to place its first $3M bet

By | January 19th, 2016|Georgia, Startup Fund, State or Government|

A long-stalled Georgia program that uses taxpayer money to attract more funding for homegrown firms is set to make its first investment with a plan to funnel $3 million into an Atlanta-based financial services venture capital fund.The investment in TTV Capital would be the first by the Invest Georgia program, a favorite of Lt. Gov. […]

Governor rejects Invest Georgia seed funding

By | May 19th, 2015|Georgia, State or Government|

Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed 11 bills Tuesday, including long-sought legislation to put seed capital into a state-run venture capital fund.A bill the General Assembly passed on the final day of this year’s legislative session authorized Invest Georgia, a VC fund created two years ago but not funded, to sell up to $55 million in insurance […]

Georgia Metro Chamber sets $20M goal for state-run venture fund

By | January 13th, 2015|Georgia|

After the new state-run venture capital fund received its initial appropriation very late in last year’s legislative session, the Metro Atlanta Chamber is taking no chances with a new round of funding.

Chamber officials are lining up early support for another $20 million for Invest Georgia to go with the $10 million Gov. Nathan Deal and […]

Georgia Tech launches a crowdfunding site

By | September 9th, 2013|Crowdfunding, Georgia|

Allison Jo Mercer, a researcher at Georgia Tech, is developing an adhesive based on a brilliantly sticky fish. Her work could some day translate into Band-Aids that don’t pull your hair out when you rip them off, safer bandages for serious wounds, or just a better way to stick your GPS unit to your car window. But when she looked for funding for the idea, the reality of decreased government science spending sunk in deep. “Research funding has been cut, cut, cut,” Mercer told Fast Company […]