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Bitcoin, Johnson Controls, WARF & More: This Week’s WI Watchlist

This week’s 70-degree temperatures have brought many Wisconsin residents out of hibernation, and they’re now flocking to bicycle trails, restaurant patios, and other favorite springtime spots. With 2018 now one-third complete, take a few minutes to catch up on news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines: —Politicians in Wisconsin might soon be able […]

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Tax Credits, IVMD, BrightStar, & More: This Week’s WI Watchlist

Whoever came up with the rhyme “April showers bring May flowers” probably wasn’t talking about snow showers. As people in Wisconsin hope for this week’s flurries to give way to a long-awaited thaw, consider taking a few minutes to catch up on recent fundings and other news from the state’s innovation community: —Integrated Vital Medical […]

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With New Cash, Curate Helps Builders Scrape the Web for New Business

After political and business leaders announced last July that the Taiwanese giant Foxconn planned to construct an enormous display manufacturing facility in Wisconsin, people in the state were eager to learn the exact location where the plant would be built. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., which agreed to provide Foxconn with up to $3 billion […]

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Rockwell, Sift, Fund of Funds, & More: This Week’s WI Watchlist

Catch up on the latest news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines: —Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) declined two takeover offers made by Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR) in the past three months, including one in October that valued Rockwell at more than $27 billion, CNBC reported. Rockwell develops software and provides services for […]

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Idea Fund of La Crosse Raises $4.9M More, Eyes First Investments

While the Badger Fund of Funds is still working toward the program’s stated goal of investing in Wisconsin-based startups, the pool of money its leaders will draw from when they do so continues to expand. The Idea Fund of La Crosse, one of the “recipient” funds created under the public-private Badger Fund of Funds program, […]

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Exact, WARF, Murfie, Microbes, & More: This Week’s WI Watchlist

Keep up with the latest news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines. —Madison-based Exact Sciences (NASDAQ: EXAS), whose flagship product is a stool-based screening test for colorectal cancer, issued a recall of 15 pieces of equipment used to mix stool samples in preparation for testing at the company’s lab. According to the FDA, […]

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Winnebago Seed Fund, Part of Badger Fund of Funds, Raises $11M

A Wisconsin venture capital fund created under a state-supported program has raised $11 million. The Winnebago Seed Fund said the size of the funding round could top out at $12 million, according to a document filed with federal securities regulators. Thirty-one investors participated in the round, according to the filing. The fund is based in […]

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Epic, UW Spinoffs, CDI, & More: This Week’s Wisconsin Watchlist

Stay current on news from Wisconsin’s innovation community, starting with these recent headlines: —The Capital Times published a lengthy profile of Judy Faulkner, founder and CEO of Verona-based Epic Systems. Epic develops software that healthcare organizations use to do everything from scheduling appointments to documenting information on patients in clinical settings to tracking the charges […]

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Third Fund Under State Program Gets $6M, To Be Based in Southern WI

A program supported in part by the state of Wisconsin that’s aimed at helping startups raise venture capital said it invested $6 million in a new fund based in the southern part of the state. The new fund is the third launched in the past year under the program, which is known as the Badger […]

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Gravy Live, Promega, Okanjo, & More: This Week’s Wisconsin Watchlist

Stay current on news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these headlines from late February and early March: —A trio of serial entrepreneurs based in the Madison area has launched a new startup, Gravy Live. The company raised more than $450,000 in funding from three investors, according to a regulatory filing that was made public on […]

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