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WI Syndication Group Seeks More Investor Team-ups to Spur Big Exits

Many startup investments involve multiple investors these days, but it’s not always easy to assemble a group of backers necessary to close the deal. Wisconsin—which has a small local pool of venture capital and aspirations to churn out more high-growth startups—is one of the places experimenting with tactics to nurture relationships and collaboration between investors […]

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WI Watchlist: Amazon, JCI, Understory, Titan Spine, Eurofins

[Updated 11/28/18, 10:08 am. See below.] Time to catch up on recent headlines from Wisconsin’s innovation community: —Understory, a Madison-based startup that tracks weather via networks of solar-powered sensors, said it reeled in a $7.5 million investment led by local venture firm 4490 Ventures. Other investors in the deal included the Rise of the Rest […]

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With $23M in Hand, Rock River Shifts from Fundraising to Investing

A young Wisconsin venture capital firm has raised more than $23 million for its first fund, and plans to soon begin drawing on the pool of money to back startups based in the state. Rock River Capital Partners said in a document filed with federal securities regulators last week that the size of its first […]

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WI Watchlist: Gener8tor, FluGen, Sift Healthcare, Titan Spine

Before everyone tucks into turkey later this week, let’s catch up on some recent headlines from Wisconsin’s high-tech sectors: —Wisconsin-based Gener8tor, which runs a network of programs that train and invest in startups, continues to expand. Its latest offering is the OnRamp Insurance Accelerator, an insurance technology-focused program that will be located in the Minneapolis […]

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WI Watchlist: Froedtert, Gener8tor, Fujifilm Cellular Dynamics, Exact

It’s been a busy week for Wisconsin’s innovation community, with entrepreneurship events taking place statewide for Startup Wisconsin Week (check out highlights on Twitter). Here are some of the other headlines from the past week: —Wauwatosa-based Froedtert Health, which runs a network of hospitals and clinics and is affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin, […]

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Eyeing Foxconn, Manufacturing Gig Platform FactoryFix Expands in WI

Foxconn’s planned $10 billion electronic display factory in southeastern Wisconsin could be a boon for local workers vying for the potential 13,000 jobs. The facility could also be a headache for other area manufacturers, possibly sparking a heated competition for engineers, electricians, machinists, and other skilled laborers. The talent war could also spell opportunity for […]

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After $950K Investment, Codelicious Grows Collaborative Teaching Model

Codelicious, the Indianapolis-based educational tech startup, is on a mission to create access and remove barriers to teaching and learning computer science, says CEO Christine McDonnell. Over the summer, the organization raised nearly $1 million from Collina Ventures, GRE Capital, Elevate Ventures and others to advance its software platform that enables instructors to build their […]

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Startups, Eh? Latest Gener8tor Class Includes 2 Canadian Companies

Gener8tor went north of the border to find some of the participants in its latest Wisconsin startup accelerator program. The organization, which trains entrepreneurs and invests in some of the companies they run, appears to have picked two startups headquartered in Canada for Gener8tor’s current accelerator session in Milwaukee. The latest group of participants haven’t […]

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Zendesk Opens New Madison Office With Room for 400+ Employees

Zendesk is ramping up its investments in Madison, WI, which is home to the customer-service software company’s second-largest U.S. office. On Friday, San Francisco-based Zendesk (NYSE: ZEN) said it’s celebrating the opening of its new office on Madison’s Capitol Square, in the heart of the city’s downtown, with a tailgate-themed party. (Brats and beer, anyone?) […]

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Epic, Kiio, HealthMyne & More: This Week’s Wisconsin Watchlist

Stay current on news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines: —Epic Systems, a Verona-based developer of record-keeping tools for the healthcare industry, said virtual assistant software it created in tandem with Nuance Communications is now commercially available. The tools allow doctors and other care providers at hospitals and clinics that use Epic’s software […]

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