Innovate NY broadens reach of new fund for startups

The Innovate NY Fund has had a huge effect on the startup community in Buffalo, particularly the $5.1 million allocation that flows through Z80 Labs. Innovate NY totals $45 million — $35 million from the state and $10 million from Goldman Sachs — and is a fund-of-funds model, where smaller portions are administered by individual […]

National Taiwan University student venture fund makes headway

A National Taiwan University venture capital fund is making headway in bringing student-developed products to market and helping the institution’s young inventors realize their potential. NTU Garage has assisted around 3,000 students in starting businesses over the past seven years. This number looks set to increase as the fund secures more tie-ups with foreign investors […]

A billion in VC funding is real money for Chicago

More venture capital flowed into Chicago startups in 2014 than any year since the dot-com boom 15 years ago, topping $1 billion. But while all that cash makes it easier to launch and grow a company here, funding levels still lagged behind those of other big cities. The year started off anemically, with barely more […]

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

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 […]

Alum sets up student venture fund at University of Oregon

Musician and entrepreneur Paul Anthony Troiano wants to make it rain for student entrepreneurs at the University of Oregon. Troiano — the founder of Rumblefish, a music technology company that handles music licensing for video makers around the globe — has committed more than $300,000 to start the Paul Anthony Troiano RAINMaker Fund. It will […]

Washington State University innovators receive funding from commercialization gap fund

PULLMAN, Wash. – Thanks to grants from the Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF), seven Washington State University researchers are one step closer to realizing the public impact of their innovations. In collaboration with the WSU Office of Commercialization (OC), the recipients will work to reach key development milestones during the 12-month funding cycle. “We are pleased […]