StartX Looks To Boost Its Investment Program

The non-profit business accelerator StartX has expanded its investment staff as it looks to place more bets into graduates of its Stanford-affiliated program. Founded by a Stanford alum, housed minutes from the university’s Palo Alto campus, and operating a venture capital fund backed by Stanford money, StartX can be seen as the off campus accelerator for dozens […]

CIT GAP Fund invests in Ostendio to help healthtech companies with HIPAA

The Center for Innovative Technology GAP Fund has invested an undisclosed amount in Ostendio, a DC-based company that developed a software-as-a-service offering aimed at helping health IT companies better achieve and prove HIPAA compliance. CIT GAP Fund, a group of seed and early-stage investment funds, invests in Virginia-based technology, life science, and cleantech startups. Ostendio was founded by former […]

Four local University of Wisconsin tech startups awarded second round of state grants

Four local startups founded by students and University of Wisconsin faculty are getting a second round of state grants to advance their new business models. The four are among nine UW system startups that are sharing $325,000 in grant awarded through the Ideadvance Seed Fund program. That $2 million program is run by the Wisconsin […]

Matthews startup gets $75,000 from Innovation Fund North Carolina

TVL International, the Matthews company developing the SmartCharge LED bulb that operates even during a power outage, has won a $75,000 loan award from the Innovation Fund North Carolina. Founder and CEO Shailendra Suman says the money will be used pay for getting the latest iteration of the SmartCharge bulb certified by Underwriters Laboratories, as […]

Techstars Closes $150 Million Fund for Early-Stage Investments

Techstars closed a $150 million early-stage fund, a much larger pool of money than it previously had, that will enable the firm to capitalize on the global network of startup founders and advisers it has built out in recent years. Techstars launched its first startup accelerator in Boulder, Colo., in 2007. Since then it has spread […]