Northwestern tech spinout Tanvas gets $5 million from Peak6, R7

Haptics, the science of making devices more touchy-feely, is getting more attention from researchers and investors. A haptics startup launched by two Northwestern University professors got a $5 million boost from investors that include Chicago venture fund R7 Partners, trading firm Peak6 and Northwestern. Tanvas is developing next-generation technology for touch screens that will allow […]

FL angel Investment network looks to bridge capital gap

Interest appears promising for an effort to amass investors seeking to fund high-growth start-ups in the capital region. On Friday, a membership launch for Tallahassee’s new chapter of the Florida Angel Nexus attracted roughly 60 attendees, a mix of potential investors and professionals aware of financing challenges facing early stage start-ups. Jason Stamm, an entrepreneur […]

MassCEC Announces $280K in 7 Clean Energy and Water Innovation Awards

BOSTON – June 24, 2015 – Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton today announced $280,000 in funding for seven innovative clean energy projects across the Commonwealth under MassCEC’s Catalyst program. It is the first time the program issued a challenge for innovators to focus on clean water technologies, and three of the seven […]