50 Dartmouth alums invest $1.5M venture capital fund

Nearly 50 Dartmouth College alums contributed more than $1.5 million in the Green D Angels to pool funds to invest in Dartmouth entrepreneurs. The initial close of its second venture capital fund already exceeded the total of $1.5 million raised for an earlier fund. It’s anticipated that 100 Dartmouth alums will participate in the ongoing […]

U Michigan Spin-off Akadeum gets $1 million seed

There have been two recent votes of confidence for Ann Arbor-based Akadeum Life Sciences Inc., a 2014 spinoff from the University of Michigan. In October, it finished raising a seed round of $1 million, which will fund product development and beef up sales and marketing. Normally that would be the big news. But that was overshadowed by […]

U Mississippi Rebel Student Venture Capital Fund Grants $6,500 in Rewards

The University of Mississippi student-led start-ups presented to the RVCF, each receiving grants and mentorships to assist in the development of their new business ventures. Of the six businesses there were three smart phone apps, Impster, Nimble Fashion, and Okay2Eat; one light, sound, and entertainment business, Vault Entertainment; a marketing start-up, Ault Wilson Marketing; and a […]

Yorkshire Bank launches dedicated start-up team to fund growing tech firms – Yorkshire Post

Yorkshire and its sister bank Clydesdale have established the Emerging Technology Unit as part of its £125m lending backed by the British Business Bank. Earlier this year, Yorkshire and Clydesdale announced it would make additional small business lending under the British Business Bank’s ENABLE Guarantee. The Government scheme aims to incentivise institutions to make funds […]

Britain’s R&D funding needs no innovation

Because of the long odds involved, countries rationally encourage pursuit of discovery. In Britain, the technology support agency Innovate UK distributes £500m in research and development grants to business each year.MoreON THIS TOPICPMI data boost manufacturing hopesFinancial lifeline on way for steel sectorSteel crisis deepens with 1,200 job lossesOil and gas lift UK industrial outputFT […]