The Secret to Spreading the Startup Wealth in Emerging Global Markets

A lot of investors say that they’ll back great ideas anywhere. But in most markets, building impactful businesses is a “chicken and egg” situation—investors say there are no good deals, and entrepreneurs say there’s no capital. This is the “Pioneer Gap,” the period when entrepreneurs are the most vulnerable—you’ve taken the plunge, but haven’t raised […]

Seed fund helps catalyze Duke energy research on materials, environment, policy 

Research projects that examine energy materials, the water-energy-food nexus, and renewable energy policies will receive funding in 2016 from the Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund. Six projects involving 16 faculty members were selected for the third annual round of awards from the fund. The Energy Research Seed Fund provides a financial head start for […]

Google’s GV leads $21M Series B in bioscience firm Cambridge Epigenetix

VC firm GV (née Google Ventures) has made another investment in Europe — its seventh — leading a $21 million Series B round for epigenetic sequencing tech company and Cambridge University spin-out, Cambridge Epigenetix. The U.K.-based bioscience company makes DNA modification analysis tools for epigenetics researchers — an emerging field of study which looks at how environmental factors and […]

Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) LED Group Wins License to Operate a Tech Incubator

Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), an internationally recognized venture capital fund, announced today that it has been chosen byIsrael’s National Innovation Authority (Office of the Chief Scientist) to operate a Jerusalembased technological incubator. The JVP led group included Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI), Reliance Industries (NSE: Reliance) and Yissum, the Research Development Company of the Hebrew University […]

New $10m start-up fund launched in Australia

Signal Ventures is the brainchild of Melbourne start-up influencer Atlanta Daniel and US investor Niel Robertson, who will serve as general partners. The pair said Signal Ventures will focus on entrepreneur-friendly, early stage capital and will offer deep operational experience as well as They said the fund plans to be active in the Australian community, […]

UNC Rex’s venture fund expands by $8 million 

UNC Rex Healthcare, which four years ago committed $10 million to create a venture capital fund that invests in startup health care companies, has set aside an extra $8 million for further investments. The board of directors at Rex, which is part of the UNC Health Care System, has authorized the fund, Rex Health Ventures, […]