Bayer and Trendlines establish Ag Innovation Fund

Bayer and Trendlines, an Israeli innovation commercialization company, announced a partnership to invest in agricultural technologies through the establishment of the Bayer Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund. The flexible five-year partnership agreement includes a $10 million investment from Bayer, which will be managed by Trendlines. The partnership couples Bayer’s decades of experience in agricultural science, innovation […]

General Mills and 7-Eleven Join the Venture Capital Crowd 

At first glance, the maker of Cheerios and Cocoa Puffs might not fit the image of a cutting-edge venture capital investor. But with the food business moving to healthier offerings and online distribution, General Mills has created a venture capital unit that recently led a $3 million investment in Rhythm Superfoods, a specialty start-up that […]

The House Fund raises $6 million to invest in startups tied to UC Berkeley 

A new fund has been created with the sole purpose of investing in startups coming out of University of California at Berkeley. Jeremy Fiance, former managing partner for the Dorm Room Fund, has raised $6 million to create The House Fund, which supports pre-seed and seed-stage companies with ties to the university. The House Fund […]

CincyTech predicts 600 new jobs with $30M fund

CincyTech has formed its fourth and largest fund to date, one that will provide about $30.75 million to invest in as many as 25 homegrown startups in the digital and life sciences fields. The Cincinnati-based accelerator projects the CincyTech Fund IV LLC  will create at least 600 jobs in Southwest Ohio over the next five years. New hires would earn on average about $80,000 […]