Tyson Launches Venture-Capital Fund – WSJ

Tyson Foods Inc. is launching a venture-capital fund to invest in high-tech products and services that could help refresh its stable of products, which include chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers. The Springdale, Ark., meat giant hopes the $150 million fund, which started on Monday, will pick successful startups from among a crowd of companies experimenting […]

RBC Invests $1 Million in University of New Brunswick’s TME Program 

The funds will be distributed in the form of the RBC Innovative Action Fund and will support various elements of the TME program, including its pitch competitions, Lunch and Learn lecture series, mentor in residence program, a leadership conference, meeting space, and a number of funds aiding student startups. “We are incredibly proud of this […]

Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) releases 2016 annual report on research commercialization and funding

The Center for Innovative Technology announced the release of the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund annual report for FY2016, which tracks the Fund’s investments in high-potential initiatives throughout Virginia. Outcomes reported in FY2016 by Fund awardees identify early returns on the Commonwealth’s investments. The CRCF was created by the Virginia General Assembly to accelerate innovation and […]

StartUP FIU Pitch Day brings early-stage ventures to investors 

More than 300 came out to StartUP FIU’s first-ever Pitch Day on Tuesday, where entrepreneurs were given the opportunity to present their ideas to a group of angel investors and venture capitalists. Of the startups that took the stage, five were invited to continue in investor discussions The companies include: Bid Aero, a sourcing and […]

University of South Florida seeks to build $10M startup fund

The University of South Florida has received a federal grant to create an early-stage seed fund aimed at helping retain Tampa area businesses. Seed Tampa Bay, from USF’s Innovation Enterprise and funded by a $250,000 U.S. Economic Development Administration grant, will invest in tech-oriented startup firms with high growth potential. By 2019, USF hopes to […]

Rainbow Seed Fund’s £200m Investment in UKs Deep Science at Universities

Rainbow Seed Fund, an early-stage venture capital fund focused on promising technologies developed at the UK’s largest publicly-funded research facilities and campuses, today announces that the fund have now leveraged more than £200m to work supporting UK’s most ground-breaking and innovative companies. Since the Fund’s inception in 2002, Rainbow Seed Fund has been investing in […]