FY2017 Closes with Continued Momentum, Growth and Impact for Tech Launch Arizona

Tech Launch Arizona, the technology commercialization office of the University of Arizona, reports across-the-board increases in start-up companies, licenses agreements for UA technology, invention disclosures and patent filings for FY 2017 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017). Tech Parks Arizona also grew over the same period, with new client agreements with companies from Israel, Mexico […]

UT Arlington translational research grants to help fund cancer, drug research

Funding for the Interdisciplinary Research Program along with the awarding of three seed grants will take effect Aug. 1. The program was awarded donations to provide seed funding for scholars to conduct cancer and drug research. “The awarded grants are intended to provide seed funding for the team of investigators to generate pilot data for […]

MEDC MTRAC Advanced transportation technology projects receive $600,000 in grants

Seven advanced transportation technology projects have secured a share of $600,000 in grants that intend to help developers and researchers commercialize their product. The grant is funded in part by Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization’s advanced transportation innovation hub at the University of Michigan and the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Entrepreneur and Innovation initiative. Five […]

Kleiner Perkins shuts seed venture fund as partners leave

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers shut its seed investing program, a two year-old effort to get the venture capital firm back into the potentially lucrative field of early-stage startup investing. All three partners who ran the $4 million KPCB Edge fund, Anjney Midha, Roneil Rumburg and Ruby Lee, departed in recent weeks, a spokeswoman for […]

Seed funding slows in Silicon Valley

The bloom is off seed funding, the business of providing money to brand-new startups, as investors take a more measured approach to financing emerging U.S. technology companies. Seed-stage financing has been sliding for the last two years, with the number of transactions down about 40 percent since the peak in mid-2015, data show. Dollar investments […]