Oregon State U robotics spinoff lands $8M in financing 

An Oregon State University spinoff company that is developing two-legged robots for a variety of applications has raised $8 million in new investment funding. Albany-based Agility Robotics announced Thursday that it had completed a Series A round of financing led by Playground Global, a Silicon Valley venture capital fund. Other investors include Sony Innovation Fund […]

USTAR announces latest round of awards to university researchers

The Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative announced the selection of eight University Technology Acceleration Grant (UTAG) awards. “These projects are a testament to Utah’s innovative spirit,” said Ivy Estabrooke, Ph.D., USTAR executive director. “We received strong applications and these awardees represent projects with high potential to make significant impact in real world application.” The […]

Singapore needs to push its startups beyond seed funding

Despite seed and series A capital abundance, there’s not much series B and C funding enabling startups to scale up. Whilst Singapore has been consistently hailed as one of the most startup-friendly countries due to prime business conditions and attractive incentives packages, the unavailability of second-stage level funding poses a problem for startups looking for growth opportunities […]

Idea Fund La Crosse WI makes first startup investment 

The Idea Fund of La Crosse has made its first investment, as the lead in a $450,000 seed round for Madison-based startup Curate Solutions Inc. Horne Curate is a Software-as-a-Service company that uses artificial intelligence to identify and flag early information about construction projects. It is marketed to business development professionals working at general contractor firms, said Taralinda […]

Iowa Startup Accelerator and NewBoCo announce incoming startup teams 

The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative (NewBoCo) is a nonprofit with the mission to accelerate world-changing ideas from Iowa, and to create impactful startup businesses that grow through its Iowa Startup Accelerator program. Iowa Startup Accelerator is an intensive program that matches tech-based startups with world-class mentors, Midwestern work ethic, seed funding, and product development expertise […]

 $5 million donation to University of Chicago support startup education and immersion 

The fund donated by Khosa will be used to establish the Rattan L. Khosa Student Entrepreneurs Program at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the university. The program will help the students to convert their innovative ideas to successful business models. The initiative consists of four components through which financial aid will be […]