The University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group Seed Fund Announces Investment in 510 Kardiac Devices, Inc.
The University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group (LVG) Seed Fund announced today its fourth investment – 510 Kardiac Devices, Inc. (510 Kardiac). 510 Kardiac is an early stage medical device company developing novel technologies for cardiovascular surgical procedures. The investment will accelerate the company’s efforts to obtain FDA approval for the Lim Transseptal System […]
Midwest Venture Investors To Raise As Much As $100M To Fund Health Startups
Venture Investors plans to raise up to $100 million for a new, healthcare-focused venture capital fund, the Madison, WI-based firm said in a documentrecently filed with federal securities regulators. VI is the oldest and largest venture capital fund in Wisconsin. It created a new business entity, “Venture Investors Health Fund 6 LimitedPartnership,” under whose name the document was filed. The filing lists the same business address and some of the same executiveofficers as previous funds VI has raised for investing in startups. Scott Button, a managing director at VI, declined to say what the organization’stimeline is for raising the new healthcare fund, citing regulatory restrictions. The Wisconsin-based healthcare businesses that VI has backed include CellectarBiosciences, FluGen, and TAI Diagnostics. Two Madison-based startups in VI’s portfolio were acquired by large, publiclytraded companies in the last two years: NeuWave Medical, which was sold toEthicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson; and Virent, which was acquired byAndeavor. Source: Xconomy: Venture Investors To Raise As Much As $100M To Fund Health Startups