Texas Medical Center Doubles the Size of the TMC Venture Fund

Texas Medical Center (TMC) today announced that it has increased the size of the TMC Venture Fund to $50 million dollars, doubling down on its vision to foster and invest in life science entrepreneurship. The $50 million investment, combined with the recent launch of the TMC 3 campus – the world’s largest life science campus – further […]

Newly-formed Seattle VC firm aims to mine Univ. of Washington network for talent, innovation, money

The University of Washington is an absolute research powerhouse, ranking fifth among U.S. universities in R&D expenditures. But even with more than $1 billion in research money flowing each year, those dollars don’t necessarily translate into new entrepreneurial ventures or fast-growing startup companies. “The UW is a research machine,” notes Seattle venture capitalist Chris DeVore, managing […]

US venture capital early-stage valuation trends | PitchBook

Please use source link at bottom of page for more interactive charts The venture industry has continued to prove its resiliency in 2021—a year marked by outsized funds, numerous mega-deals and the soaring interest of multistage investors looking to back younger startups. As a result, valuations of VC-backed companies are on the rise across most […]

University Endowments Mint Billions in Golden Era of Venture Capital – WSJ

Large college endowments have notched their biggest investment gains in decades, thanks to portfolios boosted by huge venture-capital returns and soaring stock markets. The University of Minnesota’s endowment gained 49.2% for the year ending June 30, while Brown University’s endowment notched a return of more than 50%, said people familiar with their returns, which aren’t […]

Chris Sacca Returns With $800 Million in Venture Capital for Climate Tech

enture capitalist Chris Sacca is launching four climate tech funds worth about $800 million in total through his new firm Lowercarbon Capital LLC. “The idea that a relatively small amount of money could be a huge lever in confronting this crisis, I love that,” he said. Sacca made his name and lots of money with […]

Altitude Lab Launches Investor Coalition to Fund and Mentor Healthcare Startups in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Altitude Lab today announced the launch of its Investor Coalition, a partnered network of leading healthcare venture capitalists to fund, mentor, and provide resources for Altitude-incubated startups. Together, the Investor Coalition will support a diverse community of founders who are shaping Utah’s rapidly growing healthcare innovation economy and aims to collectively invest $50 […]

TTU Research Park launches Seraph Hub Fuel Fund aimed at supporting emerging Agtech companies

The Texas Tech Research Park Inc. Board of Directors chairman and president John Esparza has announced the launch of a collaboration with Seraph and the Lubbock Angel Network (LAN) to launch the research park’s first venture capital fund, the Seraph Hub Fuel Fund. The focus of the collaboration is to accelerate business success of high-tech startups and emerging companies in the […]

CincyTech wraps up raising $20 million seed capital fund

Cincinnati startup capital company CincyTech has finished raising its fifth fund, giving it nearly $20 million in new money to invest. Avondale-based CincyTech, based in the University of Cincinnati’s 1819 Innovation Hub in Avondale, raised $19.7 million for its fifth investment fund. It wrapped up fundraising at the end of April. CincyTech will use the […]

Perceptive Advisors closes $515M fund to fuel more early-stage biotech startups 

When Chris Garabedian set out early last year to raise money for a second Perceptive Advisors fund focused on early-stage biotech startups, it took just a matter of months to draw interest from investors willing to commit more than $1 billion total. The fund could have closed with that much money, maybe more, said Garabedian, […]