[Updated 9:27 p.m. See below.] Lighter Capital expects to lend money to 11 small businesses this month. That’s exactly how many deals the Seattle-based company made in all of 2013, said CEO BJ Lackland.
The growth is emblematic of... Read more »
Ultrafast broadband is increasingly a must-have for high-tech companies, especially those in telemedicine, 3D printing, and other emerging industries. But currently, connection speeds vary widely by location—states like Tennessee are home to cities that have built high-speed fiber Internet networks while other... Read more »
As summer winds down, we are tracking tech startups, big companies, a proposed IPO, and a couple of sectors fraught with regulatory challenges (daily fantasy sports and self-driving vehicles):
Neuroscience startup Denali Therapeutics said Thursday it has added $130 million in privately-raised cash, in part to push a drug program into clinical trials in Europe.
Fusion Coolant Systems, the University of Michigan cleantech spinout with offices in Canton, MI, and Ireland, announced this week that it has raised $1.25 million in a Series B round. Investors participating in the round include U-M’s Michigan Investment in New... Read more »
It seems fitting that in this election year, a startup developing technology aimed at improving public policy would capture of one of Wisconsin’s more closely watched pitch competitions.
Houston—The Texas innovation community has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, which has helped spotlight technological and business advances in healthcare, space, aviation, transportation, and other industries.
On October 27 at the Texas Medical Center’s TMCx accelerator in... Read more »
In downtown San Diego, a private real estate company best known for its master-planned communities in suburban Southern California has posed some existential questions for regional tech hubs looking to build their own startup ecosystems.
For example: Can a 20-story office... Read more »
In today’s world, where we’re never far from a screen—smartphone, laptop, television—content is king. Companies and brands need engaging material to draw the eyeballs of online customers, but younger consumers, millennials in particular, have shown a distaste for ads. Essentially, they... Read more »
San Antonio — A life sciences professional development and advocacy organization has plans to host four medtech-focused workshops that aim to teach people working in the sector about different aspects of bringing a medical device to market.
Called “Bedside to Bench... Read more »
Since its 2010 launch, attendance at The Forward Festival, an entrepreneurship conference in Madison, WI, has on average increased about 20 percent annually, says Matt Younkle, a festival co-founder. But he also points out that Forward Fest, which mostly attracted... Read more »
This week brought some encouraging news for educational technology companies and code schools, whose students often can’t qualify for federal grants and loans.
The Obama administration is moving ahead with an experiment that makes federal student aid available for a small... Read more »
A judge’s rejection of a settlement between Uber and hundreds of thousands of drivers in California and Massachusetts reopens the possibility that a jury might decide a question at the core of the ride-hailing app juggernaut’s business model—whether drivers should be... Read more »
VP of Research & Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
CEO of Project Foundry
Founder and CEO of Brooks Bell Inc.
CEO and Fund Manager, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund
Vice president, chief strategy and operating officer of the Texas Medical Center