When Boston-based Summit Partners acquired a majority stake in Minneapolis-based healthtech firm Ability Network in April for $550 million, the deal got no press in nearby Wisconsin. That wasn’t a surprise: Ability Network has no major presence in the Badger State.... Read more »
Innovation, North Carolina style—at last.
Ever since writing the original Xconomy business plan, I’ve been looking forward to the day when we began covering innovation in the Tar Heel state. Now, I am extremely happy to announce, that day has come.... Read more »
In this week’s roundup of Wisconsin innovation and technology news, we’re tracking a startup’s exit, ballooning staff at the state’s largest healthtech firm, FDA approval for a medical device, a groundbreaking for a medical isotopes factory, and the new leader of... Read more »
So how did San Diego fare as the biggest wave of venture capital funding in 13 years swept across the United States, sloshing capital into startups from Silicon Valley to New York, and from Seattle to Houston?
The answer is just... Read more »
Venture capital investors pumped almost $13 billion into 1,114 U.S. startups in the second quarter—marking the highest level of VC funding in 13 years, according to the MoneyTree Report being released today.
While the number of deals is comparable with recent... Read more »
San Diego-based Edico Genome has raised $10 million in Series A financing to commercialize the specialized processor technology it has been developing to slash the time and cost of genome mapping.
Qualcomm Ventures, the corporate venture arm of San Diego-based Qualcomm... Read more »
Two years ago, Steve Goldner was at a funeral. He started chatting with a family friend, a strapping young man in his late 20s who had a girlfriend, a great job in Boston, and his whole life in front of him,... Read more »
The past week’s Wisconsin innovation headlines featured a broad mix of companies in healthtech, mobile apps, life sciences, and traditional manufacturing. Read on for details.
—Executives from five Madison startups are in Silicon Valley this week meeting with five venture capital... Read more »
Silicon Valley wasn’t built overnight. Neither were smaller, newer tech startup hubs like Austin, TX, and Boulder, CO.
In the Midwest, Madison, WI, hasn’t yet reached that level, but the city is gradually and quietly positioning itself to at least join... Read more »
School’s out for summer, and the temperatures around Texas are rising. Instead of taking that as a cue to slow down, the state’s startups continue on a brisk pace with several new funding announcements.
—TurnKey Vacation Rentals announced Tuesday it... Read more »