Nearly two years ago, Wisconsin passed a law creating a government-backed “fund-of-funds” that would invest in venture capital funds in the state, in the hopes of boosting the meager amounts of local cash available to local startups. Now, after months of... Read more »
At long last, Ann Arbor-based Stratos, formerly known as Protean Payment, today launched its Bluetooth Connected Card, which it describes as an industry first in the realm of financial technology and mobile wallets.
“It’s exciting to finally be able to... Read more »
It’s been a year of transition for Blueprint Medicines. Since early 2014, the Cambridge, MA-based company moved on from its founding CEO, named two lead programs, added a whole bunch of new investors, and raised a total of $75 million.
Now... Read more »
[Updated at 3 pm with comment from investor] After years of fits and starts, the mobile payments technology sector is finally getting serious about sifting through the winners and losers.
One more startup in the win column: Paydiant, a... Read more »
Here’s a look at news from around Michigan’s innovation hubs:
—Are you an entrepreneur in need of a cash infusion? Comcast Business is giving away up to $30,000 to a startup in need in each of its 16 regional districts through... Read more »
For decades, experts have debated whether video games positively or negatively affect your brain. Boston-based startup Akili Interactive thinks it’s a settled question, and that games on mobile devices can be beneficial both for players and doctors. Now it’s all... Read more »
Finistere Ventures, a San Diego investment firm focused on agricultural biotechnology, said it has closed on $150 million for its second fund.
In a regulatory filing, the firm indicates plans to raise as much as $200 million for the fund,... Read more »
The first-ever Dallas Startup Week begins today, aiming to introduce the region’s different entrepreneurial ecosystems to each other.
“Now, there is collaboration happening,” says Michael Sitarzewski, one of the startup week’s organizers. “We’re bringing the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth startup communities together... Read more »
Is there a real mainstream play finally in the making for 3D printing?
Creating custom wearables has been one of the hyped proposed uses for 3D printing. New York-based SOLS is putting the technology to work in footwear.
The startup... Read more »
Before the end of this year, healthcare software maker eRelevance hopes to add another 700 medical-clinic customers to the more than 100 it already has, while also tripling its staff to about 30, according to founder and CEO Bob Fabbio.
A... Read more »