Tag: tech

Early Stage Biotech Investing in Wisconsin: Hot or Not?

In this post, I want to look at funding, particularly via angel investing, of Wisconsin biotech companies over the last few years. On the national scene, Bruce Booth of Atlas Venture suggested in early 2013 that the number of new biotech startups is down and “worth watching closely”. In March, Luke Timmerman of Xconomy wrote

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How Do You Build Networks When You Can’t Say Anything?

This post is either a bold or a completely misguided attempt to mix the practical steps of networking with the (idealistic?) notion that we as members of an innovation region have a responsible to build and maintain strong networks. In March, I told you about a community building experiment, the Biotech in Wisconsin Meetup group.

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High-Tech Startup Density in Wisconsin

Engine and Kaufmann Foundation recently published a report called “Tech Starts: High-Technology Business Formation and Job Creation in the United States”.  While most of the report focuses on job creation by high-tech relative to other private sector businesses, I was particularly interested in the determination of high-tech startup density across the country. The author used

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Milwaukee Tech: Opportunity to Recycle?

In another post I wrote about the history of the Madison tech scene, wondering out loud about the opportunities to recycle capital and talent. Wisconsin is of course more than just Madison and I felt remiss knowing some of the stories from Milwaukee without sharing. While I’m not privy to all the happenings out east,

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Madison Tech: Opportunity to Recycle?

An interesting question that came up at the Spring Tech Kickoff last week: what tech success stories have there been in Madison? It is immediately clear that good financial returns for tech investors are important for continued enthusiasm for investment. However, another large factor in success stories is how/whether experienced management is recycled in the

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