March 22, 2016 · 4:29 pm
Adapted from News From Heartland
Since the early 1900s, the state of Wisconsin has been at the forefront of commercializing great scientific discoveries. With the renewal of a 5-year, $20 million competitive grant to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), funding will go to a consortium of eight regional organizations whose mission is to advance the health of the community through research and discovery. This will offer significant opportunities for investment. The article focuses on the innovations of one of those groups, BloodCenter of Wisconsin. Continue reading →
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Tagged as blood diseases, blood disorders, blood research, blood research & development, impact investing, investor activity, medical technology, Private equity, social entrepreneur
May 27, 2014 · 3:51 am
by Loop Lonagan
Whadaya think happens when 15,000 people get behind the entrepreneurs in their own neighborhood? Good things—that’s what happens! Energy. Enthusiasm. Stuff gets done! Lemme tell you about it: Continue reading →
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April 29, 2014 · 2:31 pm
Adapted from the Journal of the Heartland Angels
Part 1 – by John Jonelis
Is an Angel a fool?
In the world of private equity investing, the order of funding is supposed to go like this:
- Seed Round—that’s friends, family, and fools.
- Angel Round—that’s funding the big initial spurt of growth.
- Venture Round—that’s big funding for massive scaling.
Compare that stack-of-three (above) to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Notice that Angels make up the good stuff in the middle. And yes—according to studies by the Kauffman Foundation—Angels make the best money. Continue reading →
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June 25, 2013 · 4:00 am
Bill Blair – special correspondent –
as told to John Jonelis
Bill Blaire here. Mr. Jonelis wants I should go to this FUNDING FEEDING FRENZY thing. Says I’m gonna give a completely different slant compared to the resta this crowd here. I cut my teeth in the Local #1 Boilermakers, then as a Cement Contractor till I packed up my tools fer good. Continue reading →
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