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Author: Sarah Gantz


Source: Baltimore Business Journal


Interest: Venture firms invested more than $1.5 billion in the region in 2013, making that the biggest year for investment since 2001, according to the latest MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. Maryland companies took in 43 percent of that investment money.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2014/01/16/baltimore-dc-venture-capital.html

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Author: http://www.reuters.com/


Source: Thomson Reuters


Interest: Biotechnology, a sector that has seen some strong initial public offerings in recent months, was the second-most attractive over the year to venture dollars, taking in $4.5 billion last year and $1.32 billion last quarter.


Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/17/venture-investing-idUSL2N0KR04I20140117

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Author: Nancy Dahlberg


Source: Miami Heral


Interest: Venture capitalists invested $421 million in 37 Florida companies in 2013 -- that is double 2012’s total and the best year since 2004, according to data released Friday. South Florida companies attracted the lion's share of that total — $284 million, or more than two-thirds of the total invested in the state.


Link: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/01/17/3875230/venture-capital-investment-rises.html

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Author: NCET2.org


Source: http://center.ncet2.org/


Interest: Now on its ninth run, the NIH SBIR Phase I Program for First-Time Applicants is a very practical step-by-step, four-hour online "How-To" workshop over two evenings to help researchers, faculty members, graduate students, post-docs and entrepreneurs create a SBIR company and apply to the NIH SBIR program in April of 2014.


Link: http://center.ncet2.org/index.php?option=com_joomla_lms&Itemid=53&task=details_course&id=119#top

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Author: Gary Haber


Source: Baltimore Business Journal


Interest: Six months into its fiscal year, the Maryland Technology Development Corp. has received almost as many applications from state startups looking for funding as it got in all of the previous year.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2014/01/10/maryland-tedco-seeks-funding-increase.html

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Author: CB Insights


Source: CB Insights


Interest: Google Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Microsoft Ventures and 30 other corporate venture arms invested in a seed round in 2013. The early stage is no longer just for VCs and angels.


Link: http://www.cbinsights.com/blog/trends/seed-corporate-venture-capital-investors?utm_content=bufferd829c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Author: CB Insights


Source: CB Insights


Interest: Corporate venture investors lead the way in terms of Internet of Things deal activity with Intel Capital, Qualcomm Ventures and Cisco Investments taking 3 of the top 4 spots. The lone pure-play VC in the top IoT investors is True Ventures.


Link: http://www.cbinsights.com/blog/trends/internet-of-things-investors

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Author: SUSAN SCHRETER


Source: San Antonio Express


Interest: Innovative, fast moving, smart, determined, opportunistic. These words are commonly used to describe Bay Area entrepreneurs.


Link: http://www.mysanantonio.com/technology/article/Startups-find-allies-in-corporations-venture-5132691.php

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Author: CB Insights


Source: http://www.cbinsights.com/


Interest: Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures isn’t a big fan of corporate venture capital recently saying he’d “never ever ever ever do” a deal with corporate VCs. Since such straight talk is generally frowned up in VC-land, he subsequently did acknowledge that some of them do not suck including Google Ventures and Intel Capital.


Link: http://www.cbinsights.com/blog/trends/tech-corporate-venture-capital-balance-sheet?utm_content=buffer1ff52&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Author: Ilya Pozin


Source: http://www.ceou.org/


Interest: Corporate venture capital (CVC) funds are on the rise. Consider the growing number of big companies creating funds to find promising startups: Google Ventures, Intel Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Novartis Venture Funds, Samsung Ventures, AOL Ventures, Dell Ventures, Dow Venture Capital, Microsoft Ventures, and Citi Ventures. And that's just a short list. Going with a CVC fund, especially if your startup is in a similar category to the company behind the fund, offers benefits that go beyond money-


Link: http://www.ceou.org/executive-buzz?vaid=9ef3064b0ed69e18de64e97ef65bc2eb

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Author: Florida Science Communications


Source: http://www.pddnet.com/


Interest: Although more opportunity exists for university-based researchers to be innovative, and there is more financial support for innovation than ever before, the cost of university research is rising to new levels and presents a serious funding problem. The “real costs” of research—costs that include indirect costs—often extend far beyond support from a university’s central research office and are almost never covered by funding.


Link: http://www.pddnet.com/news/2014/01/high-costs-research-made-worse-funding-gap

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Author: Tina Costanza


Source: Silicon Republic


Interest: Some US$6.8bn of venture capital had been invested in clean technology worldwide in 2013, research by market intelligence firm Cleantech Group suggests.


Link: http://www.siliconrepublic.com/clean-tech/item/35336-global-vc-investment-in-cle/

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Author: Lauren Hepler


Source: Silicon Valley Business Journal


Interest: His latest project melding these two worlds: A 20-person angel investment fund called the Central Coast Angels, which was first reported by Santa Cruz Tech Beat. The angel group is not releasing its entire roster, but individuals with ties to Silicon Valley tech companies like Google Inc., Apple Inc. and PayPal are involved, Colligan said.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2014/01/09/apple-google-talent-team-on-santa.html

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Author: Jacob Geiger


Source: http://www.timesdispatch.com/


Interest: The web portal, formally known as the Commonwealth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Measurement System, was built by the Center for Innovative Technology. CIT is a non-profit corporation based in Northern Virginia that receives state funding. It loans money to startups and helps entrepreneurs launch new companies.


Link: http://www.timesdispatch.com/workitrichmond/news/state-luanches-new-innovation-tracker/article_85bdee0a-7960-11e3-9869-0019bb30f31a.html

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Author: http://phys.org/


Source: http://phys.org/


Interest: Entrepreneurs looking for risk capital to fund growth will need to get to grips with the rise of the angel group, according to the latest research by leading academics into business angel activity.


Link: http://phys.org/news/2014-01-groups-future-angel-investing.html

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Author: Dr. Gary Dushnitsky


Source: Marketing Magazine


Interest: A new strategy, corporate venturing, offers a way forward. Increasingly, big corporations balance entrepreneurship and strategy by turning to innovative start-ups.


Link: http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk/article/1226300/why-corporate-venturing-heralds-new-approach-innovation

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Author: Chris Seper


Source: MedCity News


Interest: Now in its 11th year, MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum unites active healthcare venture capitalists and corporate business development executives with more than 30 of the most promising Midwest-based healthcare startups to facilitate investment opportunities and showcase dealflow originating in the Midwest.


Link: http://medcitynews.com/2014/01/midamerica-healthcare-venture-forum-brings-together-venture-capitalists-startups/

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Author: JOSIC Media


Source: JOSIC Media


Interest: A survey conducted by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and the Dow Jones VentureSource, predicted a higher number of venture capital investments from both venture capitalists and COE’s in 2014. Approximately 59% of the venture capital firms surveyed stated they expected a greater level of venture investments. Likewise, 57% of CEO’s reported the same in their survey. These numbers represent a clear up tick from the year before. When this same survey was conducted in 2012, only 27%


Link: http://www.josic.com/survey-predicts-more324-venture-capital-investments-in-2014

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Author: PR Newswire


Source: PR Newswire


Interest: University of Maryland Ventures (UM Ventures) announced today that Dr. Martha J. Connolly has been named director of bioentrepreneurship, a new program supported by the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) and the A. James Clark School of Engineering, designed to enhance collaboration between the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) as part of the MPowering the State initiative.


Link: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bioentrepreneurship-leader-joins-um-ventures-team-238879481.html

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Author: Chad Swiatecki


Source: Austin Business Journal


Interest: University of Texas scientists and commercialization specialists are hoping that an advance developed at the school which improves the effectiveness of vaccines could mean big business from pharmaceutical giants like GlaxoSmithKline.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2014/01/06/ut-vaccine-research-eyed-for.html

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