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Author: Digital Journal


Source: Digital Journal


Interest: NEWARK, Del.Leading Edge Ventures I, L.P., announced today the formation of an early stage venture fund. Headquartered in Newark, Delaware, the Fund will make investments in promising early stage companies in Delaware and the Mid- Atlantic region. It will also maintain an office in Bethlehem, PA. Leading Edge Ventures will target companies that provide productivity benefits to businesses and consumers in the areas of information technology, healthcare, and other high growth markets.


Link: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2069486

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Author: Stephen Roper


Source: Epoch Times


Interest: The announcement that Google is to set up a European version of its venture capital operation is welcome news. Google Ventures’ new US$100m fund for fledgling European tech firms represents a new source of the sort of risk capital which has often been in short supply on this side of the Atlantic. Startups may also be able to access Google’s impressive technology and corporate networks.


Link: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/798529-how-google-venture-capital-will-help-europes-risk-taking-techies/

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Author: Digital Journal


Source: Digital Journal


Interest: TOKYO--(Business Wire)--Rakuten Ventures today announced the launch of a US$100 million global investment fund. The fund will target investments in startups and companies in Israel, Asia Pacific, and the USA and builds on the success of the Southeast Asia fund, which was originally launched in 2013 and counts Carousell, Visenze, Coda Payments and Send Anywhere among its investment portfolio.


Link: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2023631

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Author: Tyler Waldman


Source: Technically Baltimore


Interest: A new venture fund from TEDCO Capital Partners (TCP) is exclusively targeting an important group: veteran-owned businesses. TCP says the fund is the first of its kind — ever.


Link: http://technical.ly/baltimore/2014/06/26/tedco-veterans-opportunity-redowl/

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Author: IT Business Net


Source: IT Business Net


Interest: Corporate venturing has started a new chapter with most of the largest global corporations now having some type of venturing activity. There are reportedly over 900 corporate venture groups with many only recently having started their programs. Global corporate venturing is the fastest growing venturing activity with already about $100 billion in venturing assets and more than $3.5 trillion in corporate revenues.


Link: http://www.itbusinessnet.com/article/CORPORATE-VENTURING-30:-NCET2-Announces-Showcase-and-Conference-to-Boost-Global-1000-Corporate-and-Portfolio-Transactions-3341954

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Author: Brier Dudley


Source: The Seattle Times


Interest: The head of the commercialization program at the University of Washington is stepping down after six years and being replaced by a prominent engineering professor. Linden Rhoads, vice provost of the school’s Center for Commercialization, said she’s returning to the private sector, where she may start a Web services venture.


Link: http://blogs.seattletimes.com/brierdudley/2014/06/24/uw-shuffles-spinoff-program-leaders-rhoads-leaving/

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Author: PRLog (Press Release)


Source: PRLog Press Release Distribution


Interest: Jun. 19, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. -- CORPORATE VENTURING 3.0: GLOBAL 1000: MEET | PARTNER | DEAL PORTFOLIO SHOWCASES & CONFERENCE A Disruptive Conference Series for Corporate Venture Capital and Portfolio Holders (like VCs, Angels, Universities, and Accelerators) Washington, D.C. – June 16, 2014 – Corporate venturing has started a new chapter with most of the largest global corporations now having some type of venturing activity.


Link: http://www.prlog.org/12338750-ncet2-announces-showcase-and-conference-to-boost-corporate-and-portfolio-transactions.html

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Author: PRESS RELEASE


Source: marketwatch.com


Interest: SAN FRANCISCO, Jun 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- via PRWEB - Sunverge Energy, Inc. a leading developer and manufacturer of distributed energy management systems, announced today the closing of a $15 million Series B financing round led by the Southern Cross Renewable Energy Fund and joined by the Venture Capital Unit of Siemens and Total Energy Ventures International. The investment will support immediate growth opportunities for Sunverge in key markets worldwide.


Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sunverge-energy-completes-15-million-series-b-funding-round-2014-06-17

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Author: ANN ARBOR


Source: Digital Journal


Interest: ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TurtleCell, creator of the first protective case for the iPhone 5 and 5s with retractable headphones, recently graduated from its incubator space in SPARK Central to a new office in Ann Arbor. Prior to SPARK Central, TurtleCell, which was founded by graduates from the University of Michigan, was incubated at TechArb. A video on Ann Arbor SPARK's YouTube channel details TurtleCell's expansion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0sgxk3G4cA&feature=yout


Link: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1994116

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Author: DAVID RANII


Source: News Observer


Interest: The Triangle’s newest venture capital fund, Bull City Venture Partners, plans to announce Monday that it has raised nearly $26 million from investors that it will plow into the next generation of technology startups. Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/06/16/3939306/durham-venture-capital-firm-raises.html#storylink=cpy


Link: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/06/16/3939306/durham-venture-capital-firm-raises.html

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Author: Steve Watkins


Source: Cincinnati Business Courier


Interest: River Cities Capital Funds has raised the largest fund in its history and the biggest fund in Cincinnati this millennium. River Cities completed a $200 million fund to invest in growing health care and tech companies. The fund dwarfs the $120 million fund it raised in 2007. Blue Chip Venture Co. raised the only Cincinnati venture capital fund that was larger when it put together $235 million in 1999.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2014/05/20/this-firm-just-raised-the-largest-cincinnati.html

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Author: NIH


Source: NIH


Interest: The NIH announces a new funding opportunity to support proof-of-concept centers (Hubs) that facilitate and accelerate the translation of biomedical innovations into commercial products that improve patient care and enhance health. The REACH Hubs will provide qualified institutions with the initial investment and resources to nurture innovators to develop high priority early-stage technologies within the NIH’s mission by providing: (1) infrastructure for identifying the most promising technologie


Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-14-005.html

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Author: The Associated Press


Source: The Republic


Interest: Eastern Illinois University will open a new Center for Clean Energy Research and Education on Friday. The university said in a news release Tuesday that the 5,000-square-foot building will be home to a research facility where faculty and students can experiment with biomass as a fuel. That includes a lab and a lab-scale gasifier to turn plant matter into fuel.


Link: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/cf983093c30c420c93af7830777416dd/IL--Eastern-Illinois-Energy-Center

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Author: Steven Overly


Source: Washington Post


Interest: Bethesda-based M3D concluded the first week of its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign with more than $2.3 million in the bank from some 8,200 financial backers who want to see production begin on a 3-D printer that consumers can use at home. But the bulk of the supporters — one of whom pledged $5,000 — double as the company’s first customers. A link on the firm’s Web site to “pre-order” the printer directs you to the Kickstarter page where you can contribute the initial retail price of $299.


Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/crowdfunding-helps-product-companies-with-sales-and-marketing-not-just-fundraising/2014/04/11/a0a904b2-bffa-11e3-b574-f8748871856a_story.html

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Author: Evan Belanger


Source: AL.com


Interest: MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama State University announced today it has garnered a $336,634 from the National Science Foundation to host its Research Experience for Undergraduates program. The REU program will host 10 undergraduate students for 10 weeks in a summer program that will provide hands-on research experience in nanotechnology and biotechnology, said Komal Vig, the principal investigator of the ASU research program.


Link: http://blog.al.com/wire/2014/04/alabama_state_university_garne.html

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Author: Zoran Basich


Source: Wall Street Journal


Interest: Box Inc. has made it official – it plans to go public. The Los Altos, Calif.-based online storage provider’s newly disclosed plans to hold an IPO come three months after the company raised $100 million in funding at a valuation of about $2 billion.


Link: http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2014/03/24/box-files-for-ipo-how-big-are-the-venture-capital-stakes/

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Author: University of Maryland BioPark


Source: University of Maryland BioPark


Interest: The University of Maryland (UM) BioPark and UM Ventures announced today that Advanced Metrics, a successful early-stage UM, Baltimore (UMB) startup has moved from offices on the University’s campus to the BioPark. Advanced Metrics is leveraging software development and data expertise to provide solutions for the healthcare industry. It has moved quickly into commercialization since establishment only a year ago.


Link: http://news.gnom.es/pr/umb-health-it-start-up-advanced-metrics-caps-quick-entrance-into-commercialization-with-move-to-university-of-maryland-biopark

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Author: JANE YU


Source: Orange County Business Journal


Interest: University of California, Irvine, has announced the establishment of its Institute for Innovation, the latest in the school’s efforts to foster entrepreneurialism and technology development that will help create commercial applications for the school’s research


Link: http://www.ocbj.com/news/2014/feb/25/new-center-commercialization-research-uci/

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Author: Digital Journal


Source: Digital Journal


Interest: "Elite research universities act as engines of innovation and progress, not only by engaging in fundamental research but also by helping students and faculty transform discoveries into practices and products that benefit society," Gillman said. "Making this a more strategic focus is especially vital for UCI, given that we're located in a region known for its entrepreneurial spirit. It will also enhance our ability to attract and retain outstanding faculty and students, who increasingly expect ca


Link: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1757276

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Author: Paul Brinkmann


Source: South Florida Business Journal


Interest: There’s a new venture capital expo coming to South Florida on Wednesday, the first ever for the Boca Raton-based Gold Coast Venture Capital Association.


Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/blog/morning-edition/2014/02/boca-raton-venture-capital-group-to.html

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