Catalyze Raises $4M in Funding

Catalyze recently completed a $4M funding round. The company previously raised a $2M Series A round following completion of the gener8tor accelerator program in 2013. Catalyze provides HIPAA-compliant cloud computing services for the healthcare industry. More information can be found on Xconomy here.

Drifty Raises $2.6M in Funding

Drifty recently completed an additional $2.6 million funding round led by Lightbank in Chicago, with additional participation from Arthur Ventures. Drifty previously raised $1 million in funding last year, and this latest investment marks Lightbank’s second investment in a Madison based company following their investment in PerBlue last year. Drifty is the creator of the …

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gener8tor Ranked a Top 15 Accelerator

The Madison and Milwaukee based gener8tor startup accelerator, earned a ranking of #14 in the 2014 Seed Accelerator Rankings Project that was published today at SXSW. According to the rankings organizers, competition for the top 20 spots this year was fierce. With so many new programs coming into their own, and the addition of eligibility …

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Murfie Featured in Inc.

Murfie was featured in an article in Inc. magazine about “5 Interesting Startups from the Midwest“. The article highlights some of the unique traits startups in the Midwest often have, including homegrown hospitality, lower over head/cost of living/small business taxes, and a little extra heart. Read the full article here.

MobCraft Equity Crowdfunding Launches

After months of getting the final pieces to fall into place, the first equity crowdfunding campaign in Wisconsin is finally off the ground. MobCraft Beer officially launched their equity crowdfunding campaign this week via the CraftFund portal and is the first company to utilize this new funding source. MobCraft intended to start their fundraising campaign …

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Propeller Health Raises $14.5M in Funding

Propeller Health recently completed a $14.5M Series B funding round, led by Safeguard Scientifics with participation from The Social+Capital Partnership. Propeller Health will use the funding to accelerate product development, strategic alliances, client services, sales and marketing as it tackles the $100 billion cost of treating asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Propeller is …

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Madison a Top City for Information Technology Job Growth

Forbes has recognized Madison as having one of the quickest growing information technology sectors in the country. Madison came in 5th behind Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Boston, and Austin. Madison is the smallest city by far on this list, which is dominated by large metro areas renowned as tech hubs. Forbes points out that Madison …

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Governor’s Business Plan Contest Finalists Announced

After three rounds of judging, the finalists for the 2014 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest have been announced, with nearly half of the 13 finalists coming from the Madison area. The Madison area finalists include: Elucent Medical, Spectrom, Little Green Pencil, MobCraft Beer, WebRacing, and Digsite. The finalists are competing for over $100k in prizes …

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Bendyworks Co-Founder Featured in Wisconsin State Journal

Brad Grzesiak, co-founder and CEO of Bendyworks, was featured in an article in the Wisconsin State Journal last Sunday. Grzesiak, who originally worked designing products to be launched into space, is now working to create software programs designed to meet companies specific needs through Bendyworks, which he co-founded in 2009. Grzesiak is also very involved in …

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MobCraft Named 2013 Best New Wisconsin Brewer has named local crowdsourced brewery MobCraft the 2013 Best New Wisconsin Brewer. Launched in May 2013, MobCraft is a brewery that uses customer collaboration to come up with a multitude of unique beer ideas. Customers can both submit ideas for brews to be created, as well as vote on which brews will be mass produced. Some …

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UW ACE Program Launches

UW-Madison has just launched a brand new advocacy group to help foster innovation and entrepreneurship on campus. The group, called The Advocacy Consortium for Entrepreneurs (ACE), will provide entrepreneurs with several tools to help them succeed. Led by Tomotherapy founder Rock Mackie, ACE will be established as an independent, nonprofit organization that can advocate for …

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