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 20 Area for Venture Capital Per Capita

Madison made the short list of cities with the highest amount of venture capital investment per capita. The Atlantic Cities released a series of posts examining the new geography of venture capital and high-tech startups. The Silicon Valley (#1) and San Francisco (#2) areas are still by far the top areas for investment, but the …

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SOLOMO Raises $1.7 Million Series A Round

SOLOMO Technologies has just closed a $1.7 Million Series A financing round. The round was co-led by Venture Management, LLC and Don Layden, and included participation by Wisconsin Investment Partners. The financing will be used to accelerate SOLOMO’s product development and increase its sales and marketing activities. The company’s SOLOMO Exchangeâ„¢ platform enables retailers to …

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Asthmapolis Raises $5 Million

Asthmapolis has just closed a $5 Million Series A round of funding from The Social+Capital Partnership. Asthmapolis makes an FDA approved “smart” asthma inhaler that helps patients and health providers better monitor, visualize, and understand the behavior of asthma by utilizing a sensor that attaches to an inhaler. Asthmapolis, on the other hand, is on …

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EatStreet Raises $2 Million

EatStreet (formerly UConnect) has just completed a $2 million Series A financing round led by Cornerstone Opportunity Partners, with Great Oaks Venture Capital, Independence Equity, and Gener8tor also participating in the round. EatStreet is a free online ordering service that connects customers with restaurants, and the new capital will enable EatStreet’s expansion into new markets. …

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AquaMost raises $1 million

Madison water-technology startup AquaMost received a $1 million investment from the Golden Angels and Wisconsin Investment Partners. AquaMost is developing a new type of water purification system developed by University of Wisconsin scientists. The money will be used to hire several engineers and lab associates to develop the system for commercial sale.

Mithridion raises $1.25 million

Madison biopharmaceutical company Mithridion recently secured $1.25 million in funding from Venture Investors, The State of Wisconsin Investment Board, and Rocket Venture Fund. Mithridion is developing drug candidates that focus on serious Central Nervous System disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.

PerBlue Raises $800,000 Angel Round from Golden Angels and West Coast Angels

Capital Entrepreneurs founding member PerBlue just closed an $800,000 angel round led by Tim Keane‘s Golden Angels out of Milwaukee and other angel groups from San Francisco and Seattle.  PerBlue is a social gaming company that creates mobile games for iPhone, Android and other mobile platforms.  Their flagship product, Parallel Kingdom, has over 200k users …

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