Drifty Raises $2.6M in Funding

drifty-logoDrifty 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 Ionic Framework, which makes it possible for web developers to build and publish native mobile applications. Ionic is one of the top 50 most popular open source projects in the world, and is used by developers ranging from individuals to Fortune 50 companies.

Read more about Drifty and their latest funding round on TechCrunch here.

Startup Weekend Madison Returns April 10-12!

RGB-StartupWeekend_LogoGFEStartup Weekend returns to Madison April 10-12, 2015 for the fourth annual Startup Weekend Madison event! Register by March 27 to save 25%!

Startup Weekend is a weekend long event where developers, designers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. To get a better idea about the event, check out a brief video trailer here.

More info and to register: REGISTER NOW

Startup Weekend is a true risk-free environment and a great opportunity for both new and seasoned entrepreneurs to gain valuable entrepreneurial experiences and put their unique skill sets to use, meet great people, and have fun. People of all different backgrounds and with all different skills are encouraged to participate.

Organizing partners for the event include Capital Entrepreneurs, Sector67, The Doyenne Group, UW-Madison, Edgewood College, and Madworks Coworking. The event is hosted by University Research Park.

Healthfinch Raises $1.5M in Funding

healthfinch-logoHealthfinch recently completed a $1.5M financing round led by Jumpstart Ventures. Healthfinch has raised $2.8M total since its founding in 2011. Healthfinch focuses on automating and improving the routine, repeatable work that physicians and healthcare staff are tasked with. The company’s first product, Swoop, focuses on increasing the efficiency of prescription refill requests and is used by more than 1,000 doctors to process more than 1 million prescription refill requests since launching in 2012. Healthfinch intends to expand their product line in the coming year.

More information on this financing round can be found on Xconomy here.

gener8tor Ranked a Top 15 Accelerator

sarp_logoThe 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 for non-equity-taking programs and programs with specific affiliation requirements, the pool for this year’s ranking has grown considerably. Over 150 accelerators around the US were ranked based on metrics including: valuations, fundraising, exits and survival.

More information is available on TechCrunch and the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project.

HealthMyne Raises $4.5M in Funding

healthmyne-logoHealthMyne announced that it has raised $4.5 million in a Series A round of investment. The round was led by Venture Investors and 4490 Ventures. Additional participation included HealthX Ventures and several prominent angel investors.

HealthMyne is an early stage healthcare informatics company focused on bringing evidence-based imaging analysis to the point of care, and was founded in 2013 by a seasoned group of passionate healthcare industry entrepreneurs who have enjoyed overlapping business success. The funds will be used to expand and accelerate HealthMyne’s product development, regulatory, and commercialization efforts.

More information can be found here.