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SnowShoe Raises $1M in Funding

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Madison and San Francisco based startup SnowShoe recently announced a $1M funding round. They had previously raised $2.5M in earlier rounds. Founded by three UW graduate students in 2011, SnowShoe sells an intelligent piece of plastic that interacts with touch … Continue reading

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Madworks Graduates Third Class

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Capital Entrepreneurs would like to congratulate the eight companies who just completed the Madworks Seed Accelerator program. The most recent class featured a variety of different tech innovations, cashmere baby wraps, a new yoga music company, a product to aid … Continue reading

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Drifty Raises $2.6M in Funding

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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 … Continue reading

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Healthfinch Raises $1.5M in Funding

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Healthfinch 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 … Continue reading

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gener8tor Ranked a Top 15 Accelerator

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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 … Continue reading

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gener8tor Announces Winter 2015 Class

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Startup accelerator gener8tor kicked off their Winter 2015 class that will be held for the next 12 weeks in Madison. gener8tor recruits, mentors and trains entrepreneurs leading high-tech business ventures from around the world. Since June 2012, the 28 startup … Continue reading

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Wellbe Raises $2.42M in Funding

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Wellbe has closed a new $2.42 million funding round. Wellbe helps hospitals adapt to new market expectations for value-driven care by leveraging patient navigation to reduce risk, improve efficiency and increase competitiveness. The cloud-based platform combines vital tools for patient … Continue reading

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Vidmaker Acquired by YouTube

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Vidmaker has been acquired by YouTube for an undisclosed sum. Vidmaker created an online collaborative video editor which enables real time editing, sharing, and management of videos between multiple people. The company was founded in 2011 and previously raised approximately … Continue reading

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StartingBlock Madison Announces Significant Milestone

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At a breakfast event attended by nearly 100 business and community leaders, including Toni Sikes, Mayor Paul Soglin, MGE CEO Gary J. Wolter and American Family Insurance CEO Jack Salzwedel, StartingBlock Madison announced more details of its plan to create … Continue reading

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1 Million Cups Launches in Madison

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Madison soon will be the newest home of a national program to engage, educate and connect local entrepreneurs. 1 Million Cups — based on the notion that entrepreneurs network and discover solutions over a million cups of coffee — is … Continue reading

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Gener8tor Raises $2M+ Fund

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Madison and Milwaukee based startup accelerator gener8tor has announced the completion of their latest fund – “gener8tor Fund II”. The $2.1 million raised will provide funding for continued operation and investments of the gener8tor accelerator program. Funding was led by … Continue reading

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Madison a Top City for Young Entrepreneurs

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Madison was ranked as the 2nd best city in the country for young entrepreneurs by finance site NerdWallet. The site compiled ratings based on access to funds, networking and mentoring opportunities, the strength of the local economy, and the cost-of-living. … Continue reading

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Bakken Launches Healthcare IT Focused VC Fund

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Nordic Consulting co-founder and CEO Mark Bakken is stepping aside to launch a new venture fund targeting seed and early stage healthcare IT startups in Madison. Nordic, an Epic consulting firm, has experienced rapid growth in recent years and now … Continue reading

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Gener8tor Accepting Applications for Winter 2015 Class

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Applications for gener8tor’s “Madison 2015” program are now open. gener8tor is a startup accelerator that invests its community, capital, expertise, mentorship and network in capable, early-stage entrepreneurs with innovative business models. gener8tor is seeking to invest in technology-enabled businesses including … Continue reading

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Madison Wayward Nation Episode Airs

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Last summer the Wayward Nation film crew traveled the country documenting the “New American Dream“. They stopped for a few days of adventure in Madison, where they spent time at Sector67 and PerBlue. You can check out the full season … Continue reading

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