Category Archives: Madison News

StartingBlock Gains Donors and Executive Director

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With donations from two more prominent foundations, StartingBlock Madison is gaining momentum. Following significant investments from American Family Insurance and the City of Madison, the most recent donations from the MG&E Foundation and Evjue Foundation come as StartingBlock recently named … Continue reading

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Governor’s Business Plan Finalists Chosen

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The Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Content has selected 13 finalists from a field of over 200 startups. A majority of this year’s finalists are from the Madison area, including AltusCampus, bluDiagnostics Fertility Finder, ConfPlus, CountAbout, Élevé Technical Innerwear, KIINCE, Nutrient … Continue reading

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Fetch Rewards Raises $4M in funding

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Fetch Rewards raised $4 million in Series A funding recently. The company, which has developed an innovative app for grocery shoppers, will use the money to scale their business from 10 stores to as many as 100. The service allows … Continue reading

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gener8tor Graduates Winter 2015 Class

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Madison and Milwaukee based startup accelerator gener8tor graduated their most recent class of 5 startups. Gener8tor’s Premiere Night took place May 14 at the Barrymore Theater in Madison, where the 5 companies took the stage along with Jack Salzwedel (CEO … Continue reading

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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 a free, weekly … 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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