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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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PerBlue’s Titan Empires at 1M+ Players

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PerBlue‘s latest game, Titan Empires, launched globally just over 3 weeks ago and now has well over 1 million players worldwide. It took over 3 years for their first title, Parallel Kingdom, to reach that milestone. Titan Empires was also … Continue reading

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EatStreet Raises $4M in Funding

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EatStreet has added an additional $4M in funding to the $6M already raised this year, closing a total Series B round of $10M. EatStreet provides an online ordering platform for 15,000 restaurants in 125 cities across the US. This latest … Continue reading

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Rise of the Rest Hits Madison Next Week

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The Rise of the Rest Road Trip will kick off with a stop in Madison next week Monday, October 6th. The tour, spearheaded by investor and AOL Co-founder Steve Case, will begin on October 6th and visit five Midwest cities: … Continue reading

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MobCraft Equity Crowdfunding Launches

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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 … Continue reading

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Zendesk Opens Madison Office

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Zendesk has just moved into their new 14,000 sqft Madison office on the Capitol Square. Zendesk was founded in 2007 in Copenhagen, had $72M in revenue in 2013, and recently raised $100M in an IPO in May. The company makes … Continue reading

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Madworks Accelerator Accepting Applications For Fall Class

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With the successful completion of their inaugural class this summer, the Madworks Accelerator is now accepting applications for their Fall 2014 class to be held at the Madworks on Campus coworking space. Madworks is a 10 week early stage seed … Continue reading

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Propeller Health Raises $14.5M in Funding

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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 … Continue reading

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