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StudyBlue Raises $1.7M in Funding

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StudyBlue has completed a new funding round totaling $1.7M. The company has raised $17.1M in total funding to date from investors including Great Oaks Venture Capital and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Over the last year, the education technology startup … Continue reading

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PerBlue Raises $3M in Funding

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Mobile gaming company PerBlue has raised $3M in a Series A-2 funding round lead by Chicago based Lightbank. This funding marked Lightbank’s first investment in a Wisconsin based startup. PerBlue designs, develops, and publishes mid-core mobile strategy games for Android … Continue reading

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Madison a Top City for Information Technology Job Growth

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Forbes has recognized Madison as having one of the quickest growing information technology sectors in the country. Madison came in 5th behind Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Boston, and Austin. Madison is the smallest city by far on this list, which … Continue reading

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Governor’s Business Plan Contest Finalists Announced

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After three rounds of judging, the finalists for the 2014 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest have been announced, with nearly half of the 13 finalists coming from the Madison area. The Madison area finalists include: Elucent Medical, Spectrom, Little Green … Continue reading

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Drifty Raises $1M; Featured on TechCrunch

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Drifty, the makers of tools for mobile developers building websites and apps, has just announced closing on $1M in seed funding from Arthur Ventures.  This funding will be utilized to help the company grow its team and to continue it’s development … Continue reading

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CE Members Named to 2014 Top 40 Under 40 List

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This year, four Capital Entrepreneurs members were named to the InBusiness 40 Under 40 list for 2014. The 40 Under 40 list honors emerging business stars under 40 years of age in the greater Madison area. Brad Grzesiak, co-founder and CEO of … Continue reading

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Bendyworks Co-Founder Featured in Wisconsin State Journal

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Brad Grzesiak, co-founder and CEO of Bendyworks, was featured in an article in the Wisconsin State Journal last Sunday. Grzesiak, who originally worked designing products to be launched into space, is now working to create software programs designed to meet companies … Continue reading

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MobCraft Named 2013 Best New Wisconsin Brewer

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Ratebeer.com has named local crowdsourced brewery MobCraft the 2013 Best New Wisconsin Brewer. Launched in May 2013, MobCraft is a brewery that uses customer collaboration to come up with a multitude of unique beer ideas. Customers can both submit ideas for brews … Continue reading

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UW ACE Program Launches

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UW-Madison has just launched a brand new advocacy group to help foster innovation and entrepreneurship on campus. The group, called The Advocacy Consortium for Entrepreneurs (ACE), will provide entrepreneurs with several tools to help them succeed. Led by Tomotherapy founder … Continue reading

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gener8tor Announces Winter 2014 Class

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gener8tor kicks off its Winter 2014 class in Madison this week. This is the fourth class since gener8tor launched in June 2012. Since that time, 18 companies have graduated from the program and gone on to raise more than $10 … Continue reading

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BlueTipz Featured in Journal Sentinel

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The ice fishing angler’s new best friend BlueTipz was recently featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. BlueTipz is a wireless transmitter that sends an alert to your smartphone when you have a fish on your ice fishing tip-up. Invented by … Continue reading

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Murfie Named on the Yahoo List of Top Tech in 2013

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Murfie was named as one of the “upworthiest” technologies of the year by the writers of Yahoo Tech. Murfie is the planet’s largest online CD marketplace where people can send in their CDs which are then converted to a digital … Continue reading

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OnRamp Wisconsin Event

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In an effort to increase connections between Wisconsin’s startups and established corporations, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and gener8tor in partnership with Capital Entrepreneurs, Startup Milwaukee, and Digital Fertilizer launched OnRamp Wisconsin – an event that gives young companies the opportunity … Continue reading

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Isthmus Indie Awards 2013

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The fourth annual Isthmus Indie Awards honor Madison movers and shakers, awarding creativity, innovation, sustainability and bold leadership. Winners were announced in eight different categories, with Michael Fenchel of 100state taking the honor for the “Dane and Beyond” category. 100state … Continue reading

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Madison Magazine M List Honorees Announced

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Madison’s burgeoning tech and startup scene is prominently featured on this month’s cover story of Madison Magazine. The M List recognizes fifty-three entrepreneurs and technologists who’ve launched or grown their businesses this year in an emerging and exciting high-technology sector. … Continue reading

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