13 05, 2020

Midwest Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: A Look at Michigan and Ohio

2020-07-08T15:29:24-05:00May 13th, 2020|

How established is the venture capital industry in the Midwest, outside of Chicago? Turns out, quite a bit, especially if you look at states like Ohio and Michigan. In 2019, Ohio businesses raised more than $961 million (No. 16 nationally) through 147 deals, while Michigan saw $771.6 million (No. 21 nationally) through 115 deals. [...]

12 05, 2020

The Current Downturn and Corporate Venture Capital

2020-07-08T15:30:35-05:00May 12th, 2020|

Economic downturns affect public and private companies alike regardless of how frequently your valuation is updated--economic impact is agnostic to how your equity is held. The adjustment is a matter of when. The effects are also agnostic to the age of your company. What may matter most is what industry you are in, the health [...]

4 05, 2020

The Coming Together of Wisconsin’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem During A Pandemic

2020-07-01T11:47:20-05:00May 4th, 2020|

 An Ecosystem Responds A city, state or region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is important in providing access to innovation that positively impacts its people and community. In other words, the ecosystem strives to grow companies, create jobs, expand professional networks and connections and increase wealth in a virtuous circle. What makes an entrepreneurial ecosystem? It’s [...]