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8 09, 2020

How Venture Capital Impacts Economic Development

2020-09-08T10:43:31-05:00September 8th, 2020|

Venture capital continues to be a dominant force in the financing of innovative startup companies. The experience of the company’s founders, and indicators of early innovation such as initial patenting and trademarking, can be precursors to subsequent growth and contribution to the economy. Since venture capital’s formal inception in the 1940s, the economic growth of [...]

3 08, 2020

Trends in VC Point to Opportunities in the Midwest

2020-08-03T16:16:24-05:00August 3rd, 2020|

Before the coronavirus and subsequent economic downturn, the venture capital industry was continuing its relentless evolution. For instance, competition has become more intense in recent years, and the emergence of mega-funds (e.g. funds with at least $1 billion) have started to alter the VC ecosystem. Plus, we are seeing more of a balance between financial [...]

15 06, 2020

Venture Capital: A Patient Investment Strategy

2020-09-14T11:54:45-05:00June 15th, 2020|

Venture capital (VC) is by nature a long-term investment strategy. Unlike tactical markets that rely on shifting trends to generate short-term profit opportunities, VC involves funding startups and emerging companies that show high growth potential over time. Its focus lies upon building companies and successfully maintaining a meaningful presence as they develop. Subsequently, investors [...]

8 06, 2020

Venture Capital Grows Stronger with Collaborative Corporations

2020-07-27T14:01:31-05:00June 8th, 2020|

Getting into the world of venture capital is indeed a financial decision. Yet to the right investors, it is also strategic, as VC investing can enhance the culture of your company, provide access to innovation and drive growth in the community in which you operate. To understand the value of venture capital, you first need [...]

1 06, 2020

Midwest Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: The Missing Pieces in Wisconsin

2020-09-21T10:27:48-05:00June 1st, 2020|

Read part 1: A Look at Michigan and Ohio Read part 2: A Look at Illinois and Minnesota In 2019, businesses in Wisconsin raised $204.8 million in 66 deals, which ranked 30th nationally. Thus, there is room for growth in this sector. As you can see, our neighbors are ahead of us in several [...]

20 05, 2020

Midwest Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: A Look at Illinois and Minnesota

2020-08-27T12:14:50-05:00May 20th, 2020|

In a previous article, we reviewed the venture capital ecosystems in Ohio and Michigan. Now, let’s take a look at Illinois and Minnesota. Last year, Illinois businesses raised more than $2.2 billion (No. 8 nationally) through 299 deals, while Minnesota saw $1.2 billion (No. 14 nationally) through 132 deals. In its report titled “America’s [...]

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