Virtual Incision Corporation (VIC), founded on the collaborative efforts of two professors in the University of Nebraska ecosystem, has once again secured additional funding for its in vivo surgical robotics platform. On July 3, the company closed $1M in debt financing from Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based investment firms Bluestem Capital Company and Prairie Gold Venture…

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Ag biotech startup, Plastomics, based out of St. Louis, Missouri raised $2.03 million in funding on May 8 to further develop its novel genetic engineering platform. The funding was provided by Missouri-based venture development organization BioGenerator. BioGenerator is an evergreen investor that had previously provided seed funding for Plastomics in 2017. Jeff Staub, PhD., co-founder…

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Chicago-based health tech startup, Kalderos, announced last month that it had raised $7 million in new financing to promote market adoption of its first-to-market platform that introduces transparency to the prescription drug pricing process and monitors whether discount programs are being properly implemented.

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The Iowa Innovation Acceleration Fund has loaned Coralville, Iowa medtech company VIDA Diagnostics $500,000 to further develop its innovative AI-driven imaging and analytics platform for radiologists. This is the second contribution from the state fund to the company. Previous, financing has also been received from Delaware-based Chartline Capital Partners and Iowa’s Next Level Ventures. This…

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Medical device company OnLume obtained $749,000 in its first round of venture funding on May 17, 2019 from an undisclosed source to further develop its platform. This spinoff company from the University of Wisconsin–Madison was previously financed via a $300K Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant through the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at…

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Minnesota-based therapeutic device startup Synerfuse secured $2.64M in equity financing from an undisclosed angel investor, last month. This is the first round of venture funding for this Gener8tor alumnus. The funds will be used to support the first clinical trial of their long-term pain management system. This first phase is scheduled to begin this summer…

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1 Million Cups was developed in Kansas City, MO in 2012 by Co-Founders Cameron Cushman and Nate Olson who were working at the time on the Entrepreneurship Team at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.  What began as an experiment to bring entrepreneurs in one city together over a cup of coffee towards a goal of…

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