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Funding Round Up: Week of September 30

By SPN Team / October 14, 2019

The funding round up is an aggregation of a variety of sources, including Pitchbook, Form Ds, and Crunchbase.  After building a list from these sources, we look for press releases and other mechanisms to provide more information.  If you are would like to appear in the funding round up next week, please email us at…

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Funding Roundup: Week of September 23rd

By SPN Team / October 3, 2019

In the interest of keeping tabs on fundings on the Silicon Prairie, this week we are providing a simple funding round-up.  For this round-up, we used Form Ds, Pitchbook, and Crunchbase to provide us with a list of companies that received early stage funding, venture capital funding, or grants.  We have provided information regarding the…

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Intellivisit Continues to Expand Virtual Healthcare

By SPN Newsroom / September 19, 2019

Wisconsin based Intellivisit continues to expand.  According to recent filings at the SEC, the company raised $692k this month from undisclosed investors. The company was founded in 2014 by Jay Mason, Jeff Miller, and Michael Eaton.  Since its inception, the company has expanded to serve customers in six states including many areas of Wisconsin.  This…

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Research: State Funding Report for the Silicon Prairie

By Tom Chapman / September 16, 2019

2018 was a terrific year for the Silicon Prairie regarding venture dollars deployed.  More than $6.1B was deployed in the region.  While the number of companies receiving funds was about 8% lower (approximately 1450 companies were venture backed in the region), the amount of funding was up more than 34.5% from 2017 to 2018.  Thus,…

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Two Wisconsin Companies Announce Raise of More Than $1 Million

By SPN Team / September 6, 2019

OnLume and Simply Solutions announced last week that they had raised over one million dollars in venture funding. Madison based medical device company, OnLume, filed paperwork with the SEC that they had raised $1.37 million of incremental cash.  On its website, the company describes its technology as, “intuitive and ergonomic solutions for precise fluorescene image-guided…

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Frontdesk Closes Bridge Round

By Tom Chapman / August 28, 2019

Frontdesk, a Milwaukee startup, helps corporate travelers book travel online.  The goal is to become Airbnb for business travelers seeking a place to stay akin to corporate housing.  The company states on its website: “We offer securely managed short-term stays at the best apartments in the best cities.” The company was founded in 2018 and…

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Medical company awarded major funding for Molybdenum-99 radioisotope production

By Razia Aziz-Seible / August 8, 2019

NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, LLC formerly of Madison, Wisconsin now headquartered in Beloit, is the recipient of a $15 million cooperative agreement award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA). This funding on July 23rd, is part of ongoing support by the DOE/NNSA to establish a stable domestically produced non-uranium-based source of…

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BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation – enticing graduates and companies to stay native to the state of Wisconsin

By Justin Krug / August 8, 2019

BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation, or “BrightStar”, celebrated their sixth anniversary in July of this year. The organization has come quite far since its founding. So, what do they do? BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation is an entity looking to fill the early-stage funding void by providing charitable foundations, corporations, and wealthy individuals with a vehicle to help fund…

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Ideawake raises $780k in funding

By Justin Krug / July 30, 2019

Ideawake, a Milwaukee based provider of cloud-based management software, announced this summer that it raised $780k in funding. The company’s most recent round of $780,000 (according to Pitchbook), in the second quarter, continues its strong fundraising efforts.  Current funders include BrightStar Wisconsin, a state-wide funding source for funding early stage companies as a mechanism to…

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