Venture capital investments hit a three-year high last quarter, with 966 U.S.-based companies raising $7. billion, according to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters. This represents an 18.7% increase over Q1 volume, and the highest quarterly dollar total since Q2 2008. All stages of VC investment experienced growth,… Read more »
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'Twitter' Hedge Fund Has Positive Returns in Early Market Turmoil – CNBC
I wanted to share the article below as the fund was partially funded by Indiana University research. From the article: Run by Paul Hawtin, the fund (started with about £25 million, or about $40 million, in seed capital) uses data gathered from millions of daily tweets from the social networking site Twitter to help it… Read more »
Blogging Innovation » Recipe for Innovation & Uptake
By Seth Kahan. “The only way to have a new idea catch fire is to introduce it into the world in ways that enable as many people as possible to begin using it for their advantage. That’s when exponential uptake occurs.” Blogging Innovation » Recipe for Innovation & Uptake.
University/Industry Partnerships Work: Don’t Kill the Golden Goose
University/Industry Partnerships Work: Don’t Kill the Golden Goose | IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law.
Upcoming Webinar on Stanford v Roche: The Impact on Management of University IP
For all of you concerned over the recent Supreme Court decision: You’ll get expert advice on dealing immediately with IP assignment and ownership concerns in light of the decision, as well as clearly explained implications for the future. Please join us on July 8th to consult with Kevin E. Noonan, PhD, JD, who is primed… Read more »
You thought your pitch was bad? VCs share details of ‘train wreck’ meetings
Here is a great article for you by Marie Powes: Things could always be worse. At least, that’s what start-ups try to tell themselves when a pitch goes south. And they might be right. When Business Insider asked some VCs and entrepreneurs to share some of their more memorable pitching disasters, they heard stories about… Read more »
Report Touts Economic Impact of Gene Project
From the Wall Street Journal: The $3.8 billion spent by the U.S. government to map the human genome spurred the creation of tens of thousands of jobs and gave rise to an industry that—while slow to deliver medical breakthroughs—now generates about $67 billion in annual economic activity, according to a new study. The genome-sequencing project… Read more »
Should you fund a New Business With a 401k?
A little know fact about 401k accounts comes to light. Read about the pros and cons of using yours to start a business. How to Fund a New Business With a 401k – SmartMoney.com
IU Faculty Making a Difference: Ann Elsner
Professor of Optometry and Director of the IU Borish Center for Ophthalmic Research Millions of people in the United States—and many more around the world—have suffered vision loss or blindness as a result of diabetic retinopathy, a complication of the chronic disease. Some didn’t even know they had diabetes when the vision loss occurred. Early… Read more »
IU Faculty Making a Difference: Johnny He
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, IU School of Medicine, Director of the Center for AIDS Research, IUPUI Professor Johnny He has made a wealth of important contributions in the treatment of HIV and AIDS during his 15+ years in the field. He and his co-researchers have: Created an HIV reporter virus system used to… Read more »