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Blue Startups is a venture accelerator that aims to stimulate economic growth in Hawaii and create new business opportunities by providing promising entrepreneurs with key ingredients for success. These key ingredients include seed funding, mentorship, access to business expertise, product testing, peer review, pitch development, and introductions to investors. Two times a year, 5-10 teams will be selected, given the resources they need, and go through an intensive 12-week program, to kickstart their business. Blue Startups is focused on recruiting capital efficient and scalable technology companies, including Internet, software, mobile, gaming and e-commerce. In addition, the program is targeting companies with a focus on Asia. Typical investments are $20,000 funding for a 6% equity stake in the company. Blue Startups has received preliminary notification of funding from the State of Hawaii through the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation.
Carau Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in high potential startups, accelerates and supports early-stage companies and contributes to the development of the regional entrepreneurship ecosystem. The firm was established in 2012 and is headquartered in San JosAe, Costa Rica.
Newion Investments (a new eye on investments) is an independent venture capital fund founded in December 2000 and focussed on companies operating in the IT industry. The mission of Newion Investments is to invest venture capital in and to provide additional advice to high-potential IT enterprises in order to make them highly profitable.
BlueWater Angels is a network of more than 30 high-net-worth individuals and organizations interested in investing private capital in promising companies. BlueWater Angels helps bring fresh ideas, jobs and business growth to mid-Michigan through economic prosperity and follow-up investment. In its first year, BlueWater Angels received funding requests from over 100 companies, reviewed nearly 40 in detail, heard presentations from a dozen companies, and closed its first investment in a mid-Michigan-based advanced materials company. The amount of investment capital available for annual investments now tops $1.4 million and is only expected to grow.
Blackbox is a seed accelerator for technology startups that connect startup founders from all around the globe with a network of seed investors, mentors and market entrance partners, and work with entrepreneurs to run their startups. The firm was founded in 2011 and is based in Palo Alto, California.
Techstars helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network, founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow. Techstars operates four divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships, and the Techstars Venture Capital Fund. Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Program supercharges success and Techstars Startup Programs inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in the most innovative and disruptive Techstars companies to fuel their success. Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships helps brands create world-changing products and services. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,000 companies with a market cap of $8.1 billion. www.techstars.com
Beta Fund is an early stage venture fund that focuses on emerging high tech and biotech. The firm invests early, typically at the angel financing stage, prior to typical venture capital financing, and in concert with other angel funds and groups.
BB&T Capital Partners manages over $725 million in committed capital across three fund strategies which are all focused on the middle market. The firm makes direct equity investments in, and provides subordinated debt to, privately-held middle market companies throughout the United States. Since 1998, BB&T Capital Partners has invested in over 50 companies, in a variety of industries, providing junior capital to facilitate buyouts, acquisitions, growth and recapitalizations. The typical investment size is $5-$15 million and the firm targets businesses with a minimum EBITDA of $3 million. BB&T Capital Partners is affiliated with BB&T Corp., one of the largest bank holding companies in the U.S., with over $130 billion in assets.
Creathor Venture invests in technology-oriented, fast-growing companies in all stages of their development, especially in the fields of Specialized Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Industry Tech and Enabling Platforms. The regional focus is on Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France and the Nordics. From its offices in Bad Homburg (Frankfurt), Zurich and Stockholm, the team of 17 staff actively support more than 30 ICT and life science companies in development, growth and internationalization. Creathor Venture’s management team consists of the Managing Partners Dr Gert Köhler, Karlheinz Schmelig and Cédric Köhler, and the Partners Christian Leikert, Dr Christian Weiss and Christian Weniger. The team has been investing successfully in start-ups for over 30 years and has conducted more than 20 international IPOs during that time. Creathor Venture currently manages funds of more than EUR 220 million. As the largest investor in its funds, the management underlines its entrepreneurial orientation.
Babson Capital Management was an institutionally-focused private equity and global fixed income manager specializing in the areas of special situations investments, private equity, mezzanine debt, middle market lending, investment grade corporate credit, structured credit, high yield bonds, multi credit, senior secured loans and emerging markets debt. It was founded in 1940 and was based in Springfield, Massachusetts.
In March 2001, the Baiada Institute opened its state-of-the-art entrepreneurial environment at Drexel University in Philadelphia. The Baiada Institute contains incubation space for student teams creating businesses while at Drexel, including private, dedicated workstations that are awarded to teams based on winning the Business Plan Competition and/or exceptional merit and progress in turning ventures into realities. Baiada Recently, the Baiada Business Incubator Competition launched a pre-incubation program for up to five teams made up of current or former students who are interested in competing in the Incubator Competition.
WRF Capital is the venture capital arm of Washington Research Foundation and it specializes in early-stage investments. The firm focuses on investing in companies based in Washington. While actively seeking investments in companies operating in life sciences and enabling technologies, the firm on an exceptional basis invest in companies in the physical sciences, energy, and information technology sectors. The firm was founded in 1981 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
Battery Ventures is a global, technology-focused investment firm that invests in the software, information technology, service, web infrastructure, mobile, consumer internet, mobile and industrial technology sectors. The firm was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. It also makes venture capital and private equity investments.
Conversion Capital is a venture capital firm that specializes in early and growth stage investments. The firm invests in the financial infrastructure, data technology, capital market, insurance, wealth management, logistic, cybersecurity and mobile banking sectors. It was founded in 2012 and is based in New York, New York.
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