MADISON — Venture Investors has raised $80 million that will be used
to help young companies in Madison.
company will choose 12 to 15 companies over the next three to five
years and provide them with initial funding as well as follow-up
investments as they grow, according to the company. The company
focuses on early-stage life science and technology companies.
This is the fifth fund for Venture Investors. Companies that have
received early investments from Venture Investors’ fifth fund
include two that are Madison-based. Nextt, which is an online,
private social network, and Madison Vaccines Inc., with proprietary
others are from Detroit, Cleveland, Texas and California, according
to the company.