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West Coast VC Establishes Midwest Presence in Madison

Frazier brings new ideas, strategies and experience to Wisconsin

MADISON, WI. Seattle-based Frazier Technology Ventures (FTV) is in the process of closing a Venture Capital (VC) fund called FTV II, which will focus on Information Technology (IT) investments in what the firm refers to refer to as the Northern States region of the United States. Frazier has secured a $60-million co......

Full article >>> enture Fund II will be similar to the firms Emerging Technology Fund, but with within an established VC structure, said Gigot.

Gary Gigot, a native of Green Bay, a Packers season-ticket holder and former Microsoft vice president, with extensive marketing, investing and entrepreneurial experience commented, Technology opportunity is right here in the Midwest and we need to marry the right ......

Full article >>> cus of this round of technology funding is a bit different than the 1999 round, in which SWIB committed $45 million in an effort aimed mainly at emerging biotech and healthcare companies, added Jaehnig. Our new investments are designed to fund the growth of technology companies, but this time the term 'technology' is being more broadly defined," she said, adding that Wisconsin's reputation as an ......

Full article >>> usiness controls and focus for the management team. Frazier is unique among many other VCs in that its exist strategy for return on investment is not dependent on taking the company public.

The firm is actively looking at investments in the areas of enterprise technology, wireless services and applications, IT industry infrastructure including telecommunications as well as searching out a......

Full article >>> that office. Zaballos is looking to identify and grow market-making companies in the Midwest and use Madison as a center of operations and he hopes to have an entrepreneur-in-residence program at Fraziers new offices.

FTV Madisons hub is where midwestern technology firms will go for evaluation, and development of businesses, said Zaballos.

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Source:wistechnology.com By Mike Klein 10/01/03


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