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Where have all the Midwest VCs gone?

Since the dot-com boom days are over and soaring tech funds are long gone, where are investment firms putting their money? Whats their criteria for investing? What is their strategy?

If you are a start-up firm looking for investment capital, you may be surprised at how things have changed. In some cases, former self-proclaimed savvy investors have become gun shy to the point that theyre ......

Full article >>> they had all those criteria met. Instead, they would be self-sustaining.

So much for the rigid terms that some investment sources think theyre going to secure with the next group of candidates. Few are buying into it and it has gotten to a point where some start-up firms are seeking alternative investors over ones that are local. I have heard from several different companies that they a......

Full article >>> ech work going on in the Midwest. Some could argue that Wisconsin has a big jump on Illinois in terms of defining biotech as a new jobs creation industry. Illinois seems to lag behind.

Though politicians seem to think Illinois is a great place to encourage new endeavors, I think they are long on talk and short on action. Time will tell as outside funds line up to analyze new local produc......

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'"/> By Jim Carlini 03/28/03

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