The State of Risk Capital in Wisconsin
...ply to the first networks ( Wisconsin Investment Partners , founded by Dick leazer
and Terry Sivesind, and Early Stage Research , founded by Tom Terry and La...ld expect to get funded, compared to one in four in 2000. As Ive heard Dick leazer
say numerous times, the goal isnt more start-up companies the goal is more...
Exclusive Interview With Dick Leazer: Renaissance Man
... Madison, WI, Jan. 21 - From 1993 through 1999, Dick leazer
served as managing director of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WA...sconsin. The Wisconsin Technology Network had a chance to sit down with Mr. leazer
and discuss his Vision for Wisconsin, accomplishments, and his views on ear...
More Midwest Seed-Stage Life Science VCs
...dwest, here we go:
Wisconsin Investment Partners (WIP)
WIP in Madison, Wis. is an organized angel group thats headed by Dick leazer
(the former head of WARF) and Terry Sivisend (the co-founder of PanVera, Mirus and a few other biotechs).
WIP focuses on early stage life science ...
Third coast of biotechnology makes strong showing at VC conference
...advent of the new year. Another Wisconsin investment group present was Wisconsin angel group Wisconsin Investment Partners, which is headed up by Dick leazer
(the former WARF managing director).
Some other Midwest VCs were also in attendance, including:
IllinoisVENTURES (Chicago and Champaign, Ill.) A...
Tech Digest: Madison wireless, angels, Third Wave, Esker, Research Park
...tment Partners made about 20 invesments totalling nearly $3.5 million from 2002 to 2004, the angel group said. Its 22 members, including founders Dick leazer
and Terry Sivesind, are individual investors from Southeast Wisconsin, who target early-stage, high-tech companies. Their investments include Cellecta...
Start-ups, angels can connect on new state Web site
...ion using the Web site.
"Our group will look at all the deals, and if there's one that's in our sweet spot, life science, then we would follow up," leazer
said. "I think it'll help Wisconsin's overall entrepreneurial environment. It'll help a few more angel networks form and get started in a more prolifi...
Partner program is highlight of BIO for Wisconsin firm
...oClone had already received a total of about $600,000 in funding, McGlenn said. The main early investor was Wisconsin Investment Partners, run by Dick leazer
in Madison, whose involvement helped bring the company from a WARF license to a company with revenue. But a piece was still missing for Silicon Pastur...
Early-stage executives hear from investors
...ants, which should be used to build value in the company, Arida added.
The challenge some investors may have, according to Dick leazer
of Wisconsin Investment Partners, is the broad nature of the platform. "We want to see [specific] products that are getting real close to the marketpl...
Wisconsin tries to woo another stem cell company
...he company's relocation, according to Dick Leazer, a principal in Wisconsin Investment Partners.
We typically give about $250,000 to our companies, leazer
Aruna also has entered into a technology licensing agreement with the University of Georgia Research Foundation to comm...
Georgia stem cell company likely to stay put
...h angel investment money from Wisconsin investors.
Contacted last week, leazer
indicated that Georgia investors have stepped forward. It sounds like they were going to get their equity investment there [in Georgia], leazer
Jim Stice, a Minneapolis-based medical device executive and part o...