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Connecting Investment Capital with Entrepreneurs: Investors to lay out what theyre looking for in startup companies

...irst public appearance in Wisconsin of Frazier, a company with strong ties to Microsoft. The VC firm will manage about $60 million of the $100 million swib is planning to invest in technology ventures statewide. I think it could help us turn the corner, Still said. The groundwork definitely has been la...

The State of Risk Capital in Wisconsin

...LaCrosse, Valley Angels in Green Bay, and others. swib has made laudable efforts to support the risk cap...ting networking and entrepreneurship. Assuming the swib money anchors additional VC funds, its not unreaso... form (not even including the expected infusion of swib money into the VC field). The president of a priva...

West Coast VC Establishes Midwest Presence in Madison

... a report to the Governor and Legislature in 1999, swib set a goal to make between $2.2 and $3.9 billion in new investments Wisconsin by 2004. swib has already completed $3.5 billion in new investments in the past three years. swib recent Wisconsin initiatives include a commitment ...

The (Tech) Economic Year in Review: Signs of Progress Amid Continuing Challenges

...ompanies in Wisconsin and the Midwest. Baird Venture Partners is one of the swib fund managers. Frazier Technology Ventures, a Seattle-based firm, established an office in Madison to manage its portion of the swib venture capital allotment. TA Associates, a private equity firm from Bost...

SWIBs new data management tool

...p . to help manage its $65 billion Wisconsin retirement system trust funds. swib controls the ninth largest pension fund in the United States and selected E...elp us establish a readily accessible common data source, said Ken Johnson, swib chief operating officer. Eagles solutions will help reduce time spent recon...

Investment tax credit bill is a good start, but Wisconsin must confront other barriers to capital formation

...ed by two private capital firms, even though recent studies have shown that swib invests far less of its portfolio in alternative investments than most state-based pension funds. If swib invested the U.S. average for such funds in alternative investments, the am...

More Midwest Seed-Stage Life Science VCs

...g with Baird Venture Partners) the latest round of swib Midwest start-up company funding. By the way, according to the swib Web site, swib has pored into the coffers of four VCs $135 millio...

MoneyTree Survey reports no venture investment activity in Wisconin in Q2

... its fund is $25 million and $5 million is available on the matching basis. swib has similar understandings with Mason Wells and Venture Investors, also. ...ears to make additional investments. The Baird fund closed last June and swib finished all negotiations with Frazier in late January. Frazier is still ra...

In a world made smaller by technology, we must learn how that world is laid out

...ard, the state agency that invests the assets of the Wisconsin Retirement System, the State Investment Fund and all other state trust funds. In total, swib has about $70 billion under management. Why is an investment board - granted, one of the largest of its kind in the country - hearing from a geogra...

Third coast of biotechnology makes strong showing at VC conference

...public pension fund assets in the U.S. and the 18th largest in the world. SWIB is a big investor in biotech and pharmaceuticals around the country. swib has put $150 million on the table to fund early and seed-stage life science companies in Wisconsin and the Midwest in the last four years via four dif...
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