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Rocket Ventures returns to RGP with $4 million in state funding

Rocket Ventures LLC, is now solely owned and operated by the Regional Growth Partnership (RGP), which originally created the venture capital firm through the Ohio Third Frontier Commission’s Entrepreneurial Signature Program (ESP) in 2007. For a period of time, Rocket Ventures was co-owned and managed by RGP and the University of Toledo Innovation Enterprises (UTIE) […]

Ample private funding leaves floats becalmed in America

American flotations slowed significantly in the first quarter after a record year in 2014, according to a report by a leading market specialist. Despite the Samp;P 500 reaching an all-time high, new public offerings raised only $5.4 billion, the smallest amount in more than three years. Technology IPOs were particularly scarce during the quarter, something […]

Kingston Town Meeting casts eye on new police station, school HVAC and open …

With Town Meeting approving $30,000 for consulting services Saturday, replacing Kingstons police station looks to be a priority for the town. While the vote approving the spending was not unanimous, opposition was minimal after Police Chief Maurice Splaine detailed the multiple ways the police station is deficient structurally and more importantly does not meet the […]

$5m private funding for PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals downstream tech

PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals uses a filtration process with a higher yield of proteins. (Image: ec-jpr/CC)

Flipkart Seeking $15 Billion Valuation In New $800 Million Private Funding: Report

One of Flipkarts warehouses. The Indian online retailer is seeking more funds as it expands operations and acquires technologies and top talent, ahead of what could be a $5 billion IPO, according to various reports. Punit Soni/Google+ page

NFL Los Angeles: Rams Riverfront Stadium Sacrifices County Funding To Keep …

The continued progress of St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s initiative to build a new NFL stadium in Los Angeles County prompted Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to take a calculated risk late last month in his bid to keep the franchise in its current market. When Nixon’s office removed St. Louis County executives from efforts […]

Hoffmann: Funding for private roads biggest unmet need in flood recovery

As Larimer County has waded through federal and state funding to help with recovery after the 2013 flood, one need remains unfunded: Repairs for private roads. That remains our biggest unmet need, County Manager Linda Hoffmann told the county commissioners Tuesday. She explained that the particular need is unique to Larimer County because the other […]

All Aboard Florida seeks private financing to replace or augment federal loan …

All Aboard Florida has changed its plan to pay for its express passenger rail line and will seek private debt financing that will replace or substantially reduce its current federal loan request, according to its website. The private company, which plans to run 32 trains per day from Miami to Orlando, has applied for a […]

8 questions for Bradley Byrne, Burton LeFlore in congressional rematch

In a separate interview, LeFlore questioned the need for a new span and said he wanted to hear more from business leaders who oppose the project. But he said he likely ultimately would support it because of its job-creating potential. On Thursday, he told staffers that there is only one feasible way to pay […]

Private funding will help to keep democracy alive

Independent Newspapers Mark Shuttleworth is putting money into defending constitutional rights in Africa. WE ARE living in a fast-changing world with new technologies, new paradigms, rapid urbanisation, more instability and hugely complex issues to manage. This requires innovation, long-term thinking, the use of resources for greatest impact and systemic change. This also means we have […]

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