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BrightStar Wisconsin Press Release

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

BrightStar’s Latest Investment Helps Publishers and Authors

MILWAUKEE, August 10, 2022 – BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation has invested in DropCap, Inc., a company that has developed technologies to help independent book publishing companies and authors create more targeted and cost-effective ways to sell their books globally.

BrightStar Announces a New Investment

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

MILWAUKEE, October 6, 2021 – BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce that it’s Investment Committee has approved a $150,000 investment in University of Wisconsin licensed spin off company, Immuto Scientific, Inc. The three year old Madison firm has developed a process that  enables pharmaceutical companies to analyze biomolecules with unprecedented speed, resolution, and accuracy. This funding round will allow the founders, led by co-inventor Dr.

BrightStar Announces Three New Investments

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

MILWAUKEE May 25, 2021--- BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce its investment committee has approved three Wisconsin early-stage companies for investment. Pyran, Inc. of Madison will receive $150,000 investment. Cert-N, LLC of Green Bay and COnovate, Inc. of Milwaukee, will each receive $50,000 investments coming from BrightStar with assistance from WEDC’s Capital Catalyst program.

BrightStar Announces Receipt of Capital Catalyst Grant

Thursday, May 7, 2020

MILWAUKEE, May 7, 2020 – BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation, Inc is pleased to announce it has been awarded a Capital Catalyst Grant (CCG) from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). The goal of the CCG program is to increase the availability of capital to startups and emerging growth companies to support their growth and attract additional private investment. WEDC does this by providing matching grants to seed funds like BrightStar and other eligible entities dedicated to stimulating entrepreneurship.