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Mike Roer weighs in on the startup financing conundrum

"The equity investors have become a lot more conservative," said Entrepreneurship Foundation President Mike Roer.

Tech venture group forms

A support group for growing technology companies will meet monthly in Rye.

Venture money soars; NY rules roost

Dollars doubled in the state, but it’s still just a fraction of New York.

Grants leverage $4 M in fed funding

New funding program spurs additional investments.

CI Solais investment returns $600,000

An investment into a Stamford light manufacturer, earned the state's quasi-public financing entity $600,000 upon the sale of the company.

GE Capital invests $3.7 billion in 2012

A capital financing leg of General Electric Co. recently announced that in 2012 it provided more than $3.7 billion in 58 deals to growing telecom, media and technology companies to help address their financial needs.

Conn. bucks venture capital trend

As Connecticut continues to emphasize its entrepreneurial spirit, investments in growing businesses have continued to climb, according to recent reports.

CI invests in four Fairfield County startups

Connecticut Innovations announced Jan. 28 a total of $650,000 pre-seed investments in four Fairfield County startups.

‘The decline … is firmly in place’

Even as Connecticut launched programs to promote startups, PwC warned of declining venture capital investment nationally.

Second TechStart session kicks off in New Haven

After an inaugural session that “far exceeded” expectations, Connecticut Innovations invited five startups to participate in the fall 2012 TechStart Accelerator Program, which kicked off Sept. 17 in New Haven.

Startups step into the spotlight

Advocates and investors say that for the first time since before 2008, there is a strong interest among the Westchester and Fairfield County, Conn., business communities in supporting startups and early stage companies.p

iCenter plans take shape as renovations near completion

Business advocates and investors say there is a renewed interest across the greater New York region in funding startups that struggled in the wake of the recession.

VC dollars up for New York metro area

Despite an overall increase in venture capital dollars compared with the previous quarter, the irregular VC trends continued in the second quarter of 2012, both nationally and in the New York City region.

VC dollars crash in Conn.

Despite an overall increase in venture capital dollars compared to the previous quarter, the irregular VC trends continued in the second quarter of 2012, both nationally and in the New York City region.

TechStart launches round two

Connecticut Innovations is returning the TechStart entrepreneurship boot camp for this fall.