News in 2009

News in 2009 November 27, 2009

Hunt spins out early-stage venture business

Hunt Consolidated Inc.’s investment arm has completed its second spin-out of 2009, this time sending its early-stage venture capital business off to become a separate entity. Formerly known as Hunt Ventures, Covera Ventures is now seeking deals as an independent, Dallas-based firm, though it continues to invest and manage the first and only Hunt Ventures […]

News in 2009 November 1, 2009

Enerage Inc. develops high performance LFP battery cathode material successfully

Enerage, Inc. (Enerage) is a specialized R&D company focused on development of energy materials. It was founded in California in 2004 and established in Tao-Yuan, Taiwan in 2005. The team combines the specialists in material science, electrochemistry and ceramic technology and has developed the core technologies in the fields of SOFC, PEMFC, nano-sized catalysts, and […]

News in 2009 September 2, 2009 Acquires NowPublic

The buzz on the Internet is hitting close to home with’s announcement today of the acquisition of NowPublic, a pioneer in the new media space., which in July’s comScore report had more unique visitors than Huffington Post (not to mention NPR and the Drudge Report combined), continues to make waves across the net […]

News in 2009 June 1, 2009

Alereon to Showcase iPhone Wireless USB Peripheral at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2009

First peripheral to showcase high throughput connectivity for the iPhone and iPod consumer Austin, Texas – June 1, 2009 –Alereon, Inc., the Certified Wireless USB technology leader for Worldwide Ultra Wideband (UWB) WiMedia solutions, today announced the first demonstration of an Apple iPhone/iPod peripheral reference design based on the new worldwide, low power 90nm-LP AL5301 […]

News in 2009 May 19, 2009

At Auction Announces Release of its Private Label Auction Solution

Online retailers and online shopping destination sites now have access to a no cost branded and fully managed auction revenue solution. At Auction, a total solutions provider of B2C Internet auction managed services and technology, today announced the release of its Private Label Auction Program. The program provides online partner sites with a strong new […]

News in 2009 May 1, 2009

VC-owned firms want SBIR grants

The biotechnology industry once again is pushing Congress to make small companies that are majority-owned by venture capital firms eligible for Small Business Innovation Research grants. Through the SBIR program, 11 federal agencies set aside 2.5% of their outside research budgets for small businesses. The National Institutes of Health is one of the largest awarders […]

News in 2009 April 8, 2009

Ultrawideband: Down, But Far From Out

It’s been a particularly rough few months for ultrawideband (UWB) technology. First, leading UWB startup WiQuest closed its doors, then Intel shut down its UWB research group and TZero Technologies closed up shop—and then, last month, the WiMedia Alliance announced that it was transferring all current and future specifications to the Bluetooth SIG and the […]

News in 2009 March 22, 2009

Tax Change Can Re-ignite Venture Investing by: Roman Kikta

Like the rest of the economy the venture capital industry is struggling.  Even the best of VC firms are finding it difficult to raise new money and even collect on prior commitments. Venture Capitalists are responding in several ways.  Nearly all are pruning their portfolios.  This means some cutting some inevitable losses a bit early.  […]

News in 2009 February 25, 2009

IEEE Photonics Society’s “Exceptional Talk 2009” Series featuring Roman Kikta

As every entrepreneur knows, you need three things to create a successful startup: to start with good people, to make something customers actually want, and successfully raise capital funding at the right time is crucial. Most startups that fail do it because they fail at one of these. A startup that does all three will […]