Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

September 2019


Turning early stage rejection into ‘yes’ can depend on supply of cash

The Idea Fund of La Crosse and Great North Labs in St. Cloud, Minnesota have a lot in common when it comes to early stage investing in the Upper Midwest.

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More regulation of tech industry isn’t long-term answer

“Big Tech” in the United States has gone from wearing a white hat to much sootier headgear, and not without reason.

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With new director Erickson, UW computing efforts take step forward

Tom Erickson is quick to talk about his days growing up in the western Wisconsin community of Mondovi, just south of Eau Claire, as well as his time as a computer and electrical engineering student at UW–Madison.

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Corporate investors offer another avenue for young companies

When the venture capital arm of American Family Insurance got off the ground in the early 2010s, it was ahead of the game when it came to corporate venture capital — especially within the insurance world.

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Tom Still is president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. He is the former associate editor of the Wisconsin State Journal.



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