Venture Investors (www.ventureinvestors.com)
Venture Investors (VI) was founded in 1982 and is one of the leading venture capital firms in the Midwest. VI focuses on making seed and early stage healthcare and technology investments. The firm is currently investing out of its fifth fund and has over $200 million under management. The firm is based in Madison, Wisconsin, an emerging entrepreneurial hub and home to the nation's second largest research institution, the University of Wisconsin-Madison. VI has a second office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, located near the University of Michigan, the fourth largest research institution in the country. The partners at VI have worked together for over two decades in identifying, financing and assisting seed and early-stage healthcare and technology companies.
University of Michigan
The University of Michigan recently made a direct investment in TRS as part of an initiative called Michigan Investment in New Technology Startups (MINTS), a program introduced by University in December, 2011. This program funds and promotes startup companies utilizing technology developed and spun out of the university.