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Endotronix – Added $12MM Bank Loan to $32MM Series C Round

Endotronix, a Cornerstone portfolio company and maker of cloud-enabled tools that help patients with advanced heart failure, announced earlier in the year that it had raised $12 million in debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank. The company raised a $32 million Series C round … Continue reading

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Cornerstone Portfolio Company Robinhood Raises $110MM @ $1.3B Valuation

Members of Cornerstone Angels have been early investors in Robinhood, and where the company has recently just raised $110MM in an investment led by DST Global at a $1.3B valuation. Robinhood has achieved amazing growth in the last few years since … Continue reading

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Portfolio Company Algal Scientific Acquired

Cornerstone’s portfolio company Algal Scientific has recently been acquired by a strategic investor in March 2017.  The company used a proprietary process and specially selected strains of algae to produce high value compounds used for animal and human health. Cornerstone had … Continue reading

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10.13.2016 – 3 Cornerstone Portfolio Companies Named on ChicagoInno’s 50 on Fire List

Intellihot, Fourkites and Page Vault, three of Cornerstone’s portfolio companies have been named on ChicagoInno’s 50 on fire list. Below is the link to the full list – http://chicagoinno.streetwise.co/all-series/meet-the-150-finalists-for-2016s-50-on-fire/  

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09.20.2016 – Cornerstone Portfolio company Eatstreet named one of Madison’s top places to work

Madison Magazine has selected EatStreet as one of the city’s 25 best places to work as part of its annual survey released this month.  See link below for details – http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/eatstreet-named-one-of-madisons-top-places-to-work-300330294.html

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08.22.2016 – Cornerstone Portfolio company EatStreet already knows what college students will order this year

From crazy combos to critically important news that finally puts the ranch vs. bleu cheese debate to rest, EatStreet’s kicking off college with data science that really matters: Students’ back-to-school ordering habits. See link below for more details – http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/delicious-data-eatstreet-already-knows-what-college-students-will-order-this-year-300316176.html

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ANGEL INVESTING 101: An Introduction to Angel and Venture Capital Investing By Michael Gruber – Chapter 5

Chapter 5 Learnings From An Angel (Part 1) Note: This article was originally written and published for DailyDAC as the fifth installment in a series of articles. Having gotten active in angel investing over 15 years ago, I felt compelled … Continue reading

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ANGEL INVESTING 101: An Introduction to Angel and Venture Capital Investing By Michael Gruber – Chapter 4

Chapter 4 What is Angel Investing? Note:  This article was originally written and published for DailyDAC as the fourth installment in a series of articles. Outside of the founders, and friends & family, angels are the most typical next step … Continue reading

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ANGEL INVESTING 101: An Introduction to Angel and Venture Capital Investing By Michael Gruber – Chapter 3

Chapter 3 External Financing Options for Early Stage Companies Note:  This article was originally written and published for DailyDAC as the third installment in a series of articles. The majority of early stage companies fund their initial capital needs personally, … Continue reading

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ANGEL INVESTING 101: An Introduction to Angel and Venture Capital Investing By Michael Gruber – Chapter 2

Chapter 2 Bootstrapping and Self-Funding Note:  This article was originally written and published for DailyDAC as the second installment in a series of articles. So, Brandon Smith has become his own boss.  Brandon finally got enough nerve to give up … Continue reading

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