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Slater Technology Fund invests in Providence ‘e-learning’ startup

PROVIDENCE – The Slater Technology Fund, a local nonprofit seed fund for business ventures, has invested $25,000 in GoPeer, a Providence-based “e-learning” startup, as...

Five Questions With: Thorne Sparkman

Thorne Sparkman is the managing director of Providence-based Slater Technology Fund, Rhode Island’s largest venture capital fund, where he is responsible for the firm’s...

Slater Technology Fund announces new board members, chair

PROVIDENCE – Slater Technology Fund, the state’s oldest seed-stage investment fund, has added Robert Maccini and Christopher Graham to its board of directors and...
ON MONDAY, Brown University published Brown and the Innovation Economy - a strategic plan which includes five action points which the school identified to help achieve its goals of further local economic impact. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown highlights new ways to leverage school assets for greater economic...

PROVIDENCE – Incentivizing local entrepreneurs, translating medical innovations into products and companies, increasing the school’s engagement with private industry and building new innovation infrastructure...
FOUR RHODE ISLAND companies were slected to participate in the 2018 Cleantech Open accelerator cohort.

4 R.I. companies chosen for 2018 Cleantech Open Northeast accelerator program

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island companies were selected for the 2018 Cleantech Open Northeast accelerator program and had their application costs and fees underwritten...
LOCAL LEADER: Richard G. Horan founded Biograph Venture Development to give aspiring business owners greater access to early-stage capital and encourage more private-sector investment in the local startup scene. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Biograph Venture early-stage funding boost for startups

Richard G. Horan, a leader in the local entrepreneurship community, has founded Biograph Venture Development LLC to give aspiring business owners greater access to...
RICHARD G. HORAN is the former senior managing director at the Slater Technology Fund. He founded Biograph Venture Development LLC in March 2018. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Horan creates private venture capital firm

PROVIDENCE – After more than 15 years of advocating for the private sector to take a bigger role investing in early-stage startups, Richard G....
SEMMA THERAPEUTICS, a Massachusetts biotechnology company with ties to Providence, successfully raised millions of dollars to advance its work in the field of cell therapy to treat individuals with diabetes. / COURTESY SEMMA PHARMACEUTICAL

Semma Therapeutics raises $114M in Series B funding round

PROVIDENCE – Semma Therapeutics, a Massachusetts biotechnology company with ties to Providence, recently raised $114 million in an equity financing round.The company, based in...

Can the Ocean State finally become a hub for marine-based technology?

Anthony Baro has a unique ability to visualize what’s yet to exist.It’s allowed him to design and patent inventions. It’s helped him grow E2SOL...
ALLAN TEAR, co-founder and managing partner of Betaspring. An audit by the U.S. Treasury Department found that Betaspring misused $803,644 to fund operations from the Treasury's State Small Business Credit Initiative. / PBN FILE PHOTO/Michael Salerno

Federal audit finds Betaspring intentionally misused $804K

PROVIDENCE – A federal audit released this week claims business-accelerator and consultant Betaspring LLC intentionally misused $803,644 to fund operations in 2012.A manager of...
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