WI Watchlist: Foxconn Fund, UW Accelerator, MSOE A.I. Hall & More


It’s time to catch up on Wisconsin innovation news:

—Jason Franklin will manage the Wisconn Valley Venture Fund, a $100 million fund formed last August by Foxconn Technology Group and three leading Wisconsin businesses and organizations: Advocate Aurora Health, Northwestern Mutual, and Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI). Foxconn, a Taiwanese manufacturing giant, has said it’s building a massive (and controversial) electronics factory in southeastern Wisconsin.

Franklin is a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate and an entrepreneur and investor who served as a deal term partner at the Silicon Valley venture firm Andreessen Horowitz. In his new role, he will split his... Read more »

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Source:  https://xconomy.com/wisconsin/2019/03/15/wi-watchlist-foxconn-fund-uw-accelerator-msoe-a-i-hall-more/