New VC funds looking to health tech for opportunities

Two of the state’s newest venture capital funds are looking for big opportunities in health care technology.

The Wisconsin Technology Council recently hosted a panel discussion spotlighting these funds. Panelists included George Arida, managing director for 30Ventures, based at University Research Park in Madison; and Mike Rodgers, who heads Advocate Aurora Health’s new venture, InvestMKE.

At yesterday’s event, Tech Council President Tom Still pointed out that Wisconsin’s investment landscape is dominated by health care and information technology. According to the council’s recently released Wisconsin Portfolio, nearly 80 percent of all dollars invested in the state last year went into these two categories.