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Baird Venture Partners Raises $90 Million VC Fund

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (GenomeWeb News) - Baird Venture Partners of Milwaukee, Wisc., announced yesterday an investment of $30 million by the pension fund SWIB (State of Wisconsin Investment Board), and the second closing on a $90 million pool of capital for investment in regional ventures including life sciences and healthcare. 


The firm already holds investments in microarray-and-services provider NimbleGen Systems of Madison, Wisc., and  TomoTherapy, also of Madison, as well as investments in firms in Texas, California, and Illinois.


New BVP investors include, among others, The State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB), Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), Lurie Investments Inc., The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Johnson Financial Group, the Helen Bader Trusts, Robert W. Baird & Co., and a group of angel investors.




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