Baird Venture Partners, which is rooted in Milwaukee, has announced a $170-million venture capital fund. The State of Wisconsin Investment Board will invest $25 million in the fund, which is expected to focus on health care, life sciences and business services. Click here to read a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel story on the fund.

Click here to read the State of Wisconsin Investment Board’s recent report on venture capital.  

Click here to read Tom Still’s Inside Wisconsin column on SWIB and Wisconsin’s venture capital future.