The biggest news of the week from Wisconsin’s high-tech sectors was by far Brookfield-based Fiserv’s (NASDAQ: FISV) massive $22 billion deal to acquire First Data (NYSE: FDC). Meanwhile, here are some headlines and happenings you might’ve missed:
—Basic-code raised nearly $250,000 in equity funding, according to an SEC filing. The Brookfield, WI-based startup, which offers sales analysis and forecasting software, pulled in more than $736,000 in equity financing last February. Founder and president Audrey Walbypreviously served as vice president of inventory planning and analytics at online costume retailer BuySeasons. In 2017, she settled a lawsuit she brought against BuySeasons over its use of the sales analysis and forecasting software being commercialized by Basic-code, which she developed before joining BuySeasons, according to a BizTimes report.
—Promega could receive up to $1.5 million in state tax credits over a three-year period to aid construction of its planned 270,000-square-foot research and development facility in Fitchburg, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. announced Wednesday. The $190 million project is expected to create 100 jobs. The life sciences firm broke ground on the facility last July—click here to see a photo slideshow. Read the full story here.