330 N. Orchard St., Ste. B1254C, Madison
608-501-0000 • 4490ventures.com
Early-stage funding capitalized by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board and Wisconsin Alumni Investment Foundation to build IT startups in Wisconsin.
19 W. First St., PO Box 1108, Fond du Lac
920-922-7760 • advocap.org
Community action agency providing opportunities and tools that help low-income entrepreneurs become self-employed.
American Family Ventures
111 N. Fairchild St., Ste. 400, Madison
Investment arm of American Family Insurance, with a focus on digital technologies, data analytics, and insurance-related products. Initial investments typically range from $100k to $2M.
Angels on the Water
43 E. 7th Ave., Oshkosh
920-232-8904 • angelsonthewater.com
Infuses high-growth startup companies in the 18-county region of Northeast Wisconsin with capital by providing seed and early-stage funding.
777 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
888-224-7326 • bairdcapital.com
Venture capital, growth equity and private equity investments in business services and life sciences.
BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation
710 N. Plankinton Ave., Ste. 340, Milwaukee
414-224-6000 • brightstarwi.org
Investment group that reinvests charitable donations in early-stage, Wisconsin-based companies emphasizing innovation and technology. Prefer to co-invest with other groups.
Calumet Venture Fund
1245 E. Washington Ave., Madison
608-310-3242 • calumetvc.com
Typically invests between $200K and $3 million at inception in high-growth technology companies in the Midwest emphasizing IT, e-commerce, mobile technologies and bioinformatics.
Capital Midwest Fund
10556 N. Port Washington Rd., Ste. 201, Mequon
414-453-4488 • capitalmidwest.com
Primarily invests in life science and information technology companies.
Center for Technology Commercialization
432 N. Lake St., Ste. 435, Madison
608-263-3315 • wenportal.org
Statewide network for technology entrepreneurs that provides financing options and training.
Chippewa Valley Angel Investor Network
P.O. Box 3232, Eau Claire
Providing private equity financing for early-stage and start-up entrepreneurial ventures in the greater Chippewa Valley.
555 E. Wells St., Ste. 1630, Milwaukee
Venture fund investing in early-stage, high growth Midwestern companies, particularly in Wisconsin.
DaneVest Tech Fund Advisors
P.O. Box 620037, Middleton
608-826-4000 • danevestcapital.com
Invests in private, early-stage businesses in the information technology, life science, and consumer goods/services industries.
First American Capital Corporation
10809 W. Lincoln Ave., Ste. 102, West Allis
414-604-2044 • faccloans.com
Non-profit focused on developing businesses that benefit Wisconsin’s Indian Country through business loans, technical assistance and advocacy.
P.O. Box 46635, Madison
608-497-0619 • geo-investors.com
Investors in the renewable energy sector seeking higher-risk adjusted returns by taking advantage of existing market gaps.
Golden Angels Network
250 N. Sunnyslope Rd., Ste. 245, Brookfield
262-439-4421 • goldenangelsinvestors.com
Over 60 investors that considers business opportunities from Illinois and Wisconsin, as well as other areas of the U.S.
Great Lakes Asset Program
200 S. Washington St., Ste. 202, Green Bay
920-499-6444 • greatlakesasset.com
Nonprofit working with the U.S. Small Business Association to provide SBA loans to Wisconsin entrepreneurs.
Ideadvance Seed Fund
432 Lake Street, Ste. 417, Madison
608-263-3315 • uwideadvance.org
Partnership providing capital and business resources for part-time or full-time staff, faculty and students of the UW System. Restrictions include that the business cannot be real estate, direct consumer retail or hospitality.
147 Lake Almena Dr., Almena
715-357-3334 • impactseven.org
Community development corporation that offers loans and venture capital for growing Wisconsin businesses.
Innovation Foundation of Western Wisconsin
P.O. Box 123, Eau Claire
715-544-7457 • ifww.org
Nonprofit committed to advancing innovation-based companies through strategic placement of human and financial capital.
2820 Walton Commons West, Ste. 125, Madison
608-468-6605 • inventure-capital.com
Privately-held investment fund focused on global macro-trading, real estate opportunities, and early-stage investment in Midwest-based tech, biotech, and clean tech startups.
Kegonsa Capital Fund
608-205-0100 • kegonsapartners.com
Wisconsin-based venture capital management firm that partners with the Kegonsa Seed Fund and the Kegonsa Coinvest Fund, a growth stage venture capital fund.
705 Woodland Rd., Kohler
Focused on mezzanine financing, between debt and common equity. Seeking later-stage companies with strong cash flow in Sheboygan and nearby counties.
Madison Development Corporation
550 W. Washington Ave., Madison
608-356-2799 • mdcorp.org
Economic development company offering business loans to hard-to-finance small businesses in Dane County.
Marshfield Investment Partners
700 S. Central Ave., P.O. Box 868, Marshfield
715-384-3454 • marshfieldchamber.com
Interested in early-stage, high-growth potential companies in the greater Marshfield region and throughout Wisconsin.
NEW Capital Fund
2100 Freedom Rd., Ste. A, Little Chute
920-731-5777 • newcapitalfund.com
Focusing on early-stage life and material science, information technology, and growth stage niche/advanced manufacturing investments.
New Richmond Angel Investment Network
P.O. Box 362, New Richmond
715-246-8989 • newrichmondareaedc.com
Network providing support services and investment for startups and existing small businesses in the New Richmond Area.
399 Hwy 51, Manitowish Waters
715-543-8880 • vilascountyedc.org
Network formed to invest in start up and high growth companies in Vilas County.
Origin Investment Group
120 Wimberly Hall, UW-La Crosse, La Crosse
608-785-8782 • uwlax.edu/sbdc
Group established to invest in high potential businesses seeking equity funding for growth and expansion.
Peak Ridge Capital
44 E. Mifflin St., Ste. 401, Madison
608-310-9520 • peakridgecapital.com
Global alternative asset management firm that focuses on unique investments.
501 Charmany Dr., Ste. 175B, Madison
608-441-8315 • phenomenelleangels.com
Early-stage fund that invests in women- and minority-owned/managed businesses in Wisconsin and the Midwest.
250 E. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 1800, Milwaukee
414-347-7815 • siliconpastures.com
Network that favors investment opportunities that use technology to organize, optimize, and accelerate business processes in the Midwest Great Lakes region.
St. Croix Valley Angel Network
410 S. Third St., River Falls
715-425-3398 • stcroixedc.com
Network that links early-stage companies with high net worth individuals.
The Madison Fund
P.O. Box 885, Madison
Nonprofit student and community micro-lender providing safe and affordable capital for small businesses and low-income entrepreneurs in the Madison area.
Third Coast Angels
Concentrating on environmentally sustainable enterprises with a strong focus on new technologies.
505 S. Rosa Rd., Ste. 201, Madison
608-441-2700 • ventureinvestors.com
Seed and early venture capital, focusing on healthcare and technology investments with more than $200 million under management.
401 Charmany Dr., Ste. 320, Madison
608-819-8888 • vmllc.com
Private investment office providing seed and early-stage capital to healthcare and technology companies in Wisconsin or that interact with Wisconsin’s economy.
Wisconsin Business Development Finance Corporation
100 River Pl., Ste. 1, Monona
608-819-0390 • wbd.org
Corporation formed to help small businesses access SBA loans and raise capital for growth.
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
201 W. Washington Ave., Madison
608-266-7884 • wheda.org
Independent authority created by the state to create low-cost financing programs, including small business loans and grants.
Wisconsin Investment Partners
P.O. Box 45919, Madison
608-692-7481 • wisinvpartners.com
Focused on life science-oriented seed investing in Wisconsin, open to collaborating with other investment groups.
Wisconsin Rural Enterprise Fund
1400 S. River St., Spooner
715-635-2197 • nwrpc.com
Cooperative venture fund of local units of government and Tribal Nations that provides equity investment for newly formed startups that will bring high skill, high wage jobs to Northwest Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Super Angel Fund
1101 N. Market St., Ste. 200, Milwaukee
414-405-4848 • wsafund.com
Angel fund that identifies, capitalizes and actively mentors Wisconsin-based, early-stage, high-growth companies, targeting exits within 3 to 5 years of each initial investment.
Yahara Angel Network
124 Meadow Lane, P.O. Box 506, DeForest
Recently launched fund focusing on startups in biotechnology, agricultural technology, health care, long term care, and life-planning technologies.
Ziegler Meditech Equity Partners
735 North Water St., Ste. 1000, Milwaukee
414-978-6400 • ziegler.com/alternative-investments/zmep
Focused on new, leading medical device companies.
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