Business Funding Sources

    4490 Ventures
    330 N. Orchard St., Ste. B1254C, Madison        
    608-501-0000 •
    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 •
    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 •
    Infuses high-growth startup companies in the 18-county region of Northeast Wisconsin with capital by providing seed and early-stage funding.

    Baird Capital
    777 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee        
    888-224-7326 •
    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 •
    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 •
    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 •
    Primarily invests in life science and information technology companies.

    Center for Technology Commercialization
    432 N. Lake St., Ste. 435, Madison        
    608-263-3315 •
    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.

    CSA Partners
    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 •
    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 •
    Non-profit focused on developing businesses that benefit Wisconsin’s Indian Country through business loans, technical assistance and advocacy.

    Geo Investors
    P.O. Box 46635, Madison            
    608-497-0619 •
    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 •
    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 •
    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 •
    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.

    Impact Seven
    147 Lake Almena Dr., Almena            
    715-357-3334 •
    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 •
    Nonprofit committed to advancing innovation-based companies through strategic placement of human and financial capital.

    Inventure Capital
    2820 Walton Commons West, Ste. 125, Madison    
    608-468-6605 •
    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 •
    Wisconsin-based venture capital management firm that partners with the Kegonsa Seed Fund and the Kegonsa Coinvest Fund, a growth stage venture capital fund.

    Lakeshore Angels
    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 •
    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 •
    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 •
    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 •
    Network providing support services and investment for startups and existing small businesses in the New Richmond Area.

    Northwoods Angels
    399 Hwy 51, Manitowish Waters        
    715-543-8880 •
    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 •
    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 •
    Global alternative asset management firm that focuses on unique investments.

    Phenomenelle Angels
    501 Charmany Dr., Ste. 175B, Madison        
    608-441-8315 •
    Early-stage fund that invests in women- and minority-owned/managed businesses in Wisconsin and the Midwest.

    Silicon Pastures
    250 E. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 1800, Milwaukee        
    414-347-7815 •
    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 •
    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.

    Venture Investors
    505 S. Rosa Rd., Ste. 201, Madison        
    608-441-2700 •
    Seed and early venture capital, focusing on healthcare and technology investments with more than $200 million under management.

    Venture Management
    401 Charmany Dr., Ste. 320, Madison        
    608-819-8888 •
    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 •
    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 •
    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 •
    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 •
    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 •
    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 •
    Focused on new, leading medical device companies.

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