Business Funding Sources

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4490 Ventures
608.263.2500 •

Early-stage fund capitalized by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board and Wisconsin Alumni Investment Foundation to build IT start-ups in Wisconsin.

19 W First St., PO Box 1108, Fond du Lac
920-922-7760 •

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Community action agency that helps low-income entrepreneurs become self-employed through business development loans.

Angels on the Water
120 E Jackson St., Oshkosh
920-232-8904 •

Angel investment fund in Northeast Wisconsin providing seed and early-stage funding for high-impact entrepreneurs.

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Baird Capital
777 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
888-224-7326 •

Company that partners with early and expansion-stage businesses in healthcare and technology-enabled service sectors.

BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation
710 N Plankinton Ave., Suite 340, Milwaukee
414-224-6000 •

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Investment group that takes charitable donations and reinvests them in early-stage companies. Prefers to co-invest with other groups.

Capital Midwest Fund
2675 N Mayfair Rd., Suite 410, Milwaukee
414-453-4488 •

Venture capital firm that primarily invests in life science and information technology companies.

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

Supports early-stage, science and technology-based firms from feasibility to funding with counseling and access to crucial resources including SBIR/STTR funding.

Central Wisconsin Business Angels
2441 River Bend Ct., Plover

Group formed to assist in equity financing for business start-ups and expansions that export beyond the Central Wisconsin area.

Chippewa Valley Angel Network
PO Box 3232, Eau Claire

Chippewa Valley-based network that primarily considers seed and early-stage investments.

Continuum Investment Partners

Firm that works with start-ups in the biotech, business-efficiency and software technology industries.

201 Melby St, Westby
608-634-3104 •

Nonprofit that empowers low-income people and families by offering business development programs.

CSA Partners
555 E Wells St., Milwaukee

Venture fund investing in early-stage, high-growth Midwestern companies, particularly in Wisconsin.

DaneVest Tech Fund
PO Box 7792, Madison
608-830-2990 •

Group that 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., Suite 102, West Allis
414-604-2044 •

Financing arm of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce in Wisconsin, helping American Indian entrepreneurs through education and business loans.

Geo Investors
PO Box 46635, Madison
608-497-0619 •

Investors in the renewable energy sector seeking higher-risk adjusted returns by taking advantage of existing market gaps.

Great Lakes Asset Program
200 S Washington St., Suite 202, Green Bay
800-281-6444 •

Nonprofit organization that works with the U.S. Small Business Association to provide SBA loans to Wisconsin entrepreneurs.

Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
3616 W National Ave., Suite 99, Milwaukee
414-645-8828 •

Business network helping Hmong entrepreneurs connect and find new resources to expand.

Impact Seven
147 Lake Almena Dr., Almena
715-357-3334 •

Community development corporation that offers loans and venture capital for growing Wisconsin businesses.

Indianhead Community Action Agency
1000 College Ave. West, PO Box 40, Ladysmith
715-532-4222 •

Nonprofit seeking to end poverty, with business development programs to help low-income entrepreneurs in Northwest Wisconsin.

Innovation Foundation of Western Wisconsin
PO Box 123, Eau Claire
715-894-7209 •

Nonprofit committed to advancing innovation-based companies through strategic placement of human and financial capital.

Inventure Capital
2820 Walton Commons West, Suite 125, Madison

Privately-held investment fund focused on global macro trading, real estate opportunities and early-state investment in Midwest-based tech, biotech and clean tech start-ups.

Kegonsa Capital Fund
608-205-0100 •

Wisconsin-based venture capital management firm that partners with the Kegonsa Seed Fund I, a premier seed venture capital fund, and Kegonsa Coinvest Fund, a growth stage venture capital fund.

Kenosha Area Business Alliance
5500 Sixth Ave., Suite 200, Kenosha
262-605-1100 •

Business organization that drives economic development throughout Kenosha County.

Lakeshore Angels
705 Woodland Rd., Kohler

New group focusing 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
608-256-2799 •

Economic development company offering business loans to Madison-area entrepreneurs.

Marquette Golden Angels Network
250 N Sunnyslope Rd., Suite 245, Brookfield
262-439-4421 •

Network that considers investments from Wisconsin and Illinois, as well as other areas in the Midwest.

Marshfield Investment Partners
700 S Central Ave., PO Box 868, Marshfield
715-384-3454 •

Group interested in early-stage, high growth potential companies in the Marshfield region.

Merlin Mentors
505 S Rosa Rd., Madison
608-441-8053 •

Pool of experienced business leaders who volunteer to help convert entrepreneur’s ideas into developing companies.

NEW Capital Fund
2100 Freedom Rd., Suite A, Little Chute
920-731-5777 •

Firm focusing on early-stage life and material science, information technology and growth-stage niche/advanced manufacturing investments, with $45 million under management.

New Richmond Angel Investment Network
PO Box 362, New Richmond
715-246-3705 •

Network set up to provide support services for manufacturing, service, retail and nonprofit start-ups.

Northwoods Angels
413 W Pine St., PO Box 1621, Eagle River
866-306-3690 •

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., Suite 401, Madison
608-310-9520 •

Global alternative asset management focusing on unique investments.

Phenomenelle Angels
501 Charmany Dr., Suite 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., Suite 1800, Milwaukee
414-347-7815 •

Group that considers technology investment opportunities located 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
1360 Regent St., Suite 124, Madison
800-294-7517 •

Community micro-lending organization that provides safe and affordable capital for low-income small business owners.

Third Coast Angels

Firm concentrating on environmentally sustainable enterprises with a strong focus on new technologies.

Venture Investors
505 S Rosa Rd., Suite 201, Madison
608-441-2700 •

Seed and early venture capital, focusing on healthcare and technology investments with more than $200 million under management.

enture Management
401 Charmany Dr., Suite 320, Madison
608-819-8888 •

Private investment office providing seed and early-stage capital to healthcare and technology companies, mostly in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Business Dev. Finance Corporation
100 River Pl., Suite 1, Monona
800-536-6799 •

Corporation formed to help small businesses access SBA loans and raise capital for growth.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
201 W Washington Ave., PO Box 1687, Madison
608-267-4417 •

Foundation that invests in start-ups as a method of fostering entrepreneurship in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
201 W Washington Ave., PO Box 1728, Madison
608-267-2992 •

Independent authority created by the state to create low-cost financing programs, including small business loans.

Wisconsin Investment Partners
PO Box 45919, Madison
608-692-7481 •

Company formed with a focus in life science-oriented seed investing, recently expanding beyond that charter.

Wisconsin Rural Enterprise Fund
1400 S River St, Spooner
715-635-2197 •

Community-based venture fund that provides equity investment for newly formed start-ups that will bring high-skill, high-wage jobs to Northwest Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Super Angel Fund
1101 N Market St., Suite 200, Milwaukee
414-405-4848 •

Fund that provides $250,000 to $2 million in growth financing to early-stage Wisconsin businesses, with a focus on quick growth to obtain an early exit of five years or less.

Yahara Angel Network
124 Meadow Lane, PO Box 506, DeForest

Recently launched fund focusing on start-ups in biotechnology, agricultural technology, health care, long-term care and life-planning technologies.

Ziegler Meditech Equity Partners
250 E Wisconsin Ave., Suite 2000, Milwaukee
800-366-8899 •

Technology and financially experienced group seeking partnerships with entrepreneurs to create new, leading medical device companies.

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