Business Funding Sources

    4490 Ventures
    Madison
    608.263.2500 • warf.org

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

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

    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 • angelsonthewater.com

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

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

    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 • brightstarwi.org

    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 • capitalmidwest.com

    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 • wisconsinsbir.org

    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
    715-544-4552

    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
    715-878-9791

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

    Continuum Investment Partners
    Middleton
    608-821-1100

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

    Couleecap
    201 Melby St, Westby
    608-634-3104 • couleecap.org

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

    CSA Partners
    555 E Wells St., Milwaukee
    csapartnersllc.com

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

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

    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 • faccloans.com

    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 • geo-investors.com

    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 • greatlakesasset.com

    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 • hmongchamber.org

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

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

    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 • indianheadcaa.org

    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 • ifww.org

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

    Inventure Capital
    2820 Walton Commons West, Suite 125, Madison
    inventure-capital.com

    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 • kegonsapartners.com

    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 • kaba.org

    Business organization that drives economic development throughout Kenosha County.

    Lakeshore Angels
    705 Woodland Rd., Kohler
    920-918-9477

    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 • mdcorp.org

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

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

    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 • marshfieldchamber.com

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

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

    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 • newcapitalfund.com

    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 • newrichmondareaedc.com

    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 • 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., Suite 401, Madison
    608-310-9520 • peakridgecapital.com

    Global alternative asset management focusing on unique investments.

    Phenomenelle Angels
    501 Charmany Dr., Suite 175B, Madison
    608-441-8315 • phenomenelleangels.com

    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 • siliconpastures.com

    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 • uwrf.edu

    Network that links early stage companies with high net worth individuals.

    The Madison Fund
    1360 Regent St., Suite 124, Madison
    800-294-7517 • madisonfund.org

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

    Third Coast Angels
    thirdcoastangels.com

    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 • ventureinvestors.com

    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 • vmllc.com

    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 • wbd.org

    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 • wedc.org

    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 • wheda.org

    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 • wisinvpartners.com

    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 • nwrpc.com

    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 • wsafund.com

    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
    608-846-9477

    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 • zmep.com

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

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