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.
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.
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
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 • couleecap.org
Nonprofit that empowers low-income people and families by offering business development programs.
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 • 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.
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.
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.
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 • 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.
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 • 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Firm concentrating on environmentally sustainable enterprises with a strong focus on new technologies.
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.
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
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.