Defense investment group to benefit Wisconsin Technology Council

The Wisconsin Technology Council has announced a partnership with Monument Capital Group LLC of Washington, D.C.
Founded in 2001, the Tech Council is a Madison-based non-profit science and technology group that advises state lawmakers. Monument is a private investment firm that seeks opportunities in the global security and defense sectors.
Through the informal signed agreement, the seven-employee WTC will help Wisconsin companies gain access to a global network of contacts and sales channels from Monument, which also has three international offices, said Tom Still WTC president.
“It is really just an agreement to help introduce Monument to Wisconsin companies and other investors,” he said. “It’s not something that people see all the time, but (Wisconsin companies) are really well-versed in what I would call defense and homeland technologies.”
Some of the state’s technologies in the defense arena include detecting pathogens in food and water, cyber security and other biotoxin alert systems, Still said. These innovations could help detect and prevent episodes that could involve large-scale biological events and cyber attacks.
The WTC has a 50-member board of directors and several chapters statewide. This type of partnership will benefit the companies the group serves, Still said.
“We need more contacts into investment firms that want to learn about Wisconsin and who indeed have the right global channels themselves to help get Wisconsin companies in front of a much wider audience,” he said.

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