Business funding sources Directory



Angels on the Water
43 E. 7th Ave., Oshkosh
Infuses high-growth startup companies in the 18-county region of northeastern Wisconsin with capital by providing seed and early stage funding.

Chippewa Valley Angel Investor Network
P.O. Box 3232, Eau Claire
Providing private equity financing for early stage and startup entrepreneurial ventures in the greater Chippewa Valley. 

Golden Angels Network
250 N. Sunnyslope Road, Ste. 245 Brookfield
Network of over 60 investors that considers business opportunities primarily from Illinois and Wisconsin, as well as other areas of the U.S.

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.

New Richmond Angel Investment Network
P.O. Box 362, New Richmond
Network providing support services and investment for startups and existing small businesses in the New Richmond Area.

Northwoods Angels
399 Hwy 51, Manitowish Waters
Network formed to invest in startup and high-growth companies in Vilas County.

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

St. Croix Valley Angel Network
410 S. Third St., River Falls
Network that links early stage companies with high net worth individuals.

Third Coast Angels
Concentrating on environmentally sustainable enterprises with a strong focus on new technologies.

Wisconsin Investment Partners
P.O. Box 45919, Madison
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
Cooperative venture fund of local units of government and Tribal Nations that provides equity investment for newly formed startups that can bring high-skill, high-wage jobs to northwestern 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.

Grants / Loans

Adams County Rural & Industrial Development Corporation
P.O. Box 236, Friendship
The Rural and Industrial Development Commission offers innovative financing packages to assist new and existing businesses in economic expansion.

First American Capital Corporation
10809 W. Lincoln Ave., Ste. 102, West Allis
Non-profit focused on developing businesses that benefit Wisconsin’s Indian Country through business loans, technical assistance and advocacy.

Great Lakes Asset Corporation
200 S. Washington St., Ste. 202, Green Bay
Assists small businesses with long-term fixed rates, stimulate economic development and create jobs.

Great Lakes Asset Program
200 S. Washington St., Ste. 202, Green Bay
Nonprofit working with the U.S. Small Business Association to provide SBA loans to Wisconsin entrepreneurs.

Impact 7
147 Lake Almena Dr., Almena
Alternative loans ranging from a few thousand dollars to a few million.

Madison Development Corporation
550 W. Washington Ave., Madison
Economic development company offering business loans to hard-to-finance small businesses in Dane County.

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.

Wisconsin Business Development Finance Corporation
4618 S. Biltmore Lane, Madison
Corporation formed to help small businesses access SBA loans and raise capital for growth.

Wisconsin Business Innovation Corporation
1400 S. River St., Spooner
Administers its revolving loan programs in partnership with the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. NWBDC provides low-cost gap financing for businesses seeking to either start or expand their operations in rural areas of northwestern Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
201 W. Washington Ave., Madison
Wisconsin’s lead economic development agency, working with 600 partner organizations to help businesses, communities and individuals take advantage of new opportunities for growth and job creation.

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
201 W. Washington Ave. Ste. 700 Madison
Independent authority created by the state to create low-cost financing programs, including small business loans and grants.


BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation
710 N. Plankinton Ave., Ste. 340 Milwaukee
Investment group that reinvests charitable donations in early stage, Wisconsin-based companies emphasizing innovation and technology. Prefer to co-invest with other groups.

Ideadvance Seed Fund
432 Lake Street, Ste. 417, Madison
Partnership providing capital and business resources for part-time or full-time staff, faculty and students of the UW System.

Innovation Foundation of Western Wisconsin
P.O. Box 123, Eau Claire
Nonprofit committed to advancing innovation-based companies through strategic placement of human and financial capital.


4490 Ventures
330 N. Orchard St., Ste. B1254C, Madison
Early stage funding capitalized by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board and Wisconsin Alumni Investment Foundation to build IT startups in Wisconsin.

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 and business models.

Baird Capital
777 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
Venture capital, growth equity and private equity investments in early stage and expansion-stage companies in the areas of business services and life sciences.

Calumet Venture Fund
1245 E. Washington Ave., Madison
Investors 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
Primarily invests in life science and information technology companies.

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
Invests in private, early stage businesses in the information technology, life science, and consumer goods/services industries.

Geo Investors
P.O. Box 46635, Madison
Investors in the renewable energy sector seeking higher-risk adjusted returns by taking advantage of existing market gaps.

Inventure Capital
2820 Walton Commons West, Ste. 125, Madison
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.

Marshfield Investment Partners
700 S. Central Ave., P.O. Box 868, Marshfield
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
Focusing on early stage life and material science, information technology, and growth stage niche/advanced manufacturing investments.

Origin Investment Group
120 Wimberly Hall, UW-La Crosse
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
Global alternative asset management firm that focuses on unique investments.

Silicon Pastures
250 E. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 1800, Milwaukee
Network that favors investment opportunities that use technology to organize, optimize, and accelerate business processes in the Midwest Great Lakes region.

Venture Investors
505 S. Rosa Rd., Ste. 201, Madison
Seed and early venture capital, focusing on health care and technology investments.

Venture Management
401 Charmany Dr., Suite 320, Madison
Private investment office providing seed and early stage capital to health care and technology companies in Wisconsin or those that interact with Wisconsin’s economy.

Ziegler Meditech Equity Partners
735 North Water St., Ste. 1000, Milwaukee
Focused on new, leading medical device companies.

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