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Angels on the Water
43 E. 7th Ave., Oshkosh
920-232-8904    angelsonthewater.com
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
715-878-9791
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
262-439-4421    goldenangelsinvestors.com
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
920-918-9477
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
715-246-8989    newrichmondareaedc.com
Network providing support services and investment for startups and existing small businesses in the New Richmond Area.

Northwoods Angels
399 Hwy 51, Manitowish Waters
715-543-8880    vilascountyedc.org
Network formed to invest in startup and high-growth companies in Vilas County.

Phenomenelle Angels
501 Charmany Dr., Ste. 175B, Madison
608-441-8315    phenomenelleangels.com
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
715-425-3398    uwrf.edu
Network that links early stage companies with high net worth individuals.

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

Wisconsin Investment Partners
P.O. Box 45919, Madison
608-692-7481    wisinvpartners.com
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
715-635-2197    nwrpc.com
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 • 
wsafund.com
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
608-846-9477
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
608-339-6945
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
414-604-2044    faccloans.com
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
920-499-6444    greatlakesasset.com
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
920-499-6444    greatlakesasset.com
Nonprofit working with the U.S. Small Business Association to provide SBA loans to Wisconsin entrepreneurs.

Impact 7
147 Lake Almena Dr., Almena
414-828-6222    impactseven.org
Alternative loans ranging from a few thousand dollars to a few million.

Madison Development Corporation
550 W. Washington Ave., Madison
608-356-2799    mdcorp.org
Economic development company offering business loans to hard-to-finance small businesses in Dane County.

The Madison Fund
P.O. Box 885, Madison
madisonfund.org
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
608-819-0390    wbd.org
Corporation formed to help small businesses access SBA loans and raise capital for growth.

Wisconsin Business Innovation Corporation
1400 S. River St., Spooner
715-635-2197    nwrpc.com
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
855-469-4249    inwisconsin.com
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
608-266-7884    wheda.org
Independent authority created by the state to create low-cost financing programs, including small business loans and grants.

Nonprofit

BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation
710 N. Plankinton Ave., Ste. 340 Milwaukee
414-224-6000    brightstarwi.org
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
608-263-3315    uwideadvance.org
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
715-544-7457    ifww.org
Nonprofit committed to advancing innovation-based companies through strategic placement of human and financial capital.

Venture

4490 Ventures
330 N. Orchard St., Ste. B1254C, Madison
608-501-0000    4490ventures.com
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
amfamventures.com
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
888-224-7326    bairdcapital.com
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
608-310-3242    calumetvc.com
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
414-453-4488    capitalmidwest.com
Primarily invests in life science and information technology companies.

CSA Partners
555 E. Wells St., Ste. 1630, Milwaukee
csapartnersllc.com
Venture fund investing in early stage, high-growth Midwestern companies, particularly in Wisconsin.

DaneVest Tech Fund Advisors
P.O. Box 620037, Middleton
608-826-4000    danevestcapital.com
Invests in private, early stage businesses in the information technology, life science, and consumer goods/services industries.

Geo Investors
P.O. 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.

Inventure Capital
2820 Walton Commons West, Ste. 125, Madison
608-468-6605    inventure-capital.com
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 •  kegonsapartners.com
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
715-384-3454    marshfieldchamber.com
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
920-731-5777    newcapitalfund.com
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
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., Ste. 401, Madison
608-310-9520    peakridgecapital.com
Global alternative asset management firm that focuses on unique investments.

Silicon Pastures
250 E. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 1800, Milwaukee
414-347-7815    siliconpastures.com
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
608-441-2700    ventureinvestors.com
Seed and early venture capital, focusing on health care and technology investments.

Venture Management
401 Charmany Dr., Suite 320, Madison
608-819-8888    vmllc.com
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
414-978-6400    ziegler.com/alternative-investments/zmep/
Focused on new, leading medical device companies.

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Angel

Angels on the Water
43 E. 7th Ave., Oshkosh
920-232-8904    angelsonthewater.com
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
715-878-9791
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
262-439-4421    goldenangelsinvestors.com
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
920-918-9477
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
715-246-8989    newrichmondareaedc.com
Network providing support services and investment for startups and existing small businesses in the New Richmond Area.

Northwoods Angels
399 Hwy 51, Manitowish Waters
715-543-8880    vilascountyedc.org
Network formed to invest in startup and high-growth companies in Vilas County.

Phenomenelle Angels
501 Charmany Dr., Ste. 175B, Madison
608-441-8315    phenomenelleangels.com
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
715-425-3398    uwrf.edu
Network that links early stage companies with high net worth individuals.

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

Wisconsin Investment Partners
P.O. Box 45919, Madison
608-692-7481    wisinvpartners.com
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
715-635-2197    nwrpc.com
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 • 
wsafund.com
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
608-846-9477
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
608-339-6945
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
414-604-2044    faccloans.com
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
920-499-6444    greatlakesasset.com
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
920-499-6444    greatlakesasset.com
Nonprofit working with the U.S. Small Business Association to provide SBA loans to Wisconsin entrepreneurs.

Impact 7
147 Lake Almena Dr., Almena
414-828-6222    impactseven.org
Alternative loans ranging from a few thousand dollars to a few million.

Madison Development Corporation
550 W. Washington Ave., Madison
608-356-2799    mdcorp.org
Economic development company offering business loans to hard-to-finance small businesses in Dane County.

The Madison Fund
P.O. Box 885, Madison
madisonfund.org
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
608-819-0390    wbd.org
Corporation formed to help small businesses access SBA loans and raise capital for growth.

Wisconsin Business Innovation Corporation
1400 S. River St., Spooner
715-635-2197    nwrpc.com
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
855-469-4249    inwisconsin.com
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
608-266-7884    wheda.org
Independent authority created by the state to create low-cost financing programs, including small business loans and grants.

Nonprofit

BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation
710 N. Plankinton Ave., Ste. 340 Milwaukee
414-224-6000    brightstarwi.org
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
608-263-3315    uwideadvance.org
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
715-544-7457    ifww.org
Nonprofit committed to advancing innovation-based companies through strategic placement of human and financial capital.

Venture

4490 Ventures
330 N. Orchard St., Ste. B1254C, Madison
608-501-0000    4490ventures.com
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
amfamventures.com
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
888-224-7326    bairdcapital.com
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
608-310-3242    calumetvc.com
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
414-453-4488    capitalmidwest.com
Primarily invests in life science and information technology companies.

CSA Partners
555 E. Wells St., Ste. 1630, Milwaukee
csapartnersllc.com
Venture fund investing in early stage, high-growth Midwestern companies, particularly in Wisconsin.

DaneVest Tech Fund Advisors
P.O. Box 620037, Middleton
608-826-4000    danevestcapital.com
Invests in private, early stage businesses in the information technology, life science, and consumer goods/services industries.

Geo Investors
P.O. 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.

Inventure Capital
2820 Walton Commons West, Ste. 125, Madison
608-468-6605    inventure-capital.com
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 •  kegonsapartners.com
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
715-384-3454    marshfieldchamber.com
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
920-731-5777    newcapitalfund.com
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
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., Ste. 401, Madison
608-310-9520    peakridgecapital.com
Global alternative asset management firm that focuses on unique investments.

Silicon Pastures
250 E. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 1800, Milwaukee
414-347-7815    siliconpastures.com
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
608-441-2700    ventureinvestors.com
Seed and early venture capital, focusing on health care and technology investments.

Venture Management
401 Charmany Dr., Suite 320, Madison
608-819-8888    vmllc.com
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
414-978-6400    ziegler.com/alternative-investments/zmep/
Focused on new, leading medical device companies.

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