Startup Funding Guide

Startup Milwaukee has compiled a list of organizations investing in high-growth startups in Southeastern Wisconsin.
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Seed Accelerators

Co-founders: Joe Kirgues, and Troy Vosseler,
Selected Portfolio Companies: Bright Cellars, Scanalytics,

Managing Director: Jacquin Davidson
A seed accelerator focused on startups in the energy space.

Managing Director: Steve Glynn
A seed accelerator for Water Tech startups.

Seed Venture Funds

Comeback Capital
Partner: Tony Olivito,
Selected Portfolio Companies: Exit7C CarBodyLab

Idea Fund of La Crosse
Managing Director: Jonathon Horne,
Selected Portfolio Companies: Part Analytics, SmartCare, Curate, Swallow Therapeutics.

Managing Director: Victor Gutwein - Contact
Select Portfolio Companies : Scanalytics (Milwaukee), EnsoData (Madison), Markit Medical (UW alum)

Winnebago Seed Fund
Managing Director: David Trotter,
Select Portfolio Companies: Sift Medical Data, American Provenance, Socialeads, Rebate Bus

Angel Groups

Golden Angels Investors
Director: Tim Keane,
Selected Portfolio Companies: AgLocal, Dynamis, Akoya, Promentis Pharmaceuticals, Flex Biomedical.

Silicon Pastures
Managing Director: Teresa Esser,
Selected Portfolio Companies: Bright Cellars, FrontDesk, Sonex Health, BioSystem Development (Sold to Agilent), Red Anvil (acquired by CoSentry), Genii (Sold to US Endoscopy), Forte Research Systems, Lucigen (Sold to LGC), Clearent (Acquired by Advent International).

Russ Leonard (independent Angel Investor)
Email: Phone: 608-444-0595

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American Family Ventures 
Managing Director: Dan Reed – LinkedIn Profile
Selected Portfolio Companies: Abodo, Networked Insights

BrightStar Wisconsin
Portfolio Manager: Todd Sobotka – LinkedIn Profile – Apply For Investment
Selected Portfolio Companies:  Stemina Biomarker Discovery, Fishidy.

Cream City Venture Capital - Northwestern Mutual’s local fund
Venture Partner: Craig Schedler
Selected Portfolio Companies: Socialeads, Wantable, Bright Cellars, SteamChain.

CSA Partners
Managing Directors: Chris Abele & Steve Mech – Contact Form
Selected Portfolio Companies: Scanalytics, EatStreet, Bright Cellars.

Gary Comer, Inc. 
CEO: Bill Schleicher
Selected Portfolio Companies: MSI, Montage Talent

Invest MKE - Advocate Aurora Health
Fund Manager: Don Conrad
Selected Portfolio Companies: IdeaWake, Alinea Engage, EmOpti

Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures
Venture Partners: Craig Schedler, & Mark Batsiyan
Selected Portfolio Companies: Betterment, Learnvest, Rize, Amino, nyca

Wisconsin Super Angel Fund 
Managing Partner: Tom Schuster – LinkedIn Profile
Selected Portfolio Companies:  Access HealthNet, Rent College Pads

Venture Investors LLC
Managing Director: Scott Button  | LinkedIn Profile
Selected Portfolio Companies: NeuWave Medical, HealthMyne, FluGen, TAI Diagnostics

4490 Ventures
Managing Director: Greg Robinson – LinkedIn Profile 


Looking for more information on investment groups around the state of Wisconsin? Check out the Wisconsin Angel Network's Wisconsin Portfolio report.