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

Idea Fund of La Crosse
Managing Director: Jonathon Horne,

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

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: Aver Informatics, Bias Power, GrandCare, Hardcore Computer.

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.