American Family Ventures @ 96square on Wednesday

Startup Milwaukee would like to extend the opportunity get your startup in front of American Family Insurance’s Venture Capital group on Wednesday, April 9 from 10am to 4pm at 96square.

Apply for office hours, click here. If your startup is selected for office hours you will be able to reserve a slot Tuesday, April 8.

About American Family Ventures: Since 1927, American Family Insurance has given its customers peace of mind by making their insurance experience easy and convenient. Our caring agents strive hard to meet customers’ unique needs by offering just the right mix of American Family’s auto, home, life, umbrella, business, health, and farm & ranch insurance, as well as retirement products.

As the direct venture capital arm of American Family Insurance, we are focused on supporting American Family’s present and future through early stage investments in emerging technology companies. We’ve made investments in a variety of industries and stages of company development, and look for opportunities to add value as an investor and partner in every transaction.

Other Upcoming Startup Milwaukee Events: 
YPWEEK Panel: Starting Up in Milwaukee - April 14 - Register Here
Disciplined Entrepreneurship w/ MIT’s Bill Aulet - April 17 - Register Here

Wisconsin Investment Partners Invests in gener8tor Alumni

MADISON – Wisconsin Investment Partners (WIP) and gener8tor announce that WIP is
committing to invest $11,000 (up to $110,000 in all) in each startup emerging from the
gener8tor Winter and gener8tor Summer programs in 2014.

Said WIP Co-Manager Andy Shrago, “We’re excited to join with gener8tor in investing in the
great companies emerging from their accelerator programs.” Added gener8tor co-founder Troy
Vosseller, “we are thrilled to partner with one of Wisconsin’s most prestigious angel groups by
jointly investing in some of the region’s best startups.” WIP joins Angels on the Water and
gener8tor in bringing the total amount of guaranteed follow-on funding available to companies
emerging from the gener8tor program to $70,000 per company.

WIP and gener8tor will announce the commitment on stage at gener8tor’s Premiere Night
event on April 3 at the Barrymore Theater. Over 400 investors, entrepreneurs, business and
government leaders are registered to attend the event.

WIP was formed in 2000 with just over 20 members. Since then the organization has grown to
over 70 members. WIP has invested nearly $20 million in over 40 early-stage companies,
predominantly Wisconsin-based.

gener8tor was formed in 2012 and has invested in over 23 emerging companies of which 16 are
headquartered in Wisconsin. gener8tor’s 23 portfolio companies have raised close to $20
million in outside funding. In the process, gener8tor’s portfolio companies have created close to
100 full-time jobs.