Startup Funding Guide

We’ve compiled a list of organizations investing in growth-stage companies in Southeast Wisconsin. If you have any feedback contact us.

Seed Accelerator Programs:

Gener8tor –
Co-founders: Joe Kirgues ( and Troy Vosseler (
Selected Portfolio Companies: Bright Cellars, Lumanu, EatStreet, Scanalytics

Managing Directors: Jeff Anthony,
Selected Portfolio Companies: Seiva Technologies and Tosa Labs

Director: Elizabeth Thelen –
A seed accelerator focused on water companies.

Angel Investing Groups:

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

Silicon Pastures –
Managing Director: Teresa Esser – LinkedIn Profile – Email:
Selected Portfolio Companies: Aver Informatics, Bias Power, GrandCare, Hardcore Computer, HarQen, Red Anvil.

Early Stage Venture Investors:

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

BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation –
Portfolio Manager: Todd Sobotka – LinkedIn ProfileApply For Investment
Selected Portfolio Companies:  The Good Jobs, Stemina Biomarker Discovery, Fishidy.

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

Idea Fund of La Crosse –
Managing Director: Jonathon Horne,

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

4490 Ventures –
Managing Director: Greg Robinson – LinkedIn Profile –

Later Stage Venture Capital Funds:

For a map of investment groups around the state of Wisconsin check out the  Wisconsin Angel Network’s Investor Map.