August 6, 2015

Wisconsin Portfolio: Putting Risk Capital to Work

The Wisconsin Technology Council and its Wisconsin Angel Network recently released its annual report -- The Wisconsin Portfolio -- which provides a comprehensive look at angel and venture deals in the state. According to the 2015 Wisconsin Portfolio, 113 early stage companies raised more than $346 million in investment capital in 2014 – nearly three times more than 2013’s total of about $128 million. The largest deals in 2014 include Madison Region’s SHINE Medical Technologies, Propeller Health, Comply365 and EatStreet. The report also shows Wisconsin’s tech sector diversity, with deals ranging from manufacturing to digital health, from biotech to consumer products, and from software to medical devices.

“One of the enduring gripes about Wisconsin’s startup and scale-up climate has been the lack of enough angel and venture capital. Perhaps, we’ll look back on 2014 as the year Wisconsin finally turned the corner,” said Wisconsin Technology Council president Tom Still in an article about the report in the Wisconsin State Journal.

Read the full report.