WisBusiness: the Podcast with Andrea Dlugos, co-manager for Wisconsin Investment Partners

This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: the Podcast” is with Andrea Dlugos, co-manager for Wisconsin Investment Partners, one of the state’s largest angel investor networks. 

“That means we’re a group of individual angels — each member makes their own investing decisions,” she said. “In our group, each member has their own contribution to make. Both in terms of monetary contributions, but also what each member has to add from an experiential standpoint to the group.” 

Dlugos gives an overview of WIP, which has a portfolio of investments totaling more than $25 million. She explains why individual investors would band together in a partnership, also highlighting the types of companies WIP chooses for investment.  

“When we started, we were focused on investments in the life science business sector,” she said. “But in recent years WIP has expanded to investing outside life sciences, including software, health IT and high-tech manufacturing.” 

She also previews the upcoming Early Stage Symposium, held each year by the Wisconsin Technology Council to bring together investors and startups from around the state. This year’s event will be held Nov. 6-7 in Madison.

Listen to the podcast, sponsored by UW-Madison:

See more on the Early Stage Symposium: https://wisconsintechnologycouncil.com/early-stage-symposium/

See the website for Wisconsin Investment Partners: http://wisinvpartners.com/