(MILWAUKEE, Wis.)—To increase exposure of Wisconsin-based startup companies to the local, national and international venture communities, NVNG Investment Advisors has launched +Venture Wisconsin, a free, comprehensive database of statewide startups.
“In talking to other funds, we discovered that many were not familiar with the breadth and depth of startup activity occurring throughout Wisconsin,” NVNG Managing Director Grady Buchanan said. “We hope this one-stop directory of emerging companies in the state will help Wisconsin startups and our many founders raise their national and global profiles.”
Unlike other platforms, the profile content of +Venture Wisconsin is controlled by the startups themselves. Information that needs to be provided include company name, website, a brief description and company contact information. Members of the NVNG community as well as anyone interested in discovering Wisconsin’s startups will be able to filter by the stage of the company, industry and sector focuses, current needs of the company, among others.
“We are pleased to see +Venture Wisconsin launching to increase national exposure to Wisconsin’s startup ecosystem,” Smartcare Software Founder and CEO Scott Zielski said. “The state has a strong early-stage business environment that is at various stages of go-to market strategy and raising capital. Having one place for the national investment community to find and learn about these companies will further strengthen venture investment in Wisconsin.”
Startups can find a link to the onboarding survey found at the top of +Venture Wisconsin here: +Venture Wisconsin (notion.site).
To date, NVNG, which is managing a fund of venture funds, has made investments in Matchstick Ventures, Social Impact Capital, 5AM Ventures, Riot Ventures and Phoenix Venture Partners.
NVNG Investment Advisors connects strategic capital seeking financial returns from the innovative ventures that fuel growth, via vetted venture capital investment opportunities. For more information, visit https://nvngia.com/.