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Tech Council publishes “The Wisconsin Portfolio” to highlight early-stage investment climate

Source: Wisconsin Technology Council
October 25, 2008
Madison, Wis. - A report on “risk capital” investing trends in Wisconsin has been published by the Wisconsin Technology Council and the Wisconsin Angel Network.

“The Wisconsin Portfolio: Putting risk capital to work” is a 16-page magazine aimed at informing investors outside the state, homegrown investors and others about Wisconsin's technology assets, recent investments in state companies and resources available to investors.

The magazine was published in advance of the 2008 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium, which will be held Nov. 5-6 in Madison. Visit to learn more about the conference and investor presentations involving 40 companies.

“The Wisconsin Portfolio” builds on the work of the Tech Council, WAN and NorthStar Economics, the Tech Council's economic advisers, which issued a report earlier this year on investment trends in the state. The report showed $146.9 million in early stage investments in 2007, up from $102.9 million in 2006. That's a 43 percent increase in dollars invested by individual angel investors, angel networks, early-stage funds and others interested in Wisconsin start-up deals.

Venture capital investments in Wisconsin - those later-stage investments made after early-stage companies begin to grow - also increased in 2007 to $111 million from $73 million in 2006, according to the survey and other national reports.

Visit to download a copy of “The Wisconsin Portfolio,” or e-mail Gina Leahy at for printed copies at $6 each.

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