05 Dec Eau Claire digital signage firm gets angel investment
StrandVision, latest business venture of Mike Strand in Eau Claire and a finalist in Governor Jim Doyle’s last business-plan competition, has landed $250,000 from the Chippewa Valley Angel Investors Network.
StrandVision, formerly Online Kiosks, has a plan to put video screens showing advertising in lobbies where people wait for appointments. After reaching the statewide business-plan competition finals, it won the emerging growth category at Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation’s business awards in October.
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Chippewa Valley Angel Investors Network was started in April 2003 and has now made investments totalling $1 million, a release from the group said. $695,000 of that has been in 2005.
As for StrandVision, “We are really moving things along in both product development and sales to banks, industrial distributors and health care providers,” Strand said.