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Venture Capital

The average venture capital investment is about $7-8 million. The range is usually around $4 million to over $10 million. Raising venture capital usually takes four to six months.

Venture Capitalists

Venture Capitalists (VCs) typically manage other people’s money so their primary goal is to secure a highly competitive rate of return for their investors. Their investors are typically large institutional investors, such as state pension funds or endowments.

In order to compensate for the significant risk for most venture capital investments, a high rate of return is expected. Out of 10 investments for a VC, most expect three to fail, three or more to neither fail nor be very successful and three companies to be grand slam home runs, providing for a return of the other 7 companies invested in.

Venture Capital Funds in Wisconsin

Avolte Venture Partners LP
Baird Venture Partners
Capital Midwest Fund I
Capital Midwest Fund II
DaneVest Tech Fund
Kegonsa Fund
New Capital Fund
Stark Opportunity Fund
Venture Investors LLC

National Association of Seed and Venture Funds

The National Association of Seed and Venture Funds (NASVF) is an organization of innovation capital leaders: private, public and non-profit organizations committed to building their local economies by investing in local entrepreneurs.

National Venture Capital Association

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) is the premier trade association that represents the U.S. venture capital industry. The mission of NVCA is to foster greater understanding of the importance of venture capital to the U.S. economy, and support entrepreneurial activity and innovation. The NVCA represents the public policy interests of the venture capital community, strives to maintain high professional standards, provides reliable industry data, sponsors professional development, and facilitates interaction among its members.

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