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36 Best & Most Active Wisconsin Investment Partners

Investment Partners play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Wisconsin Investment Partners. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top Wisconsin Investment Partners

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Mark Bakken

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Mark Bakken is the Founder and Managing Partner at HealthX Ventures.


Max Duckworth

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Max Duckworth


Aaron Rodgers

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Aaron Rodgers – Partner @ Rx3 Growth Partners


Patrick Schwarz-Schuette

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mr. Schwarz-Schuette has been a member of the Promentis Board since 2009 and is currently the Managing Director of Black Horse Investments G…


Don Layden

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Strategic Consultant — Head of Corporate Development/ M&A at NCR Corporation. Board Member at Autobooks, Passage Ticketing & Medxoom.


Joe Kirgues

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Joe is a Co-Founder of gener8tor and serves as its full time managing director along with Troy Vosseller. Joe has worked with startups for n…


Dan Armbrust

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dan is a serial entrepreneur and has founded several companies. He co-founded his first company with $600 and bootstrapped the company to su…


George Arida

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

George Arida is a Managing Director at Venture Investors with a focus on the firm’s healthcare practice. George currently serves as the Boar…


Bob Buttermore

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Venture

Bob Buttermore


John Busby

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

John Busby spent the past 15 years as CEO of Miller Compressing Company, a closely held Scrap Metal Recycling and Metal Trading Company, hea…


Kevin Self

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

As a member of Schneider Electric’s North America Executive Leadership Team, Kevin is responsible for the development and execution of a win…


Brian Kaas

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Brian Kaas is president and Managing Director at CMFG Ventures.


Greg Robinson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Greg Robinson has more than tow decades of operating and venture capital experience. Prior to 4490 Ventures, Greg was a Managing Director…


Chris Abele

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Chris Abele – Managing Director @ CSA Partners LLC


Alvin Vitangcol

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mr. Vitangcol is a General Partner at Capital Midwest Fund (CMF). He has 15 years of experience in venture capital and investment banking tr…


QuHarrison Terry

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

QuHarrison Terry co founded VNM USA in January 2013 and has been its President since January 2013. QuHarrison Terry has been Marketing Direc…


Dan Reed

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dan Reed – Founding Partner and Associate @ Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)


Chris Markgraf

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Chris Markgraf


Neil Mix

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mix spent my career building great software that ships on-time and delights customers. I’m fiercely passionate about user experience and qua…


Paul Weiss

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Paul Weiss – Managing Director @ Venture Investors


Christopher Eckstrom

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Christopher Eckstrom


Michael Quist

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Michael Quist is the President and CEO of WEA Trust, a healthcare insurer serving Wisconsin employers. A thirty-year industry veteran, Micha…


Jason Graham

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jason was named CFO of Journal Communications in 2014 and took on the same role with the newly formed Journal Media Group in 2015. In this r…


Dana Guthrie

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dana Guthrie is a Managing Partner at Gateway Capital Partners.


Rachael Conrad

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Rachael Conrad currently works as the VP and GM Global Services Business for Rockwell Automation.


Leigh Cagan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Leigh Cagan is Chief Technology Commercialization Officer for the Wisconsin Alumni Research foundation (WARF). Mr. Cagan has extensive entre…


Keenan Grenell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dr. Keenan Grenell Partner and CEO Global Capital Group, LLC.


Jonathon Horne

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jonathon Horne – Managing Director @ Idea Fund of La Crosse


Tim Bartholow

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tim Bartholow is the VP and first Chief Medical Officer at WEA Trust. Before joining the Trust, Tim Bartholow served as the Wisconsin Medica…


Loren Peterson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Loren is a Managing Director of the General Partner of Venture Investors Early Stage Fund V L.P. and a Managing Director and Chief Financial…


Brett Lindquist

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Experienced Managing Director of Sales, Marketing, and Customer Experience (CX), with a demonstrated history of working in the financial ser…


Amy Kerwin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Amy Kerwin Vice President – Education Philanthropy at Ascendium


Teresa Esser

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Teresa Esser


John W. Miller

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

John W. Miller


John Widmer

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Venture

John Widmer


Mike Kraus

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mike Kraus

Written by Mark Kendall

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