Wisconsin VC Total Down in 2017, But New Funds Seek to Reverse Trend

Startups in Wisconsin raised about $116 million in funding last year, a total that represents a steep drop compared to recent years. The figures come from PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association, two groups that monitor investment activity nationwide. According to their data, the state’s funding totals in 2016 and 2015 were $223 million and $228 million, respectively.

Wisconsin’s decrease in funding in 2017 ran counter to the national trend. U.S. venture funding reached $84.2 billion last year, a level of VC funding that hadn’t been observed since the early 2000s...

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Ken Notes: We need to partner some of our ED funds with venture capital...



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