Milwaukee Regional Innovation Center forms angel fund

Plans to invest $200,000 fund in Wisconsin startups

The Milwaukee Regional Innovation Center has formed an angel fund to invest in Wisconsin startups.

MRIC, which manages the Milwaukee County Research Park and its Technology Innovation Center business incubator, has contributed $100,000 to the fund, and has applied for a matching grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.’s Capital Catalyst Program for another $100,000.

The MRIC created the fund to help spur additional entrepreneurial activity in the state, said Guy Mascari, chief executive officer of MRIC and executive director of the TIC. MRIC is forming an investment committee, and plans to coinvest with other angel individuals or groups to fund early-stage startups, contributing $10,000 to $20,000 per investment.

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