VC  4490 Ventures

     Office Locations:

111 North Fairchild St., Suite 240
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-501-0000



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    The State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) and Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) launched 4490 Ventures, a $30M early-stage venture capital fund. 4490 invests in emerging technology companies, with a bias toward software-based solutions. The firm is based in the Upper Midwest and prefers to invest in the Upper Midwest. 4490 will typically only invest in priced equity rounds with a typical investment size ranging from $1.5 to $4M. 4490 Ventures will typically invest Series A opportunities but will occasionally invest in companies that are more mature in their life cycle.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Dan Malven Managing Director
    Gian Fulgoni Venture Partner
    Greg Robinson Managing Director
    Malcolm Thorne Venture Partner


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