ED  Impact Seven


     Office Locations:

2961 Decker Drive
Rice Lake, WI 54868
Phone: 715-434-1717



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    Founded in 1970, Impact Seven is an Economic Development Organization. Impact Seven is also a certified Community Development Financial Institution, manages several Small Business Administration (SBA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) loan programs, provides venture capital, and is part-owner of a community development bank. Impact Seven's Business Development Department offers a variety of loans and venture capital for growing Wisconsin businesses through its four major financing programs. Impact Seven offers low cost deals and flexible terms. Depending on the strength of the project, Impact Seven can create direct financing packages from $1,000 to $1 million plus. Over its history, Impact Seven has invested more than $100 million in thousands of businesses, helping to create well over 15,000 jobs. Impact Seven has been able to capitalize a Venture Capital Fund from its own retained earnings, investment income, and other sources, with a mission to foster growth and innovation. Impact Seven's Venture Capital Fund is one of the few such funds in Wisconsin, and although the amount of money available varies depending on Impact Seven's activities, the fund typically injects from $50,000 to more than $1 million into growing businesses. Due to the higher risk involved, this fund is used for projects through which Impact Seven will obtain a quality return, which is typically at least 25%, with a five year exit strategy.

    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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    Brett Gerber President
    Kristine Giornalista Vice President
    Lisa Barkelar Vice President
    Paul Gunther Vice President
    Tom Patzman Vice President


    Portfolio companies include:

      Cafe Montmartre
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      Century Foods International
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      Cha Cha Beauty Parlor and Haircut Lounge
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