VC  Waveland Ventures

     Office Locations:

825 North Jefferson Street, Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-298-4560

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  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device
  • Real Estate & Construction



    Formed in 2002, Waveland manages approximately $1 billion in assets with the dual bottom line goals of investor return and economic development. The firm's wholly-owned subsidiary, Waveland Community Development, is one of the largest recipients of the U.S. Treasurys New Market Tax Credit Program, having received $372 million in tax credits since 2007. These tax credits have been monetized and invested in a variety of operating businesses and commercial real estate projects across the United States. Waveland subsidiaries manage venture capital funds that focus on investment in small businesses in the states of Colorado, Alabama, and Texas. Waveland currently manages approximately $200 million in venture capital and leveraged debt investments. Characteristics of investments made by Waveland include $250,000 to $2,500,000 funding amounts.



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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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    Chester Schwartz Managing Director/General Counsel
    Johan Segerdahl CFO
    Lacey Tomczuk Controller
    Paul Deslongchamps Chief Investment Officer
    Rick Hayes CEO


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