A  Wisconsin Investment Partners


     Office Locations:

PO Box 45919
Madison, WI 53744



  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Wisconsin Investment Partners was founded in 2000 with 20+ members, and membership has grown to 50+ members in recent years. The group's investment focus is life science oriented seed investing with growing interest and knowledge in attractive projects outside this charter. Most investments are Wisconsin based. Meetings are held each month on the 3rd Wednesday in the mornings. Typically, a presentation is made by a new company, which has been screened by interested members. The network has invested in more than 25 projects with an average of $250,000 per project. Each member decides his or her investment for each project. There is no annual minimum for investments and the group has averaged 3 new investments each year. The investments are made via an LLC, which is set up exclusively for each investment. Membership in Wisconsin Investment Partners requires a $5,000 one-time fee.

    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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    Andy Shrago Co-Manager
    Bob Wood Co-Manager
    Brad Taylor Co-Manager
    Mark Duerst Co-Manager
    Nick Mischler Co-Manager


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    Portfolio companies include:

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      Aver Informatics
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      BellBrook Labs
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      BioPulping International
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      Deltanoid Pharmaceuticals
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      Flex Biomedical
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      Forte Research Systems
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      GenTel BioSciences
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      GWC Technologies
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      Incept BioSystems
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      Performance Polymer Solutions
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      Quintessence Biosciences
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      SHINE Medical Technologies
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      Stemina Biomarker Discovery
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      Swallow Solutions
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