Our Purpose & Approach

Our passion is helping entrepreneurs build world changing companies.

There has never been a better time to start a business with low start-up costs and unprecedented potential global impact.

We believe the Midwest is the most compelling opportunity in the world and one of the fastest growing parts of the venture capital community.

However, a great market and capital are not enough. We take a hands-on approach to helping entrepreneurs build world changing companies from the ground up with a strong advisory team.

Helping entrepreneurs is more than just a job to us. It’s something we were born to do.

We invest in innovative emerging technologies for Midwest industries. Our sweetspot is to write $250K-$2MM checks for companies raising their first institutional round of funding. Beyond our capital investment, we help entrepreneurs with refining strategy and focus, talent development, and business development. Our goal is to help entrepreneurs achieve successful follow-on rounds and future exits.

Our Ideal Startup

Geography

Headquartered in the Midwest or with strong Midwest roots

Stage

Early-stage technology companies seeking first or second round of funding

Sector

Advanced manufacturing, agriculture and food, transportation and mobility, and other Midwest industries

Market

Large and rapidly growing markets with measurable data from early customers

Product

Technology based, highly scalable, and difficult to replicate

Team

We back passionate entrepreneurs with exceptional track-records