Earlier this year Plumb Pharmaceuticals, Inc. secured investment from the Winnow Fund, a Madison-based venture capital fund investing in pre-seed Wisconsin-headquartered startups with a particular focus on opportunities spinning out of the state’s public and private colleges and universities.
The power of deal sharing and accelerating interest from out-of-state investors has been front-and-center this summer in Wisconsin, with many young companies announcing new venture capital rounds or acquisitions by larger companies.
Richelle Martin, managing director of the Winnow Fund, discusses some of the investing challenges posed by the pandemic, as well as the fund’s first investment in a Madison-based business called KaPloint.
Wauwatosa-based medical device manufacturer RoddyMedical Inc. raised $600,000 to finance the production and launch of the startup’s first wearable medical device.
The Winnow Fund, a venture capital fund led by Richelle Martin, made its first investment in KaPloint Inc., a Middleton-based entertainment and marketing startup.
Wisconsin’s state-backed venture capital program, the Badger Fund of Funds, has identified its sixth and seventh fund managers and extended them contingent commitments to launch its final funds, according to a new report filed with the State of Wisconsin.
Imposter syndrome plays a huge role in discouraging women from the field and making them feel as though they don’t belong, Richelle Martin, managing director of the Madison venture capital fund Winnow Fund, said.
At the recent Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference, the Badger Fund of Funds announced its new fund managers during the morning plenary panel, “The Badger Fund of Funds Breaks Out.” The audience also had the opportunity to learn how the Badger Fund of Funds operates and heard firsthand from the fund managers.