2019 WI Portfolio

More than $280 million was raised by the state’s early stage companies in 2018, a record for any one year in Wisconsin

The latest edition of “The Wisconsin Portfolio” shows more than $280 million was raised by the state’s early stage companies in 2018, a record for any one year in Wisconsin.

The report by the Wisconsin Technology Council and its Tech Council Investor Networks showed 121 early stage deals – down from 127 in 2017 – with average and mean deal sizes growing significantly.

Over the five-year period beginning in 2014, Wisconsin early stage companies have raised $1.216 billion. There were $218.8 million in early stage investments in 2014, $209.5 million in 2015, $276.2 million in 2016 and $231 million in 2017.

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