Putting venture capital to work for Wisconsin

Putting venture capital to work for Wisconsin

About the Winnow Fund

At the Winnow Fund we know great ideas can live anywhere, including in our home state of Wisconsin, and that’s why we are investing in seed stage startups across the state. We look to invest early in highly motivated entrepreneurs that want to scale their ideas quickly.

Winnow Fund has raised more than $10 million and is now actively making investments. You can find information on our investment criteria on our Approach page. To see the companies we’ve already invested in, check out our Investment Spotlight below!

Winnow Fund is proud to be a portfolio fund under the Badger Fund of Funds. The Badger Fund is managed by Sun Mountain Kegonsa, LLC, a partnership between Kegonsa Capital Partners and Sun Mountain Capital. The Badger Fund brings together investment dollars from public and private entities, and has raised over $35 million, including $25 million from the State of Wisconsin.

Investment Spotlight

KaPloint is a entertainment and marketing technology company based in Middleton. The company is developing the casino industry’s only industry-wide global mobile player platform. KaPloint collects and gamifies real-time slot machine data to increase customer engagement. The firm has already established a partnership with a Wisconsin-based casino for pilot testing.

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The founder of Wauwatosa-based RoddyMedical, Lindsey Roddy, RN, is a nurse who almost lost one of her patients in the ICU due to a medical tubing hazard. After being unable to find anything on the market that could have prevented this problem, and hearing from other nurses this was not an isolated incident, Lindsey began to design something that would prevent this from ever happening again.

The SecureMove-TLC™ is a wearable, single-use medical device designed to organize and secure different types of medical tubes, IV lines, and cords to support patient therapy efficiency, improve IV medication safety. The patent-pending tension mitigation is designed to eliminate hazardous pulling and line/cord dislodgement during therapy, transport, and patient movement.

News releaseMedia coverage: Milwaukee BizTimes