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5 Pre-Seed Investors in WI

Sometimes you should prioritize investors in your own state before searching outside state lines. Investors like backing local talent, and your odds of securing funding are higher from local investors than they are from investors outside of your state. Here are 5 investors based in Wisconsin that invest at Pre-Seed.

1) Caroline Arenz

  • Fund: HealthX Ventures
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Madison, WI
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AI, Internet of Things, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, Fintech, Enterprise

2) Haley Medved Kendrick

  • Fund: gener8tor
  • Title: Senior Managing Director, Investment Accelerators
  • Location: Madison, WI
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AI, Internet of Things, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, EdTech, DEI, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Proptech

3) Lauren Usher

  • Fund: gener8tor
  • Title: VP of gBETA
  • Location: Madison, WI
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, Other, Travel, Transportation, Space, Social Impact, Sex, Sales Tech, Robotics, Food Services, Quantum Computing, Proptech, Professional or Technical Services, Parenting, Other Tech, Enterprise, Consumer, Media, Chemicals, Marketplaces, Manufacturing, Logistics, Legal, Internet of Things, Insurtech, DEI, Hospitality, Recruiting, Government Tech, eSports

4) Linda Janes

  • Fund: gener8tor
  • Title: Director, gBETA Anchorage Startup Accelerator
  • Location: Madison, WI
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, Future of Work, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

5) Nikki Johnson

  • Fund: gener8tor
  • Title: Director Bronze Valley Accelerator
  • Location: Madison, WI
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cybersecurity, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, EdTech, Fintech, Insurtech, DEI, Recruiting, Logistics, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Other Tech, Social Impact

Hopefully this list helps you find more local investors that invest in companies at your stage. If you’re looking to pitch these investors + the rest of the Confluence.VC investor network, make sure to check out Commonapp.VC