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WISC Partners is a UW alumni-driven strategic operating capital fund that invests at the early stage primarily in Wisconsin technology companies. Our investment approach is a hybrid that borrows from the playbooks of early stage accelerators like Gener8tor or TechStars as well as from private equity. We invest to provide strategic operating capital but importantly, our model also includes mentoring, connections and coaching aimed as driving liquidity events. We target our Fund I at $25 million. Our LP’s thus far are primarily alumni who have been successful in Silicon Valley – as such they have networks and company building experience that we use to amplify the growth and speed the exit of our portfolio companies. In effect, our formula aims to import some of what makes the Valley special so that Midwest-based bright minds and emerging companies don’t have to leave for CA.