BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Venture Capital

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 4

Professionals

  • Investments
  • 82

  • Portfolio
  • 43

  • Exits
  • 28

Exits

BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation General Information

Company Description

Founded in 2013, BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation is a venture capital investment firm based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The firm invests in early-stage companies at all three stages of development from proof of principle to early commercialization and into the revenue stage.

Business Details

Year Founded
2013
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Venture Capital
Corporate Office
  • 710 North Plankinton Avenue
  • Suite 340
  • Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • United States
+1 (414) 000-0000

BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation Investments (82)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Midwest Games 04-Mar-2024 Early Stage VC 00.000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue
Spotz 22-Nov-2023 00000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000 0000000
Child Health Imprints 27-Mar-2023 00000 00000 00.00 Decision/Risk Analysis Generating Revenue
K'ept Health 01-Nov-2022 00000 00000 Clinics/Outpatient Services Generating Revenue
RoddyMedical 15-Sep-2022 00000 00000 00000 Therapeutic Devices Generating Revenue
DropCap 01-Aug-2022 0000 00000 000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
Blue Line Battery 27-May-2022 0000 00000 00.000 Electrical Equipment Generating Revenue
ReadySet 13-May-2022 00000 00000 00.000 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue
Field Better 16-Mar-2022 Later Stage VC 00.00 Other Commercial Products Generating Revenue
SpayVac 02-Feb-2022 Later Stage VC Other Consumer Non-Durables Generating Revenue
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BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation Exits (28)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Swallow Solutions 23-Apr-2024 Out of Business
Cert-N 22-Apr-2024 000 00 00000000
Bright Cellars 03-Apr-2024 000000000000000000
Socialeads 27-Oct-2023 000 00 00000000
Mpirik 09-Mar-2023 000000000000000000
AltusCampus 01-Dec-2022 000000000 00000000
HuTerra 01-Dec-2022 000000000000000000
SteamChain (Business/Productivity Software) 01-Oct-2022 000 00 00000000
Pinpoint Software 05-Oct-2021 Buyout/LBO
Curate Solutions 31-Aug-2021 Merger/Acquisition
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BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation Management, Team & Partners (12)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
R. Harris JD Founder, President, Board Member & Investment Committee Member 0 0 Milwaukee, WI
Fred Raasch Vice President & Business Manager Milwaukee, WI
Lisa Johnson Investment Committee Member Milwaukee, WI
Todd Sobotka JD Executive Director, Chairman of Investment Committee & Portfolio Manager 0 0 Milwaukee, WI
Jay Wigdale Investment Committee Member 0 Milwaukee, WI
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BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation Co-Investors (34)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Tundra Angels 6 0 Series chart Industry bar
WARF Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Winnebago Seed Fund 0 Series chart Industry bar
Wisconsin Investment Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Great Oaks Venture Capital 0 Series chart Industry bar
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BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation FAQs

  • What is BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation?

    Founded in 2013, BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation is a venture capital investment firm based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

  • When was BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation founded?

    BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation was founded in 2013.

  • Who is the founder of BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation?

    R. Harris JD is the founder of BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation.

  • Who is the CEO of BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation?

    Thomas Shannon is the CEO of BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation.

  • Where is BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation headquartered?

    BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.

  • How many investments has BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation made?

    BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation has made 82 investments.

  • What has BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation invested in?

    BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation has made numerous investments in companies like Midwest Games, Spotz, and Child Health Imprints within the Entertainment Software, Business/Productivity Software, and Decision/Risk Analysis industries.

  • What has BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation invested in recently?

    BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation's latest investment was on 04-Mar-2024 in Midwest Games, a company within the Entertainment Software industry.

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