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Chris Prestigiacomo

Chris Prestigiacomo is a private markets portfolio manager at the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB), the state-employee retirement-asset manager. In his role, Prestigiacomo manages SWIB's debt and venture capital portfolios, and has been instrumental in forming 4490 Ventures, a soon-to-launch VC fund started by SWIB and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation that will invest in seed-stage information technology companies in Wisconsin. In this interview, conducted "On the Scene in Wisconsin," Prestigiacomo discusses SWIB's strategy as a limited partner, what he looks for in a VC fund before investing and the challenges of creating a venture vehicle from scratch.

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