Matchstick Venture Capital Logo

“Matchstick invests capital, time and resources in ambitious entrepreneurs who have a connection to the Rockies and North regions of the US – teaming up at the pre-seed and seed stage to help make their dreams a reality.”

Boulder, CO & Minneapolis, MN

Social Impact Capital Logo

“SIC are early investors in the “best ideas in impact” and help mission-driven founders until their companies are attractive to top-tier VCs.”

New York City, NY

5am Ventures Logo

“Supporting companies that are working to solve important healthcare needs via cutting-edge breakthroughs in medicine and science.”

Boston, MA

Riot Ventures Logo

“Riot believes the future will be defined by the explosive growth of connected machines that will bring us closer to our world, our businesses and each other. They partner with entrepreneurs building the category defining companies of the future.”

Los Angeles, CA

Phoenix Venture Partners Logo

“Phoenix Venture Partners (PVP) invests in the convergence of advanced materials, biology and hardware with advanced computation and AI (Convergent Tech). ”

San Francisco, CA & Portland, OR

Idea Fund Logo

“Partnering with startups across Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest at the earliest stages, the Idea Fund invests in entrepreneurs solving challenging problems with passion and drive.

La Crosse, WI

The 81 Collection

“A collection of entrepreneurs who brought their offline industries online seeking to back pre-seed and seed stage companies transforming boring trades, hard work, unpleasant spaces, and structural inequity. 81% of the U.S. GDP is under-invested. Trillions of dollars of value are locked up in serious, unsolved problems across the 81%.”

Chicago, IL

Anzu Partners

“Focusing on breakthrough industrial and life science technology companies with the potential to transform their industry, Anzu partners with entrepreneurs to develop and commercialize technological innovations by providing capital and deep expertise in business development, market positioning, global connectivity, and operations. Anzu investments in early-stage companies, ranging from pre-revenue to post-commercialization, where they have deep knowledge and relationships to drive value for companies and their investors.”

Washington, D.C.


“M25 is an early-stage venture firm investing solely in tech startups headquartered in the Midwest. Since launched in 2015, M25 has become the most active investor throughout the region. This team emphasizes their expansive network and thrive on collaboration – helping to syndicate deals, encouraging fair terms for founders, and prioritizing relationships to local and coastal investors.”

Chicago, IL


Fiveable Logo

Fiveable is powered by the idea of social accountability. Just like study groups, they believe that working with someone else is better than working alone. Fiveable was built in the interest of helping students feel like they’re working side-by-side, virtually.

Milwaukee, WI