A  Silicon Pastures Angel Investment Network

http://www.siliconpastures.com





     Office Locations:

4201 North 27th St 7th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53216
Phone: 617-308-7672

 

Stages:

  • Seed


 

Industries:

  • Information Technology

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    Description:

    Founded in 2000, Silicon Pastures is a network of high net worth individuals who invest in early-stage high-tech companies located in the Midwest Great Lakes Region. Headquartered in Milwaukee, the group will consider investment opportunities located in the following states: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio, Missouri, Indiana, and North Dakota. Silicon Pastures hosts monthly investment presentations at upscale Milwaukee-area restaurants. Each presentation consists of one or more pre-screened investment opportunities. After the entrepreneurs have made their pitches, members of Silicon Pastures meet privately to discuss the viability of the investment. Each member makes an individual decision whether or not to invest. Prospective companies should be seeking an investment of between $200,000 and $3M over time. A typical angel deal is between $200,000 and $500,000 but it is possible to syndicate with other groups to raise more. The group prefers the following industry sectors: Energy, Water, Municipal Infrastructure, Software, Telephony, Information Technology, Payments Processing, Finance, Metals Recycling, Heavy Industry, Retail, Catalog Sales, Distribution, Logistics, and Healthcare.



    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
       
       
       
    COMPANY STAGEREVENUE
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Revenue
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    $2M-$7M
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B
       
       
     

    Investment Team:


    Name   Title
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    Fred Rose Entrepreneur-in-Residence
    Meru Thakur Entrepreneur-in-Residence
    Pehr Anderson Non-executive Director
    Richard Ruffo Entrepreneur-in-Residence
    Teresa Esser Managing Director

     

    Portfolio companies include:


      Agilen Technologies
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      Aqua Sensors
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      Aver Informatics
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      Buy Seasons
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      Citapower
        web link


      Clearent
        web link


      Eso Technologies
        web link


      Flex Biomedical
        web link


      Forte Research Systems
        web link


      Genii
        web link


      GrandCare
        web link


      HarQen
        web link


      Intelligent Sites
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      Journal Sentinel
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      Liquid Cool Solutions
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      Microscopy Innovations
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      Nitride Solutions
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      Snowshoe Stamp
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