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We are a team of investors, founders and operators with more than 100 years of combined experience who bring capital and a network of resources to help entrepreneurs build the next generation of tech companies. We are high conviction, high concentration early-stage investors focused on companies outside of Silicon Valley. Based on our experiences, we believe future market leaders will look less like purpose-built software applications and more like proprietary data, analytics or hardware-enabled companies using software as a delivery mechanism. We call this Connected Software.
7wireVentures is an early stage, healthcare venture fund. We help entrepreneurs who focus on empowering the Informed Connected Health Consumer. We're working on changing the status quo. Our belief: connected devices, the cloud, and sophisticated analytics will improve the efficiency of the healthcare system and improve outcomes for all.
Access Ventures is a leading early stage venture capital firm focused on building world class technology companies in partnership with exceptional entrepreneurs. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Access has deployed capital into more than 100 companies since its inception in 1999. The Access team is both experienced and passionate, and seeks to partner with founders with bold visions and play an active role in the companies they support.
Active Capital is a venture firm focused on leading seed rounds to B2B and SaaS companies. The firm is founded and run by former B2B SaaS founders with hands-on experience starting, building, and scaling high-growth businesses in underdog cities across America. They prefer companies that can get to market with very little capital and likes to be a material part of the first million dollars into the business.
We believe in the power of possibility. So we love to tinker with new ideas, test out new tech, and build amazing businesses from the start. And when the opportunity is right, we invest in and acquire companies with simple, scalable technology.
Allos Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in high-potential, early-stage tech companies in the heart of the Midwest. The Midwest is starting to get the recognition it deserves. There’s just one problem: too many good ideas, not enough money. There is an abundance of exceptional, emerging startups here, but a severe shortage of capital to support their growth past the startup stage. Enter Allos. We invest in industry-changing businesses and partner with outstanding entrepreneurs to help these companies accelerate growth and build value.
Arboretum Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in the healthcare sector. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Arboretum invests throughout the United States, but with a preference for Midwest opportunities. Our team targets capital efficient companies that can meaningfully reduce healthcare costs in our areas of expertise: devices, diagnostics, services, and IT.
Arch Grants disrupted the status quo of economic development in 2012 with a mission to transform the economy – in St. Louis and throughout the world – by attracting and retaining extraordinary entrepreneurs. Through our unique and groundbreaking Global Startup Competition model, we provide $50,000 equity-free grants and access to an ecosystem of resources, helping early-stage startups grow and scale. Arch Grants’ program is a beacon for entrepreneurs globally, developing the next generation of employers, civic leaders, and philanthropists for the St. Louis region.
Arthur Ventures is an early growth capital firm that leads investments in B2B software companies located outside Silicon Valley. Since 2013, we’ve partnered with 35+ companies in over 20 different cities across all regions of the US and Canada. We manage ~$300 million and are actively investing out of our $125 million 3rd fund.
Baird Capital makes venture capital, growth equity and private equity investments in strategically targeted sectors globally. Since 1989, we've raised and managed more than $3.8 billion and invested in over 315 portfolio companies. We partner with company management, founders and entrepreneurs with the goal of building world-class companies across our sectors of focus: Healthcare, Industrial Solutions, and Technology and Services. We work with our companies to help them grow. Our team of investment, operating and human capital professionals collaborates closely to provide relationships and operating resources to our portfolio companies. As a global private equity firm with investment and operating professionals located across three continents, we are well-positioned to help lower-middle-market companies succeed in the global marketplace.
Beringea is a transatlantic venture capital investor that seeks to create lasting success for entrepreneurial companies. With offices in Detroit and London and over $715 million under management in the United States and United Kingdom, we provide patient capital and a global footprint to back founders throughout their journey, helping them overcome barriers to scale and build international success stories. Our track record of three decades of successful investing across every major industry has inspired our own entrepreneurial ethos; cultivated an exceptional network throughout the technology and investment communities; and fostered the experience required to create meaningful businesses and deliver value for our shareholders.
Blu Venture Investors is a venture capital investment company that supports early stage entrepreneurs in the Mid-Atlantic Region – Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and North Carolina. We typically invest $500K to $1.0M in a single round. When larger financing rounds are needed, we actively look to syndicate deals with other investment groups in our network. Our goal is an accelerated, successful exit, for both company founders and investors alike. Our investors are experienced, successful operating executives with experience in a broad range of industries and business models. Each of our investors has successfully launched new companies, products or services.