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Wisconsin seeks to develop $10 million angel investment fund

Lorrie Keating Heinemann. Source: Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
MADISON, Wis. The Wisconsin Department of Financial Intuitions has traditionally maintained a low profile, although its actions have a significant impact on the state's consumers and industries. The department is going through a renaissance and increasing its visibility and ser......

Full article >>> l treasurers, for which she served as the fund's president of the board of trustees. She also worked for Associated Trust Company and Virchow Krause Capital where she served as an investment advisor and co-fiduciary to non-profit boards, pension plans and wealthy individuals.

It has been an incredible learning experience to be on the other side of the table, Heinemann said of her transiti......

Full article >>> d we hope to connect interested angels to private and public resources that will help their networks form and thrive.

Heinemann is focusing her department's efforts on the grassroots investing of angel investors, who provide early stage investments and guidance to new businesses. These investors usually provide capital ranging from $10,000 to $250,000, while angel networks might invest $2......

Full article >>> t policy in order to accelerate economic development.

Heinemann envisions the creation of a Wisconsin entity that would create at least a $10 million state-wide angel network fund by the public and private sector investment. She said the University of Illinois helped create a private $20 million fund, Michigan has a publicly financed $100 million fund and Pennsylvania has an impressive pa......

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DFI is also trying to increase financial literacy in the state by training Wisconsin's teachers to bring financial curriculum into their classroom and creating an online resource at the department's Web site to be titled the Financial Literacy Resource Center.

This fall, Wisconsin intends to offer a free, Web-based program cal......

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