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Next Level Ventures

Investor type Micro VC


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Total investments 24
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 16
Rounds per year 2.67
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Medical
  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology

In 2013 was created Next Level Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Des Moines. The company was established in North America in United States.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Mobile Payments, EdTech. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Dwolla, BirdDog, Mu0101kuSafe

The overall number of key employees were 2.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Next Level Ventures, startups are often financed by Village Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Thrive Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Rural Vitality Fund, EMC Insurance, Union Square Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Union Square Ventures, Rural Vitality Fund, Rittenhouse Ventures.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 38 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2014. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Mazen Animal Health

$11M25 May 2022 City of Saint Louis, Missouri, United States


Health Care
Service Industry
Staffing Agency
$8M15 Mar 2022 Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Gross-Wen Technologies

Information Technology
Waste Management
$6M20 Aug 2021 Slater, Iowa, United States

Dryland Genetics

$3M05 Aug 2021 Ames, Iowa, United States


Developer APIs
Financial Services
Mobile Payments
$21M21 Jul 2021 Des Moines, Iowa, United States


$3M16 Jun 2021 Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Mazen Animal Health

04 May 2021 City of Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Health Care
Service Industry
Staffing Agency
$3M14 Apr 2021 Des Moines, Iowa, United States


$10M23 Mar 2021 Iowa, United States
Gross-Wen Technologies Raises $6.5M in Series A Funding

– Gross-Wen Technologies from Slater, Iowa develops algae-based wastewater treatment company.
– Series A $6.5M round was led by ISA Ventures and Iowa Farm Bureau’s Rural Vitality Fund with participation from Next Level Ventures, Mid-American Angels, Ankeny Angels, Ag Startup Engine, Oman Ventures, and 1330 Investments.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth in Iowa, expand operations and its business reach.

Dwolla Raises $21M in Funding

– Dwolla is a Des Moines, Iowa-based modern payments platform provider.
– Company raised $21m in funding.
– The round was led by Foundry Group with participation from Park West Asset Management LLC, Union Square Ventures, Detroit Venture Partners, Firebrand Ventures and Next Level Ventures, and Jeremy Andrus, CEO of Traeger.
– The new investment will be used to conduct growth initiatives with international payments, expansive partner relationships through a partner API and further accelerate its product roadmap focused on a real-time payments experience.


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