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State of Wisconsin Investment Board

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Total investments 27
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 17
Rounds per year 0.38
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 7
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical Device
  • Medical
  • Information Technology

In 1951 was created State of Wisconsin Investment Board, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Madison. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The overall number of key employees were 4.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Search Engine, Information Technology. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight FluGen, NeuWave Medical, Pinstripe. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, startups are often financed by Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Venture Investors, gener8tor. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Baird Capital, Venture Management. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Baird Capital, Wisconsin Investment Partners, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. The important activity for fund was in 2015. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2017. This State of Wisconsin Investment Board works on 1 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 16 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
Medical Device
Other Healthcare Technology Systems
Surgical Devices
$85M13 Dec 2022 Minnesota, United States


Health Care
Medical Device
Other Healthcare Technology Systems
Surgical Devices
$40M08 Jun 2020 Minnesota, United States


Health Care
$2M11 Apr 2017 Madison, Wisconsin, United States


Health Care
$12M24 May 2016 Madison, Wisconsin, United States


$15M03 Dec 2015 Madison, Wisconsin, United States


Health Care
$9M25 Aug 2015 Madison, Wisconsin, United States

NeuWave Medical

Health Care
Medical Device
$25M22 May 2015 Madison, Wisconsin, United States


Local Advertising
Real Estate
Search Engine
$923K27 Apr 2015 Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Madison Vaccines

Health Care
Medical Device
$3M10 Mar 2015 Madison, Wisconsin, United States


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