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Idea Fund of La Crosse: Forms second, $20 million+ venture capital fund

 

Sept 2022 — The Idea Fund of La Crosse recently launched a second fund that has attracted more than $20 million dollars of investment capital according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing shows that investors have committed $20.075 million to the new fund.

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Quiver Quantitative Closes $2m Funding Round

 

Mar 3, 2022 Quiver Quantitative, a Madison, WI-based provider of investment research tools to retail investors, raised $2M in funding. The round was led by Allos Ventures, with participation from M25, Bascom Ventures, Lancaster Investments, Connetic Ventures, WARF, and the Idea Fund of La Crosse.

 

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Madison startup Curate Solutions bought by Washington, D.C., firm

 

Aug 31, 2021 — Civic intelligence technology firm Curate Solutions, based in Madison, was bought by Washington, D.C.-based FiscalNote Inc., a technology provider of global policy and market intelligence.

 

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Agrograph Closes Latest Funding Round for Agricultural Risk Rating

 

Aug 26, 2021 — Agrograph, a Midwest agricultural technology company leading the industry in commercially viable and highly scalable data solutions, closed a successful Series Seed venture capital round led by Mucker Capital with participation from Idea Fund of La Crosse.

 

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Idea Fund of La Crosse May Raise More Than $12 Million

Jun 5, 2017 — The fund, one of those created by the Badger Fund of Funds, had its first close for $8 million in February, and it has since been adding more investors. It now has reached $12 million and has held its second close. And there likely will be a third and final close.

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Local Venture Capital Firm Boosted by Badger Fund

Mar 10, 2017 — How many business ventures can the Idea Fund fund now that it’s been funded by the Badger Fund of Funds? At least a dozen, Idea Fund of La Crosse managing director and La Crosse native Jonathon Horne hopes as his venture capital firm gets off the ground. Horne, the son of Judge Scott Horne, moved back to La Crosse about a year ago after working as an investment banker with J.P. Morgan in New York City to help grow the amount of venture capital — money that funds high-risk, high-reward startup companies — invested in the region.

 

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Idea Fund of La Crosse — A New Source of Venture Capital in Wisconsin is Weighing its First Investments

 

Mar 4, 2017 — The Idea Fund of La Crosse said it has raised $8 million that will be funneled into young companies around Wisconsin over the next several years.

 

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WisBusiness: The Show - Idea Fund La Crosse's Jonathan Horne

 

Feb 24, 2017 — Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. This episode of “WisBusiness.com: The Show” features an interview with Jonathan Horne, managing director of The Idea Fund of La Crosse, who describes one of Wisconsin’s newest early stage investment funds.

 

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WisBusiness: The Idea Fund of La Crosse has closed on its initial fund

 

Feb 22, 2017 — IFOLC, the first venture capital fund to receive a commitment investment from the Badger Fund of Funds, will invest $8 million over the next several years.

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Idea Fund of La Crosse to invest $8 million in Wisconsin startups

 

Feb 22, 2017 — The Idea Fund of La Crosse plans to invest $8 million in 10 to 12 Wisconsin startups over the next several years , the organization announced Tuesday. The venture capital fund closed its initial fund and said it will begin actively reviewing startup investment opportunities across the state.

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Idea Fund of La Crosse Raises $4.9M More, Eyes First Investments

 

Jul 11, 2017 — The Idea Fund of La Crosse, one of the “recipient” funds created under the public-private Badger Fund of Funds program, recently raised $4.9 million from investors, says Jonathon Horne, the fund’s managing director. That brings the total amount the Idea Fund has raised since launching in mid-2016 to $13 million.

 

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Idea Fund of La Crosse Raises $13 Million, Exceeds Expectations for Startup Investment Fund

 

Jul 11, 2017 — The venture capital fund initially raised $8 million, then ended up raising $12 million, and now has made its third close. It filed an amended document with the SEC today to update the final amount. The fund closed June 30.

 

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