The Wisconsin Angel Network (WAN) is part of the Wisconsin Technology Council’s overall economic development and job creation efforts. WAN is a public-private initiative rooted in the Legislature’s Act 255 initiative, it is operated by the Wisconsin Technology Council. As a strategic partner, WAN receives partial funding from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).
WAN does not operate a fund or direct investments. Instead, WAN fuels the growth of capital in Wisconsin by operating as an umbrella organization providing services and resources to the early stage investing and entrepreneurial communities. Those resources include assisting with angel network and early stage fund formation; facilitating investor collaboration, investor education events, communications, and other resources designed to connect investors seeking opportunities and entrepreneurs seeking capital.
WAN is comprised of a full-time director and many volunteers who help develop and launch our initiatives. WAN also looks to the Angel Advisory Committee (ACC) for guidance. The AAC is made up of leaders in the investment, business and governmental community who are committed to helping develop Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial climate.