Mequon-based Capital Midwest Fund is now investing with a newly announced diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiative in mind.

As part of the DEI initiative, CMF will proactively invest in female founders and racially diverse founders. CMF will also work with its portfolio companies to develop DEI initiatives at the company level.

Michael Harper, partner at Capital Midwest Fund (CMF), was previously a trustee for Milwaukee County’s pension plan, which is where he first realized the lack of diversity and inclusion in asset managers that were being hired locally.

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