A newly formed network of angel investors organized as Milwaukee Venture Partners has invested in Madison-based Immuto Scientific, Inc. and Cincinnati-based Akru.co – marking its first investments since launching earlier this year.
MVP consists of several veteran investors who were previously with Silicon Pastures, a network of angel investors based in Milwaukee. MVP looks to invest in early-stage companies with emerging technologies in blockchain and artificial intelligence located in the Midwest.
Blockchain company Akru.co developed a platform that “tokenizes commercial real estate properties,” allowing investors a chance to purchase a portion of a commercial real estate property for as little as $1,000, according to a press release.
The company uses its proprietary technology to divide properties into equal pieces, offering them for sale with digital securities or “tokens,” which represent ownership, according to Akru.co.