Two Wisconsin investors with ties to the nation’s larger venture capital community will talk about trends and practices that affect Wisconsin at the Tuesday, May 21 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon meeting in Madison.

 Panelists are Mike Partsch, chief venture officer of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, which is the state’s oldest and largest technology transfer office, and Dan Malven, managing director of 4490 Ventures, which focuses on information technology start-ups and was co-founded by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board and WARF.

The luncheon will be held at The Coliseum Bar & Banquet on Madison’s E. Olin Ave. Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students and returning veterans, $25 for individual members, $35 for non-members and included for Tech Council corporate members. Click here to register.

Partsch will lead WARF’s efforts to invest in startup companies and product ideas tied to the UW-Madison. He led AcceleMed Management for 11 years in the Silicon Valley and spent time with four venture capital firms: Accuitive Medical Ventures, Versant Ventures, EDF Ventures and the CEO Venture Fund.

Malven was the founding CEO of Analyte Health, a digital health company, an executive in the consumer health services group of Walgreens, and a co-founder of two software technology companies. Malven was a principal at New York-based venture capital firm Flatiron Partners and has invested in about 20 early-stage startups over his career.

The luncheon is sponsored by Old National Bank.

The Wisconsin Technology Council is the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and Legislature, with events, publications and outreach that contribute to Wisconsin’s tech-based economy. To join, go to or call 608-442-7557.