The La Crosse native discusses his journey over the past few years leading the fund, which was launched with the support of the state-backed Badger Fund of Funds. The fund has invested in 11 early-stage companies since June 2017.
“We raised $13 million from 28 limited partners — really good people that all took a real risk on a first-time fund manager,” he said.
Horne also gives his perspective on the state of Wisconsin’s startup ecosystem overall, emphasizing the importance of building a network of funds investing in promising early-stage businesses.
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