This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: the Podcast” is with Jon Horne, managing director of the Idea Fund of La Crosse.
After initially launching in June 2017, the Idea Fund invested in 11 companies across the state over its first four years. Horne explains initial investments were typically around $500,000, and spanned “really all industries.”
“We found a lot of interesting opportunities in industries where the state has meaningful amounts of employment,” he said. “Ag-tech, industrial, supply chain, health IT — stuff like that, really disruption of some of the core industries that we’ve seen in the state.”