Investments in young, Wisconsin-based companies by angel and venture capitalists totaled at least $810 million in 2021, exceeding by more than $300 million the previous mark of $483.6 million set in calendar year 2020.

Research by the Wisconsin Technology Council in preparation for its annual “Wisconsin Portfolio” report has thus far charted 111 deals financed last year by early stage investors, with a relative handful of those deals accounting for about $600 million of the total.

Those overall totals – both in deals and dollars – will only increase once data tied to state investor tax credits are fully counted in the spring.

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