Become an Angel Investor

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Wisconsin River Business Angels™ (WRBA)

If you are looking for an investment opportunity that comes with higher returns on your capital and helps the Upper Midwest and Central Wisconsin business owners realize their dreams, angel investing may be the right option for you. By becoming a member of WRBA™ by Midwest Wealth Ventures™, you can make sound investments while providing entrepreneurs with the resources they need for success.

Founded and managed by two successful angel investors and entrepreneurs, Midwest Wealth Ventures reduces investors’ risk through a comprehensive screening and due diligence process. This ensures that only the startups and established businesses with the most potential for success, become part of our portfolio. Our management team oversees the process, investment decisions and mentoring support.

Exceptional angel investment opportunities

Here in Central Wisconsin

Angel investing is on the rise across the United States, becoming one of the most popular and effective methods for businesses and entrepreneurs to raise necessary capital to grow their ventures. The following are some of the most significant benefits of serving as an angel investor within the Midwest Wealth Ventures network:

  • Reap high potential returns: A recent study from the Angel Capital Association found that the average angel investor exit resulted in greater than 20 percent internal rate of return on a portfolio of investments. That outpaces averages found with many other types of equity investments.
  • Diversify your portfolio: Even if you allocate only a small amount (10 to 15 percent) of your net worth to create your portfolio, you can boost your returns and lower your risk.
  • Assist local entrepreneurs: There are some great things happening in Central Wisconsin, with entrepreneurs throughout the region and across the state looking to launch new companies or expand their existing operations. This gives you a unique opportunity to play a key role in the economic vitality of our regional business community.
  • Support what you believe in: Through angel investing, you are able to contribute to businesses you find interesting or exciting. In most cases, you are able to advise these businesses as they are just getting off the ground.
  • Leverage your own expertise: You likely have experience in growing businesses or investing in companies, and you can use this knowledge to assist less experienced entrepreneurs. Serving as a business advisor alone can be an incredibly fulfilling experience for angel investors.
  • Perhaps passive investing is for you: If your time constraints prevent you from a high level of involvement in the due diligence process, passive investing may be your option. Let your funds work for you and our entrepreneurs under the guidance and decisions of our management team.

Helping investors make better decisions by:

  1. Screening by investor’s interests and expertise
  2. Performing progressive levels of due diligence
  3. Applying Planned Innovation® tools and protocols to validate critical  assumptions
  4. Ensuring high-quality, content-rich, investor-ready project proposals and  presentations

Reducing investors’ risk by:

  1. Applying research-based screening criteria known to be highly  correlated  with success
  2. Providing ongoing mentoring, guidance and analytical support to company  management
  3. Protecting investors’ interests by monitoring, reporting, and on-going  engagement in strategic decision making


“As an angel investor, it’s rewarding to see the impact of my contributions to the growth of companies and the local economy. For investors, it can be overwhelming at times to determine which investments are best for me and the community. Wisconsin River Business Angels provide a high level of due diligence, researching and investigating hundreds of opportunities yearly and providing me with confidence that my investments are sound. My involvement with young companies as a board member also provides me with the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience guiding startups.”

Richard Kenney

Angel Investor

“Economic vitality is a top priority for our members and the community. The Wisconsin River Business Angels provide for an unmet need in Central Wisconsin by connecting the resources of private investors to the needs of young and growing companies. Not only do they provide capital for companies at the stage of highest risk, they also provide guidance and network connections that add value and greatly improve success rates. Leon and Jeff both being engaged in the community is an added bonus.”

Todd Kuckkahn

Director Portage County Business Council

Get started on your angel investment path today

Learn more about joining the Wisconsin River Business Angels™ Investment Network at Midwest Wealth Ventures™.

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