Meet the 5 finalists for Investor of the Year
As we get closer to the Silicon Prairie Awards, we still need you to help us determine which individuals and companies will take home these shiny golden analogs. We’ve compiled a few highlights from the massive number of nominations we received, so you can get to know the finalists a little bit better. Remember, you can…
As we get closer to the Silicon Prairie Awards, we still need you to help us determine which individuals and companies will take home these shiny golden analogs. We’ve compiled a few highlights from the massive number of nominations we received, so you can get to know the finalists a little bit better.
Remember, you can vote every day for your favorites and you still have 4 weeks to spread the word! Voting ends August 31st
2015 Investor of the Year Finalists
2014 Investor of the Year, Built by Iowa was created to help talented entrepreneurs bridge the gap between angels and Series A funding.
Since 2013, they have invested $2M+ in 15 seed-stage Silicon Prairie entities. 0 of 15 have failed and 12 of 15 have secured additional investment at increased valuations.
BBI is proud of their collaborative, founder’s-perspective approach to investing and are excited to be making aggressive bets on the talent here in the Silicon Prairie. Vote now
2014 Investor of the Year Finalist, Dundee Venture Capital has made 2 new investments in the past year, Viirt and Abodo, as well as many follow-on investments in current portfolio companies.
DVC’s portfolio includes BuluBox, Viirt, DivvyHQ, BuiltIn, MindMixer, Inventables, ABPathfinder, DonorPath and many more across the Midwest.
Notable accomplishments throughout their portfolio include, Inventables’ kickstarter campaign, MindMixer’s MySideWalk, Viirt’s “Clicky tool” and Phone2Action’s software that allows people to build digital campaign pages. Vote now
Flyover Capital is a group of technology entrepreneurs and fund managers who have participated in a number of venture capital funds. The group has invested and managed many early-stage technology ventures including startups such as Bulu Box and opendorse. Vote now
Nebraska Global is a $37.3 million software investment firm based in Lincoln. The company has made 14 investments in Lincoln and Omaha including Beehive Industries, Boutique Window (exit), EliteForm, Ocuvera, Prairie Cloudware and Travefy.
Nebraska Global Specializes in companies that have technically sophisticated products. They provide capital, strategic advice and technical expertise to numerous companies both within and outside of their current portfolio. Vote now
Mid-America Angels Investment Network (Mid-America Angels) has been a mainstay capital provider and leader of many Silicon Prairie seed and Series A rounds since 2006. In less than ten years, MAA members have invested over $15 million in regional startups including EyeVerify, Aratana Therapeutics, Bulu Box, Rawxies and Zave and Rhythm Engineering.
MAA members include accredited angel investors from across the Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO metro areas. Recently, the group has begun expanding to include additional investors in Topeka and Manhattan, KS and St. Joseph, MO, increasing the availability of early-stage capital in the region. Vote now
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