BrightStar has been very active investing in early-stage companies that are creating high quality jobs in Wisconsin. Below is a link to a video that will update you on our progress, and has comments from nine of the companies in our portfolio. We hope you'll take a few minute to give it a view!
Local Ties Lead to Partnership Between Fetch Rewards and Kraft Heinz
By Jeff Buchanan, May 25th 2016
Patina Solutions to support BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation’s early-stage companies with mentoring
2015 proved to be a successful year for start-up growth in Wisconsin as BrightStar made investments in 14 early-stage companies. We encourage you to click the link below to read up on the exciting things happening at BrightStar!
By Jeff Engel, 1/19/2015
Some dealmakers weren’t sure what to expect from BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation when the nonprofit, which invests donations into Badger State startups, came onto the scene in late 2013.
Turns out, the organization has proven itself not only as a valuable, albeit small, source of capital, but also as a shrewd negotiator that has pushed fellow investors to wrap up deals more quickly, supporters say. That’s a boon for both cash-strapped startups and their backers.
BrightStar announces first 2016 investment and sale of tax credits
BrightStar Announces New Board and Investment Committee Members
Foundation also discloses final 2015 investments
BrightStar Receives 2015 Wisconsin Innovation Award
BrightStar Announces Five New Investment Commitments
BrightStar Announces New Investments and Board Members