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Q&A: Deal Maker John Neis Works to Connect Ideas with Venture Capital

The Capital Times interviewed John Neis on the benefits of CAPCO programs in Wisconsin:

Those who follow Wisconsin’s economic development scene know the state suffers from a lack of investment dollars to help new companies get off the ground.

One figure often cited is that Wisconsin is home to 1.84 percent of the U.S. population and receives 2.15 percent of the nation’s academic research spending but attracts just 0.11 percent of the available venture capital.

For more than 25 years, John Neis has been working to change that. As managing director of Venture Investors, Neis has been involved in many of the state’s high-tech success stories.

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Venture Capitalist Defends Wisconsin CAPCOs

John Neis from Venture Investors Management defends the Wisconsin CAPCO program saying the audit was flawed:

Madison, Wis. – In the aftermath of a critical state audit, a prominent venture investment executive is defending the economic development work being done by the state’s Certified Capital Companies.

John Neis, co-founder and senior partner of Venture Investors Management, LLC, said the findings of the Legislative Audit Bureau are incomplete and provide a distorted picture of the work being done by the so-called CAPCOs, which include Venture Investors, Banc One Stonehenge Capital Fund Wisconsin, and Wilshire Investors, LLC.

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