Venture Capital Resources
The Enterprise Institute operates a network of community-based angel investment funds in South Dakota. This network includes Falls Angel Fund (Sioux Falls), Black Hills Regional Angel Fund (Rapid City), Hub City Capital (Aberdeen), Park Capital Fund 1 (Brookings) and Kampeska Capital (Watertown). Learn more at www.sdei.org or read our article.
South Dakota Equity Partners is a public-private partnership that aims to invest up to $30 million into early and growth-stage companies in South Dakota. The partnership aims to invest in a variety of projects, primarily research commercialization and knowledge-based companies. You can learn more by reading our article or by contacting Blaine Crissman at [email protected]
Cresten Capital Holdings is a venture capital firm based out of Sioux Falls led by Kevin Tupy. Partnering with talented entrepreneurs and executive teams, Cresten takes a hands-on approach to unlock underlying value, enhance profitability, and scale businesses. Learn more at CrescentPE.com or read our article.
South Dakota Innovation Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm is focused on science and technology-based business ventures, providing qualified partners with seed capital and world-class business development, and providing a return on investment to each of our partners. Learn more at southdakotainnovation.com or read our article.
Great North Labs is an early-stage venture fund for the upper Midwest that is actively looking to do make venture investments in South Dakota companies. They apply capital, operating experience, relationships, and market intelligence to cultivate the next generation of leading tech companies across the upper Midwest. Learn more or read our article.
The South Dakota Development Corporation was formed in 1983 to help South Dakota businesses access loans from the SBA 504 loan program. Through the program, business owners can borrow between $100,000 to $5.5 million with 10, 20 or 25 year repayment periods if eligible. Learn more.
Based in western North Dakota, Annie Capital believes in the unlimited potential of the prairie and the Badlands and invests in companies in North Dakota and South Dakota to keep talent here. They are offering to fund companies that are majority-women owned. Learn more at GoAnnie.com or read our article.
Read our venture capital guide: How to Raise Money for Your Business in the Great Plains or the Midwest