Venture Capital Resources

Falls Angel Fund is a Sioux Falls-based community angel investment fund that invests in early-stage, high-growth companies in South Dakota and surrounding states. Learn more about Falls Angel Fund at www.sdei.org.

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.

Bluestem Capital is a mid-west private equity company based in Sioux Falls, SD. The officers of Bluestem have over 85 years of collective business and private equity experience. Learn more about Bluestem at www.bluestemcapital.com.

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.

 

 

Dakota Business Finance is a SBA 504 lending program to finance land, buildings, and long-term equipment. Learn more at dakotabusinessfinance.com.

Bird Dog Equity Partners holds true to a disciplined investment philosophy that is focused on the people behind the investment. Their funds are characterized by a relatively small number of diligently-selected investments that meet all of our long-established criteria. Learn more at BirdDogEquity.com.

McGowan Capital provides select investors with exceptional private equity and income opportunities and to bring creative financing solutions to business owners. They invest in promising companies with strong management and solid business models. Learn more at McGowanCapitalGroup.com.

The Funding Farm brings businesses, products and ideas together with investors from rural America, and provides business consulting services to many types of companies. Learn more at TheFundingFarm.com.

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 funding to companies that are majority-women owned. Learn more at GoAnnie.com or read our article.

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