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3 reports just released: Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas Venture Capital Ecosystem Reviews

Reports yet to be released include: Arkansas, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma

NEW: The Kansas Venture Capital Review

After partnering with PitchBook to produce the “Colorado Venture Capital Ecosystem Review,” Innosphere decided to publish similar reports on all of the states in which Innosphere has strong partnerships with around supporting entrepreneurship.

These Venture Capital Ecosystem Reviews cover investment trends shaping the venture capital ecosystems in states located in the Mid-America Mountain Plains region to spotlight opportunities as the COVID-19 crisis gives way to recovery, and to reveal challenges for up-and-coming innovation hotspots such as Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, and others.

To download one of the reports, please fill out the corresponding form found on this page. We ask for this information to better understand who finds our Venture Capital reports of value, and will never share your information.

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The Nebraska Venture Capital Review

Not only did Nebraska end 2020 with venture capital deals significantly outpacing 2019 in annual deal value, but the state is also on course to beat that annual deal value as 2021 unfolds. The data suggests that Nebraska has built a healthy seed-stage investment ecosystem, as the state’s local investors do a remarkable job backing seed-stage and series A deals. However, when it comes to later-stage investments, it’s the cross-state investors that are commanding total deal value.

The Colorado Venture Capital Review

Colorado closed out another year of significant startup financing activity, even in the face of unprecedented disruption, and the state is on course to smash records for VC investment as 2021 unfolds. However, regional VC trends reveal that challenges still remain for emerging innovation hotspots. To lead in this environment, states such as Colorado must address the historic imbalance in capital concentration on the coasts to fuel new ventures that create jobs and the future economy.

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Join Innosphere’s Accredited Investor Network

Get notified of pitch days and investment news by submitting your information below. All information is treated confidentially.

The Innosphere Investor Network is a group of active, accredited investors seeking highly-vetted, investment-ready opportunities in technology startup companies.  These investors intend on making direct investments into technology startup and emerging growth companies and will receive invitations to Innosphere’s quarterly investor-only events.

What we’re not: This is not an Angel group. There are no fees or mandatory meetings associated with this investor network. There are no investor-lead due diligence requirements.

Deal Flow: Innosphere Client Companies invited to present to this group are pre-vetted by Innosphere and may have already secured early investment. The investment opportunities presented at our quarterly events are typically ideal for Angel and Family Office investors and have early exit investment potential. Innosphere Ventures Fund II will also promote investment opportunities to network members.

For more information or to register for the Investor Network: Registering in the Innosphere Investor Network only takes a minute, and ensures you get notified of investment opportunities on a quarterly basis. To quickly self-accredit into the Investor Network, please complete the online form you see on this page. Questions can also be directed to Innosphere CEO, Mike Freeman.

Innosphere Fund I

Colorado’s Seed-Stage Venture Capital Fund

Accelerating the path to a successful exit
The Innosphere Fund is a seed-stage venture capital fund. Formed to accelerate the growth and exit of Innosphere’s client companies, the Fund seeks to lead seed-stage investment rounds in companies with motivated founders that are likely to achieve a near-term exit through a corporate acquisition.

Innosphere Ventures accelerates the success of science and technology-based startups and emerging companies with a commercialization program, and operates a seed stage venture capital fund. Innosphere’s program focuses on ensuring companies are investor-ready, and connects founders with talent, partners and all the resources to scale. Innosphere has been supporting startups for 22 years and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a strong mission to create jobs and grow Colorado’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Innosphere Fund II

Leading Seed and Series A Rounds

Accelerating startup success and the path to a successful exit
Innosphere Ventures Fund is a seed and series A venture capital fund leading investment rounds in B2B companies who are driving innovation in SaaS software, Cleantech and MedTech sectors. Through active management, a proprietary deal flow, and a proven process for supporting early exit returns for limited partners, Innosphere Ventures Fund is positioned to invest in the most promising founders and high-tech companies in the Mid-America Mountain Plains Region.

Mike Freeman – CEO & General Partner

John Smith – General Partner, Innosphere Fund II

Mark Newhouse, Innosphere Fund

Mark Newhouse – General Partner, Innosphere Fund I

The Israel-Colorado Innovation Fund

Israel – Colorado Innovation Fund (ICI Fund) is a seed-stage venture capital fund which invests in ambitious Israeli entrepreneurs and helps them gain access to the U.S. market through Innosphere. The ICI Fund supports portfolio companies with business development and invests in startups in the industries of water, energy, and transportation.

Read more about the Israel-Colorado Innovation Fund on their website: https://www.ici.fund/

ICI Fund Website


Innosphere is an impact organization, accelerating entrepreneurship and job creation.
In the last few years, Innosphere Client Companies have collectively achieved the following metrics.

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