Green Bay, Wis.- (July 15, 2020) - The Startup Hub, powered by the Greater Green Bay Chamber, is pleased to unveil Tundra Angels, a new angel investor group whose funding caters to entrepreneurs, specifically early-stage, high-growth potential companies at the pre-seed or seed stage.
“Tundra Angels, at its core, is about delivering hope to entrepreneurs through capital, strategic connections and customers,” said Matthew Kee, startup development manager, Greater Green Bay Chamber. “These three components (capital, connections, and customers) are critical to startup progress, especially in the early stages.”
Tundra Angels has several commitment investor members, including:
• Garritt Bader, founder, GB Real Estate Investments
• Ryan Chernick, president, Camera Corner Connecting Point
• Gregg Mattek, key account executive at Google and owner of Copper State Brewery
• Al Zeise, founder of ZyQuest, and founder & CEO of Huterra
Tundra Angels is seeking to create a diverse group of younger-generation investors from the community and region who are successful founders and entrepreneurs. The group is looking to fund companies with an average investment size between $50,000 to $100,000 and will meet quarterly to hear three to four startups’ pitches; the stage of companies pitching could range from validated idea to early customer revenue.
The creation of an angel investor group of this nature in Greater Green Bay is integral to bolstering the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the community, a key initiative of the Greater Green Bay Economic Development Strategic Plan.
“This new opportunity for early-stage startups in the area recognizes that innovative companies, entrepreneurs, creative workers and technology are critical elements of thriving regional economies – Greater Green Bay’s included,” said Laurie Radke, president and CEO, Greater Green Bay Chamber. “The establishment of the angel investor group opens the door to providing much-needed capital to get an entrepreneur’s great idea off the ground or to help an early-stage company grow to the next level.”
New research shows tech startups in particular are drawn to cities with small but frequent funding opportunities and plenty of social networking. Greater Green Bay entrepreneurs struggle to secure that funding, and Tundra Angels provides a solution.
To submit your idea or startup for consideration, or to express interest in becoming a Tundra Angels investor, please contact TundraAngels@greatergbc.org.
For more information, visit www.TundraAngels.org or contact Kee at 920.883.6061.
Established in 1882, the mission of the Greater Green Bay Chamber is to strengthen member businesses by enhancing economic and workforce development, resulting in improved quality of life in our community and region. For more information, call 920.593.3400 or visit greatergbc.org.
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