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From Bezos to Walton, Big Investors Back Fund for 'Flyover' Start-Ups:


When Steve Case, the billionaire co-founder of AOL, first met J. D. Vance, author of "Hillbilly Elegy," the best-selling book about the industrial decline of the Midwest, Mr. Case told him, "I really ...


Investment group Frontier Angels announces expansion amid venture capital growth in Montana:


"Anybody that thinks it's hard to raise money for a tech startup needs to know that we're out here." A Montana-based group of financial investors announced it has reorganized and added members as ...


Capital with a cause: Montana VC firm Next Frontier Capital has provided $47M in funds to startups:


In the years that Next Frontier Capital http://www.nextfrontiercapital.com/ launched in Montana, it has enabled nine companies in the state to create 81 new jobs with $8.6 million in compensation. Along ...


Montana senators, nonprofits urge support for New Markets Tax Credit program:


As talk of national tax reform efforts heat up at the federal level, the fate of a federal tax credit program that has played a crucial role in several large economic development projects in Missoula ...


Golden Seeds Tops $100 Million in Women-Led Companies:


Congratulations to Golden Seeds, one of ACA's most active angel groups, with chapters across the country. This group, among the founding members of ACA, has reached the impressive milestone of more than ...


Montana's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Hits Another Milestone - Frontier Fund 2 Fully Invested - New Frontier Angels to Launch in October 2017:


Frontier Angel Fund 2, http://www.frontierfund2.com, committed its remaining investable capital at the member meeting on Friday, July 28 in Bozeman. The portfolio concluded with 19 investments, ...


Montana's Frontier Angels Launches New Website - Your Opportunity to Invest in Montana's Future :


Frontier Angels http://www.frontierangels.com/ is re-launching as a group of 100+ individual angel investors across the state of MT who gather 6-8x annually in Bozeman, Missoula, and Billings to see emerging ...


The United States Of Venture Capital: The Most Active VC In Each State:


Our map shows the top VC in each US state, determined by the number of tech companies they've funded there. The VCs on the map include Andreessen Horowitz, Next Frontier Capital http://www.nextfrontiercapital.com/ ...


Oklahoma's model for developing venture capital is working:


Historically there hasn't been much seed stage venture capital here -- in fact, for decades there wasn't any. As a state, we had to build our own. And that's what we did. by Scott Meacham Full ...


Steve Case - Hey, Coastal Elites: Don't Dis 'Flyover Country'--Fund It:




New Missoula business accelerator to offer $2.4M in investment funding :


A new business accelerator based in Missoula is building a $2.4 million seed fund to help startups across Montana push innovative ideas and compete with larger metro regions in the West. Devin Holmes, ...


Venture and Angel Capital Needs to Pay More Attention to Flyover Country Where Great Opportunities are Developing:


Venture capital is concentrated in CA and select other markets (blue states). The benefits of the job and wealth creation are not available in flyover country(red states). In terms of addressing the ...


Women take on bigger role as angel investors:


  The number of women who invest in small businesses is growing, and so is the number of companies led by women that receive funding. Those findings were released Monday by the Kauffman Foundation, ...


Frontier Funds analyze investment history at halfway point of fund 2:


1. Frontier Funds 1 & 2 look at investment impact in the state and region On December 31, 2006, a group of private investors embarked on a venture in the unchartered waters of managing and investing ...


Crowdfunding Best Practices Researsch at The Blackstone Launchpad at the University of Montana:


The Blackstone Launchpad at the University of Montana has an MBA team conducting research on the best practices for using rewards-based crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter & Indiegogo. Our goal ...


The Meeting That Showed Me the Truth about VC's and How They Don't Make Money:


I had a meeting with a well-known startup investor yesterday. The talk somehow pivoted from my seed-seeking startup into talking about the macro view of venture capital and how it doesn't actually make ...


Bozeman, Montana-based Next Frontier Capital Successfully Completes Inaugural Venture Capital Fundraising with over $21 Million Raised:


With More than $21 Million Raised, the Leadership of Next Frontier Capital http://www.nextfrontiercapital.com/ Continues to Focus on Investing in Companies with a Montana Heritage, Breakthrough Business ...


So You Want to Fund a Startup? Here's What You Need to Know:


When big startups go public and all those early investors become gazillionaires, it's like: "Why can't that be me?" Now, with a little bit of luck, it can! Thanks to the newly approved JOBS Act rules, ...


Crowdfunding: the Future of Angel Investor Funding?:




State-Funded VC 'Launch Tennessee' Announces More than $1 Billion in Investments:


LaunchTN officials attributed much of the local startup success to partnerships that had been cultivated with established organizations to offer mentorship at its accelerators. by Dave Flessner, ...


ONE WEEK AWAY - Tester to host 16th Small Business Opportunity Workshop in Billings - Accessing Capital: Financing your Business in the 21st Century:


In just one week, Senator Jon Tester is hosting his 16th Small Business Opportunity Workshop in Billings on "Accessing Capital: Financing your Business in the 21st Century." Tester's ...


Montana Access to Capital Surveys - Please take the 5 minute survey. Your input is very important:


Please help us collect data about access to capital in Montana by completing the appropriate 5 minute survey below. This data will help us all better understand capital needs and availability. If ...


Senator Tester To Host 16th Small Business Opportunity Workshop, 2/16, Billings, Montana:


Accessing Capital: Financing your Business in the 21st Century (U.S. Senate)--Senator Jon Tester today announced he is hosting his 16th Small Business Opportunity Workshop in Billings on "Accessing ...
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Liz Marchi - Attracting investors to 'Big Sky' and its entrepreneurs:


Those who have watched or experienced Liz Marchi's commitment to provide funding for Montana entrepreneurs and startups for a decade might suggest that the term "angel investor" was coined to describe ...
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Five hot Missoula startups to pitch to investors:


Five startup companies with ties to Missoula will pitch their product to a panel of potential investors next week, as they vie for capital to grow their firms. Quant Post https://quantpost.com/ founded ...


Montana Based Frontier Angel Fund 2 Closes - Turns Focus to Investing, Education and Mentoring:


Frontier Angel Fund 2 http://www.frontierfund2.com closed on July 31, 2015 with $2.75 million in committed capital. With 48 investors in 10 states, the fund will be turning its attention to investing, ...
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New investment fund Next Frontier Capital aims at growing Montana tech businesses:


A Bozeman-based venture capital firm announced last week the closing of its first $20 million fund, aimed at backing technology entrepreneurs. Next Frontier Capital http://www.nextfrontiercapital.com/ ...


Get Off the Ground with Community Investing:


We're all familiar with the now ubiquitous Kickstarter campaigns, but what about some other tools to help crowdfund local retail and development? Here's a question for all of you Community Builders ...


Next Frontier Capital Announces $20 million Fund I To Build Montana Technology Companies:


Next Frontier Capital (NFC) http://www.nextfrontiercapital.com , a Montanabased venture capital firm, today announced the Initial Closing of its inaugural $20 million fund. NFC's mission is to ...


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