Venture Investors is going all-in on healthcare with its latest venture fund.

Launched in 1982, Venture Investors (VI) is the oldest venture firm in Wisconsin, and one of the older VCs in the US. Historically, early-stage life sciences and healthcare startups have made up the majority of its investments, but it has also backed young companies in sectors such as software and alternative energy. No longer.

The firm’s sixth fund, a $75 million vehicle announced in early October, will focus exclusively on healthcare deals. The shift is notable on a local level because it means Wisconsin startups in enterprise software, consumer… Read more »