Over the last decade, VisionTech has emerged as one of the Midwest’s most active angel investing groups, adding fuel to the innovation economy by injecting capital and business acumen into some of the nation’s and region’s hottest early growth companies.
We’ve built an expansive and engaged network of accredited investors across the states of Indiana and Ohio; investors who roll-up their sleeves and dive into screening, due diligence, investing, and mentoring. We ensure a robust deal flow by focusing on the life sciences, SaaS, IoT technology, advanced materials, supply chain, and hardware. We host on-line and in-person investor events and apply a robust due diligence process designed to de-risk our investments. We partner with other angel, venture, and state-backed investment groups on attractive deals. And finally, we maintain close relationships with our portfolio companies.
We’re entrepreneurs and angels investors ourselves.
VisionTech Partners was originally founded in 2009 in Indianapolis as StepStone Business Partners, a privately held company focused on linking angel investors to high-potential, early-stage companies. Two of our partners are successful entrepreneurs in their own right, having founded and successfully exited their own companies. In 2014, we re-launched as VisionTech Partners I VisionTech Angels. Our primary focus was and remains the Midwest, which is among the most vibrant innovation regions in the country. However, we look at any deal that may fit the investing interests of our members and our model.
The Midwest is on a tear.
Once known as “flyover country,” the Midwest, and Indiana in particular, is now a prime destination for entrepreneurs and investors. Indiana is home to Purdue University, Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame, institutions that have some of the top research and commercialization programs in the nation. Indiana has purpose-built a pro-business, low-tax, low-cost, high quality of life environment, and is ranked fifth best nationally—and first in the Midwest—in Chief Executive magazine’s annual survey of “Best and Worst States” for doing business. It’s no wonder talent and companies are relocating here.
Return on investment is growing.
VisionTech’s investment portfolio now stands at 53 companies. We’ve celebrated high profile IPOs and exits. In 2020, one of the most difficult economic periods in a generation, we added three successful exits to the win column. Do you know how fun it is to write checks to our members? Get ready; there’s more of the same ahead. We hope you’ll join us.