Financial Resources

Focused efforts have led to a significant increase in financial resources and funding sources available to Iowa-based startups and businesses over the past decade. In fact, Iowa grew 200 percent in bioscience and agtech-related venture capital deals between 2015 and 2021 compared to national growth rate of 50.5 percent.

Resources at every stage

A growing number of funds and other resources are available to entrepreneurs from private and public sources. 

Iowa Corn Opportunities, LLC.

Ag Startup Engine

Plains Angels

An equity fund established by Iowa Corn Growers Association to make investments and facilitate new business development opportunities to benefit Iowa’s corn growers.

The premier seed program for agricultural startups provides access to a network of successful entrepreneurs, business professionals and advisors along with early seed round investment with a plan to enhance enterprise value. 

A network of Central Iowa angel investors seeking opportunities to invest and grow with startups across diverse industries including medical device, medical discovery, pure technology, social, manufacturing, process improvement, agriculture, fintech, insurtech and more.

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Ag Ventures Alliance

InnoVenture Iowa

ISA Ventures

A nationally recognized, farmer-owned organization focused on making early stage investments in innovative technologies that enhance on-farm profitability. Based in Mason City, Iowa, with a network of 350 farmer members, AgVentures Alliance has made 25 investments in 8 states. 

A $30-million co-investment fund to support early stage startup companies in biosciences, advanced manufacturing and information technology. The state’s first public venture capital fund is uniquely positioned to close the gap in funding for early-stage Iowa startups.

 A multi-stage fund with a balanced approach to growing Iowa-based companies, including early stage startups, rapidly growing young companies and expansion and later-stage companies.

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 Next Level Ventures

Rural Vitality Fund

Next Level Ventures is a strategic investment firm which manages multiple funds, including Iowa funds that back the state's most innovative companies in sectors like agtech, datatech, fintech, healthtech and IoT. 
Created as a part of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation in partnership with other leading organizations, including Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, CIPCO and the Iowa Agriculture Finance Corporation to support the financing needs of Iowa’s rural businesses
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