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siliconpastures.com

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Investments

21

Portfolio Exits

4

About Silicon Pastures

Silicon Pastures is a group of angel investors who meet monthly to assess business plan proposals and share due diligence on possible transactions. The group prefers to invest in companies that use technology to solve problems related to energy and water. The group also favors companies that use technology to organize, optimize, and accelerate business processes.

Silicon Pastures Headquarter Location

2675 North Mayfair Road Suite 410

Milwaukee, Wisconsin,

United States

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? Silicon Pastures members form new investor network

Mar 3, 2021

By Share Want to Read More? Paid BizTimes subscribers get unlimited access to all Insider content and much more. Learn more in our Insider FAQ . Karen Plunkett. MVP’s members will invest in both Wisconsin and Midwestern early-stage startup companies. However, the organization brands itself as an educator and a collaborator which is why MVP incorporated as an 501(c)(6) nonprofit, said Karen Plunkett, MVP’s founding managing director.“We want to coalesce leaders from our community who don’t yet know they want to be angel investors and encourage them to join our effort to build a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem in our community,” Plunkett said in a statement.MVP will provide its members access to deal flow, including pitches and the opportunity to become part of the selection committee, which oversees which companies pitch to MVP’s investor network.“The five of us are running this organization for the benefit of the community, investors and entrepreneurs,” Plunkett said. "We’re not taking administrative fees.”In addition to Plunkett, MVP’s co-founders and board members include Marquette and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee technology professor Matt Friedel; Milwaukee County Technology Innovation Center executive director Guy Mascari; former ReGenco chief operating officer Jim Mathes and Homeowners Concept president Peter Skanavis.Plunkett says MVP members will look to invest in revenue generating companies that have a strong proof of concept, a competitive advantage and/or intellectual property, an experienced leadership team and a valuation under $15 million.“Silicon Pastures was known for its tech expertise and our group will continue to bring that expertise to Wisconsin’s tech and start up entrepreneurial ecosystem by leveraging our veteran members’ successful track records and expertise in emerging technologies including blockchain and Artificial intelligence AI,” Friedel said in a statement.Teresa Esser, who founded Silicon Pastures, will become a member of MVP. Although Esser is still managing Silicon Pastures’ existing portfolio companies, the angel investment network is in “stealth mode,” she said.The formation of MVP is a transition to a new leadership team, said Esser, who led Silicon Pastures from 2006 to 2020.“There’s a group of five enthusiastic people who are creating this entity called MVP and I’ve passed the torch to this new group of leaders and they are running with it,” Esser said. BizTimes Daily

Silicon Pastures Investments

21 Investments

Silicon Pastures has made 21 investments. Their latest investment was in Blue Line Battery as part of their Seed VC - II on May 5, 2021.

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Silicon Pastures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/21/2021

Seed VC - II

Blue Line Battery

$1.5M

No

1

4/3/2020

Seed VC

Blue Line Battery

$1.5M

Yes

3

1/3/2020

Convertible Note

Digsite

$0.02M

Yes

1

1/3/2020

Angel - II

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$99M

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10

2/26/2015

Series C

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$99M

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10

Date

5/21/2021

4/3/2020

1/3/2020

1/3/2020

2/26/2015

Round

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Convertible Note

Angel - II

Series C

Company

Blue Line Battery

Blue Line Battery

Digsite

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Amount

$1.5M

$1.5M

$0.02M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

3

1

10

10

Silicon Pastures Portfolio Exits

4 Portfolio Exits

Silicon Pastures has 4 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Propeller Health on December 03, 2018.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

12/3/2018

Acquired

$99M

9

6/29/2017

Corporate Majority

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$99M

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10

12/27/2011

Acquired

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$99M

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0

8/8/2008

Acquired

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$99M

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0

Date

12/3/2018

6/29/2017

12/27/2011

8/8/2008

Exit

Acquired

Corporate Majority

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

9

10

0

0

Silicon Pastures Team

2 Team Members

Silicon Pastures has 2 team members, including current Managing Director, Teresa Esser.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Jeffrey Rusinow

Founder

Current

Teresa Esser

Hansol Chemical, and Kluwer Academic Publishers

Managing Director

Current

Name

Jeffrey Rusinow

Teresa Esser

Work History

Hansol Chemical, and Kluwer Academic Publishers

Title

Founder

Managing Director

Status

Current

Current

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