Prairie Crest: The Midwest lacks large venture capital firms

The statistics are all too familiar to those involved in the Midwestern venture ecosystem. The Midwest is home to over 20% of the nations’ top research universities, research and development expenditures, defined benefit pension fund assets, and GDP. Its undergraduate programs graduate 20% of the founders backed by venture capital investments that attract almost 20%…


Prairie Crest Capital

Prairie Crest Capital is an early stage venture capital firm based in Des Moines, Iowa.  This “blog” area will feature ideas and thoughts from the founders, trend data, and comments on news we think is important to the start-up ecosystem in the Midwest, investors, entrepreneurs and our portfolio companies.