Wisconsin based
Venture Capital Fund

A Platform for Manufacturing Startups and Spin Outs

Forward Capital Fund invests in pre-seed and seed startups that develop innovative software and hardware for advanced manufacturing. This includes robotics, automation, autonomous agents, ML, IIoT, electronics, photonics, disruptive and resource-efficient production technologies.

A History of Success

Dan Voell - Managing Director

Dan helped start Modern Grinding in 2013 and grew it from 0 to 150 customers within the first 2 years. Customers included Boston Scientific, St. Jude, and Merit Medical. Modern Grinding has experienced both top line and bottom line growth for 5 straight years. Mr. Voell worked at UBS wealth management with a group of 20 individuals who managed $20 Billion dollars of corporate funds in fixed income products for companies such as Google, Yahoo! and Salesforce. He is a previous assistant to the Golden Angel Investors under Tim Keane.

A Unique Approach

Typical Venture Capital Forward Capital Fund Typical Private Equity
Manufacturing and Spin-Outs Focus
Return Focus
Young Leader Development
Platform For Early Stage Manufacturers
Focused on Wisconsin

"Anything you can do to build a community that can help entrepreneurs punch above their weight is a plus" - Chris Douvos (Super LP)