Investment Criteria

Invest Nebraska Corporation is industry agnostic and invests at various stages of a company’s life. Therefore, it can be hard to peg hard-line rules about what a company must demonstrate in order to receive investment from Invest Nebraska.

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A company must:

  • Have a strong Nebraska footprint

  • Have at least a 1:1 match to our investment from private capital.

  • Demonstrate early traction with a scalable business model


A capital raise is a process that requires transparency, patience and focus. The company should have (exceptions exist based on industry) a working clear value proposition, working prototype or fully-functional product, and strong initial customer feedback.

Invest Nebraska portfolio companies have demonstrated that the management team has the necessary competencies to cover all core business aspects. Additionally, market research has been calculated and a clear sales/distribution model has begun to be executed.

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Management teams should have a well-defined use of proceeds as well as a verifiable path to profitability or future funding rounds. A plan for investors to exit their capital commitment should be realistic and fits the vision of all investors involved in the capital raise.

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Our default due diligence checklist can be found here. Invest Nebraska’s staff will likely ask for additional items through its diligence process. Learn more about the process and if a capital raise is the right financial strategy for your business.