IMPACT ACROSS NEBRASKA

In partnership with The Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Invest Nebraska is helping entrepreneurs build the next generation of industry leaders. Each year Invest Nebraska surveys the entirety of its portfolio to measure the statewide impact. 

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80+

High growth companies that have received financial assistance from Invest Nebraska. These companies represent some of the highest potential businesses in the state.

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710+

Full time jobs created by Invest Nebraska portfolio companies. Common positions include software developers, data scientists, and mechanical engineers.

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$110M+

Matching private capital that has participated alongside Invest Nebraska. Our co-investors include local and regional angel investors as well as venture funds from both coasts.

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$227M+

Total follow on capital raised by Invest Nebraska portfolio companies in subsequent funding rounds. 

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$25M+

Amount of high growth financing provided to Nebraska founding teams. Invest Nebraska is often the lead investor and syndicates with others across the country.

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$290M+

Cumulative portfolio revenue generated. These dollars are generated through the sales of software, medical device, life science licensing deals and a variety of business models. 

NEBRASKA'S HISTORICAL GROWTH IN VENTURE CAPITAL

Year
National Ranking
Venture Capital Raised
Total In-State Deals
2020
29th
$185M
16
2019
38th
$54M
21
2018
38th
$26M
17
2017
31st
$80M
19
2016
34th
$31M
11
2015
25th
$119M
13
2014
34th
$41M
17
2013
42nd
$11M
9
2012
45th
$3M
4
2011
50th
$0M
0

Data provided from PwC MoneyTree Report, Thomson Reuters, & CB Insights

The Impact of the Business Innovation Act

 
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Invest Nebraska partners with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development to manage the Seed Innovation Fund.

 

In addition to the Seed Innovation Fund, The Department of Economic Development manages a prototype grant, academic R&D, and SBIR matching grant program. Collectively, these resources create the Business Innovation Act Programs.

The UNL Bureau of Business Research is a leading source for analysis and information on the Nebraska economy. Every two years an Economic Impact Analysis is conducted on the entirety of the Business Innovation Act (BIA). The 2020 report had the following findings:

  • Each $1 of BIA Funding has resulted in $5.75 in private investment.

  • 1,108 direct jobs have been created.

  • The average wage of these direct jobs is $67,064. 

  • Each $1 of BIA funding has resulted in $9.77 in revenue.

  • The Annual Economic Impact of the Business Innovation Act has surpassed $517 million. 

ATTRACTING CAPITAL TO NEBRASKA

Some of our outside co-investors:

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EXAMPLE INVESTMENTS

RealmFive

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RealmFive

Pawlytics

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Pawlytics

LifeLoop

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LifeLoop

OpsCompass

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OpsCompass

Rush Market

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Rush Market

Synbiotic Health

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Synbiotic Health