Garrett Lauderdale

Inside the deal with Idea Fund

Idea Fund is an early-stage VC, located in La Crosse, WI, investing in technology companies in the upper Midwest. Join the Idea Fund team for an inside look at our investment process, hear what we look for in prospective investments, and learn how we make investment decision. Have any questions? We believe in honesty and transparency so ask away!

Date + Time: Thursday @ 9:45a – 10:30a

Venue: Chrome Horse


I’m Vice President of Idea Fund, an early stage VC, located in La Crosse, WI. We are investing in the upper Midwest, with a focus on technology companies in WI, MN and IA. We are currently about 1 year into our 2nd fund. Idea Fund was founded in 2017 and I joined the team in 2022. Prior to Idea Fund, I worked for a corporate VC, based out of Minneapolis with a focus on Edtech and training and development.