Building Strong, Scalable Companies

We’re an investor startup studio that helps startups scale and corporates innovate.

Erika Bool and Tom Walker

People + Passion + Battle Scars

We’re a team of builders, investors, operators, and corporate innovators. We’ve been in the trenches, through the ups and downs of building strong companies. Our team helped launch more than 150 startups, invested in more than 300 companies, and supported 70+ successful exits. We are here to help you.

Meet the Team

Where brilliant solutions become reality.

Want to change the world? We can help. We’ve built a best-in-breed investor startup studio with a vision of making the Midwest a powerful magnet for diverse, high-growth startups. Our clients are building products that solve real problems for markets in need of real solutions.

Advancing recovery through movement.

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Opens doors for people of color.

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Sure Impact

Tech solutions to accelerate social change.

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Minimizing employment risk.

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Developing a therapy and vaccine to treat and prevent pneumonia.
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Advancements in flow cytometry and cell separation.
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MentorcliQ drives employee engagement, development, and retention through an award-winning mentoring approach and technology.
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Protein Capture Science is an innovative biotech company that specializes in affinity tag-based purification platforms for basic and applied res
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Koru Biopharma targets cancer cells and prevents abnormal cell division.
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A brand new 503B outsourcing facility. Bringing Safety, Transparency, Availability and Quality to compounded medications. staqpharma.com
Learn more about STAQ Pharma