VENTURE CAPITAL & FINANCING COMPANIES



This section contains a listing of financing and loan companies in the United States and Canada. These listings are arranged alphabetically by country, then by state/territory/province, then by city, then by organization name.

CANADA

Manitoba

Manitoba Industry, Trade and Tourism
Small Business Services Entrepreneurial Development
Business Start Program
155 Carlton St., 5th Fl., Rm. 525
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3H8
Phone: (204)945-7719
Toll-free: (800)282-8069
Fax: (204)945-2804

A matching loan guarantee program that will promote the success of new business start-ups by ensuring that entrepreneurs have a comprehensive business plan, by offering business training and counseling, and by providing access to funding up to $10,000 via a loan guarantee through a number of existing financial institutions.

Ontario

Industry and Science Canada
Small Business Loans Administration Branch
235 Queen St., 8th Fl., E.
Ottawa, Ontario K1 A 0H5
Phone: (613)954-5540
Fax: (613)952-0290

Quebec

Societe de Developpement
Industriel du Quebec
Small Business Revival Program
1126, Chemin Saint-Louis, 5th Fl.
Bureau 500
Sillery, Quebec G1S 1E5
Phone: (418)643-5172
Toll-free: (800)461-AIDE
Fax: (418)528-2063

Allows businesses facing temporary difficulties to obtain financial assistance aimed at reinforcing their financial structures.

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Department of Economic Development
Investment Programs Branch
Labour-Sponsored Venture Capital Program
1919 Saskatchewan Dr., 5th Fl.
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3V7
Phone: (306)787-2252
Fax: (306)787-3872

Promotes the formation of venture capital corporations by employees of a small business, to provide equity capital for the expansion of existing facilities or establishment of new businesses. Federal and provincial tax credits are available to the investor.

UNITED STATES

Alabama

Alabama Small Business Investment Co.
1732 5th Ave. N
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: (205)324-5231
Fax: (205)324-5234

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Jefferson County Community Development
Planning and Community Development
805 N. 22nd St.
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: (205)325-5761
Fax: (205)325-5095

Provides loans for purchasing real estate, construction, working capital, or machinery and equipment.

FJC Growth Capital Corp.
200 W. Court Sq., Ste. 750
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Phone: (205)922-2918
Fax: (205)922-2909

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Hickory Venture Capital Corp.
200 W. Court Sq., Ste. 100
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Phone: (205)539-1931
Fax: (205)539-5130

A small business investment corporation. Prefers to invest in later-stage companies. Will not consider oil and gas, or real estate investments.

Alabama Capital Corp.
16 Midtown Park E. Mobile, Alabama 36606
Phone: (334)476-0700
Fax: (334)476-0026
David C. DeLaney, President

Preferred Investment Size: $400,000. Investment Policies: Asset based loans with equity. Investment Types: Seed, early, expansion, later stages. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: Southeast.

First SBIC of Alabama
16 Midtown Park E. Mobile, Alabama 36606
Phone: (334)476-0700
Fax: (334)476-0026
David C. DeLaney, President

Preferred Investment Size: $400,000. Investment Policies: Asset based loans with equity. Investment Types: Seed, early, expansion, later stages. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: Southeast.

Southern Development Council
4101 C Wall St.
Montgomery, Alabama 36106
Phone: (205)244-1801
Fax: (334)244-1421

Statewide nonprofit financial packaging corporation. Helps small businesses arrange financing.

Alaska

Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development (Anchorage)
Division of Investments
3601 CSt., Ste.724
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: (907)269-8150
Fax: (907)562-5941

Offers a program that assists purchasers to assume existing small business loans.

Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development (Anchorage)
Industrial Development and Export Authority
480 W. Tudor Rd.
Anchorage, Alaska 99503-6690
Phone: (907)269-3000
Fax: (907)269-3044

Assists businesses in securing long-term financing for capital investments, such as the acquisition of equipment or the construction of a new plant, at moderate interest rates.

Calista Business Investment Corp.
601 W. 5th Ave., Ste.200
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-2225
Phone: (907)279-5516
Fax: (907)272-5060

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development (Juneau)
Division of Investments
PO Box 34159
Juneau, Alaska 99803-4159
Phone: (907)465-2510
Toll-free: (800)478-LOAN
Fax: (907)465-2103

Offers a program that assists purchasers to assume existing small business loans.

Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture
Agricultural Revolving Loan Fund
PO Box 949
Palmer, Alaska 99645-0949
Phone: (907)745-7200
Toll-free: (800)770-3276
Fax: (907)745-7112

Provides loans for farm development, general farm operations, chattel, and land clearing.

Arizona

First Interstate Equity Corp.
100 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
Phone: (602)528-6447
Fax: (602)440-1320

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Rocky Mountain Equity Corp.
2525 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 275
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
Phone: (602)955-6100
Fax: (602)956-5909

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Sundance Venture Partners, L.P. (Phoenix)
400 E. Van Buren, Ste. 750
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Phone: (602)259-3441
Fax: (602)259-1450

A small business investment company.

Arizona Growth Partners
6155 Scottsdale, Ste. 100
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
Phone: (602)661-6600
Fax: (602)661-6262

Venture capital firm. Industry preferences include high technology, medical, biotechnology, and computer industries.

First Commerce & Loan LP
5620 N. Kolb, No. 260
Tucson, Arizona 85715
Phone: (602)298-2500
Fax: (602)745-6112

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Arkansas

Southern Ventures, Inc.
605 Main St., Ste. 202
Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71923
Phone: (501)246-9627
Fax: (501)246-2182

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Arkansas Development Finance Authority
PO Box 8023
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-8023
Phone: (501)682-5900
Fax: (501)682-5939

Provides bond financing to small borrowers, who may otherwise be excluded from the bond market due to high costs, by using umbrella bond issues. Can provide interim financing for approved projects awaiting a bond issuance.

Capital Management Services, Inc.
1910 N. Grant St., Ste.200
Little Rock, Arkansas 72207-4427
Phone: (501)664-8613

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Small Business Investment Capital, Inc.
12103 Interstate 30
P.O. Box 3627
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203
Phone: (501)455-6599
Fax: (501)455-6556
Charles E. Toland, President

Preferred Investment Size: Up to $230,000. Investment Policies: Loans. Investment Types: Start-ups and debt consolidation. Industry Preferences: Supermarkets. Geographic Preferences: Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana.

Power Ventures Inc.
PO Box 518
Malvern, Arkansas 72104-0518
Phone: (501)332-3695
Fax: (501)337-4393

California

Calsafe Capital Corp.
245 E. Main St., Ste. 107
Alhambra, California 91801
Phone: (818)289-3400
Fax: (818)300-8025

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Ritter Partners
150 Isabella Ave.
Atherton, California 94027
Phone: (415)854-1555
Fax: (415)854-5015
William C. Edwards, President

Ally Finance Corp.
9100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 408
Beverly Hills, California 90212
Phone: (310)550-8100
Fax: (310)550-6136

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Comdisco Venture Group
770 Tamalais Dr., Ste. 300
Corte Madera, California 94925-1737
Phone: (415)927-6777
Fax: (415)927-6767

Prefers start-up businesses in fields of semiconductors, computer hardware and software, computer services and systems, telecommunications, and medical and biotechnology. Investments range from $500,000 to $5 million.

BankAmerica Capital Corp.
3233 Park Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, California 92626
Phone: (714)973-8495

Venture capital firm preferring investments of $1 million-$3 million. Diversified industry preference.

Domain Associates
650 Town Center Dr., Ste. 1830
Costa Mesa, California 92626
Phone: (714)434-6227
Fax: (714)434-6088

Venture capital firm providing early stage financing. Areas of interest include life sciences and biotechnology companies (biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, and new materials).

Fairfield Venture Partners
650 Town Center Dr., Ste. 810
Costa Mesa, California 92626
Phone: (714)754-5717
Fax: (714)754-6802

First SBIC of California (Costa Mesa)
3029 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, California 92626
Phone: (714)668-6099
Fax: (714)668-6099

A small business investment corporation and venture capital company. No industry preference.

Pearl Capital, Inc.
575 Anton Blvd., Ste. 300
Costa Mesa, California 92626
Phone: (714)432-6301
Fax: (714)497-2560

Venture capital firm providing late stage and mezzanine investments of $1 million to $10 million. Prefers investments of $2 million. Areas of interest include diversified industries and computer technology.

Westar Capital (Costa Mesa)
950 S. Coast Dr., Ste. 165
Costa Mesa, California 92626
Phone: (714)434-5160
Fax: (714)434-5166

Venture capital firm providing management financing and corporate buyouts. Areas of interest include information, computer and business services, health care, food processing, and defense/aerospace.

Fulcrum Venture Capital Corp.
300 Corp. Pl., Suite 380
Culver City, California 90230
Phone: (310)645-1271
Fax: (310)645-1272

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Bay Partners
10600 N. De Anza Blvd., Ste. 100
Cupertino, California 95014
Phone: (408)725-2444
Fax: (408)446-4502

Venture capital supplier. Provides start-up financing primarily to West Coast technology companies that have highly qualified management teams. Initial investments range from $100,000 to $800,000. Where large investments are required, the company will act as lead investor to bring in additional qualified venture investors.

El Dorado Ventures (Cupertino)
20300 Stevens Creek Blvd., Ste. 395
Cupertino, California 95014
Phone: (408)725-2474
Fax: (408)252-2762

Grace Ventures Corp./Horn Venture Partners
20300 Stevens Creek Blvd., Ste. 330
Cupertino, California 95014
Phone: (408)725-0774
Fax: (408)725-0327

Areas of interest include information technology, life sciences, specialty retail and consumer products, restaurant, and biotechnology industries.

Novus Ventures, L.P.
20111 Stevens Creek Blvd., Ste. 130
Cupertino, California 95014
Phone: (408)252-3900
Fax: (408)252-1713
Daniel D. Tompkins, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $400,000 to $1 Million. Investment Policies: Convertible debt, Convertible stock. Industry Preferences: Information technology. Geographic Preferences: Western U.S.

Sundance Venture Partners, L.P.
10600 N. DeAnza Blvd., Ste. 215
Cupertino, California 95014
Phone: (408)257-8100
Fax: (408)257-8111

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Chemical Venture Partners
840 Apollo St., Ste. 223 Chase Capitol
El Segundo, California 90245
Phone: (310)335-1955
Fax: (310)335-1965

Venture capital firm providing later stage financing. Areas of interest include health, environmental, service, distribution, manufacturing, information services, and education. Exclusions are real estate and high technology.

Pacific Mezzanine Fund, L.P.
2200 Powell St., Ste. 1250
Emeryville, California 94608
Phone: (510)595-9800
Fax: (510)595-9801
David C. Woodward, General Partner

Preferred Investment Size: $2 to $5 Million. Investment Policies: Loans with equity features. Investment Types: Expansion, later stage. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: Western US.

BankAmerica Ventures
950 Tower Ln., Ste. 700
Foster City, California 94404
Phone: (415)378-6000
Fax: (415)378-6040
Robert L Boswell, Senior Vice President

First American Capital Funding, Inc.
10840 Warner Ave., Ste. 202
Fountain Valley, California 92708
Phone: (714)965-7190
Fax: (714)965-7193

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Opportunity Capital Corp.
2201 Walnut Ave., Ste. 210
Fremont, California 94538-2261
Phone: (510)795-7000
Fax: (510)494-5439

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Opportunity Capital Partners II, LP
2201 Walnut Ave., Ste. 210
Fremont, California 94538
Phone: (510)795-7000
Fax: (510)494-5439

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

R and D Funding Corp.
440 Mission Ct., Ste. 250
Fremont, California 94539
Phone: (510)656-1949
Fax: (510)656-1949

Venture capital firm. Invests in high-growth businesses. Direct investment in research and development.

San Joaquin Business Investment Group, Inc.
1900 Mariposa Mall, Ste. 100
Fresno, California 93721
Phone: (209)233-3580
Fax: (209)233-3709

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Magna Pacific Investments
330 N. Brand Blvd., Ste. 670
Glendale, California 91203
Phone: (818)547-0809
Fax: (818)547-9303

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Asian American Capital Corp.
1251 W. Tennyson Rd., Ste. 4
Hayward, California 94544-4423
Phone: (510)887-6888

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Diversified industry preferences.

Brentwood Associates (Irvine)
1920 Main St., Ste. 820
Irvine, California 92714
Phone: (714)251-1010

Prefers to invest in the electronics and health care industries.

Crosspoint Venture Partners (Irvine)
18552 MacArthur, No. 400
Irvine, California 92715
Phone: (714)852-1611
Fax: (714)852-9804

Venture capital firm investing in medical, software, and telecommunications.

Ventana Growth Fund L.P. (Irvine)
18881 Von Karman Ave., Ste. 350, Tower 17
Irvine, California 92715
Phone: (714)476-2204
Fax: (714)833-8962

South Bay Capital Corporation
5325 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Long Beach, California 90804
Phone: (310)597-3285
Fax: (310)498-7167
John Wang, Manager

Aspen Ventures West II, L.P.
1000 Fremont Ave., Ste. V
Los Altos, California 94024
Phone: (415)917-5670
Fax: (415)917-5677
Alexander Cilento, Mgr.
David Crocket, Mgr.

Preferred Investment Size: $500,000 to $2.5 million. Investment Policies: Equity. Investment Types: Early stage. Industry Preferences: Information technology. Geographic Preferences: Western U.S.

AVI Capital, L.P.
1 1st St., Ste. 12
Los Altos, California 94022
Phone: (415)949-9862
Fax: (415)949-8510
P. Wolken, Mgr.
B. Weinman, Mgr.

Preferred Investment Size: $1,000,000. Investment Policies: Equity Only. Investment Types: Seed, early stage. Industry Preferences: High technology and electronic deals only. Geographic Preferences: West coast, California.

Crosspoint Venture Partners (Los Altos)
1 1st St., Ste. 2
Los Altos, California 94022
Phone: (415)948-8300
Fax: (415)948-6172

Venture capital partnership. Seeks to invest start-up capital in unique products, services, and/or market opportunities in high-technology and biotechnology industries located in the western United States.

HMS Group
1 1st St., Ste. 16
Los Altos, California 94022
Phone: (415)917-0390
Fax: (415)917-0394

Prefers communications industries.

MBW Management, Inc. (Los Altos)
350 2nd St., Ste. 7
Los Altos, California 94022
Phone: (415)941-2392
Fax: (415)941-2865

Best Finance Corp.
4929 W. Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 407
Los Angeles, California 90010
Phone: (213)937-1636
Fax: (213)937-6393
Vincent Lee, General Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $50,000. Investment Policies: Loans and/or equity. Investment Types: Purchase, seed, expansion. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: California.

Brentwood Associates (Los Angeles)
11150 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 1200
Los Angeles, California 90025-3314
Phone: (310)477-6611
Fax: (310)477-1011

Venture capital supplier. Provides start-up and expansion financing to technology-based enterprises specializing in computing and data processing, electronics, communications, materials, energy, industrial automation, and bioengineering and medical equipment. Investments generally range from $1 million to $3 million.

BT Capital Corp. (Los Angeles)
300 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90071

A small business investment company.

Charterway Investment Corp.
One Wilshire Bldg., No. 1600
Los Angeles, California 90017-3317
Phone: (213)689-9107
Fax: (213)890-1968

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Developers Equity Capital Corp.
1880 Century Pk. E, Ste. 218
Los Angeles, California 90067
Phone: (310)277-0330
Fax: (310)277-4271

A small business investment corporation. Real estate preferred.

Far East Capital Corp.
977 N. Broadway, Ste.401
Los Angeles, California 90012
Phone: (213)687-1361
Fax: (213)626-7497

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Imperial Ventures, Inc.
PO Box 92991
Los Angeles, California 90009
Phone: (310)417-5710
Fax: (310)338-2611

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Kline Hawkes California SBIC, LP
11726 San Vicente Blvd., Ste. 300
Los Angeles, California 90049
Phone: (310)442-4700
Fax: (310)442-4707
Frank R Kline, Manager

Peregrine Ventures
12400 Wilshire Blvd Ste. 230
Los Angeles, California 90025
Phone: (310)458-1441

Venture capital firm providing startup, first stage, and leveraged buyout financing. Areas of interest include communications and health.

Riordan Lewis & Haden
300 S. Grand Ave., 29th Fl.
Los Angeles, California 90071
Phone: (213)229-8500
Fax: (213)229-8597

Venture capital firm providing all types of financing, including management buyouts and turn-arounds. Areas of interest include food and service.

The Seideler Companies, Inc.
515 S. Figueroa St, 11th Fl.
Los Angeles, California 90071-3396
Phone: (213)624-4232
Fax: (213)688-7848

Union Venture Corp.
445 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, California 90071
Phone: (213)236-5658
Fax: (213)688-0101

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Advanced Technology Ventures (Menlo Park)
485 Ramona St., Ste. 200
Menlo Park, California 94028
Phone: (415)321-8601
Fax: (415)321-0934

Bessemer Venture Partners (Menlo Park)
3000 Sand Hill Rd., Bldg. 3, Ste. 225
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (415)854-2200
Fax: (415)854-7415

Brentwood Associates (Menlo Park)
2730 Sand hill Rd. Ste. 250
Menlo Park, California 94025-7020
Phone: (415)854-7691
Fax: (415)854-9513

Canaan Partners
2884 Sand Hill Rd., Ste. 115
Menlo Park, California 94025-7022
Phone: (415)854-8092
Fax: (415)854-8127

Venture capital firm providing startup, second and third stage, and buyout financing. Areas of interest include information industry products and services, medical technology, and health care services.

Comdisco Venture Group (Menlo Park)
3000 Sand Hill Rd, Bldg. 1 Ste. 290
Menlo Park, California 94025-7141
Phone: (415)854-9484
Fax: (415)854-4026

Prefers start-up businesses in fields of semiconductors, computer hardware and software, computer services and systems, telecommunications, and medical and biotechnology. Investments range from $500,000 to $5 million.

Glenwood Management
3000 Sand Hill Rd., Bldg. 4, Ste. 230
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (415)854-8070
Fax: (415)854-4961

Venture capital supplier. Areas of interest include high technology and biomedical industries.

Institutional Venture Partners
3000 Sand Hill Rd., Bldg. 2, Ste. 290
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (415)854-0132
Fax: (415)854-5762

Venture capital fund. Invests in early stage ventures with significant market potential in the computer, information sciences, communications, and life sciences fields.

Interwest Partners (Menlo Park)
3000 Sand Hill Rd., Bldg. 3, Ste. 255
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (415)854-8585
Fax: (415)854-4706

Venture capital fund. Both high-tech and low- or non-technology companies are considered. No oil, gas, real estate, or construction projects.

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (Menlo Park)
2750 Sand Hill Rd.
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (415)233-2750
Fax: (415)233-0300

Provides seed, start-up, second and third-round, and bridge financing to companies on the West Coast. Preferred industries of investment include electronics, computers, software, telecommunications, biotechnology, medical devices, and Pharmaceuticals.

Matrix Partners
2500 Sand Hill Rd., Ste. 113
Menlo Park, California 94025-7016
Phone: (415)854-3131
Fax: (415)854-3296

Private venture capital partnership. Investments range from $500,000 to $1 million.

Mayfield Fund
2800 Sand Hill Rd., Ste. 250
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (415)854-5560
Fax: (415)854-5712

Venture capital partnership. Prefers high-technology and biomedical industries.

McCown De Leeuw and Co. (Menlo Park)
3000 Sand Hill Rd., Bldg. 3, Ste. 290
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (415)854-6000
Fax: (415)854-0853

A venture capital firm. Preferences include the mortgage servicing, building materials, printing, and office products industries.

Menlo Ventures
3000 Sand Hill Rd., Bldg. 4, Ste. 100
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (415)854-8540
Fax: (415)854-7059

Venture capital supplier. Provides start-up and expansion financing to companies with experienced management teams, distinctive product lines, and large growing markets. Primary interest is in technology-oriented, service, consumer products, and distribution companies. Investments range from $500,000 to $3 million; also provides capital for leveraged buy outs.

Merrill Pickard Anderson & Eyre I
2480 Sand Hill Rd., Ste. 200
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (415)854-8600
Fax: (415)854-0345
Steven Merrill, President

New Enterprise Associates (Menlo Park)
2490 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (415)854-9499
Fax: (415)854-9397

Venture capital supplier.

New Enterprise Associates (San Francisco)
2490 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (415)854-9499
Fax: (415)854-9397

Venture capital supplier. Concentrates in technology-based industries that have the potential for product innovation, rapid growth, and high profit margins.

Norwest Equity Partners IV (Menlo Park)
3000 Sand Hill Rd., Bldg. 3, Ste. 245
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (415)223-6622

A small business investment company.

Norwest Venture Partners
3000 Sand Hill Rd., Bldg. 3., Ste. 105
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (415)854-6366
Fax: (415)854-6652

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Paragon Venture Partners
3000 Sand Hill Rd., Bldg. 1, Ste. 275
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (415)854-8000
Fax: (415)854-7260

Venture capital firm. Areas of interest include high technology and life sciences with an emphasis on data communications, networking, software, medical devices, biotechnology, and health care services industries.

Pathfinder Venture Capital Funds (Menlo Park)
3000 Sand Hill Rd., Bldg. 3, Ste. 255
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (415)854-0650
Fax: (415)854-4706

Venture capital supplier. Provides start-up and early-stage financing to emerging companies in the medical, computer, Pharmaceuticals, and data communications industries. Emphasis is on companies with proprietary technology or market positions and with substantial potential for revenue growth.

Sequoia Capital
3000 Sand Hill Rd., Bldg. 4, Ste. 280
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (415)854-3927
Fax: (415)854-2977

Private venture capital partnership with $300 million under management. Provides financing for all stages of development of well managed companies with exceptional growth prospects in fast-growth industries. Past investments have been made in computers and peripherals, communications, health care, biotechnology, and medical instruments and devices. Investments range from $350,000 for early stage companies to $4 million for late stage accelerates.

Sierra Ventures
3000 Sand Hill Rd., Bldg. 4, Ste. 210
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (415)854-1000
Fax: (415)854-5593

Venture capital partnership.

Sigma Partners
2884 Sand Hill Rd., Ste. 121
Menlo Park, California 94025-7022
Phone: (415)854-1300
Fax: (415)854-1323

Independent venture capital partnership. Prefers to invest in the following areas: communications, computer hardware, computer software, manufacturing, medical equipment, and semiconductor capital equipment. Avoids investing in construction, hotels, leasing, motion pictures, and natural resources. Minimum initial commitment is $500,000.

Sprout Group (Menlo Park)
3000 Sand Hill Rd., Bldg. 4, Ste. 270
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (415)854-1550
Fax: (415)854-8779

Technology Venture Investors
2480 Sand Hill Rd, Ste. 101
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (415)854-7472
Fax: (415)854-4187

Private venture capital partnership. Primary interest is in technology companies with minimum investment of $1 million.

U.S. Venture Partners
2180 Sand Hill Rd., Ste. 300
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (415)854-9080
Fax: (415)854-3018

Venture capital partnership. Prefers the specialty retail, consumer products, technology, and biomedical industries.

USVP-Schlein Marketing Fund
2180 Sand Hill Rd, Ste. 300
Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (415)854-9080
Fax: (415)854-3018

Venture capital fund. Prefers specialty retailing/consumer products companies.

Hall, Morris & Drufva II, L.P.
26161 Lopoz St., Ste. E
Mission Viejo, California 92691
Phone: (714)707-5096
Fax: (714)707-5121

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference. Provides capital for small and medium-sized companies through participation in private placements of subordinated debt, preferred, and common stock. Offers growth-acquisition and later-stage venture capital.

ABC Capital Corp.
917 Whittier Blvd.
Montebello, California 90640
Phone: (213)725-7890
Fax: (213)725-7115

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Allied Business Investors, Inc.
428 S. Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 201
Monterey Park, California 91754
Phone: (818)289-0186
Fax: (818)289-2369
Jack Hong, President

Preferred Investment Size: $50,000. Investment Policies: Loans only. Investment Types: Early stage. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: Los Angeles.

LaiLai Capital Corp.
223 E. Garvey Ave., Ste. 228
Monterey Park, California 91754
Phone: (818)288-0704
Fax: (818)288-4101

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Myriad Capital, Inc.
701 S. Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 302
Monterey Park, California 91754-3242
Phone: (818)570-4548
Fax: (818)570-9570

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Prefers investing in production and manufacturing industries.

DSV Partners (Newport Beach)
620 Newport Center Dr., Ste. 990
Newport Beach, California 92660
Phone: (714)759-5657
Fax: (714)760-6947

Venture capital firm. Prefers to invest in software, medical, biotechnical, environmental, and other high-growth technology companies.

Enterprise Partners
5000 Birch St., Ste. 6200
Newport Beach, California 92660
Phone: (714)833-3650
Fax: (714)833-3652

Venture capital fund. Prefers to invest in medical or high-technology industries in California.

Marwit Capital Corp.
180 Newport Center Dr., Ste. 200
Newport Beach, California 92660
Phone: (714)640-6234
Fax: (714)759-1363

A small business investment corporation. Provides financing for leveraged buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, and expansion stages. Investments are in the $100,000 to $4 million range. Does not provide financing for startups or real estate ventures.

Inman and Bowman
4 Orinda Way, Bldg. D, Ste. 150
Orinda, California 94563
Phone: (510)253-1611
Fax: (510)253-9037

Asset Management Co.
2275 E. Bayshore, Ste. 150
Palo Alto, California 94303
Phone: (415)494-7400
Fax: (415)856-1826

Venture capital firm. High-technology industries preferred.

BankAmerica Ventures (Palo Alto)
5 Palo Alto Sq., Ste. 938
Palo Alto, California 94306
Phone: (415)424-8011
Fax: (415)424-6830

Campbell Venture Management
375 California St.
Palo Alto, California 94308
Phone: (415)853-0766
Fax: (415)857-0303

Citicorp Venture Capital, Ltd.
2 Embarcadero Pl.
2200 Geny Rd., Ste. 203
Palo Alto, California 94303
Phone: (415)424-8000

A small business investment company.

Greylock Management Corp.
755 Page Mill Rd., Ste. A-100
Palo Alto, California 94304-1018
Phone: (415)493-5525
Fax: (415)493-5575

Venture capital firm providing all stages of financing. Areas of interest include computer software, communications, health, biotechnology, publishing, and specialty retail.

MK Global Ventures
2471 E. Bayshore Rd., Ste. 520
Palo Alto, California 94303
Phone: (415)424-0151
Fax: (415)494-2753

Oak Investment Partners (Menlo Park)
525 University Avenue, Ste. 1300
Palo Alto, California 94301
Phone: (415)614-3700
Fax: (415)328-6345

Small business investment corporation. Areas of interest include communications, computer hardware and software, high technology, manufacturing, medical equipment and instrumentation, pharmaceuticals, and retail.

Patricof & Co. Ventures, Inc.
1 Embarcadero Pl.
2100 Geng Rd., Ste. 220
Palo Alto, California 94303
Phone: (415)494-9944
Fax: (415)494-6751

Venture capital firm providing equity investments, diversified by markets and stage of company. Prefers to fund growth.

Summit Partners (Newport Beach)
499 Hamilton Ave., Ste. 200
Palo Alto, California 94301
Phone: (415)321-1166
Fax: (415)321-1188

Venture capital firm providing investments in the $2 million-$20 million range. Areas of interest include technology, health care, and financial services.

Sutter Hill Ventures
755 Page Mill Rd., Ste. A-200
Palo Alto, California 94304-1005
Phone: (415)493-5600
Fax: (415)858-1854

Venture capital partnership providing start-up financing for high technology businesses.

TA Associates (Palo Alto)
435 Tasso St.
Palo Alto, California 94301
Phone: (415)328-1210
Fax: (415)326-4933

Private venture capital firm. Prefers technology companies and leveraged buy outs. Provides from $1 to $20 million in investments.

Venrock Associates
755 Page Mill, A-230
Palo Alto, California 94304
Phone: (415)493-5577
Fax: (415)493-6443

Private venture capital supplier. Prefers high-technology start-up equity investments.

BankAmerica Ventures (Pasadena)
155 N. Lake Ave., Ste. 1010
Pasadena, California 91109
Phone: (818)304-3451
Fax: (818)440-9931

First SBIC of California (Pasadena)
155 N. Lake Ave., Ste. 1010
Pasadena, California 91109
Phone: (818)304-3451
Fax: (818)440-9931

A small business investment company.

The Money Store Investment Corp.
3301 "C" St., Ste. 130
Sacramento, California 95816
Phone: (916)446-5000
Toll-free: (800)639-1102
Fax: (916)488-1868

Non-bank lender providing start-up and expansion financing.

AMF Financial, Inc.
4330 La Jolla Village Dr., Ste. 110
San Diego, California 92122-1233
Phone: (619)546-0167
Fax: (619)455-0868

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Forward Ventures
10975 Torreyana Rd., No. 230
San Diego, California 92121
Phone: (619)677-6077
Fax: (619)452-8799

Venture capital firm preferring investments of $100,000-$500,000. Areas of interest include biotechnology and health care.

Idanta Partners Ltd.
4660 La Jolla Village Dr., Ste. 775
San Diego, California 92122-4606
Phone: (619)452-9690
Fax: (619)452-2013

Venture capital partnership. Minimum investment is $500,000.

New West Partners II
4350 Executive Dr., Ste. 206
San Diego, California 92121
Phone: (619)457-0722
Fax: (619)457-0829

A small business investment corporation.

Sorrento Growth Partners I, L.P.
4225 Executive Sq., Ste. 1450
San Diego, California 92137
Phone: (619)452-6400
Fax: (619)452-7607
Robert Jaffe, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $750,000 to $2 Million. Investment Policies: Equity only. Investment Types: Seed, early, expansion, later stages. Industry Preferences: Medicine, health, communications, electronics, special retail. Geographic Preferences: Southern California.

Ventana Growth Fund L.P.
Rio Vista Tower, Ste. 500
8880 Rio San Diego Dr.
San Diego, California 92108
Phone: (619)291-2757
Fax: (619)295-0189

Venture capital firm.
Accel Partners (San Francisco)
1 Embarcadero Center, Ste. 3820
San Francisco, California 94111
Phone: (415)989-5656
Fax: (415)989-5554

Venture capital firm providing startup financing. Areas of interest include health care, information technology, software, and telecommunications.

American Realty and Construction
1489 Webster St., Ste. 218
San Francisco, California 94115-3767
Phone: (415)928-6600
Fax: (415)928-6363

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

BANEXICorp.
555 California St., Ste. 2600
San Francisco, California 94104
Phone: (415)693-3345
Toll-free: (800)766-3863
Fax: (415)433-7326

Venture capital firm preferring late stage investments. Areas of interest include biotechnology, health care products/services, industrial and environmental services, electronic technology and information services, communications, business services, and specialty retailing.

Bentley Capital
592 Vallejo St. Ste. 2
San Francisco, California 94133
Phone: (415)362-2868
Fax: (415)398-8209

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Bryan and Edwards Partnership
600 Montgomery St., 35th Fl.
San Francisco, California 94111-2854
Phone: (415)421-9990
Fax: (415)421-0471

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Burr, Egan, Deleage, and Co. (San Francisco)
1 Embarcadero Center, Ste. 4050
San Francisco, California 94111-3729
Phone: (415)362-4022
Fax: (415)362-6178

Private venture capital supplier. Invests start-up, expansion, and acquisitions capital nationwide. Principal concerns are strength of the management team; large, rapidly expanding markets; and unique products for services. Past investments have been made in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, cable TV, chemicals/plastics, communications, software, computer systems and peripherals, distributorships, radio common carriers, electronics and electrical components, environmental control, health services, medical devices and instrumentation, and radio and cellular telecommunications. Primarily interested in medical, electronics, and media industries.

Dillon Read Venture Capital
555 California St., No. 4950
San Francisco, California 94104-1714
Phone: (415)296-7900
Fax: (415)296-8956

A venture capital firm. Provides early-stage financing to companies in the biomedical field and the information systems industry.

Dominion Ventures, Inc.
44 Montgomery St., Ste. 4200
San Francisco, California 94104
Phone: (415)362-4890
Fax: (415)394-9245

Venture capital firm providing seed, start-up, second and third stage, and buyout financing. Areas of interest include biotechnology, health care, telecommunications, software, and financial services.

First Century Partners (San Bruno)
101 California St., Ste. 3160
San Francisco, California 94111
Phone: (415)433-4200
Fax: (415)433-4250

Venture capital firm. Health care, software, technology-based service, and specialty retailing industries preferred.

G C and H Partners
1 Maritime Plz., 20th Fl.
San Francisco, California 94111
Phone: (415)693-2000
Fax: (415)951-3699

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Hambrecht and Quist (San Francisco)
1 Bush St.
San Francisco, California 94104
Phone: (415)576-3300
Toll-free: (800)227-3958
Fax: (415)576-3621

Prefers to invest in computer technology, environmental technology, and biotechnology. Investments range from $500,000 to $5,000,000.

Heller First Capital Corp.
650 California St., 23rd Fl.
San Francisco, California 94108
Phone: (415)274-5700
Fax: (415)274-5744

Non-bank lender providing start-up and expansion financing.

Jafco America Ventures, Inc.
555 California St., Ste. 4380
San Francisco, California 94104
Phone: (415)788-0706
Fax: (415)765-4976

Venture capital firm. Provides middle- to later-stage investments. Avoids investments in real estate, natural resources, entertainment, motion pictures, oil and gas, construction, and non-technical industries.

Jupiter Partners
600 Montgomery St., 35th Fl.
San Francisco, California 94111
Phone: (415)421-9990
Fax: (415)421-0471

A small business investment company. Prefers to invest in electronic manufacturing industry.

Montgomery Securities
600 Montgomery St., 21st Fl.
San Francisco, California 94111-2702
Phone: (415)627-2454
Fax: (415)249-5516

Private venture capital and investment banking firm. Diversified, but will not invest in real estate or energy-related industries. Involved in both start-up and later-stage financing.

Morgan Stanley Venture Capital Fund L.P.
555 California St., Ste. 2200
San Francisco, California 94104
Phone: (415)576-2345
Fax: (415)576-2099

Venture capital firm providing second and third stage and buyout financing. Areas of interest include information technology andhealth care products/services.

Positive Enterprises, Inc.
1489 Webster St., Ste. 228
San Francisco, California 94115
Phone: (415)885-6600
Fax: (415)928-6363

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Quest Ventures (San Francisco)
555 California St., Ste. 2955
San Francisco, California 94104
Phone: (415)546-7118
Fax: (415)243-8514

Independent venture capital partnership. Diversified industry preference.

Robertson-Stephens Co.
555 California St., Ste. 2600
San Francisco, California 94104
Phone: (415)781-9700
Fax: (415)781-0278

Investment banking firm. Considers investments in any attractive merging-growth area, including product and service companies. Key preferences include health care, hazardous waste services and technology, biotechnology, software, and information services. Maximum investment is $5 million.

Round Table Capital Corp.
655 Montgomery St., Ste. 700
San Francisco, California 94111
Phone: (415)392-7500
Fax: (415)362-7967
A small business investment corporation.
No industry preference.

Taylor and Turner
220 Montgomery Penthouse 10
San Francisco, California 94104
Phone: (415)398-6325
Fax: (415)398-3220

A venture capital firm. Industry preferences include the biotechnology, education, medical, and electronics industries.

VenAd Administrative Services
657 Mission Street Ste. 601
San Francisco, California 94105
Phone: (415)543-4448
Fax: (415)541-7775

Private venture capital supplier. Provides all stages of financing.

VK Capital Co.
600 California St., Ste. 1700
San Francisco, California 94108
Phone: (415)391-5600
Fax: (415)397-2744

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Volpe, Welty and Co.
1 Maritime Plz., 11th Fl.
San Francisco, California 94111
Phone: (415)956-8120
Fax: (415)986-6754

Prefers investing with companies involved in entertainment, multimedia, computer-aided software engineering, gaming, software tools, biotechnology, and health care industries.

Walden Capital Partners
750 Battery St., 7th Fl., Ste.
700 San Francisco, California 94111
Phone: (415)391-7225
Fax: (415)391-7262

Walden Group of Venture Capital Funds
750 Battery St., Ste. 700
San Francisco, California 94111
Phone: (415)391-7225
Fax: (415)391-7262

Venture capital firm providing seed, start-up, and second and third stage financing. Areas of interest include high technology, consumer products, health-related industries, hardware, software, EDP, environmental, communications, and education.

Weiss, Peck and Greer Venture
Partners L.P. (San Francisco)
555 California St., Ste. 4760
San Francisco, California 94104
Phone: (415)622-6864
Fax: (415)989-5108

Dougery & Wilder (San Mateo)
155 Bovet Rd., Ste. 350
San Mateo, California 94402-3113
Phone: (415)358-8701
Fax: (415)358-8706

Venture capital supplier. Areas of interest include computers systems and software, communications, and medical/biotechnology industries.

Drysdale Enterprises
177 Bovet Rd., Ste. 600
San Mateo, California 94402
Phone: (415)341-6336
Fax: (415)341-1329

Venture capital firm preferring investments of $250,000-$2 million. Areas of interest include food processing, health care, and communications.

Technology Funding
2000 Alameda de las Pulgas, Ste. 250
San Mateo, California 94403
Phone: (415)345-2200
Toll-free: (800)821-5323
Fax: (415)341-1400

Small business investment corporation. Provides primarily late first-stage and early second-stage equity financing. Also offers secured debt with equity participation to venture capital backed companies. Investments range from $500,000 to $1 million.

Trinity Ventures Ltd.
155 Bovet Rd., Ste. 660
San Mateo, California 94402
Phone: (415)358-9700
Fax: (415)358-9785

Private venture capital firm investing in computer software, consumer products, and health care industries.

Phoenix Growth Capital Corp.
2401 Kerner Blvd.
San Rafael, California 94901
Phone: (415)485-4655
Toll-free: (800)227-2626
Fax: (415)485-4663

Small business investment corporation providing start-up, second and third stage, and buyout financing. Areas of interest include secured debt for high technology, biotechnology, computers and peripherals, and service industries. (All must be equity venture capital based.)

InterVen II L.P.
301 Arizona Ave., Ste 306
Santa Monica, California 90401
Phone: (310)587-3550
Fax: (310)587-3440

A small business investment corporation. Currently making only followon investments in existing portfolio companies.

InterVen Partners (Santa Monica)
301 Arizona Ave., No. 306
Santa Monica, California 90401-1305
Phone: (310)587-3550
Fax: (310)587-3440

Venture capital fund. Diversified industry preferences; geographic preference is the West Coast.

DSC Ventures II, LP
12050 Saratoga Ave. Ste., B
Saratoga, California 95070
Phone: (408)252-3800
Fax: (408)252-0757

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Western General Capital Corp.
13701 Riverside Dr., Ste. 610
Sherman Oaks, California 91423
Phone: (818)986-5038
Fax: (818)905-9220

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Astar Capital Corp.
9537 E. Gidley St.
Temple City, California 91780
Phone: (818)350-1211
Fax: (818)443-5874
George Hsu, President

Spectra Enterprise Associates
PO Box 7688
Thousand Oaks, California 91359-7688
Phone: (818)865-0213
Fax: (818)865-1309

Venture capital partnership. Areas of interest include information, computer, semiconductor, software, life sciences, and wireless industries.

National Investment Management, Inc.
2601 Airport Drive., Ste.210
Torrance, California 90505
Phone: (310)784-7600
Fax: (310)784-7605

Venture capital firm providing leveraged buyout financing. Areas of interest include general manufacturing and distribution.

Colorado

Hill, Carman, and Washing
885 Arapahoe
Boulder, Colorado 80302
Phone: (303)442-5151
Fax: (303)442-8525

Weiss, Peck and Greer Venture
Partners L.P. (Boulder)
1113 Spruce St., Ste. 300
Boulder, Colorado 80302
Phone: (303)443-1023
Fax: (303)443-0986

Capital Health Management
2084 S. Milwaukee St.
Denver, Colorado 80210
Phone: (303)692-8600
Fax: (303)692-9656

The Centennial Funds
1999 Broadway, Ste. 2100
Denver, Colorado 80202
Phone: (303)298-9066
Fax: (303)292-3512

Venture capital fund. Prefers to invest in early stage companies in the Rocky Mountain region.

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
1981 Blake St.
Denver, Colorado 80202-1272
Phone: (303)297-2432
Fax: (303)297-2615

Operates financing programs for small and minority businesses.

Colorado Office of Business Development
1625 Broadway, Ste. 1710
Denver, Colorado 80202
Phone: (303)892-3840
Fax: (303)892-3848

Provides loans to new and expanding businesses.

UBD Capital, Inc.
1700 Broadway
Denver, Colorado 80274
Phone: (303)863-6329

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Columbine Ventures
5460 S. Quebec St., Ste. 270
Englewood, Colorado 80111-1917
Phone: (303)694-3222
Fax: (303)694-9007

Venture capital firm interested in biotechnology, medical, computer, electronics, and advanced materials industries.

Connecticut

First Connecticut SBIC
1000 Lafayette St.
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604
Phone: (203)366-4726
Toll-free: (800)401-3222

A small business investment corporation.

AB SBIC, Inc.
275 School House Rd.
Cheshire, Connecticut 06410
Phone: (203)272-0203
Fax: (203)272-9978

A small business investment company. Prefers to invest in grocery stores.

Financial Opportunities, Inc.
1 Vision Dr.
Enfield, Connecticut 06082
Phone: (203)741-4444
Fax: (860)741-4494

A small business investment corporation. Prefers full franchise convenience stores.

Consumer Venture Partners
3 Pickwick Plz.
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
Phone: (203)629-8800
Fax: (203)629-2019

Prefers consumer and expansion-stage investments.

First New England Capital, LP
100 Pearl St.
Hartford, Connecticut 06103
Phone: (203)293-3333
Fax: (203)549-2528

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

FRE Capital Partners, LP 36 Grove St.
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
Phone: (203)966-2800
Fax: (203)966-3109

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

RFE Investment Partners V, L.P.
36 Grove St.
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
Phone: (203)966-2800
Fax: (203)966-3109
James A. Parsons, General Partner

Preferred Investment Size: $5 - $9 Million. Investment Policies: Prefer equity investments. Investment Types: Later stage, expansion, acquisitions. Industry Preferences: Manufacturing & services. Geographic Preferences: National, eastern U.S.

The Vista Group
36 Grove St.
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
Phone: (203)972-3400
Fax: (203)966-0844

Venture capital supplier. Provides start-up and second-stage financing to technology-related businesses that seek to become major participants in high-growth markets of at least $100 million in annual sales. Areas of investment interest include information systems, communications, computer peripherals, medical products and services, retailing, agrigenetics, biotechnology, low technology, no technology, instrumentation, and genetic engineering.

All State Venture Capital Corp.
The Bishop House
32 Elm St.
PO Box 1629
New Haven, Connecticut 06506
Phone: (203)787-5029
Fax: (203)785-0018

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Nova Tech-Eicon
142 Temple St., 2nd Fl.
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
Phone: (203)789-1260
Fax: (203)789-8261

DCS Growth Fund (Old Greenwich)
PO Box 740
Old Greenwich, Connecticut 06870-0740
Phone: (203)637-1704
Fax: (203)637-1705

Canaan Partners
105 Rowayton Ave.
Rowayton, Connecticut 06853
Phone: (203)855-0400
Fax: (203)854-9117

Venture capital supplier.

Marcon Capital Corp.
10 John St.
Southport, Connecticut 06490-1437
Phone: (203)259-7233
Fax: (203)259-9428

A small business investment corporation; secured lending preferred.

Central Texas SBI Corporation
1 Canterbury Green
201 Broad St., 2nd Fl.
Stamford, Connecticut 06901
Phone: (203)352-4056
Fax: (203)352-4184
David E. Erb, Contact Person

James B. Kobak and Co.
2701 Summer St., Ste. 200
Stamford, Connecticut 06905
Phone: (203)363-2221
Fax: (203)363-2218

Venture capital supplier and consultant. Provides assistance to new ventures in the communications field through conceptualization, planning, organization, raising money, and control of actual operations. Special interest is in magazine publishing.

Saugatuck Capital Co.
1 Canterbury Green
Stamford, Connecticut 06901
Phone: (203)348-6669
Fax: (203)324-6995

Private investment partnership. Seeks to invest in various industries not dependent on technology, including health care, telecommunications, insurance, financial services, manufacturing, and consumer products. Prefers leveraged buy out situations, but will consider start-up financing. Investments range from $3 to $5 million.

Schroder Ventures
1055 Washington Blvd. 5th Fl.
Stamford, Connecticut 06901
Phone: (203)324-7700
Fax: (203)324-3636

TSG Ventures, Inc.
177 Broad St., 12th Fl.
Stamford, Connecticut 06901
Phone: (203)363-5344
Fax: (203)406-1590

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

J. H. Whitney and Co. (New York)
177 Broad St.
Stamford, Connecticut 06901
Phone: (203)973-1400
Fax: (203)973-1422

Xerox Venture Capital (Stamford)
Headquarters
800 Long Ridge Rd.
Stamford, Connecticut 06904
Phone: (203)968-3000

Venture capital subsidiary of operating company. Prefers to invest in document processing industries.

The SBIC of Connecticut, Inc.
2 Corporate Rd., Ste. 203
Trumbull, Connecticut 06611
Phone: (203)261-0011
Fax: (203)459-1563

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Capital Resource Company of Connecticut, LP
2558 Albany Ave.
West Hartford, Connecticut 06117
Phone: (203)236-4336
Fax: (860)232-8161

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Marketcorp Venture Associates
285 Riverside Ave.
Westport, Connecticut 06880
Phone: (203)222-1000
Toll-free: (800)243-5077
Fax: (203)222-5829

Venture capital firm. Prefers to invest in consumer-market businesses, including the packaged goods, specialty retailing, communications, and consumer electronics industries.

Oak Investment Partners (Westport)
1 Gorham Island
Westport, Connecticut 06880
Phone: (203)226-8346
Fax: (203)227-0372

Oxford Bioscience Partners
315 Post Rd. W.
Westport, Connecticut 06880
Phone: (203)341-3300
Fax: (203)341-3309

Independent venture capital partnership. Areas of interest include biotechnology, medical devices/services, and health care services. Initial investments range from $500,000 to $1.5 million; up to $3 million over several later rounds of financing.

Prince Ventures (Westport)
25 Ford Rd.
Westport, Connecticut 06880
Phone: (203)227-8332
Fax: (203)226-5302

Provides early stage financing for medical and life sciencesventures.

Delaware

Delaware Economic Development Authority
99 Kings Hwy.
PO Box 1401
Dover, Delaware 19903-1401
Phone: (302)739-4271
Toll-free: (800)441-8846
Fax: (302)739-5749

Provides financing to new and expanding businesses at interest rates below the prime rate by issuing industrial revenue bonds (IRBs). Manufacturing and agricultural projects are eligible.

PNC Capital Corp.
300 Delaware Ave., Ste. 304
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
Phone: (302)427-5895
Fax: (302)427-5810
Gary J. Zentner, President

Preferred Investment Size: $2 to $8 million. Investment Policies: Loans and/or equity. Investment Types: Expansion, later stage. Industry Preferences: No real estate or taxoriented investments. Geographic Preferences: Northeast.

District of Columbia

Allied Capital Commercial Corp.
1666 K St. NW, 9th Fl.
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Phone: (202)331-1112
Fax: (202)659-2053

Real estate investment trust managed by Allied Capital Advisers, Inc. Investments range from $500,000 to $7.5 million. Prefers to purchase small business loans secured by real estate that are owner-operated or small business controlled. Areas of property interest include convenience stores, hotel/motel establishments, offices, medical facilities and nursing homes, industrial and retail properties, service stations, RV and mobile home parks, office condominiums, mini-storage facilities, and restaurants.

Allied Capital Corp.
1666 K St. NW, 9th Fl.
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Phone: (202)331-1112
Fax: (202)659-2053

Venture capital fund managed by Allied Capital Advisers, Inc. Investments range from $500,000 to $6 million. Prefers later-stage companies that have been in business for at least one year, but gives consideration to early-stage companies and turnaroundsituations. Geographical preferences include the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast. Areas of interest include communications, computer hardware and software, consumer products, educational products, electronics, environmental, energy, franchising, industrial products and equipment, manufacturing, media, medical/health, publishing, recreation/tourism, restaurant, retail, service, transportation, and wholesale distribution industries.

Allied Capital Corp. II
1666 K St. NW, 9th Fl.
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Phone: (202)331-1112
Fax: (202)659-2053

Venture capital fund managed by Allied Capital Advisers, Inc. Investments range from $500,000 to $1 million. Prefers later-stage companies that have been in business for at least one year, but gives consideration to early-stage companies and turn-around situations. Geographical preferences include the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast. Areas of interest include communications, computer hardware and software, consumer products, educational products, electronics, environmental, energy, franchising, industrial products and equipment, manufacturing, media, medical/health, publishing, recreation/tourism, restaurant, retail, service, transportation, and wholesale distribution industries.

Allied Capital Lending Corp.
1666 K St. NW, 9th Fl.
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Phone: (202)331-1112
Fax: (202)659-2053

Management investment company managed by Allied Capital Advisers, Inc. Investments range from $200,000 to $1 million. Prefers to provide small, privately owned businesses with SBA-guaranteed loans. Areas of interest include manufacturing, hotel/motel, consumer products, retail shops/convenience stores, service stations, laundries and dry cleaning, home furnishings, printing, real estate, recreation/tourism, restaurant, and service industries.

Allied Financial Corp.
1666 K St. NW, 9th Fl.
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Phone: (202)331-1112
Fax: (202)659-2053

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Diversified industry preference, excluding startups, turnarounds, real estate development, natural resources, and foreign companies.

Broadcast Capital, Inc.
1771 N St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Phone: (202)429-5393
Fax: (202)775-2991

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Invests only in radio and TV stations. Investments lie in the $300,000-$400,000 range.

Fulcrum Venture Capital Corp
2021 K St. NW, Ste. 210
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Phone: (202)785-4253

Helio Capital, Inc.
666 11th St., NW, Ste. 900
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
Phone: (202)272-3617
Fax: (202)504-2247

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Minority Broadcast Investment Corp.
1000 Connecticut NW, Ste. 622
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Phone: (202)293-1166
Fax: (202)872-1669

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Communications industry preferred.

Zaitech Capital Corp.
SBA, Receiver for Zaitech Capital Corp.
666 11th St. NW Ste.900
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
Phone: (202)504-2245
Fax: (202)504-2247

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Florida

North American Fund, II
312 SE 17th St., Ste.300
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Phone: (305)463-0681
Fax: (305)527-0904

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference. Prefers controlling interest investments and acquisitions of established businesses with a history of profitability.

Quantum Capital Partners, Ltd.
4400 NE 25th Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
Phone: (305)776-1133
Fax: (305)938-9406

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Pro-Med Investment Corp.
Presidential Circle
4000 Hollywood Blvd., Ste.435 S.
Hollywood, Florida 33021-6754
Phone: (305)966-8868
Toll-free: (800)954-3617
Fax: (305)969-3223

A minority enterprise small business investment company.

Venture First Associates
1901 S. Harbor City Blvd., Ste. 501
Melbourne, Florida 32901
Phone: (407)952-7750
Fax: (407)952-5787

Venture capital firm providing seed, start-up and first stage financing. Areas of interest include health care, advanced chemicals, computer software and hardware, industrial equipment, electronics, and communications.

BAC Investment Corp.
600 NW 27th Ave.
Miami, Florida 33147
Phone: (305)693-5919
Fax: (305)693-7450

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

J and D Capital Corp.
12747 Biscayne Blvd.
North Miami, Florida 33181
Phone: (305)893-0303
Fax: (305)891-2338

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

PMC Investment Corp.
AmeriFirst Bank Bldg., 2nd Fl. S
18301 Biscayne Blvd.
North Miami Beach, Florida 33160
Phone: (305)933-5858
Fax: (305)931-3054

Western Financial Capital Corp. (North Miami Beach)
AmeriFirst Bank Bldg., 2nd Fl. S
18301 Biscayne Blvd.
North Miami Beach, Florida 33160
Phone: (305)933-5858
Fax: (305)931-3054

A small business investment company.

Florida High Technology and Industry Council
Collins Bldg.
107 W. Gaines St., Rm. 315
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2000
Phone: (904)487-3136
Fax: (904)487-3014

Provides financing for research and development for high-tech businesses.

Florida Capital Ventures, Ltd.
880 Riverside Plz.
100 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33602
Phone: (813)229-2294
Fax: (813)229-2028

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Market Capital Corp.
1102 N. 28th St.
PO Box 31667
Tampa, Florida 33631
Phone: (813)247-1357
Fax: (813)248-6679

A small business investment corporation. Grocery industry preferred.

South Atlantic Venture Fund
614 W. Bay St., Ste. 200
Tampa, Florida 33606-2704
Phone: (813)253-2500
Fax: (813)253-2360

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Provides expansion capital for privately owned, rapidly growing companies located in the southeastern United States and Texas. Prefers to invest in communications, computer services, consumer, electronic components and instrumentation, medical/healthreiated services, medical products, finance, and insurance industries. Will not consider real estate or oil and gas investments.

Allied Financial Services Corp. (Vero Beach)
Executive Office Center, Ste. 303
2770 N. Indian River Blvd.
Vero Beach, Florida 32960
Phone: (407)778-5556
Fax: (407)569-9303

A minority enterprise small business investment company.

Allied Investment Corp. (Vero Beach)
Executive Office Center, Ste.305
2770 N. Indian River Blvd.
Vero Beach, Florida 32960
Phone: (407)778-5556
Fax: (407)569-9303

A small business investment company.

Georgia

Advanced Technology Development Fund
1000 Abernathy Rd., Ste. 1420
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
Phone: (770)668-2333
Fax: (770)668-2330

Venture capital firm providing startup, first stage, second stage expansion, purchase or secondary positions, and buyout or acquisition financing. Areas of interest include information processing, health care and specialized mobile radio.

Arete Ventures, Inc./Utech Venture Capital Funds
115 Perimeter Center Pl. NE, No. 1140
Atlanta, Georgia 30346-1282
Phone: (404)399-1660

Venture capital firm providing startup, first stage, second stage expansion and late stage expansion financing. Areas of interest include utility-related industries.

Cordova Capital Partners, L.P.
3350 Cumberland Cir., Ste. 970
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Phone: (770)951-1542
Fax: (770)955-7610
Paul DiBella, Manager
Ralph Wright, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $1 to $3 million. Investment Policies: Equity and/or debt. Investment Types: Early stage, expansion, later stage. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: Southeast.

Cravey, Green & Wahlen, Inc./CGW
Southeast Partners
12 Piedmont Center, Ste. 210
Atlanta, Georgia 30305-4805
Phone: (404)816-3255
Toll-free: (800)249-6669
Fax: (404)816-3258

Venture capital firm providing buyout or acquisition financing. Areas of interest include manufacturing, distribution, and serviceindustries. Does not provide start-up financing or investments in high technology and medical industries.

EGL Holdings, Inc.
6600 Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd.
300 Embassy Row, Ste. 630
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
Phone: (770)399-5633
Fax: (770)393-4825

Venture capital firm providing late stage expansion, purchase or secondary positions, and buyout or acquisition financing. Areas of interest include information technology, medical/health care, industrial automation, electronic components and instrumentation for venture capital deals, and all industries for buyouts.

Equity South
1790 The Lenox Bldg.
3399 Peachtree Rd., Ste. 1790
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404)237-6222
Fax: (404)261-1578

Venture capital firm providing second stage expansion, late stage expansion, purchase or secondary positions, and buyout or acquisition financing.

Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Government Information Division
1200 Equitable Bldg.
100 Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Phone: (404)656-5526
Fax: (404)656-9792

Central source for information on Georgia's people, economy, and local governments, including information on federal and state funding sources.

Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Community and Economic Development Division
1200 Equitable Bldg.
100 Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Phone: (404)656-3836
Fax: (404)656-9792

Provides assistance in applying for state and federal grants.

Green Capital Investors L.P.
3343 Peachtree Rd., Ste. 1420
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404)261-1187
Fax: (404)266-8677

Venture capital firm providing purchase or secondary positions and buyout or acquisition financing.

Investor's Equity, Inc.
1355 Peachtree
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Phone: (404)897-1910

A small business investment corporation.

Noro-Moseley Partners
4200 Northside Pky., Bldg. 9
Atlanta, Georgia 30327
Phone: (404)233-1966
Fax: (404)239-9280

Venture capital partnership. Prefers to invest in private, diversified small and medium-sized growth companies located in the southeastern United States.

Premier Health Care
3414 Peachtree Rd., Ste. 238
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404)816-0049
Fax: (404)816-0248

Venture capital firm providing startup, first stage, second stage expansion, late stage expansion, purchase or secondary positions, and buyout or acquisition financing. Areas of interest include health care.

Renaissance Capital Corp.
34 Peachtree St. NW, Ste. 2230
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Phone: (404)658-9061
Fax: (404)658-9064

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

River Capital, Inc.
1360 Peachtree St. NE, Ste. 1430
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Phone: (404)873-2166
Fax: (404)873-2158

Venture capital firm providing second stage expansion, late stage expansion, purchase or secondary positions, and buyout or acquisition financing. Areas of interest include light manufacturing and distribution companies with annual revenues exceeding $20 million.

Seaboard Management Corp.
3400 Peachtree Rd. NE, Ste. 741
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404)239-6270
Fax: (404)239-6284

Venture capital firm providing first stage and second stage expansion financing. Areas of interest include manufacturing and telecommunications.

First Growth Capital, Inc.
Best Western Plz.
PO Box 815
Forsyth, Georgia 31029
Phone: (912)994-9260
Toll-free: (800)447-3241
Fax: (912)994-9260

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

North Riverside Capital Corp.
50 Technology Pk./Atlanta
Norcross, Georgia 30092
Phone: (770)446-5556
Fax: (770)446-8627

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Hawaii

Bancorp Hawaii SBIC
130 Merchant St.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808)521-6411
Fax: (808)537-8557

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Hawaii Agriculture Department
PO Box 22159
Honolulu, Hawaii 96823-2159
Phone: (808)973-9600
Fax: (808)973-9613

Provides information and advice in such areas as marketing, production, and labeling. Administers loan programs, including the New Fanner Loan Program, the Emergency Loan Program, and the Aquaculture Loan Program.

Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism
Financial Assistance Branch
Grosvenor Center, Mauka Tower
737 Bishop St., Ste. 1900
PO Box 2359
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808)586-2576
Fax: (808)587-3832

Provides loans to small businesses, including the Hawaii Capital Loan Program and the Hawaii Innovation Development Loan Program.

Pacific Venture Capital Ltd.
222 S. Vineyard St., No. PH-1
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-2445
Phone: (808)521-6502
Toll-free: (800)455-1888
Fax: (808)521-6541

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation.

Illinois

ABN AMRO Capital (USA) Inc.
135 S. La Salle St.
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Phone: (312)904-6445
Phone: (312)904-6376
Joseph Rizzi, Chairman

Alpha Capital Venture Partners
3 1st National Plz.-Ste. 1400
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: (312)214-3440
Fax: (312)214-3376

A small business investment corporation providing expansion or later stage financing in the Midwest. No industry preference; however, no real estate, oil and gas, or start-up ventures are considered.

Ameritech Development Corp.
225 W. Randolph, 18th C Fl.
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Phone: (312)750-5000
Fax: (312)609-0244

Venture capital supplier. Prefers to invest in telecommunications and information services.

Batterson, Johnson and Wang
Venture Partners
303 W. Madison St., Ste. 1110
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3300
Phone: (312)269-0300
Fax: (312)269-0021

William Blair and Co. (Chicago)
222 W. Adams St.
Chicago, Illinois 60606-5312
Phone: (312)364-8250
Fax: (312)236-1042

A small business investment corporation. Areas of interest include cable, media, communications, consumer products, retail, health care services, technology and information services, and other service industries.

Brinson Partners, Inc.
209 S. LaSalle, 12th Fl.
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1295
Phone: (312)220-7100
Fax: (312)220-7199

Business Ventures, Inc.
20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 1741
Chicago, Illinois 60606-2904
Phone: (312)346-1580
Fax: (312)346-6693

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference; considers only ventures in the Chicago area.

Capital Health Venture Partners
122 S. Michigan, Ste. 1320
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Phone: (312)427-1227
Fax: (312)691-0124

Investments limited to early stage medical, biotech, and health care related companies.

The Combined Fund, Inc.
915 E. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 60615
Phone: (312)363-0300
Fax: (312)363-6816

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Continental Illinois Venture Corp.
231 S. LaSalle St.
Chicago, Illinois 60697
Phone: (312)828-8023
Fax: (312)987-0763

A small business investment corporation. Provides start-up and early stage financing to growth-oriented companies with capable management teams, proprietary products, and expanding markets.

Essex Venture Partners
190 S. LaSalle St., Ste. 2800
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Phone: (312)444-6040
Fax: (312)444-6034

Prefers to invest in health care companies.

First Analysis Corp.
c/o Bret Maxwell
233 S. Wacker Dr., Ste. 9500
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Phone: (312)258-1400
Toll-free: (800)866-3272
Fax: (312)258-0334

Small business investment corporation providing first and second stage, mezzanine, and leveraged buyout financing in the $100,000 to $3 million range. Will act as deal originator or investor in deals created by others. Areas of interest include environmental, infrastructure, special chemicals/materials, repetitive revenue service, telecommunications, software, consumer/specialty retail, and health care companies.

First Capital Corp. of Chicago
3 1st National Plz., Ste. 1330
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: (312)732-5400
Fax: (312)732-4098

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

First Chicago Venture Capital
3 1st National Plz., Ste. 1330
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: (312)732-5400
Fax: (312)732-4098

Venture capital supplier. Invests a minimum of $1 million in early stage situations to a maximum of $25 million in mature growth or buy out situations. Emphasis is placed on a strong management team and unique market opportunity.

Frontenac Co.
135 S. LaSalle St., Ste. 1900
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Phone: (312)368-0044
Fax: (312)368-9520

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Golder, Thoma, Cressey, Rauner, Inc.
6100 Sears Tower
233 S. Wacker
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Phone: (312)382-2200
Fax: (312)382-2201

Private venture capital firm. Diversified industry preference, but does not invest in high technology or real estate industries.

Heller Equity Capital Corp.
500 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, Illinois 60661
Phone: (312)441-7200
Fax: (312)441-7378

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

IEG Venture Management, Inc.
70 West Madison, Ste. 1400
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: (312)644-0890
Fax: (312)454-0369

Venture capital supplier. Provides start-up financing primarily to technology-based companies located in the Midwest.

Illinois Development Finance Authority
Sears Tower
233 S. Wacker Dr., Ste. 5310
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Phone: (312)793-5586
Fax: (312)793-6347

Provides bond, venture capital, and direct loan programs.

Mesirow Capital Partners SBIC, Ltd.
350 N. Clark St., 3rd Fl.
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Phone: (312)595-6000
Fax: (312)595-7208

A small business investment corporation providing later stage growth financing and acquisition financing of non-high-technology companies. Does not provide start-up and turnaround financing.

The Neighborhood Fund, Inc.
1950 E. 71st St., Jeffery's Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 60649-2030
Phone: (312)753-5670
Fax: (312)493-6609

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Neighborhood Fund, Inc. (The)
25 E. Washington Blvd., Ste. 2015
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: (312)726-6084
Fax: (312)726-0167
Derrick Collins, President

Preferred Investment Size: $100,000 to $300,000. Investment Policies: Equity and loans. Industry Preferences: Manufacturing, technology, product based. Geographic Preferences: Midwest.

Peterson Finance and Investment Co.
3300 W. Peterson Ave., Ste. A
Chicago, Illinois 60659
Phone: (312)539-0502
Fax: (312)267-8846

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Polestar Capital, Inc.
180 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 1905
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Phone: (312)984-9875
Fax: (312)984-9877
Wallace Lennox, President

Preferred Investment Size: $350,000 to $700,000. Investment Policies:. Primarily equity. Investment Types: Early to later stages.

Prince Ventures (Chicago)
10 S. Wacker Dr., Ste. 2575
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Phone: (312)454-1408
Fax: (312)454-9125

Shorebank Capital Incorp.
7936 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, Illinois 60619
Phone: (312)371-7030
Fax: (312)371-7035

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation providing second stage, buyout, and acquisition financing to companies in the Midwest. Diversified industry preference.

Tower Ventures, Inc.
Sears Tower, BSC 23-27
33333 Beverly Holtman, Ste. AC 254A
Chicago, Illinois 60179
Phone: (708)286-0571
Fax: (312)906-0164

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Walnut Capital Corp. (Chicago)
2 N. LaSalle St., Ste.2410
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: (312)269-0126
Fax: (312)346-2231

A small business investment corporation. Diversified industry preference.

Wind Point Partners (Chicago)
676 N. Michigan Ave., No. 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2804
Phone: (312)649-4000
Fax: (312)649-9644

Marquette Venture Partners
520 Lake Cook Rd., Ste. 450
Deerfield, Illinois 60015
Phone: (708)940-1700
Fax: (708)940-1724

Seidman, Fisher and Co.
1603 Orrington Ave. Ste. 2050
Evanston, Illinois 60201-5910
Phone: (708)492-1812
Fax: (708)864-9692

Private venture capital supplier.

The Cerulean Fund
1701 E. Lake Ave., Ste. 170
Glenview, Illinois 60025
Phone: (847)657-8002
Fax: (847)657-8168

Providers of equity investment.
Allstate Venture Capital
3075 Sanders Rd., Ste. G5D
Northbrook, Illinois 60062-7127
Phone: (708)402-5681
Fax: (708)402-0880

Venture capital supplier. Investments are not limited to particular industries or geographical locations. Interest is in unique products or services that address large potential markets and offer great economic benefits; strength of management team is also important. Investments range from $500,000 to $5 million.

Caterpillar Venture Capital, Inc.
100 NE Adams St.
Peoria, Illinois 61629
Phone: (309)675-1000
Fax: (309)675-4457

Venture capital subsidiary of operating firm.

Cilcorp Ventures, Inc.
300 Hamilton Blvd., Ste. 300
Peoria, Illinois 61602
Phone: (309)675-8850
Fax: (309)675-8800

Invests in environmental services only.

Comdisco Venture Group (Rosemont)
6111 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
Phone: (708)698-3000
Toll-free: (800)336-6000
Fax: (847)518-5440

Venture capital subsidiary of operating firm.

Indiana

Cambridge Ventures, LP
8440 Woodfield Crossing, No. 315
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240
Phone: (317)469-9704
Fax: (317)469-3926

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Circle Ventures, Inc.
26 N. Arsenal Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46201-3808
Phone: (317)636-7242
Fax: (317)637-7581

A small business investment corporation. Prefers second-stage, leveraged buy out, and growth financings. Geographical preference is Indianapolis.

Heritage Venture Partners
135 N. Pennsylvania St., Ste. 2380
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone: (317)635-5696
Fax: (317)635-5699

Venture capital fund. Prefers radio broadcast properties in mid-sized radio markets wherein major universities are located.

Indiana Business Modernization and Technology Corp.
1 N. Capitol Ave., Ste. 925
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone: (317)635-3058
Toll-free: (800)877-5182
Fax: (317)231-7095

Invests in and counsels applied research ventures.

Indiana Development Finance Authority
1 N. Capitol Ave., Ste. 320
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone: (317)233-4332
Phone: (317)232-6786
Fax: (317)232-6786

Administers the Ag Finance, Export Finance, Loan Guarantee, and Industrial Development Bond Financing Programs.

First Source Capital Corp.
PO Box 1602
South Bend, Indiana 46634
Phone: (219)235-2180
Fax: (219)235-2227

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Iowa

Allsop Venture Partners (Cedar Rapids)
2750 1st Ave. NE, Ste. 210
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
Phone: (319)363-8971
Fax: (319)363-9519

InvestAmerica Venture Group, Inc. (Cedar Rapids)
101 2nd St. SE, Ste. 800
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Phone: (319)363-8249
Fax: (319)363-9683

A small business investment corporation. Invests in later stage manufacturing and service businesses.

MorAmerica Capital Corp. (Cedar Rapids)
101 2nd St. SE, Ste. 800
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Phone: (319)363-8249
Fax: (319)363-9683

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Iowa Department of Economic Development
Iowa Seed Capitol Corp.
200 E. Grand Ave., Ste. 160
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: (515)242-4860
Phone: (515)242-4722

Provides risk capital to ventures that have new-job potential in Iowa. Profits are reinvested in other Iowa businesses and products.

Iowa Dept. of Economic Development
International Division
Export Finance Program
200 E. Grand Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: (515)242-4742
Fax: (515)242-4918

Provides funding to qualified exporters of Iowa-manufactured and processed products.

Iowa Department of Economic Development
Iowa New Jobs Training Program
150 Des Moines St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: (515)281-9028
Fax: (515)281-9033

Reimburses new or expanding companies for up to 50 percent of new employees' salaries and benefits for up to one year of on-the-job training. Coordinated through the state's 15 community colleges.

Iowa Department of Economic Development
Bureau of Business Finance
Self-Employment Loan Program
Iowa Dept. of Economic Development
200 E. Grand Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: (515)242-4793
Phone: (515)242-4749

Provides low-interest loans for low-income entrepreneurs who are expanding or starting a new business.

Iowa Department of Economic Development
Division of Financial Assistance Community Development Block Grants
200 E. Grand Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: (515)242-4825
Fax: (515)242-4809

Bestows grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help finance community improvements and job-generating expansions. Funds are primarily awarded on a competitive basis.

Iowa Finance Authority
100 E. Grand Ave., Ste. 250
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: (515)242-4990
Fax: (515)242-4957

Provides loans to new and expanding small businesses. Funds may be used to purchase land, construction, building improvements, or equipment; loans cannot be used for working capital, inventory, or operations.

Kansas

Allsop Venture Partners (Overland Park)
7400 College Blvd., Ste. 302
Overland Park, Kansas 66210
Phone: (913)338-0820
Fax: (913)649-2125

Kansas Venture Capital, Inc. (Overland Park)
6700 Antioch Plz., Ste. 460
Overland Park, Kansas 66204-1200
Phone: (913)262-7117
Fax: (913)262-3509

A small business investment corporation. Prefers to invest in wholesale or distribution, high technology, and service businesses.

Kansas City Equity Partners
4200 Somerset Dr., Ste. 101
Prairie Village, Kansas 66208
Phone: (913)649-1771
Fax: (913)649-2125
Paul H. Henson, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $500,000 to $2 million. Investment Policies: Equity. Investment Types: Seed, early stage, expansion. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: Midwest.

Kansas Development Finance Authority
700 SW Jackson
Jayhawk Tower, Ste. 1000
Topeka, Kansas 66603
Phone: (913)296-6747
Fax: (913)296-6810

Dedicated to improving access to capital financing to business enterprises through the issuance of bonds.

Kansas Housing and Commerce Department
Division of Community Development
700 SW Harrison, Ste. 1300
Topeka, Kansas 66603-3712
Phone: (913)296-3485
Fax: (913)296-0186

Administers Community Development Block Grants and the enterprise zone program, in which businesses receive tax credits and exemptions for locating in targeted areas.

Kentucky

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Financial Incentives Department
Capitol Plaza Tower
500 Mero St.
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone: (502)564-4554
Fax: (502)564-3256

Provides loans to supplement private financing. Offers two major programs: issuance of industrial revenue bonds; and second mortgage loans to private firms in participation with other lenders. Also has a Crafts Guaranteed Loan Program providing loans up to $20,000 to qualified craftspersons, and a Commonwealth Venture Capital Program, encouraging the establishment or expansion of small business and industry.

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Commonwealth Small Business Development Corp.
2300 Capitol Plaza Tower
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone: (502)564-4320
Fax: (502)564-3256

Provides loans of up to 40 percent of the costs of expansion to qualified small businesses unable to obtain financing without government aid.

Mountain Ventures, Inc.
362 Old Whitley Rd.
PO Box 1738
London, Kentucky 40743-1738
Phone: (606)864-5175
Fax: (606)864-5194

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference; geographic area limited to southeast Kentucky.

Equal Opportunity Finance, Inc.
420 S. Hurstbourne Pky., Ste. 201
Louisville, Kentucky 40222-8002
Phone: (502)423-1943
Fax: (502)423-1945

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference; geographic areas limited to Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Economic Development
Economic Development Corp.
PO Box 94185
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9185
Phone: (504)342-3000
Fax: (504)342-5389

Premier Venture Capital Corp.
451 Florida St.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801
Phone: (504)332-4421
Fax: (504)332-7929

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

S.C.D.F. Investment Corp., Inc.
PO Box 3885
Lafayette, Louisiana 70502
Phone: (318)232-7672
Fax: (318)232-5094

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

First Commerce Capital, Inc.
201 St. Charles Ave., 16th Fl.
PO Box 60279
New Orleans, Louisiana 70160
Phone: (504)623-1600
Fax: (504)623-1779
William Harper, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $1 to $2 million. Investment Policies: Loans, equity. Investment Types: Later stage, acquisition, buyouts Industry Preferences: Manufacturing healthcare, retail, wholesale/distribution. Geographic Preferences: Gulf South region.

Maine

Finance Authority of Maine
83 Western Ave.
PO Box 949
Augusta, Maine 04332-0949
Phone: (207)623-3263
Phone: (207)623-0095
Fax: (800)623-0095

Assists business development and job creation through direct loans, loan guarantee programs, and project grants.

Maine Capital Corp.
70 Center St.
Portland, Maine 04101
Phone: (207)772-1001
Fax: (207)772-3257

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Maryland

ABS Ventures Limited Partnerships (Baltimore)
135 E. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Phone: (410)727-1700
Toll-free: (800)638-2596
Fax: (410)234-3699

Invests in the computer software, health care, and biotechnology industries.

American Security Capital Corp., Inc.
100 S. Charles St., 5th Fl.
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: (410)547-4205
Fax: (410)547-4990

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Anthem Capital, L.P.
16 S. Calvert St., Ste. 800
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Phone: (410)625-1510
Fax: (410)625-1735
William M. Gust II, Manager

Broventure Capital Management
16 W. Madison St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: (410)727-4520
Fax: (410)727-1436

Venture capital partnership. Provides start-up capital to early stage companies, expansion capital to companies experiencing rapid growth, and capital for acquisitions. Initial investments range from $400,000 to $750,000.

Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development
Financing Programs Division Industrial Development Financing Authority
217 E. Redwood St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3316
Phone: (410)767-6300
Fax: (410)333-8628

Insures up to 80 percent of loans or obligations. Also provides tax-exempt revenue bonds for the financing of fixed assets.

Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development
Financing Programs Division Small Business Development Center
217 E. Redwood St., 10th Fl.
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3316
Phone: (410)767-0095
Toll-free: (800)333-6995
Fax: (410)333-1836

Provides short-term financing for government contracts and long-term financing for equipment and working capital. Also operates a surety bond guarantee program for small businesses and an equity participation investment program for potential minority franchises.

Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development
Financing Programs Division Community Financing Group
111 N. Utah St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-3316
Phone: (410)333-4304
Phone: (410)767-2000
Fax: (410)333-6931

New Enterprise Associates
1119 St. Paul
St. Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Phone: (410)244-0115
Fax: (410)752-7721

Private free-standing venture capital partnership providing seed and startup financing. Prefers information technology and medical and life science industries.

T. Rowe Price
100 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Phone: (410)547-2000
Toll-free: (800)638-7890

Venture capital supplier. Offers specialized investment services to meet the needs of companies in various stages of growth.

Triad Investor's Corp.
300 E. Joppa, Ste. 1111
Baltimore, Maryland 21204
Phone: (410)828-6497
Fax: (410)337-7312

Venture capital firm providing seed and early stage financing. Areas of interest include communications, computer-related, medical/health-related, genetic engineering, and electronic components and instrumentation industries.

Calvert Social Venture Partners
7201 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 310
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: (301)718-4272
Fax: (301)656-4421

Private venture capital partnership focusing on Mid-Atlantic companies involved in socially or environmentally beneficial products or services.

Security Financial and Investment Corp.

7720 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 207
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: (301)951-4288
Fax: (301)951-9282

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Greater Washington Investments, Inc.
5454 Wisconsin Ave.
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
Phone: (301)656-0626
Fax: (301)656-4053

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Jupiter National, Inc.
5454 Wisconsin Ave.
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
Phone: (301)656-0626
Fax: (301)656-4053

A small business investment corporation. Prefers low to medium technology and subordinated debt investments.

Greater Washington Investments, Inc.
39 W. Montgomery Ave.
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: (301)738-3939
Fax: (301)738-7949
Haywood Miller, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $1,000,000. Investment Policies: Subordinated debt with warrant. Investment Types: Expansion, later stage. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: National.

Syncom Capital Corp.
8401 Coalville Rd., Ste. 300
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Phone: (301)608-3203
Fax: (301)608-3307

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Areas of interest include telecommunications and media.

Grotech Capital Group
9690 Deereco Rd., Ste. 800
Timonium, Maryland 21093
Phone: (410)560-2000
Fax: (410)560-1910

Massachusetts

Advanced Technology Ventures (Boston)
10 Post Office Sq. Ste 970
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone: (617)423-4050
Fax: (617)423-4573

Private venture capital firm. Prefers early stage financing in high-technology industries.

Advent Atlantic Capital Co. LP
75 State St., Ste. 2500
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone: (617)345-7200
Fax: (617)345-7201

Venture capital fund. Communications industry preferred.

Advent V Capital Co.
75 State St., Ste. 2500
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone: (617)345-7200
Fax: (617)345-7201

Venture capital fund. Communications industry preferred.

Advent IV Capital Co.
75 State St., Ste. 2500
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone: (617)345-7200
Fax: (617)345-7201

Venture capital fund. Communications industry preferred.

Advent Industrial Capital Co. LP
75 State St., Ste. 2500
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone: (617)345-7200
Fax: (617)345-7201

Venture capital fund. Communications industry preferred.

Advent International Corp.
101 Federal St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Phone: (617)951-9400
Fax: (617)951-0566

Venture capital firm. Invests in all stages, from start-up technologybased companies to well-established companies in rapid growth or mature industries; no retail clothing or real estate.

American Research and Development
45 Milk St., 4th Fl.
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone: (617)423-7500
Fax: (617)423-9655

Independent private venture capital partnership. All stages of financing; no minimum or maximum investment.

Aspen Ventures (Boston)
1 Post Office Square, Ste. 3320
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone: (617)426-2151
Fax: (617)426-2181

Venture capital supplier. Provides start-up and early stage financing to companies in high-growth industries such as biotechnology, communications, electronics, and health care.

Atlas Venture
222 Berkeley
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Phone: (617)859-9290
Fax: (617)859-9292

Bain Capital Fund (Boston)
2 Copley Pl.
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Phone: (617)572-3000
Fax: (617)572-3274

Private venture capital firm. No industry preference, but avoids investing in high-tech industries. Minimum investment is $500,000.

BancBoston Ventures, Inc.
100 Federal St., 32nd Fl.
PO Box 2016
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Phone: (617)434-2442
Fax: (617)434-1153

A small business investment corporation. Minimum investment is $1 million.

Battery Ventures (Boston)
200 Portland St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Phone: (617)367-1011
Fax: (617)367-1070

Venture capital firm providing financing to early and emerging software and communications companies. Average investments are from $1 million to $5 million.

Boston Capital Ventures
Old City Hall
45 School St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Phone: (617)227-6550
Fax: (617)227-3847

Venture capital firm.

Burr, Egan, Deleage, and Co.
1 Post Office Sq., Ste. 3800
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone: (617)482-8020
Toll-free: (800)756-2877
Fax: (617)482-1944

Private venture capital supplier. Invests start-up, expansion, and acquisitions capital nationwide. Principal concerns are strength of the management team; large, rapidly expanding markets; and unique products or services. Past investments have been made in the fields of electronics, health, and communications. Investments range from $750,000 to $5 million.

Charles River Ventures
10 Post Office Sq., Ste. 1330
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone: (617)292-7717
Fax: (617)292-7718

Venture capital partnership providing early stage financing. Areas of interest include communications, software, environmental, and specialty financial service industries.

Chestnut Street Partners, Inc.
75 State St., Ste. 2500
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone: (617)345-7220
Fax: (617)345-7201

A small business investment company. Diversified industrypreference.

Claflin Capital Management, Inc.
77 Franklin St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Phone: (617)426-6505
Fax: (617)482-0016

Private venture capital firm investing its own capital. No industry preference but prefers early stage companies.

Commonwealth Enterprise Fund, Inc.
10 Post Office Sq., Ste. 1090
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone: (617)482-1881
Fax: (617)482-9141

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference, but clients must be located in Massachusetts.

Copley Venture Partners
600 Atlantic Ave., 13th Fl.
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
Phone: (617)722-6030
Fax: (617)523-7739

Eastech Management Co.
45 Milk St., 4th Fl.
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone: (617)423-7500
Fax: (617)423-9655

Private venture capital supplier. Provides start-up and first- and second-stage financing to companies in the following industries: communications, computer-related electronic components and instrumentation, and industrial products and equipment. Will not consider real estate, agriculture, forestry, fishing, finance and insurance, transportation, oil and gas, publishing, entertainment, natural resources, or retail.

Fidelity Venture Associates, Inc.
Fidelity Investments
82 Devonshire St., Mail Zone R25C
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone: (617)563-7000
Fax: (617)728-6755

Privately-held investment management firm providing financing to young companies at various stages of development. Areas of interest include financial services, publishing, specialty retailing, health care, transportation, computer systems and software, and telecommunications industries.

Greylock Management Corp. (Boston)
1 Federal St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Phone: (617)423-5525
Fax: (617)482-0059

Private venture capital partnership. Minimum investment of $250,000; preferred investment size of over $1 million. Will function either as deal originator or investor in deals created by others.

Harvard Management Co., Inc.
600 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
Phone: (617)523-4400
Toll-free: (800)723-0044
Fax: (617)523-1283

Diversified venture capital firm. Minimum investment is $1 million.

Highland Capital Partners
2 International Pl.
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Phone: (617)330-8765
Fax: (617)531-1550

Industry preferences include health care, software, and telecommunications.

John Hancock Venture Partners, Inc.
1 Financial Center, 44th Fl.
Boston, Massachusetts 02111
Phone: (617)348-3707
Fax: (617)350-0305

Venture capital supplier. Diversified investments.

Liberty Ventures Corp.
1 Liberty Sq.
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone: (617)423-1765
Toll-free: (800)423-1766
Fax: (617)338-4362

Venture capital partnership. Provides start-up, early stage, and expansion financing to companies that are pioneering applications of proven technology; also will consider nontechnology-based companies with strong management teams and plans for expansion. Investments range from $500,000 to $1 million, with a $6 million maximum.

Massachusetts Business Development Corp.
1 Liberty Sq.
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone: (617)350-8877
Fax: (617)350-0052

Provides assistance to businesses and individuals attempting toutilize federal, state, and local loan finance programs.

Massachusetts Community Development Finance Corp.
10 Post Office Sq., Ste. 1090
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone: (617)482-9141
Fax: (617)482-9141

Provides financing for small businesses and for commercial, industrial, and residential business developments through community development corporations (CDCs) in depressed areas of Massachusetts. Three investment programs are offered: the Venture Capital Investment Program, the Community Development Program, and the Small Loan Guarantee Program.

Massachusetts Industrial Finance Agency
75 Federal St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Phone: (617)451-2477
Toll-free: (800)445-8030
Fax: (617)451-3429

Promotes expansion, renovation, and modernization of small businesses through the use of investment incentives.

Massachusetts Minority Enterprise
Investment Corp.
100 Franklin St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Phone: (617)338-0425
Fax: (617)338-0481

Minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Involved with community development. Loans range from $25,000 to $250,000.

Massachusetts Technology Development Corp. (MTDC)
148 State St., 9th Fl.
Boston, Massachusetts 02109-2506
Phone: (617)723-4920
Fax: (617)723-5983

Makes investments in start-up or early stage expansion technologybased businesses within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts only.

MC PARTNERS
75 State St., Ste. 2500
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone: (617)345-7200
Fax: (617)345-7201

Venture capital fund. Communications industry preferred.

Mezzanine Capital Corp.
75 State St., Ste. 2500
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone: (617)345-7200
Fax: (617)345-7201

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Northeast Small Business Investment Corp.
130 New Market Square
Boston, Massachusetts 02118
Phone: (617)445-2100
Fax: (617)442-1013

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

P. R. Venture Partners, L.P.
100 Federal St., 37th Fl.
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Phone: (617)357-9600
Fax: (617)357-9601

Venture capital firm providing early stage financing. Areas of interest include health care, information, and food.

Pioneer Ventures Limited Partnership
60 State St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone: (617)742-7825
Fax: (617)742-7315

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Private Equity Management
75 State St., Ste. 2220
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Phone: (617)345-9440
Fax: (617)345-9878

Summit Partners
600 Atlantic Ave. Boston, Massachusetts 02210-2227
Phone: (617)742-5500
Fax: (617)824-1100

Venture capital firm. Prefers to invest in emerging, profitable, growth companies in the electronic technology, environmental services, and health care industries. Investments range from $1 million to $4 million.

TA Associates (Boston)
125 High St., Ste. 2500
Boston, Massachusetts 02110-2720
Phone: (617)338-0800
Fax: (617)574-6728

Private venture capital partnership. Technology companies, media communications companies, and leveraged buy outs preferred. Will provide from $1 million to $20 million in investments.

Transportation Capital Corp. (Boston)
45 Newbury St., Rm. 207
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Phone: (617)536-0344
Fax: (617)536-5750

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Specializes in taxicabs and taxicab medallion loans.

TVM Techno Venture Management
101 Arch St., Ste. 1950
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Phone: (617)345-9320
Toll-free: (800)345-2093
Fax: (617)345-9377

Venture capital firm providing early stage financing. Areas of interest include high technology such as software, communications, medical, and biotechnology industries. Preferred investment size is $1 million.

UST Capital Corp.
30-40 Court St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Phone: (617)726-7000
Toll-free: (800)441-8782
Fax: (617)723-9414

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.
Venture Capital Fund of New England II 160 Federal St., 23rd Fl. Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Phone: (617)439-4646
Fax: (617)439-4652

Venture capital fund. Prefers New England high-technology companies that have a commercial prototype or initial product sales. Will provide up to $500,000 in first-round financing.

First Capital Corp. of Chicago (Boston)
Bank Of Boston
1380 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02111
Phone: (617)434-2500
Fax: (617)434-2506

A small business investment company.

MDT Advisers, Inc.
25 Acorn Pk.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140
Phone: (617)498-5000
Toll-free: (800)677-3000
Fax: (617)498-7200

Zero Stage Capital V, L.P.
Kendall Sq.
1010 Main St., 17th Fl.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142
Phone: (617)876-5355
Fax: (617)876-1248
Paul Kelley, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $50,000 to $500,000. Investment Types: Equity, debit with equity features. Industry Preferences: Biotech, computer hardware and software, energy. Geographic Preferences: Northeast.

Boston College Capital Formation Service
96 College Rd. Rahner House
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02167
Phone: (617)552-4091
Fax: (617)552-2730

Capital Formation Service
Boston College
96 College Rd., Rahner House
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02167
Phone: (617)552-4091
Fax: (617)552-2730

Provides assistance to clients requiring financing from nonconventional sources, such as quasi-public financing programs; state, federal, and local programs; venture capital; and private investors.

Seacoast Capital Partners, L.P.
55 Ferncroft Rd.
Danvers, Massachusetts 01923
Phone: (508)777-3866
Fax: (508)750-1301
Eben Moulton, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $1 to $6 million. Investment Policies: Loans and equity investments. Investment Types: Expansion, later stage. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: National.

Argonauts MESBIC Corp.
929 Worcester Rd.
Framingham, Massachusetts 01701
Phone: (508)820-3430

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Applied Technology Partners
1 Cranberry Hill
Lexington, Massachusetts 02173-7397
Phone: (617)862-8622
Fax: (617)862-8367

Venture capital firm providing early stage investment. Areas of interest include hardware technologies, electronics, software, communications, and information services.

Venture Founders Corp.
1 Cranberry Hill
Lexington, Massachusetts 02173
Phone: (617)862-8622
Fax: (617)862-8367

Venture capital fund. Preferred geographical area is the New England states. Required initial investment size is between $50,000 and $400,000.

Business Achievement Corp.
1172 Beacon St., Ste. 202
Newton, Massachusetts 02161
Phone: (617)965-0550
Fax: (617)969-2671

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

LRF Capital, Limited Partnership
189 Wells Ave., Ste. 4
Newton, Massachusetts 02159
Phone: (617)964-0049
Fax: (617)965-4100

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Comdisco Venture Group (Newton)
2221 Washington 3rd Fl.
Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts 02162
Phone: (617)244-6622
Toll-free: (800)321-1111
Fax: (617)630-5599

New England MESBIC Inc.
530 Turnpike St.
North Andover, Massachusetts 01845-5812
Phone: (508)688-4326

Analog Devices, Inc.
1 Technology Way
PO Box 9106
Norwood, Massachusetts 02062-9106
Phone: (617)329-4700
Toll-free: (800)262-5643
Fax: (617)326-8703

Venture capital supplier. Prefers to invest in industries involved in analog devices.

ABS Ventures Limited Partnerships (Boston)
404 Wymin St. Ste. 365
Waltham, Massachusetts 02154
Phone: (617)290-0004
Fax: (617)290-0999

Hambro International Equity Partners (Boston)
404 Wyman, Ste. 365
Waltham, Massachusetts 02154
Phone: (617)523-7767
Fax: (617)290-0999

Private venture firm. Seeks to invest in software, electronics and instrumentation, biotechnology, retailing, direct marketing of consumer goods, and environmental industries.

Matrix Partners III
1000 Winter St., Ste.4500
Waltham, Massachusetts 02154
Phone: (617)890-2244
Fax: (617)890-2288

Private venture capital partnership. Industry preference includes high technology, communications, and software.

Ampersand Ventures
55 William St., Ste. 240
Wellesley, Massachusetts 02181
Phone: (617)239-0700
Toll-free: (800)239-0706
Fax: (617)239-0824

Venture capital supplier. Provides start-up and early stage financing to technologybased companies. Investments range from $500,000 to $1 million.

Geneva Middle Market Investors, L.P. 70 Walnut St.
Wellesley, Massachusetts 02181
Phone: (617)239-8230
Fax: (617)239-8064
James J. Goodman, Manager

Northwest Venture Partners
40 William St., Ste. 305
Wellesley, Massachusetts 02181
Phone: (617)237-5870
Fax: (617)237-6270

Norwest Equity Partners
IV 40 William St., Ste. 305
Wellesley, Massachusetts 02181
Phone: (617)237-5870
Fax: (617)237-6270

Norwest Growth Fund, Inc.
40 William St., Ste. 305
Wellesley, Massachusetts 02181
Phone: (617)237-5870
Fax: (617)237-6270

Bessemer Venture Partners
83 Walnut St.
Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 02181
Phone: (617)237-6050
Fax: (617)235-7068

Palmer Partners L.P.
300 Unicorn Park Dr.
Woburn, Massachusetts 01801
Phone: (617)933-5445
Fax: (617)933-0698

Venture capital partnership. Provides early stage, commercialization, and second and third stage financing.

Michigan

White Pines Capital Corp.
2929 Plymouth Rd., Ste. 210
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
Phone: (313)747-9401
Fax: (313)747-9704

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Thomas Lowe Ventures
805 Wolfe Ave.
PO Box 248
Cassopolis, Michigan 49031-0248
Phone: (616)445-2413
Fax: (616)445-8772

Venture capital firm preferring to invest in the toy industry.

Dearborn Capital Corp.
American Rd.
Dearborn, Michigan 48126-2701
Phone: (313)337-8577
Fax: (313)845-6124

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Loans to minority-owned, operated, and controlled suppliers to Ford Motor Company, Dearborn Capital Corporation's parent.

Motor Enterprises, Inc.
3044 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone: (313)556-4273
Fax: (313)974-4854

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Prefers automotive-related industries.

Metro-Detroit Investment Co.
30777 Northwestern Hwy., Ste. 300
Fannington Hills, Michigan 48334-2549
Phone: (810)851-6300
Fax: (810)851-9551

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Food store industry preferred.

Demery Seed Capital Fund
3707 W. Maple Rd.
Franklin, Michigan 48025
Phone: (810)433-1722
Fax: (810)644-4526

Invests in start-up companies in Michigan.

The Capital Fund
6412 Centurion Dr., Ste. 150
Lansing, Michigan 48917
Phone: (517)323-7772
Fax: (517)323-1999

A small business investment company. Provides expansion financing.

State Treasurer's Office
Alternative Investments Division
PO Box 15128
Lansing, Michigan 48901
Phone: (517)373-4330
Fax: (517)335-3668

Minnesota

Control Data Corp
8100 34th Ave. S
Bloomington, Minnesota 55425-1640
Phone: (612)853-8100

Northland Capital Venture Partnership
613 Missabe Bldg.
Duluth, Minnesota 55802
Phone: (218)722-0545
Fax: (218)722-7241

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Altair Ventures, Inc.
7550 France Ave. S, Ste. 201
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55435
Phone: (612)449-0250
Fax: (612)896-4909

Venture capital firm providing acquisitions and leveraged buyout financing. Diversified industry preference.

Artesian Capital Limited Partnership
821 Marquette Ave., Ste. 1700
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-2905
Phone: (612)334-5600
Fax: (612)334-5600

Venture capital firm providing seed and start-up financing in the upper Midwest. Areas of interest include medical, communications, and environmental industries.

Capital Dimensions Ventures Fund, Inc.
2 Appletree Sq., Ste. 335
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55425
Phone: (612)854-3007

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Cherry Tree Investment Co.
1400 Northland Plz.
3800 W. 80th St., Ste. 1400
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55431
Phone: (612)893-9012
Fax: (612)893-9036

Venture capital supplier. Provides start-up and early stage financing. Fields of interest include information/software, retail, education, and publishing industries located in the Midwest. There are no minimum or maximum investment limitations.

Coral Group, Inc.
60 6th St., Ste 3510
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Phone: (612)335-8666
Fax: (612)335-8668

Venture capital firm providing all types of financing. Areas of interest include communications, computer products, electronics, medical/health, genetic engineering, industrial products, transportation and diversified.

Crawford Capital Corp.
1150 Interchange Tower
600 S. Hwy. 169
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55426
Phone: (612)544-2221
Toll-free: (800)457-1543
Fax: (612)544-5885

Venture capital firm providing financing for firm's own venturefund limited partnerships. Areas of interest include medical, software, and technology industries.

FBS SBIC, Limited Partnership
601 2nd Ave. S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-4302
Phone: (612)973-0988
Fax: (612)973-0203

A small business investment corporation. Generally invests in high-technology companies, although they are not necessarily preferred.

FBS SBIC, Ltd. Partnership
1st Bank Place
601 2nd Ave. S., 16th Fl.
Minneapolis, Minnesota SS 402
Phone: (612)973-0988
Fax: (612)973-0203
Richard Rinkoff, Manager

Investment Policies: Loans, loans with warrants. Investment Types: Expansion, early stage. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: National.

Milestone Growth Fund, Inc.
75 S. 5th St., Ste. 705
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Phone: (612)338-0090
Fax: (612)338-1172

Minority enterprise small business investment corporation providing financing for expansion of existing companies. Diversified industry preference.

Northwest Venture Partners
2800 Piper Jaffray Tower
222 S. 9th St.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Phone: (612)339-9322
Fax: (612)337-8017

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Norwest Equity Partners IV
2800 Piper Jaffray Tower
222 S. 9th St.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-3388
Phone: (612)667-1650
Fax: (612)667-1660

A Small business investment company. Invests in all industries except real estate.

Norwest Equity Partners V, L.P.
2800 Piper Jaffrey Tower
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Phone: (612)667-1667
Fax: (612)667-1660
John F. Whaley, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $3 to $15 million. Investment Policies: Equity. Investment Types: Start-up, expansion, later stage. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: National.

Norwest Growth Fund, Inc.
2800 Piper Jaffray Tower
222 S. 9th St.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Phone: (612)339-9322
Fax: (612)337-8017

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Oak Investment Partners (Minneapolis)
4550 Norwest Center
90 S. 2nd St., Ste. 4550
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Phone: (612)339-9322
Fax: (612)337-8017

Prefers to invest in retail industries.

Pathfinder Venture Capital Funds (Minneapolis)
7300 Metro Blvd., Ste. 585
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55439
Phone: (612)835-1121
Fax: (612)835-8389

Venture capital supplier providing early stage financing. Areas of interest include medical, pharmaceutical, and health care service; and computer and computer-related industries in the Upper Midwest and West.

Peterson-Spencer-Fansler Co.
821 Marquette, Ste. 1900
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Phone: (612)904-2305
Fax: (612)546-4844

Venture capital firm providing seed, research and development, start-up, first stage, and bridge financing. Areas of interest include medical technology and health care service industries.

Piper Jaffray Ventures, Inc.
Piper Jaffray Tower
222 S. 9th St.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Phone: (612)339-9322
Fax: (612)337-8017

University Technology Center, Inc.
1313 5th St. SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
Phone: (612)379-3800
Fax: (612)379-3875

Venture capital firm providing startup, first stage, initial expansion and acquisition financing. Areas of interest include environment, consumer products, industrial products, transportation and diversified industry.

Wellspring Corp.
4530 IDS Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Phone: (612)338-0704
Fax: (612)338-0744

Venture capital firm providing acquisition and leveraged buyout financing. Areas of interest include marine transportation equipment and weighing and measuring equipment manufacturing.

Food Fund
5720 Smatana Dr., Ste. 300
Minnetonka, Minnesota 55343
Phone: (612)939-3944
Fax: (612)939-8106

Venture capital firm providing expansion, management buyouts, early stage and acquisition financing. Areas of interest include food products, food equipment, food packaging, and food distribution.

Medical Innovation Partners, Inc.
Opus Center, Ste. 421
9900 Bren Rd. E
Minnetonka, Minnesota 55343
Phone: (612)931-0154
Fax: (612)931-0003

St. Paul Growth Ventures
1450 Energy Park Dr., Ste. 110-D
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108-1013
Phone: (612)641-1667
Fax: (612)641-1147

Venture capital firm providing early stage ventures, product development, product launch and early organizational development. Prefers software companies in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

Quest Venture Partners
730 E. Lake St.
Wayzata, Minnesota 55391-1769
Phone: (612)473-8367
Fax: (612)473-4702

Venture capital firm providing second stage and bridge financing. Areas of interest include communications, computer products and medical/health care.

Threshold Ventures, Inc.
15500 Wayzata Blvd., Ste.819
Wayzata, Minnesota 55391-1418
Phone: (612)473-2051

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Mississippi

Sun-Delta Capital Access Center, Inc.
819 Main St.
Greenville, Mississippi 38701
Phone: (601)335-5291
Fax: (601)335-5295

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Mississippi Department of Economic and Community Development
Mississippi Business Finance Corp.
1200 Walter Sillers Bldg.
PO Box 849
Jackson, Mississippi 39205
Phone: (601)359-3552
Fax: (601)359-2832

Administers the SBA(503) Loan and the Mississippi Small Business Loan Guarantee.

Vicksburg SBIC
PO Box 821568
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39182
Phone: (601)636-4762
Fax: (601)636-9476

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Missouri

Bankers Capital Corp.
3100 Gillham Rd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64109
Phone: (816)531-1600
Fax: (816)531-1334

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Capital for Business, Inc. (Kansas City)
1000 Walnut St., 18th Fl.
Kansas City, Missouri 64106-2123
Phone: (816)234-2357
Fax: (816)234-2333

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

CFB Venture Fund II, Inc, 1000 Walnut St., 18th Fl.
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
Phone: (816)234-2357
Fax: (816)234-2333

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

InvestAmerica Venture Group, Inc. (Kansas City)
Commerce Tower Bldg.
911 Main St., Ste. 2424
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
Phone: (816)842-0114
Fax: (816)471-7339

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

MorAmerica Capital Corp. (Kansas City, MO)
911 Main St., Ste. 2424
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
Phone: (816)842-0114
Fax: (816)471-7339

A small business investment company.

United Missouri Capital Corp.
PO Box 419226
Kansas City, Missouri 64141
Phone: (816)860-7333
Fax: (816)556-7143

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Midland Bank
740 NW Blue Pky.
Lees Summit, Missouri 64086
Phone: (816)524-8000
Fax: (816)524-3093

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Allsop Venture Partners (St. Louis)
55 W. Port Plz., Ste. 575
St. Louis, Missouri 63146
Phone: (314)434-1688
Fax: (314)434-6560

Capital for Business, Inc. (St. Louis)
11 S. Meramec, Ste. 1430
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
Phone: (314)746-7427
Fax: (314)746-8739

A small business investment corporation. Focuses primarily on later-stage expansion and acquisition in the manufacturing anddistribution industries.

CFB Venture Fund I, Inc.
U.S. Meramec, Ste. 1436
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
Phone: (314)746-7427
Fax: (314)746-8739

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Gateway Associates L.P.
8000 Maryland Ave., Ste. 1190
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
Phone: (314)721-5707
Fax: (314)721-5135

ITT Small Business Finance Corp.
635 Maryville Center Dr., Ste. 120
St. Louis, Missouri 63141
Phone: (314)205-3500
Toll-free: (800)447-2025
Fax: (314)205-3699

Non-bank lender providing start-up and expansion financing.

Montana

Montana Board of Investments Office of Development Finance Capitol Sta.
555 Fuller Ave.
Helena, Montana 59620-0125
Phone: (406)444-0001
Fax: (406)449-6579

Provides investments to businesses that will bring long-term benefits to the Montana economy.

Montana Department of Commerce Economic Development Division Finance Technical Assistance
1424 9th Ave.
Helena, Montana 59620-0401
Phone: (406)444-4780
Phone: (406)444-1872

Provides financial analysis, financial planning, loan packaging, industrial revenue bonding, state and private capital sources, and business tax incentives.

Nebraska

Nebraska Investment Finance Authority
1230 "O" St., Ste. 200
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
Phone: (402)434-3900
Toll-free: (800)204-6432
Fax: (402)434-3921

Provides lower cost financing for manufacturing facilities, certain farm property, and health care and residential development. Also established a Small Industrial Development Bond Program to help small Nebraskabased companies (those with fewer than 100 employees or less than $2.5 million in gross salaries).

United Financial Resources Corp.
PO Box 1131
Omaha, Nebraska 68101
Phone: (402)339-7300
Fax: (402)734-0650

A small business investment corporation. Only interests include the grocery industry.

Nevada

Nevada Department of Business and Industry
Bond Division
1665 Hot Springs Rd.
Carson City, Nevada 89710
Phone: (702)687-4250
Fax: (702)687-4266

Issues up to $100 million in bonds to fund venture capital projects in Nevada; helps companies expand or build new facilities through the use of tax-exempt financing.

Atlanta Investment Co., Inc.
601 Fairview Blvd.
Incline Village, Nevada 89451
Phone: (702)833-1836
Fax: (702)833-1890
L. Mark Newman, Chairman of the Board

Preferred Investment Size: $2,000,000. Investment Policies: Equity. Investment Types: Expansion, later stage. Industry Preferences: Technology. Geographic Preferences: National.

New Hampshire

Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire
4 Park St., Ste. 302
Concord, New Hampshire 03301-6313
Phone: (603)271-2391
Fax: (603)271-2396

Works to foster economic development and promote the creation of employment in the state of New Hampshire. Provides guarantees on loans to businesses made by banks and local development organizations; guarantees on portions of loans guaranteed in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration; cash reserves on loans made by state banks to businesses with annual revenues less than orequal to $5,000,000; and opportunities for local development organizations to acquire additional funds for the purpose of promoting and developing business within the state.

New Jersey

MidMark Capital, L.P.
466 Southern Blvd.
Chatham, New Jersey 07928
Phone: (201)822-2999
Fax: (201)822-8911
Denis Newman, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $5,000,000. Investment Policies: Equity. Investment Types: Expansion, later stage. Industry Preferences: Diversified, communication, manufacturing, retail/service. Geographic Preferences: East, Midwest.

Transpac Capital Corp.
1037 Rte.46 E
Clifton, New Jersey 07013
Phone: (201)470-8855
Fax: (201)470-8827

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Monmouth Capital Corp.
125 Wyckoff Rd.
Midland National Bank Bldg.
PO Box 335
Eatontown, New Jersey 07724
Phone: (908)542-4927

small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Capital Circulation Corp.
2035 Lemoine Ave., 2nd Fl.
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024
Phone: (201)947-8637
Fax: (201)585-1965

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Japanese American Capital Corp.
716 Jersey Ave.
Jersey City, New Jersey 07310-1306
Phone: (201)798-5000
Fax: (201)798-4362

Taroco Capital Corp.
716 Jersey Ave.
Jersey City, New Jersey 07310-1306
Phone: (201)798-5000
Fax: (201)798-4322

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Focuses on Chinese-Americans.

Edison Venture Fund
997 Lenox Dr., Ste. 3
Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648
Phone: (609)896-1900
Fax: (609)896-0066

Private venture capital firm. No industry preference.

Tappan Zee Capital Corp. (New Jersey)
201 Lower Notch Rd.
PO Box 416
Little Falls, New Jersey 07424
Phone: (201)256-8280
Fax: (201)256-2841

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

CIT Group/Venture Capital, Inc.
650 CIT Dr.
Livingston, New Jersey 07039
Phone: (201)740-5429
Fax: (201)740-5555

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

ESLO Capital Corp.
212 Wright St.
Newark, New Jersey 07114
Phone: (201)242-4488
Fax: (201)643-6062
Leo Katz, President

Preferred Investment Size: $100,000. Investment Policies: Loans. Investment Types: Start-ups, early stage. Industry Preferences: Business services, manufacturing. Geographic Preferences: Northeast.

Rutgers Minority Investment Co.
180 University Ave., 3rd Fl.
Newark, New Jersey 07102-1803
Phone: (201)648-5627

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Accel Partners (Princeton)
1 Palmer Sq.
Princeton, New Jersey 08542
Phone: (609)683-4500
Fax: (609)683-0384

Venture capital firm. Telecommunications, software, and health careindustries preferred.

Carnegie Hill Co.
202 Carnegie Center, Ste. 103
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Phone: (609)520-0500
Fax: (609)520-1160

Domain Associates
1 Palmer Sq.
Princeton, New Jersey 08542
Phone: (609)683-4500
Fax: (609)683-0384

DSV Partners (Princeton)
221 Nassau St.
Princeton, New Jersey 08542
Phone: (609)924-6420
Fax: (609)683-0174

Provides financing for the growth of companies in the biotechnology/health care, environmental, and software industries. Also provides capital to facilitate consolidation of fragmented industries.

Johnston Associates, Inc.
181 Cherry Valley Rd.
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Phone: (609)924-3131
Fax: (609)683-7524

Venture capital supplier providing seed and start-up financing. Areas of interest include pharmaceutical research, biotechnology, and bioremediation of toxic waste.

Bishop Capital, L.P.
500 Morris Ave.
Springfield, New Jersey 07081
Phone: (201)376-0345
Fax: (201)376-6527

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

BCI Advisors, Inc.
Glenpointe Center W
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
Phone: (201)836-3900
Fax: (201)836-6368

Venture capital firm providing mezzanine financing for growth companies with revenues of $25 million to $200 million. Diversified industry preference.

Demuth, Folger and Terhune
300 Frank W. Burr, 5th Floor
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
Phone: (201)836-6000
Fax: (201)836-5666

Venture capital firm with preferences for technology, services, and health care investments.

DFW Capital Partners, L.P.
Glenpointe Center E., 5th Fl.
300 Frank W. Burr Blvd.
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
Phone: (201)836-2233
Fax: (201)836-5666
Donald F. DeMuth, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $4,000,000. Investment Policies: Equity. Investment Types: Early through later stage. Industry Preferences: Healthcare, services, diversified. Geographic Preferences: National.

New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology
28 W. State St., CN 832
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0832
Phone: (609)984-1671
Fax: (609)292-5920

Awards bridge grants to small companies that have received seed money under the Federal State Business Innovation Research programs and works to improve the scientific and technical research capabilities within the state. Also provides management and technical assistance and other services to small, technology-oriented companies.

New Jersey Department of Agriculture Division of Rural Resources
John Fitch Plz., CN 330
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
Phone: (609)292-5532
Fax: (609)633-7229

Fosters the agricultural economic development of rural areas of the state through financial assistance for farmers and agribusinesses.

New Jersey Economic Development Authority
200 S. Orange St.
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
Phone: (609)292-1800
Fax: (609)292-0368

Arranges low-interest, long-term financing for manufacturing facilities, land acquisition, and business equipment and machinery purchases. Also issues taxable bonds to provide financing for manufacturing, distribution, warehousing, research, commercial, office, and service uses.

Edelson Technology Partners Whiteweld Ctr.
300 Tice Blvd.
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey 07675
Phone: (201)930-9898
Fax: (201)930-8899

Venture capital partnership interested in high technology investment, including medical, biotechnology, and computer industries.

New Mexico

Albuquerque Investment Co.
P.O. Box 487
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103-3132
Phone: (505)247-0145
Fax: (505)843-6912

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Associated Southwest Investors, Inc.
1650 University NE, Ste.200
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Phone: (505)247-4050
Fax: (505)247-4050

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Industrial Development Corp. of Lea County
PO Box 1376
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240
Phone: (505)397-2039
Toll-free: (800)443-2236
Fax: (505)392-2300

Certified development company.

Ads Capital Corp.
1302 Osage Ave.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Phone: (505)983-1769
Fax: (505)983-2887

Venture capital supplier. Prefers to invest in manufacturing or distribution companies.

New Mexico Economic Development Department
Economic Development Division
1100 St. Francis Dr.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87503
Phone: (505)827-0300
Toll-free: (800)374-3061
Fax: (505)827-0438

Provides start-up or expansion loans for businesses that areestablished in or are new to New Mexico.

New Mexico Economic Development Department
Technology Enterprise Division
1100 St. Francis Dr.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87503
Phone: (505)827-0265
Fax: (505)827-0588

Provides state funds to advanced-technology business ventures that are close to the commercial stage.

New Mexico Labor Department Job Training Division
Aspen Plz.
1596 Pacheco St.
PO Box 4218
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502
Phone: (505)827-6827
Fax: (505)827-6812

Provides new and expanding industries with state-sponsored funds to train a New Mexican workforce.

New York

Fleet Bank
69 St.
Albany, New York 12201
Phone: (518)447-4115
Fax: (518)447-4043

Venture capital supplier. No industry preference. Typical investment is between $500,000 and $1 million.

NYBDC Capital Corp.
41 State St.
PO Box 738
Albany, New York 12201
Phone: (518)463-2268
Fax: (518)463-0240

A small business investment corporation.

Vega Capital Corp.
80 Business Park Dr., Ste. 201
Armonk, New York 10504-1701
Phone: (914)273-1025
Fax: (914)273-1028

A small business investment corporation. Diversified industry preferences.

Triad Capital Corp. of New York
960 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, New York 10459-3402
Phone: (718)589-5000
Fax: (718)589-4744

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Avdon Capital Corp.
1322 Avenue J
Brooklyn, New York 11230
Phone: (718)692-0950
Toll-free: (800)888-5280
Fax: (718)253-0383

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

First New York Management Co.
1 Metrotech Center N, 1 lth Fl.
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Phone: (718)797-5990
Fax: (718)722-3533

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

M & T Capital Corporation
1 Fountain Plz., 9th Fl.
Buffalo, New York 14203-1495
Phone: (716)848-3800
Fax: (716)848-3131

A small business investment corporation providing equity financing for small to mid-size companies for expansion activities, acquisitions, recapitalizations, and buyouts. Initial investments range from $500,000 - $2 million. Prefers businesses located in the Northeast and Midwest.

Rand SBIC, Inc.
1300 Rand Bldg.
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716)853-0802
Fax: (716)854-8480

A small business investment corporation. Prefers to invest in communications, computer-related, consumer, distributor, and electronic components and instrumentation industries.

Fifty-Third Street Ventures, L.P.
155 Main St.
Cold Spring, New York 10516
Phone: (914)265-4244
Fax: (914)265-4158

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Tessler and Cloherty, Inc.
155 Main St.
Cold Spring, New York 10516
Phone: (914)265-4244
Fax: (914)265-4158

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Esquire Capital Corp.
69 Veterans Memorial Hwy.
Commack, New York 11725
Phone: (516)462-6946
Fax: (516)864-8152

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Pan Pac Capital Corp.
121 E. Industry Ct.
Deer Park, New York 11729
Phone: (516)586-7653
Fax: (516)586-7505

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

First County Capital, Inc.
135-14 Northern Blvd., 2nd Fl.
Flushing, New York 11354
Phone: (718)461-1778
Fax: (718)461-1835

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Flushing Capital Corp.
39-06 Union St., Rm.202
Flushing, New York 11354
Phone: (718)886-5866
Fax: (718)939-7761

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Sterling Commercial Capital, Inc.
175 Great Neck Rd., Ste. 408
Great Neck, New York 11021
Phone: (516)482-7374
Fax: (516)487-0781

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

CEDC Inc.
134 Jackson St.
Hempstead, New York 11550-2418
Phone: (516)292-9710

Situation Ventures Corp.
56-20 59th St.
Maspeth, New York 11378
Phone: (718)894-2000
Fax: (718)326-4642
Sam Hollander, President

Preferred Investment Size: $100,000. Investment Policies: Loans and/or equity. Industry Preferences: Manufacturing, service, retail. Geographic Preferences: New York metro area.

KOCO Capital Co., L.P.
111 Radio Cir.
Mount Kisco, New York 10549
Phone: (914)242-2324
Fax: (914)241-7476
Albert Pastino, President

Preferred Investment Size: $2 to $3 million. Investment Policies: Equity and debt with warrants. Investment Types: Expansion. Industry Preferences: Healthcare, media, basic manufacturing. Geographic Preferences: Mid-Atlantic.

Tappan Zee Capital Corp. (New York)
120 N. Main St.
New City, New York 10956
Phone: (914)634-8890

A small business investment company.

American Asian Capital Corp.
130 Water St., Ste.6-L
New York, New York 10005
Phone: (212)422-6880
Howard H. Lin, President

Argentum Capital Partners, LP
405 Lexington Ave., 54th Fl.
New York, New York 10174
Phone: (212)949-8272
Fax: (212)949-8294

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

ASEA—HarvestPartners II
767 3rd Ave.
New York, New York 10017
Phone: (212)838-7776
Fax: (212)593-0734

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Barclays Capital Investors Corp.
222 Broadway, 11th Fl.
New York, New York 10038
Phone: (212)412-3937
Fax: (212)412-5662

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Bradford Ventures Ltd.
1212 Avenue of the Americas, Ste. 1802
New York, New York 10036
Phone: (212)221-4620
Fax: (212)764-3467

Venture capital firm. No industry preference.

BT Capital Corp.
130 Liberty St., M S 2255
New York, New York 10006
Phone: (212)250-8082
Fax: (212)454-2421

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

The Business Loan Center
919 3rd Ave., 17th Fl.
New York, New York 10022-1902
Phone: (212)751-5626
Fax: (212)751-9345

A small business loan company.

Capital Investors and Management Corp.
210 Canal St., Ste. 611
New York, New York 10013-4155
Phone: (212)964-2480
Fax: (212)349-9160

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

CB Investors, Inc.
560 Lexington Ave., 20th Fl.
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212)207-6119
Fax: (212)207-6095

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

CBIC Woody Gundy Ventures, Inc.
425 Lexington Ave., 9th Fl.
New York, New York 10017
Phone: (212)856-3713
Fax: (212)697-1554

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Chase Manhattan Capital Corp.
1 Chase Plz., 8th Fl.
New York, New York 10081
Phone: (212)552-6275
Fax: (212)552-1159

A small business investment corporation.

Chemical Venture Capital Associates
270 Park Ave., 5th Fl.
New York, New York 10017-2070
Phone: (212)270-3220
Fax: (212)270-2327

A small business investment corporation. Areas of interest include health care, specialty retail, media and telecommunications, natural resources, consumer products, and environmental industries.

Chemical Venture Partners
270 Park Ave., 5th Fl.
New York, New York 10017
Phone: (212)270-3220
Fax: (212)270-2327

Venture capital and leveraged buy out firm. Invests in leveraged buy outs and growth equity.

Citicorp Venture Capital Ltd. (New York City)
399 Park Ave, 14th Fl./Zone 4
New York, New York 10043
Phone: (212)559-1127
Fax: (212)888-2946

A small business investment corporation. Invests in the fields of information processing and telecommunications, transportation and energy, and health care; provides financing to companies in all stages of development. Also provides capital for leveraged buy out situations.

CMNY Capital II, LP
135 E. 57th St., 26th Fl.
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212)909-8432
Fax: (212)980-2630

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Concord Partners
535 Madison Ave.
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212)906-7000
Fax: (212)888-0649

Venture capital partnership. Diversified in terms of stage of development, industry classification, and geographic location. Areas of special interest include computer software, electronics, environmental services, biopharmaceuticals, health care, and oil and gas.

Creditanstalt SBIC
245 Park Ave., 27th R
New York, New York 10167
Phone: (212)856-1248
Fax: (212)856-1699
Dennis O'Dowd, President

CW Group
1041 3rd Ave.
New York, New York 10021
Phone: (212)308-5266
Fax: (212)644-0354

Venture capital supplier. Interest is in the health care field, including diagnostic and therapeutic products, services, and biotechnology. Invests in companies at developing and early stages.

DAEDHIE
1261 Broadway, Rm. 405
New York, New York 10001
Phone: (212)684-6411
Fax: (212)684-6474

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

DnC Capital Group
55 5th Ave., 15th Fl.
New York, New York 10003
Phone: (212)206-6041
Fax: (212)727-0563

Small business investment corporation interested in financing acquisitions in the real estate industry.

East Coast Venture Capital, Inc.
313 W. 53rd St., 3rd Fl.
New York, New York 10019
Phone: (212)245-6460
Fax: (212)265-2962

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Edwards Capital Co.
2 Park Ave., 20th Fl.
New York, New York 10016
Phone: (212)686-5449
Fax: (212)213-6234

A small business investment corporation. Transportation industry preferred.

Elf Aquitain, Inc.
280 Park Ave., 36th Fl. W
New York, New York 10017-1216
Phone: (212)922-3000
Toll-free: (800)922-0027
Fax: (212)922-3001

Elk Associates Funding Corp.
747 3rd Ave., 7th Fl.
New York, New York 10017
Phone: (212)421-2111
Fax: (212)421-3488

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Transportation industry preferred.

Elron Technologies, Inc.
850 3rd Ave., 10th Fl.
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212)935-3110
Fax: (212)935-3882

Venture capital supplier. Provides incubation and start-up financing to high-technology companies.

Empire State Capital Corp.
170 Broadway, Ste. 1200
New York, New York 10038
Phone: (212)513-1799
Toll-free: (800)569-9630
Fax: (212)513-1892

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Eos Partners SBIC, L.P.
520 Madison Ave., 42nd Fl.
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212)832-5814
Fax: (212)832-5805
Marc H. Michel, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $1 - $3 Million. Investment Policies: Equity and equity-oriented Debt. Investment Types: Expansion, later stage. Industry Preferences: Diversified, telecommunications, info-processing, data services. Geographic Preferences: National.

Euclid Partners Corp.
50 Rockefeller Plz., Ste. 1022
New York, New York 10020
Phone: (212)489-1770
Fax: (212)757-1686

Venture capital firm. Prefers early stage health care and information processing industries.

Exeter Equity Partners, L.P.
10 E. 53rd St.
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212)872-1170
Fax: (212)872-1198
Keith Fox
Timothy Bradley

Preferred Investment Size: $3,000,000. Investment Policies: Equity investments. Investment Types: Expansion, later stage. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: National.

Exeter Venture Lenders, L.P.
10 E. 53rd St.
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212)872-1170
Fax: (212)872-1198
Keith Fox, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $3,000,000. Investment Policies: Loans and equity investments. Investment Types: Expansion, later stage. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: National.

Exim Capital Corp.
241 5th Ave., 3rd Fl
New York, New York 10016-8703
Phone: (212)683-3375
Fax: (212)689-4118

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Fair Capital Corp.
212 Canal St, Ste. 611
New York, New York 10013
Phone: (212)964-2480
Fax: (212)349-9160

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

First Boston Corp.
Park Ave. Plaza 55 E. 52nd St.
New York, New York 10055
Phone: (212)909-2000
Fax: (212)318-1187

Investment banker. Provides financing to the oil and gas pipeline, hydroelectric, medical technology, consumer products, electronics, aerospace, and telecommunications industries. Supplies capital for leveraged buy outs.

First Wall Street SBIC, LP
26 Broadway, Ste. 1320
New York, New York 10004
Phone: (212)742-3770
Fax: (212)742-3776

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Franklin Corp.
450 Park Ave.
G.M. Bldg. 23rd Fl.
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212)486-2323
Fax: (212)755-5451

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference; no startups.

Fredericks Michael and Co.
2 Wall St., 4th Fl.
New York, New York 10005
Phone: (212)732-1600
Fax: (212)732-1872

Private venture capital supplier. Provides start-up and early stage financing, and supplies capital for buy outs and acquisitions.

Fresh Start Venture Capital Corp.
313 W. 53rd St, 3rd Fl.
New York, New York 10019
Phone: (212)265-2249
Fax: (212)265-2962

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Furman Selz SBIC, L.P.
230 Park Ave.
New York, New York 10169
Phone: (212)309-8200
Fax: (212)692-9608
Brian Friedman, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $2 to $6 million. Investment Policies: Equity. Investment Types: Expansion, later stage, no start-ups. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: National.

Hambro International Equity Partners (New York)
650 Madison Ave., 21st Floor
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212)223-7400
Fax: (212)223-0305

Venture capital supplier. Seeks to invest in mature companies as well as in high-technology areas from startups to leveraged buy outs.

Hanam Capital Corp.
38 W.32nd St., Rm. 1512
New York, New York 10001
Phone: (212)564-5225
Fax: (212)564-5307

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Harvest Partners, Inc. (New York)
767 3rd Ave.
New York, New York 10017
Phone: (212)838-7776
Fax: (212)593-0734

Private venture capital supplier. Prefers to invest in high-technology, growth-oriented companies with proprietary technology, large market potential, and strong management teams.

Holding Capital Management Corp.
685 5th Ave., 14th Fl.
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212)486-6670
Fax: (212)483-0843

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference. Prefers to purchase well-managed middle market companies with a minimum of $1 million cash flow.

IBJS Capital Corp.
1 State St., 8th Fl.
New York, New York 10004
Phone: (212)858-2000
Fax: (212)425-0542

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

InterEquity Capital Partners, L.P.
220 5th Ave., 10th Fl.
New York, New York 10001
Phone: (212)779-2022
Fax: (212)779-2103

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Investor International (U.S.), Inc.
15 W. 54th St., 1st Fl.
New York, New York 10019
Phone: (212)957-3232
Fax: (212)957-9866

Jafco America Ventures, Inc. (New York)
2 World Financial Center, Bldg. B, 17th Fl.
225 Liberty St.
New York, New York 10281-1196
Phone: (212)667-9001
Fax: (212)667-1004

Venture capital firm. Provides middle- to later-stage financing to technology-oriented companies.

Jardine Capital Corp.
105 Lafayette St., Unit 204
New York, New York 10013
Phone: (212)941-0993
Fax: (212)941-0998
Lawrence Wong, President

Preferred Investment Size: $360,000. Investment Policies: Loans and/or equity. Investment Types: Expansion. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: North/South.

Josephberg, Grosz and Co., Inc.
810 7th Ave.
New York, New York 10170
Phone: (212)370-4564
Fax: (310)397-5832

Venture capital firm. Invests in companies having a minimum of $2.5 million in sales, significant growth potential, and a strong management base.

J.P. Morgan Investment Corp.
60 Wall St.
New York, New York 10260
Phone: (212)483-2323

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Kwiat Capital Corp.
579 5th Ave.
New York, New York 10017
Phone: (212)223-1111
Fax: (212)223-2796

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Lambda Fund Management, Inc.
115 E. 69th
New York, New York 10021
Phone: (212)794-6060
Fax: (212)794-6169

Venture capital partnership.

Lawrence, Tyrrell, Ortale, and Smith (New York)
515 Madison Ave., 29th Fl.
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212)826-9080
Fax: (212)759-2561

Venture capital firm. Prefers to invest in health care, software, and fragmented industries that grow by acquisition.

McCown, De Leeuw and Co.
101 E. 52nd St., 31st Fl.
New York, New York 10022-6018
Phone: (212)355-5500
Fax: (212)355-6283

Medallion Funding Corp.
205 E. 42nd St., Ste. 2020
New York, New York 10017-5706
Phone: (212)682-3300
Fax: (212)983-0351

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Transportation industry preferred.

Mercury Capital, L.P.
650 Madison Ave.
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212)838-0888
Fax: (212)838-7598
David W. Elenowitz, Manager

Monsey Capital Corp.
9 E. 40th St., 4th Fl.
New York, New York 10016
Phone: (212)689-2700
Fax: (212)683-7300

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Morgan Stanley Venture Capital (New York)
c/o M. Fazle Husain
1251 Avenue of the Americas, 33rd Fl.
New York, New York 10020
Phone: (212)703-6981
Toll-free: (800)223-2440
Fax: (212)703-8957

Venture capital firm providing later stage financing. Areas of interest include high technology and health care.

NatWest USA Capital Corp.
175 Water St., 27th Fl.
New York, New York 10038
Phone: (212)602-1200
Fax: (212)602-3393

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Nazem and Co.
645 Madison Ave., 12th Fl.
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212)371-7900
Fax: (212)751-2150

Venture capital fund. Electronics and medical industries preferred. Will provide seed and first- and second-round financing.

Needham Capital SBIC, L.P.
400 Park Ave.
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212)705-0291
Fax: (212)371-8418
John Michaelson, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $500,000 to $1 Million. Investment Policies: Equity. Industry Preferences: Technology. Geographic Preferences: National.

New York Job Development Authority
630 3rd Ave.
New York, New York 10158
Phone: (212)818-1700
Fax: (212)682-1476

Assists companies in New York or those moving to New York wishing to expand or build new facilities, thereby retaining existing jobs or creating new employment opportunities. Provides loans and loan guarantees.

New York State Urban Development Corp.
633 3rd Ave.
New York, New York 10017
Phone: (212)803-3100

Participates in a broad range of initiatives. Addresses the needs of the state in six areas, including downtown development, industrial development, minority business development, university research and development, and planning and special projects.

Norwood Venture Corp.
1430 Broadway, Ste. 1607
New York, New York 10018
Phone: (212)869-5075
Fax: (212)869-5331

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Paribas Principal, Inc.
787 7th Ave., 33rd Fl.
New York, New York 10019
Phone: (212)841-2000
Fax: (212)841-2146

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Patricof & Co. Ventures, Inc. (New York)
445 Park Ave., 11th Fl.
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212)753-6300
Fax: (212)319-6155

Venture capital firm.

Pierre Funding Corp.
805 3rd Ave., 6th FL
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212)888-1515
Fax: (212)688-4252

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Prospect Street NYC Discovery Fund, L.P.
250 Park Ave., 17th Fl.
New York, New York 10177
Phone: (212)490-0480
Fax: (212)490-1566
Richard E. Omohundro, CEO

Prudential Equity Investors
717 5th Ave., Ste. 1100
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212)753-0901
Fax: (212)826-6798

Venture capital fund. Specialty retailing, medical and health services, communications, and technology companies preferred. Will provide $3 to $7 million in equity financing for later-stage growth companies.

Pyramid Ventures, Inc.
130 Liberty St., 25th Fl.
New York, New York 10006
Phone: (212)250-9571
Fax: (212)250-7651

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Questech Capital Corp.
600 Madison Ave., 21st Fl.
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (954)583-2960

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

R and R Financial Corp.
1370 Broadway
New York, New York 10018
Phone: (212)356-1400
Toll-free: (800)999-4800
Fax: (212)356-0900

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Rothschild Ventures, Inc.
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020
Toll-free: (800)753-5151
Fax: (212)403-3500

Private venture capital firm. Prefers seed and all later-stage financing.

767 Limited Partnership
767 3rd Ave.
New York, New York 10017
Phone: (212)838-7776
Fax: (212)593-0734

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Sixty Wall Street SBIC Fund, L.P.
60 Wall St.
New York, New York 10260
Phone: (212)648-7778
Fax: (212)648-5032

David Cromwell Seth Cunningham

Spectra International Mgmt. Group
140 E. 44th St.
Box 776
New York, New York 10017
Phone: (212)986-6030

Venture capital firm providing all stages of financing. Areas of interest include all industries, excluding oil and gas.

Sprout Group (New York City)
277 Park Ave.
New York, New York 10172
Phone: (212)892-3600
Fax: (212)892-3444

Venture capital supplier.

TCW Capital
200 Park Ave, Ste. 2200
New York, New York 10166
Phone: (212)297-4055
Fax: (212)297-4024

Venture capital fund. Companies with sales of $25 to $100 million preferred. Will provide up to $20 million in later-stage financing for recapitalizations, restructuring management buy outs, and general corporate purposes.

399 Venture Partners
399 Park Ave., 14th Fl./Zone 4
New York, New York 10043
Phone: (212)559-1127
Fax: (212)888-2940

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Transportation Capital Corp.
60 E. 42nd St., Ste. 3115
New York, New York 10165-0006
Phone: (212)697-4885

Transportation Capital Corp.
315 Park Ave. S, 10th Fl.
New York, New York 10010
Phone: (212)598-3225
Fax: (212)598-3102

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Trusty Capital, Inc.
350 5th Ave., Ste. 2026
New York, New York 10118
Phone: (212)736-7653
Fax: (212)629-3019

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

UBS Partners, Inc.
299 Park Ave.
New York, New York 10171
Phone: (212)821-6490
Fax: (212)821-6333
Justin S. Maccarone, President

United Capital Investment Corp.
60 E. 42nd St., Ste. 1515
New York, New York 10165
Phone: (212)682-7210
Fax: (212)573-6352

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Venture Capital Fund of America, Inc.
509 Madison Ave., Ste. 812
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212)838-5577
Fax: (212)838-7614

Venture Opportunities Corp.
150 E. 59th St., 16th Fl.
New York, New York 10022-1304
Phone: (212)832-3737

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Areas of interest include radio, cable, television, telecommunications, real estate development, medical consumer products, and service and manufacturing businesses. Second- or third-stage for expansion, mergers, or acquisitions. No start-up or seed capital investments.

Warburg Pincus Ventures, Inc.
466 Lexington Ave., 10th Fl.
New York, New York 10017-3147
Phone: (212)878-0600
Toll-free: (800)888-3697
Fax: (212)878-9351

Venture capital firm providing all stages of financing. Areas of interest include all industries, excluding gaming, real estate, and investments in South Africa.

Weiss, Peck and Greer Venture Partners L.P. (New York)
1 New York Plz.
New York, New York 10004
Phone: (212)908-9500
Fax: (212)908-9652

Welsh, Carson, Anderson, & Stowe
200 Liberty Ste. 3601
New York, New York 10281
Phone: (212)945-2000
Fax: (212)945-2016

Venture capital partnership.

Wolfensohn Associates, L.P. (New York)
599 Lexington Ave., 39th Fl.
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212)909-8100
Fax: (212)446-1307

First Century Partners (New York)
1 Palmer Sq. Ste. 425
Princton, New York 12056
Phone: (609)683-8848
Fax: (609)683 8848

Private venture capital firm. Minimum investment is $1.5 million. Prefers specialty retailing and consumer products industries.

International Paper Capital Formation, Inc. (Purchase)
2 Manhattanville Rd.
Purchase, New York 10577-2196
Phone: (914)397-1500
Fax: (914)397-1909

A minority enterprise small business investment company.

Genesee Funding, Inc.
100 Corporate Woods
Rochester, New York 14623
Phone: (716)272-2332
Toll-free: (800)933-7739
Fax: (716)272-2396

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Ibero-American Investors Corp.
104 Scio St.
Rochester, New York 14604-2552
Phone: (716)262-3440
Fax: (716)262-3441

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Square Deal Venture Capital Corp.
766 N. Main St.
Spring Valley, New York 10977-1903
Phone: (914)354-4100

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Northwood Ventures
485 Underhill Blvd., Ste. 205
Syosset, New York 11791
Phone: (516)364-5544
Fax: (516)364-0879

Venture capital firm providing leveraged buyout financing, between $500,000 - $1 million. Diversified industry preference.

TLC Funding Corp.
660 White Plains Rd.
Tarrytown, New York 10591
Phone: (914)332-5200
Fax: (914)332-5660

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Bessemer Venture Partners (Westbury)
1025 Old Country Rd., Ste. 205
Westbury, New York 11590
Phone: (516)997-2300
Fax: (516)997-2371

Venture capital partnership. No industry preference.

Winfield Capital Corp.
237 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, New York 10605
Phone: (914)949-2600
Fax: (914)949-7195

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

North Carolina

First Union Capital Partners, Inc.
1 1st Union Center, 18th Fl.
301 S. College St.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28288-0732
Phone: (704)374-6487
Fax: (704)374-6711

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Kitty Hawk Capital Ltd.
2700 Coltsgate Rd., Ste. 202
Charlotte, North Carolina 28211
Phone: (704)362-3909
Fax: (704)362-2774

Venture capital firm. Geographical preference is the southeast. Investment policy is liberal, but does not invest in real estate, natural resources, and single store retail businesses and does not provide invention development financing.

NationsBanc Capital Corp.
100 N. Tryon St, 10th Fl.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28255
Phone: (704)386-8063
Fax: (704)386-6432
Walter W. Walker Jr., President

Preferred Investment Size: $3 to $25 million. Investment Policies: Equity, sub debt with warrants. Investment Types: Later stage, expansion. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: National.

Southgate Venture Partners
528 E. Blvd.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28203
Phone: (704)373-0051
Fax: (704)343-0170

Private venture capital firm. Diversified industry preference.

Springdale Venture Partners, LP
2039 Queens Rd., E.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28207
Phone: (704)344-8290
Fax: (704)386-6695
S. Epes Robinson, General Partner

Center for Community Self-Help
North Carolina's Development Bank
PO Box 3619
Durham, North Carolina 27702-3619
Phone: (919)956-4400
Toll-free: (800)476-7428
Fax: (919)688-3615

Statewide, private-sector financial institution providing technical assistance and financing to small businesses, non-profit organizations, and low-income homebuyers in North Carolina.

Atlantic Venture Partners (Winston Salem)
380 Knollwood St., No. 410
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103
Phone: (910)721-1800
Fax: (910)748-1208

Private venture capital partnership. Prefers to invest in manufacturing, distribution, and service industries.

North Dakota

Bank of North Dakota
Small Business Loan Program
700 E. Main Ave.
Box 5509
Bismarck, North Dakota 58506-5504
Phone: (701)328-5600
Toll-free: (800)472-2166
Fax: (701)328-5632

Assists new and existing businesses in securing competitive financing with reasonable terms and conditions.

Fargo Cass County Economic Development Corp.
406 Main Ave., Ste. 404
Fargo, North Dakota 58103
Phone: (701)237-6132
Fax: (701)293-7819

Certified development company that lends to small and medium-sized businesses at fixed rates.

North Dakota SBIC, L.P.
417 Main Ave., Ste. 401
Fargo, North Dakota 58103
Phone: (701)237-6132
Fax: (701)293-7819

North Dakota Small Business Loan Services
406 Main Ave., Ste.404
Fargo, North Dakota 58103
Phone: (701)235-7885
Fax: (701)235-6706

Administers the 504 Loan Program.

Ohio

River Capital Corp. (Cleveland)
2544 Chamberlain Rd.
Akron, Ohio 44333
Phone: (216)781-3655
Fax: (216)781-2821

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

River Cities Capital Fund L.P.
221 E. 4th St., Ste. 2250
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513)621-9700
Fax: (513)579-8939
R. Glen Mayfield, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $750,000 to $1.5 Million. Investment Policies: Equity investments. Investment Types: Early stage, expansion, later stage. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana.

Brantley Venture Partners, L.P.
20600 Chagrin Blvd., Ste. 1150
Cleveland, Ohio 44122
Phone: (216)283-4800
Fax: (216)283-5324

Venture capital firm. Areas of interest include computer and electronics, medical/health care, biotechnology, computer software, telecommunications, traditional manufacturing, information processing, and environmental industries.

Clarion Capital Corp.
Ohio Savings Plz., Ste. 510
1801 E. 9th St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: (216)687-1096
Fax: (216)694-3545

Small business investment corporation. Interested in manufacturing, computer software, natural resources/natural gas, and health care.

Gries Investment Co.
1801 E. 9th St., Ste. 16
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-3110
Phone: (216)861-1146
Fax: (216)861-0106

A small business investment corporation.

Key Equity Capital Corp.
127 Public Sq., 6th Fl.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: (216)689-5776
Fax: (216)689-3204
Raymond Lancaster, President

Preferred Investment Size: $2,000,000. Investment Policies: Willing to make equity investments. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: National.

Morgenthaler Ventures
629 Euclid Ave., Ste. 1700
Cleveland, Ohio 44111
Phone: (216)621-3070
Fax: (216)621-2817

Private venture capital firm providing start-up and later-stage financing to all types of business in North America; prefers not to invest in real estate and oil and gas.

National City Capital Corp.
1965 E. 6th St., Ste.400
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: (216)575-2491
Fax: (216)575-9965

A small business investment corporation. Provides equity for expansion programs, recapitalizations, acquisitions, and management buyouts. Seeks investment opportunities ranging from $1 million to $5 million. Diversified industry preference.

Primus Venture Partners
1 Cleveland Center, Ste. 2700
1375 E. 9th St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: (216)621-2185
Fax: (216)621-4543

Venture capital partnership. Provides seed, early stage, and expansion financing to companies located in Ohio and the Midwest. Does not engage in gas, oil, or real estate investments.

Society Venture Capital Corp.
127 Public Sq. 6th Fl.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: (216)689-5776
Fax: (216)689-3204

A small business investment corporation. Prefers to invest in manufacturing and service industries.

Tomlinson Industries
13700 Broadway Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44125-1992
Phone: (216)587-3400
Toll-free: (800)526-9634
Fax: (216)587-0733

A small business investment corporation. Miniature supermarket industry preferred.

Bane One Capital Partners Corp. (Columbus)
10 W. Broad St., Ste. 400
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614)224-6900
Toll-free: (800)837-5100
Fax: (614)227-7787

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Scientific Advances, Inc.
601 W. 5th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Phone: (614)424-7005
Fax: (614)424-4874

Venture capital partnership interested in natural gas related industries.

Center City MESBIC, Inc.
8 N. Maine St.
Miami Valley Tur, Ste. 1400
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: (513)461-6164
Fax: (513)222-7035

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Diversified industries.

Seed One
Park Pl.
10 W. Streetsboro St. Hudson, Ohio 44236
Phone: (216)650-2338
Fax: (216)650-4946

Private venture capital firm. No industry preference. Equity financing only.

Fifth Third Bank of Northwestern
Ohio, N. A.
606 Madison Ave.
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Phone: (419)259-7141
Fax: (419)259-7134

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Lubrizol Performance Products Co.
29400 Lakeland Blvd.
Wickliffe, Ohio 44092
Phone: (216)943-4200
Fax: (216)943-5337

Venture capital supplier. Provides seed capital and later-stage expansion financing to emerging companies in the biological, chemical, and material sciences whose technology is applicable to and related to the production and marketing of specialty and fine chemicals.

Cactus Capital Co.
6660 High St., Office 1-B
Worthington, Ohio 43085
Phone: (614)436-4060
Fax: (614)436-4060

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Oklahoma

Southwestern Oklahoma Development Authority
PO Box 569
Burns Flat, Oklahoma 73624
Phone: (405)562-4884
Toll-free: (800)627-4882
Fax: (405)462-4880

Langston University
Minority Business Assistance Center
Hwy. 37 E.
PO Box 667
Langston, Oklahoma 73050
Phone: (405)466-3256
Toll-free: (800)879-6552
Fax: (405)841-5142

BancFirst Investment Corp.
1101 N. Broadway
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73126
Phone: (405)270-1000
Fax: (405)270-1089
T. Kent Faison, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: Up to $500,000. Investment Policies: Loans and/or equity. Investment Types: Early stage, expansion. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Department of Commerce
Business Development Division
PO Box 26980
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73126-0980
Phone: (405)843-9770

Helps companies gain access to capital needed for growth. Provides financial specialists to help businesses analyze their financing needs and to work closely with local economic development staff to help package proposals for their companies. Also responsible for assisting in the development of new loan and investment programs.

Oklahoma Development Finance Authority
301 NW 63rd St, Ste. 225
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116
Phone: (405)848-9761
Fax: (405)848-3314

Issues tax-exempt industrial development bonds for manufacturing firms.

Oklahoma Industrial Finance Authority
301 NW 63rd. Ste. 225
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116-7904
Phone: (405)842-1145
Fax: (405)898-3314

Provides financing for manufacturing projects involving the purchase of land, buildings, and stationary equipment.

Oklahoma State Treasurer's Office
Agriculture/Small Business Linked Deposit Programs
217 State Capitol
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
Phone: (405)521-3191
Fax: (405)521-4994

Provides reduced loan rates for Oklahoma's farming, ranching, and small business communities.

Rees/Source Ventures, Inc.
3001 United Founders Blvd.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112
Phone: (405)843-8049
Fax: (405)843-8068

Venture capital firm providing seed, start-up, first-stage, and second-stage financing. Prefers to make investments in the $250,000 to $500,000 range to companies within a three-mile radius of Oklahoma City. Areas of interest include recreation and leisure, environmental products and services, packaging machinery and materials, energy-related technologies, printing and publishing, manufacturing and automation, information processing and software, and specialty chemicals industries. Will not consider the following industries: oil, gas, or mineral exploration; real estate; motion pictures; and consulting services.

Alliance Business Investment Co. (Tulsa)
320 South Boston Ste. 1000
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103-3703
Phone: (918)584-3581
Fax: (918)582-3403

A small business investment corporation. Provides later-stage financing for basic industries.

Davis Venture Partners (Tulsa)
320 S. Boston Ste., 1000
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103-3703
Phone: (918)584-7272
Fax: (918)582-3403

Venture capital firm. Provides later-stage financing for basic industries.

Rubottom, Dudash and Associates, Inc.
4870 S. Lewis, Ste. 180
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74105
Phone: (918)742-3031
Fax: (918)742-3059

Management and investment consultants. Emphasis on retail, wholesale, and light fabrication.

Oregon

Olympic Venture Partners II (Lake Oswego)
340 Oswego Pointe Dr., No. 204
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034-3230
Phone: (503)697-8766
Fax: (503)697-8863

Invests in early stage high technology, biotechnology, and communications businesses.

Orien Ventures
4550 SW Cruse Way Ste. 245
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035-2580
Phone: (503)699-1680
Fax: (503)699-1681

Venture capital firm interested in all types of investment.

Northern Pacific Capital Corp.
PO Box 1658
Portland, Oregon 97207
Phone: (503)241-1255
Fax: (503)299-6653

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Northwest Capital Network
PO Box 6650
Portland, Oregon 97228-6650
Phone: (503)796-3321
Fax: (503)280-6080

Nonprofit business/investor referral service that brings together entrepreneurs requiring capital with investors seeking specific venture opportunities, through means of a confidential database of investment opportunity profiles and investment interest profiles.

Oregon Resource and Technology Development Fund
4370 NE Halsey
Portland, Oregon 97213
Phone: (503)282-4462
Fax: (503)282-2976

Provides investment capital for early stage business finance and applied research and development projects that leads to commercially viable products.

Shaw Venture Partners
400 SW 6th Ave., Ste. 1100
Portland, Oregon 97204-1636
Phone: (503)228-4884
Fax: (503)227-2471

Small business investment corporation interested in computers, retail, medical/biotechnology, consumer products and international trade investment.

U.S. Bancorp Capital Corp.
P.O. Box 4412
Portland, Oregon 97208
Phone: (503)275-6111
Fax: (503)275-7565

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Oregon Economic Development Department
Business Finance Section
Oregon Business Development Fund
775 Summer St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97310
Phone: (503)986-0160
Fax: (503)581-5115

Structures and issues loans to manufacturing, processing, and tourism-related small businesses.

Oregon Economic Development Department
Business Finance Section
SBA Loans Program
775 Summer St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97310
Phone: (503)986-0160
Toll-free: (800)233-3306
Fax: (503)581-5115

A state-wide company providing Small Business Administration 504 and 7(A) financing to eligible small businesses; works closely with local certified development companies.

Tektronix Development Co.
PO Box 1000, Mail Sta. 63-862
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070
Phone: (503)685-4233
Fax: (503)685-3754

Venture capital firm interested in high tech, opto electronics and measurement systems investment.

Pennsylvania

NEPA Venture Fund LP
125 Goodman Dr.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015
Phone: (610)865-6550

Private venture capital partnership providing seed and start-up financing.

Erie SBIC
32 W. 8th St., Ste. 615
Erie, Pennsylvania 16501
Phone: (814)453-7964

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference. Prefers investments ranging from $100,000 - $200,000.

Pennsylvania Department of Commerce
Bureau of Bonds
Revenue Bond and Mortgage Program
466 Forum Bldg.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120
Phone: (717)783-1109
Fax: (717)234-4560

Financing for projects approved through the Program are borrowed from private sources, and can be used to acquire land, buildings, machinery, and equipment. Borrowers must create a minimum number of new jobs within three years of the loan's closing.

Pennsylvania Department of Commerce
Governor's Response Team
439 Forum Bldg.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120
Phone: (717)787-8199
Phone: (717)234-4560
Fax: (717)772-5419

Works with individual companies to find buildings or sites for start-up or expansion projects; contacts manufacturers to make them aware of financial and technical assistance available, to assist with difficulties, and to learn of future plans for expansions or cutbacks.

Pennsylvania Department of Commerce
Bureau of Bonds
Employee Ownership Assistance Program
Office of Program Management
466 Forum Bldg.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120
Phone: (717)783-1109
Fax: (717)234-4560

Preserves existing jobs and creates new jobs by assisting and promoting employee ownership in existing enterprises which are experiencing layoffs or would otherwise close.

Pennsylvania Department of Energy
Energy Development Authority
P.O. Box 8772 13th Fl.
Rachael Carson State Official
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105-8772
Phone: (717)783-9981
Fax: (717)783-2703

Finances research and development of energy technology projects.

Hillman Medical Ventures, Inc. (Berwyn)
2 Walnut Grove Dr., Ste. 130
Horsham, Pennsylvania 19044-2255
Phone: (215)443-5531
Fax: (215)443-5970

Venture capital firm that invests in early-stage medical technology companies.

Enterprise Venture Capital Corp. of Pennsylvania
111 Market St.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15901
Phone: (814)535-7597
Fax: (814)535-8677

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference. Geographic preference is two-hour driving radius of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Foster Management Co.
1016 W. 9th Ave.
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406
Phone: (610)992-7650
Fax: (610)992-3390

Private venture capital supplier. Not restricted to specific industries or geographic locations; diversified with investments in the health care, transportation, broadcasting, communications, energy, and home furnishings industries. Investments range from $2 million to $15 million.

CIP Capital, LP
20 Valley Stream Pky., Ste.265
Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355
Phone: (610)695-8380
Fax: (215)695-8388

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Ben Franklin Technology Center of Southeastern Pennsylvania
University City Science Center
3624 Market St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Phone: (215)382-0380
Fax: (215)387-6050

Public venture capital fund interested in technology industries.

Core States Enterprise Fund
1345 Chestnut St., F.C. 1-8-12-1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Phone: (215)973-6519
Fax: (215)973-6900

Venture capital supplier. Invests with any industry except real estate or construction. Minimum investment is $1 million.

Fidelcor Capital Corp.
Fidelity Bldg., llth Fl.
123 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19109
Phone: (215)985-3722
Fax: (215)985-7282

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Genesis Seed Fund
c/o Howard, Lawson and Co.
2 Penn Center Plz.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Phone: (215)988-0010
Fax: (215)568-0029

Venture capital fund.

Keystone Venture Capital Management Co.
1601 Market St., Ste.2500
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
Phone: (215)241-1200
Phone: (215)241-1200
Fax: (215)241-1211

Private venture capital partnership. Provides later-stage investments in the telecommunications, health care, manufacturing, media, software, and franchise industries, primarily in the mid-Atlantic states.

Penn Janney Fund, Inc.
1801 Market St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
Phone: (215)665-6193
Fax: (215)665-6197

Private venture capital limited partnership.

Philadelphia Ventures
200 S. Broad St., 8th Fl.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Phone: (215)732-4445
Fax: (215)732-4644

A small business investment corporation. Provides financing to companies offering products or services based on technology or other proprietary capabilities. Industries of particular interest are information processing equipment and services, medical products and services, data communications, and industrial automation.

PNC Corporate Finance
100 S. Broad St., 6th Fl.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19101
Phone: (215)585-6282
Fax: (215)585-5525

Small business investment company.

Fostin Capital Corp.
681 Andersen Dr.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15220
Phone: (412)928-1400
Phone: (412)928-1413
Fax: (412)928-9635

Venture capital corporation.

Loyalhanna Venture Fund
PO Box 81927
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
Phone: (412)687-9027
Fax: (412)681-0960

Venture capital firm. No industry preference.

PNC Capital Corp.
One PNC Plaza 19th Fl.
249 5th Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
Phone: (412)762-7035
Fax: (412)762-6233

A small business investment corporation. Prefers to invest in later-stage and leveraged buy out situations. Will not consider real estate, coal, or gas ventures.

APA/Fostin Pennsylvania Venture Capital Fund
100 Matsonford Rd., Bldg. 5, Ste. 470
Radnor, Pennsylvania 19087
Phone: (610)687-3030
Fax: (610)687-8520

Private venture capital limited partnership providing mid- and later stage financing.

Meridian Venture Partners
The Fidelity Court Bldg., Ste. 140
259 Radnor-Chester Rd.
Radnor, Pennsylvania 19087
Phone: (610)254-2999

Venture capital firm.

Patricof & Co. Ventures, Inc. (Radnor)
100 Matsonford Rd., Bldg. 5, Ste. 470
Radnor, Pennsylvania 19087
Phone: (610)687-3030
Fax: (610)687-8520

Venture capital firm providing mid-to later stage financing.

Meridian Capital Corp.
601 Plum St.
Reading, Pennsylvania 19603
Phone: (215)655-2924
Fax: (215)655-1908

Small business investment corporation.

TDH
1 Rosemont Business Campus, Ste. 301
919 Conestoga Rd.
Rosemont, Pennsylvania 19010
Phone: (610)526-9970
Fax: (610)526-9971

Private venture capital fund. No industry preferences.

BankAmerica Ventures (Washington, PA)
PO Box 512
Washington, Pennsylvania 15301
Phone: (412)223-0707
Fax: (412)546-8021
Daniel A. Dye, Contact

First SBIC of California (Washington, PA)
PO Box 512
Washington, Pennsylvania 15301
Phone: (412)223-0707
Fax: (412)223-8290

A small business investment company.

S. R. One Ltd.
565 E. Swedesford Rd., Ste. 315
Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087
Phone: (610)293-3400
Fax: (610)293-3419

Sandhurst Co. LP
351 E. Constoga Rd.
Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087
Phone: (610)254-8900
Fax: (610)254-8958

Private venture capital fund.

Technology Leaders LP
800 The Safeguard Bldg.
435 Devon Park Dr.
Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087
Phone: (610)293-0600
Fax: (610)293-0601

Private venture capital fund. Areas of interest includebiotechnology, health care, information services, and high technology industries.

Zero Stage Capital Co., Inc.
1562 Mcdaniel Dr.
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380
Phone: (610)430-8853
Fax: (610)430-8857

Venture capital firm. Industry preferences include high-technology start-up companies located in the northeastern U.S.

Puerto Rico

North America Investment Corp.
P.O. Box 191831
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00919-1813
Phone: (809)754-6177
Fax: (809)754-6181

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Diversified industry preference.

Rhode Island

Domestic Capital Corp.
815 Reservoir Ave.
Cranston, Rhode Island 02910
Phone: (401)946-3310
Fax: (401)943-6708

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Fairway Capital Corp.
285 Governor St.
Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Phone: (401)454-7500
Fax: (401)455-3636

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Fleet Equity Partners (Providence)
111 Westminster St., 4th Fl.
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: (401)278-6770
Fax: (401)278-6387

Venture capital firm specializing in acquisitions and recapitalizations.

Fleet Venture Resources, Inc.
111 Westminster St., 4th Fl.
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: (401)278-6770
Fax: (401)278-6387
Robert M. Van Degna, President

Preferred Investment Size: $5 to $125 million. Investment Policies: Equity. Investment Types: Leverage buyouts, expansion. Industry Preferences: Media/communications, healthcare, printing, manufacturing. Geographic Preferences: National.

Moneta Capital Corp.
285 Governor St.
Providence, Rhode Island 02906-4314
Phone: (401)454-7500
Fax: (401)455-3636

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

NYSTRS/NV Capital, Limited Partnership
111 Westminster St.
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: (401)276-5597
Fax: (401)278-6387

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Rhode Island Department of Economic Development
Rhode Island Port Operations Division
1 W. Exchange
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: (401)277-2601
Fax: (401)277-2102

Provides financing through tax-exempt revenue bonds.

Rhode Island Department of Economic Development
Rhode Island Industrial-Recreational Building Authority
1 W. Exchange
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: (401)277-2601
Fax: (401)277-2102

Issues mortgage insurance on financing obtained through other financial institutions.

Rhode Island Department of Economic Development
Rhode Island Partnership for Science and Technology
1 W. Exchange
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: (401)277-2601
Fax: (401)277-2102

Offers grants to businesses for applied research with a potential for profitable commercialization. Research must be conducted in conjunction with universities, colleges, or hospitals. Also has a program which provides consulting services and grants to applicants of the Federal Small Business Innovation Research Program.

Rhode Island Department of Economic Development
Ocean State Business Development Authority
1 W. Exchange
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: (401)277-2601
Fax: (401)277-2102

Private, nonprofit corporation certified by the Small Business Administration to administer the SBA(504) loan program.

Rhode Island Office of the General Treasurer
Business Investment Fund
40 Fountain St., 8th Fl.
Providence, Rhode Island 02903-1855
Phone: (401)277-2287
Toll-free: (800)752-8088
Fax: (401)277-6141

Provides fixed-rate loans in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration and local banks.

Richmond Square Capital Corp.
1 Richmond Sq.
Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Phone: (401)521-3000
Fax: (401)751-8997

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Wallace Capital Corp.
170 Westminster St., Ste. 1200
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: (401)273-9191
Fax: (401)273-9648

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

South Carolina

Charleston Capital Corp.
111 Church St.
PO Box 328
Charleston, South Carolina 29402
Phone: (803)723-6464
Fax: (803)723-1228

Small business investment corporation preferring secured loans. Assists the southeastern U.S. only.

Lowcountry Investment Corp.
4401 Piggly Wiggly Dr.
PO Box 18047
Charleston, South Carolina 29405
Phone: (803)554-9880
Fax: (803)745-2730

A small business investment corporation. Diversified industry preference.

Floco Investment Co., Inc.
PO Box 1629
Lake City, South Carolina 29560
Phone: (803)389-2731
Fax: (803)389-4199

A small business investment corporation. Invests only in grocery stores.

South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Agriculture
Office of Rural Development
Agricultural Loan Participation Program
Foss Bldg., 523 E. Capitol
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-3182
Phone: (605)773-3375
Toll-free: (800)228-5254
Fax: (605)773-5926

Provides loans, administered and serviced through local lenders, that are intended to supplement existing credit.

South Dakota Development Corp.
SBA 504 Loan Program
711 E. Wells Ave.
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-3369
Toll-free: (800)872-6190
Fax: (605)773-3256

Offers subordinated mortgage financing to healthy and expanding small businesses.

South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development
Economic Development Finance Authority
711 E. Wells Ave.
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-3369
Toll-free: (800)872-6190

Pools tax-exempt or taxable development bonds to construct any site, structure, facility, service, or utility for the storage, distribution, or manufacture of industrial, agricultural, or nonagricultural products, machinery, or equipment.

South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development
Revolving Economic Development and Initiative Fund
711 E. Wells Ave.
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-3369
Toll-free: (800)872-6190

Provides low-interest revolving loans for the creation of primary jobs, capital investment, and the diversification of the state's economy. Costs eligible for participation include land and the associated site improvements; construction, acquisition, andrenovation of buildings; fees, services and other costs associated with construction; the purchase and installation of machinery and equipment; and trade receivables, inventory, and woric-in-progress inventory.

Tennessee

Valley Capital Corp.
100 W. Martin L. King Blvd., Ste. 212
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
Phone: (423)265-1557
Fax: (423)265-1588

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Diversified industry preferences. Limited to the Southeast, preferably four-hour driving radius.

Franklin Venture Capital, Inc.
237 2nd Ave. S
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
Phone: (615)791-9462
Fax: (615)791-9636

A small business investment corporation. Prefers to invest in the health care and biotechnology industries.

Chickasaw Capital Corp.
6200 Poplar Ave.
PO Box 387
Memphis, Tennessee 38147
Phone: (901)383-6000
Fax: (901)383-6141

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Flemming Companies
1991 Corporate Ave.
Memphis, Tennessee 38132
Phone: (901)395-8000
Fax: (901)395-8595

A small business investment corporation.

Gulf Pacific
5100 Poplar Ave., No. 427
Memphis, Tennessee 38137-0401
Phone: (901)767-3400
Toll-free: (800)456-1867
Fax: (901)680-7033

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation.

International Paper Capital Formation, Inc.
6400 Poplar Ave.
Tower 2, 4th Fl, Rm. 130
Memphis, Tennessee 38197
Phone: (901)763-6217
Fax: (901)763-7278

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Diversified industry preference. Involvement includes expansion, refinancing, and acquisitions, but no start-up projects. Requires a minimum investment of $50,000 to $300,000.

Leader Capital Corp.
PO Box 275
158 Madison Ave.
Memphis, Tennessee 38103-0708
Phone: (901)578-2405
Toll-free: (800)821-9979

A small business investment corporation.

West Tennessee Venture Capital Corp.
5 N. 3rd St.
Memphis, Tennessee 38103-2610
Phone: (901)523-1884
Fax: (901)527-6091

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation.

Lawrence, Tyrrell, Ortale, and Smith (Nashville)
3100 W. End Ave., Ste. 400
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: (615)383-0982
Fax: (615)269-0463

Private venture capital firm. Prefers to invest in health care industries.

L.P. Equitas
2000 Glen Echo Rd., Ste 100
PO Box 158838
Nashville, Tennessee 37215
Phone: (615)383-8673
Fax: (615)383-8693
D. Shannon LeRoy, President

Massey Burch Investment Group
310 25th Ave. N, Ste. 103
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: (615)329-9448
Fax: (615)329-9237

Venture capital firm providing investments ranging from $1 to $3 million. Areas of interest include health care services, information services, environmental services, privatization, systems integration, and telecommunications.

Sirrom Capital, LP
500 Church St., Ste. 200
Nashville, Tennessee 37219
Phone: (615)256-0701
Fax: (615)726-1208

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Grants Program Management Section
Rachel Jackson Bldg.
320 6th Ave. N.
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0405
Phone: (615)741-6201
Toll-free: (800)342-8470
Fax: (615)741-5070

Administers grant money for the community development block grant program, die Appalachian Regional Commission, and the Economic Development Administration.

Tennessee Equity Capital Corp.
1102 Stonewall Jackson Ct.
Nashville, Tennessee 37220-1705

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation.

Texas

Austin Ventures L.P.
1300 Norwood Tower, Ste. 1300
114 W. 7th St.
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: (512)479-0055
Fax: (512)476-3952

Administers investments through two funds, Austin Ventures L.P. and Rust Ventures L.P., in the $1 million to $4 million range. Prefers to invest in start-up/emerging growth companies located in the southwest, and in special situations such as buy outs, acquisitions, and mature companies. No geographic limitations are placed on later-stage investments. Past investments have been made in media, data communications, telecommunications, software, environmental services, and general manufacturing.

Forum Financial
600 Congress Ave., No. 1630
Austin, Texas 78701-3236
Phone: (512)476-7800
Fax: (512)476-3850

Venture capital firm providing second stage, acquisitions and leveraged buyout financing. Areas of interest include mining, oil and gas, real estate development, and project financing.

Huber Capital Vent
11917 Oak Knoll, Ste. G
Austin, Texas 78759
Phone: (512)258-8668
Fax: (512)258-9091

Venture capital firm providing short-term working capital funding for specific projects. Areas of interest include small capitalization companies in manufacturing, wholesaling, and technical services.

Texas Department of Commerce
Finance Office
PO Box 12728
Austin, Texas 78711
Phone: (512)936-0281
Fax: (512)936-0520

Administers several programs that benefit small businesses, including those authorized under the Industrial Development Corporation Act of 1979 and the Rural Development Act, as well as the state industrial revenue bond program.

Triad Ventures Ltd.
4901 Spicewood Springs Rd., Ste. 200
Austin, Texas 78759
Phone: (512)343-8087
Fax: (512)343-1802

Venture capital firm providing second stage, acquisitions, mezzanine and leveraged buyout financing. Areas of interest include Texas-based companies.

Alliance Enterprise Corp.
N. Central Plz. 1, Ste. 710
12655 N. Central Expy.
Dallas, Texas 75243
Phone: (214)991-1597
Fax: (214)991-1647

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

AMT Capital, Ltd.
8204 Elmbrook Dr., Ste. 101
Dallas, Texas 75247
Phone: (214)905-9760
Fax: (214)905-9761
Tom H. Delimitros, CGP

Preferred Investment Size: $200,000 to $500,000. Investment Policies: Loan or equity. Investment Types: Early stage, expansion. Industry Preferences: Advanced materials & products. Geographic Preferences: National.

Bane One Capital Partners Corp. (Dallas)
300 Crescent Ct., Ste. 1600
Dallas, Texas 75201
Phone: (214)979-4375
Fax: (214)979-4355

A small business investment corporation. Specializes in later-stage investments for traditional businesses with revenues in excess of $15 million annually. Areas of interest include manufacturing, distribution, and health care industries.

Brittany Capital Co.
9400 N. Central Expressway, Ste.
1311 Dallas, Texas 75231
Phone: (214)363-1541

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Capital Southwest Corp.
12900 Preston Rd., Ste. 700
Dallas, Texas 75230
Phone: (214)233-8242
Fax: (214)233-7362

Venture capital firm. Provides first stage and expansion financing.

Citicorp Venture Capital, Ltd. (Dallas)
2001 Ross Ave.
1400 Tramalcrowe Center
Dallas, Texas 75201
Phone: (214)953-3800
Fax: (214)953-1495

A small business investment company.

Davis Venture Partners (Dallas)
2121 San Jacinto St., Ste. 975
Dallas, Texas 75201
Phone: (214)954-1822
Fax: (214)969-0256

Venture capital firm interested in diversified industries, excluding oil, gas, and real estate.

Diamond A. Ford Corp.
Zoo Crescent Court, Ste. 1350
Dallas, Texas 75201
Phone: (214)871-5177
Fax: (214)871-5199

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Erickson Capital Group, Inc.
5950 Berkshire Lane, Ste. 1100
Dallas, Texas 75225
Phone: (214)365-6060
Fax: (214)365-6001

Venture capital firm providing seed, start-up, first and second stage, and expansion financing. Areas of interest include health care.

Hook Partners
13760 Noel Rd., Ste. 805
Dallas, Texas 75240-4360
Phone: (214)991-5457

Venture capital firm providing seed, start-up and first stage financing. Areas of interest include high technology industries.

Interwest Partners (Dallas)
1 Galleria Tower
13355 Noel Rd., Ste. 1375/LB 65
Dallas, Texas 75240
Phone: (214)392-7279
Fax: (214)490-6348

Kahala Investments, Inc.
8214 Westchester Dr., Ste. 715
Dallas, Texas 75225
Phone: (214)987-0077

Venture capital firm providing financing for all stages including expansion capital, leveraged buyouts, and management buyouts. Areas of interest include a wide variety of industries.

Mapleleaf Capital, Ltd.
3 Forest Plz., Ste. 935
12221 Merit Dr.
Dallas, Texas 75251
Phone: (214)239-5650
Fax: (214)701-0024

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

May Financial Corp.
8333 Douglas Ave., Ste. 400
Lock Box 82
Dallas, Texas 75225
Phone: (214)987-5200
Toll-free: (800)767-4397
Fax: (214)987-1994

Brokerage firm working with a venture capital firm. Prefers food, oil and gas, and electronics industries.

Merchant Banking Group Ltd.
700 N. Pearl, Ste. 1910 NT, LB 321 Dallas, Texas 75201
Phone: (214)777-6466
Fax: (214)777-6475

Venture capital firm providing leveraged buyout financing. Areas of interest include basic manufacturing and distribution.

MESBIC Ventures, Inc.
12655 N. Central Expy., Ste. 710
Dallas, Texas 75243-1739
Phone: (214)991-1597
Fax: (214)991-1647

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Diversified industry preference.

MESBIC Ventures, Inc.
N. Central Plaza 1, Ste. 710
12655 N. Central Expy.
Dallas, Texas 75243
Phone: (214)991-1597
Fax: (214)991-1647
Donald R. Lawhorne, President

Preferred Investment Size: Up to $1,000,000. Investment Policies: Loans and/or equity. Investment Types: early stage, expansion, later stage. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: Mostly Southwest.

MSI Capital Investments
6500 Greenville Ave., Ste. 720
Dallas, Texas 75206-1012
Phone: (214)265-1801
Fax: (214)265-1804

No industry preference.

Nations Bank Venture Capital
901 Maine St., Ste. 664
Dallas, Texas 75202-2911
Phone: (214)508-0988
Fax: (214)508-0604

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

NationsBanc Capital Corp.
1401 Elm St., Ste. 4764
Dallas, Texas 75202
Phone: (214)508-6262
Fax: (214)508-5060

Venture capital firm providing second stage, mezzanine and leveraged buyout financing. Areas of interest include communications, medical, environmental, specialty retail, transportation and energy services.

NCNB Texas Venture Group, Inc.
1401 Elm St., Ste. 4764
Dallas, Texas 75202
Phone: (214)508-6262

Venture capital firm providing expansion and leveraged buyout financing. Areas of interest include medical products and services, energy service, environmental, specialty retail, transportation, general manufacturing, and communications.

North Texas MESBIC, Inc.
12770 Coit Rd., Ste. 240
Dallas, Texas 75251
Phone: (214)991-8060
Fax: (214)991-8061

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Performance Properties Corp.
4131 N. Central Expy., Ste. 900
Dallas, Texas 75204
Phone: (214)528-8883
Fax: (214)528-8058

Venture capital firm providing acquisition, start-up, and leverage equity financing. Areas of interest include real estate.

Phillips-Smith Specialty Retail Group
5080 Spectrum Dr., Ste. 700 W
Dallas, Texas 75248
Phone: (214)387-0725
Fax: (214)458-2560

Prefers specialty retail industry investments, including the restaurant industry.

PMC Capital, Inc.
Attn: Andy Rosemore
17290 Preston Rd., 3rd Fl.
Dallas, Texas 75252-5618
Phone: (214)380-0044
Toll-free: (800)486-3223
Fax: (214)380-1371

A small business investment corporation, minority enterprise small business investment corporation, and SBA guaranteed lender. No industry preferred.

Pro-Med Investment Corp.
17290 Preston Rd., Ste. 300
Dallas, Texas 75252
Phone: (214)380-0044
Fax: (214)380-1371

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Sevin Rosen Funds
13455 Noel Rd., Ste. 1670
Dallas, Texas 75240
Phone: (214)702-1100
Fax: (214)702-1103

Venture capital firm providing startup and first stage financing. Industry preferences include information sciences and electronic sciences.

Southwest Enterprise Associates
14457 Gillis Rd.
Dallas, Texas 75244
Phone: (214)450-3894
Fax: (214)450-3899

Venture capital supplier. Concentrates on technology-based industries that have the potential for product innovation, rapid growth, and high profit margins. Investments range from $250,000 to $1.5 million. Past investments have been made in the following industries: computer software, medical and life sciences, computers and peripherals, communications, semiconductors, and defense electronics. Management must demonstrate intimate knowledge of its marketplace and have a well-defined strategy for achieving strong market penetration.

Stratford Capital Partners, L.P.
200 Crescent Ct, Ste. 1650
Dallas, Texas 75201
Phone: (214)740-7377
Fax: (214)740-7340
Michael D. Brown, President

Preferred Investment Size: $3 to $9 million. Investment Policies: Equity, sub debt with equity. Investment Types: Expansion, later stage, acquisition. Industry Preferences: Manufacturing, distribution, diversified. Geographic Preferences: National.

Sullivan Enterprises
9130 Markville Dr.
PO Box 743803
Dallas, Texas 75374-3803
Phone: (214)414-5690

Venture capital firm providing refinancings and expansion, mezzanine, and leveraged buyouts financing. Areas of interest include manufacturing, service, retailing, wholesale and distribution.

Sunwestern Capital Corp.
12221 Merit Dr., Ste. 1300
Dallas, Texas 75251-2248
Phone: (214)239-5650
Fax: (214)701-0024

Small business investment corporation providing start-up, first stage, second stage, third stage and leveraged buyout financing. Areas of interest include computer peripherals, software, information services, biotechnology and telecommunications.

Tower Ventures, Inc.
N. Central Plaza 1, Ste. 710
12655 N. Central Expy.
Dallas, Texas 75243
Phone: (214)991-1597
Phone: (214)991-1647
Donald R. Lawhorne, President

Preferred Investment Size: Up to $500,000. Investment Policies: Loans and/or equity. Investment Types: Early stage, expansion, later stage.

Western Financial Capital Corp.
17290 Preston Rd., Ste. 300
Dallas, Texas 75252
Phone: (214)380-0044
Fax: (214)380-1371

A small business investment company. Provides financing to the medical industry.

Wingate Partners
750 N. St. Paul St., Ste. 1200
Dallas, Texas 75201
Phone: (214)720-1313
Fax: (214)871-8799

Venture capital firm providing mature stage financing. Areas of interest include manufacturing and distribution.

HCT Capital Corp.
4916 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ste. 200
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Phone: (817)763-8706
Fax: (817)377-8049

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

SBIC Partners, L.P.
201 Main St., Ste. 2302
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Phone: (817)729-3222
Fax: (817)729-3226
Gregory Forrest, Manager
Jeffrey Brown, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $2 to $5 million. Investment Policies: Equity. Investment Types: Expansion, later stage. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: National.

Acorn Ventures, Inc.
520 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 130
Houston, Texas 77027
Phone: (713)622-9595

No industry preference.

Alliance Business Investment Co. (Houston)
1221 McKinney Ste. 3100
Houston, Texas 77010
Phone: (713)659-3131
Fax: (713)659-8070

A small business investment corporation.

Aspen Capital Ltd.
55 Waugh, Ste. 710
Houston, Texas 77007
Phone: (713)880-4494

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

The Catalyst Fund, Ltd.
3 Riverway, Ste. 770
Houston, Texas 77056
Phone: (713)623-8133
Fax: (713)623-0473

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Charter Venture Group, Inc.
2600 Citadel Plaza Dr., Ste. 600
PO Box 4525
Houston, Texas 77210-4525
Phone: (713)622-7500
Fax: (713)552-8446

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Chen's Financial Group, Inc.
10101 Southwest Fwy., Ste. 370
Houston, Texas 77074
Phone: (713)772-8868
Fax: (713)772-2168

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Areas of interest include real estate, franchise restaurants, banking, and import/export industries.

Criterion Ventures
5 Post Oak Pk., Ste. 2650
Houston, Texas 77027
Phone: (713)627-9200
Fax: (713)627-9292

Venture capital fund. Raises venture capital. Interested in companies headquartered in the Sunbelt region. Areas of interest include telecommunications, biomedical, and specialty retail.

Cureton & Co., Inc.
1100 Louisiana, Ste. 3250
Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: (713)658-9806
Fax: (713)658-0476

Prefers oilfield service, environmental, electronics, manufacturing, and distribution.

Energy Assets, Inc.
4900 Republic Bank Center
700 Louisiana, Ste. 5000
Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: (713)236-9999
Toll-free: (800)933-5508

A small business investment corporation. Specializes in oil and gas energy industries.

High Technology Associates
1775 St. James PL, Ste. 105
Houston, Texas 77056
Phone: (713)963-9300
Fax: (713)963-8341

Venture capital firm providing second stage and expansion financing. Areas of interest include biotechnology, chemicals, food processing and food processing machinery. Particularly interested in companies willing to establish operations in the Northern Netherlands.

Houston Partners, SBIC
Capital Center Penthouse, 8th Fl.
401 Louisiana
Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: (713)222-8600
Fax: (713)222-8932

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

MESBIC Financial Corp.
401 Studewood Ste. 201
Houston, Texas 77007
Phone: (713)869-8595
Fax: (713)869-4462

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Diversified industry preference, excluding real estate. Limited geographically to Houston.

MESBIC Financial Corp. of Houston
401 Studewood, Ste. 200
Houston, Texas 77007
Phone: (713)869-4061
Fax: (713)869-4462
Atillio Galli, President

Preferred Investment Size: $100,000 to $1 million. Investment Policies: Loans and equity investments. Investment Types: Consolidated debt & preferred stock with warrants. Industry Preferences: Diversified - no real estate or gas and oil. Geographic Preferences: Houston.

Payne Webber, Inc.
700 Louisiana St., Ste. 3700
Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: (713)236-3180
Fax: (713)236-3303

Penzoil
PO Box 2967
Houston, Texas 77252
Phone: (713)546-8910
Fax: (713)546-4154

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

SBI Capital Corp.
PO Box 570368
Houston, Texas 77257-0368
Phone: (713)975-1188

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference; Texas businesses only.

Southern Orient Capital Corp.
2419 Fannin, Ste. 200
Houston, Texas 77002-9181
Phone: (713)225-3369

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Tenneco Ventures, Inc.
PO Box 2511
Houston, Texas 77252
Phone: (713)757-8229
Fax: (713)651-1666

Venture capital supplier. Provides financing to small, early stage growth companies. Areas of interest include energy-related technologies, factory automation, biotechnology, and health care services. Prefers to invest in Texas-based companies, but will consider investments elsewhere within the United States. Investments range from $250,000 to $1 million; will commit additional funds over several rounds of financing, and will work with other investors to provide larger financing.

Texas Commerce Investment Co.
Texas Commerce Bank Bldg., 30th Fl.
712 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: (713)236-4719

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

UNCO Ventures, Inc.
520 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 130
Houston, Texas 77027
Phone: (713)622-9595
Fax: (713)622-9007

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

United Oriental Capital Corp.
908 Town and Countiy Blvd., Ste. 310
Houston, Texas 77024-2207
Phone: (713)461-3909
Fax: (713)465-7559

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Ventex Partners, Ltd.
1001 Fannin St., Ste. 1095
Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: (713)659-7860
Fax: (713)659-7855

A small business investment partnership providing later stage financing.

Capital Marketing Corp.
P.O. Box 1177
Keller, Texas 76244
Phone: (817)431-5767

A small business investment corporation.

Southwest Venture Partnerships
16414 St. Pedro, Ste. 1345
San Antonio, Texas 78232
Phone: (210)402-1200
Toll-free: (800)725-0867
Fax: (210)402-1221

Venture capital partnership. Invests in maturing companies located primarily in the southwest. Average investment is $1 million.

Victoria Capital Corp. (San Antonio)
First Capital Group of Texas
PO Box 15616
San Antonio, Texas 78212-8816
Phone: (210)736-4233
Fax: (210)736-5449

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference, but does not invest in oil, gas, and real estate industries.

Victoria Capital Corp. (Victoria)
1 O'Connor Plz.
Victoria, Texas 77902
Phone: (512)573-5151
Fax: (512)574-5236

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Woodlands Venture Partners L.P.
2170 Buckthome PL, Ste. 170
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
Phone: (713)367-9999
Fax: (713)298-1295

Venture capital firm providing startup, first stage, second stage and seed financing. Areas of interest include medical/biotechnology only.

Utah

Deseret Certified Development Corp.
7050 Union Park Center, No. 570
Midvale, Utah 84047
Phone: (801)566-1163
Fax: (801)566-1532

Maintains an SBA(504) loan program, designed for community development and job creation, and an intermediary loan program, through Farmer's Home Administration.

Deseret Certified Development Corp.
907 S. Orem Blvd.
Orem, Utah 84058-5011
Phone: (801)221-7772
Fax: (801)221-7775

Maintains an SBA(504) loan program, designed for community development and job creation, and an intermediary loan program, through Farmer's Home Administration.

First Security Business Investment Corp.
79 S. Main St., Ste. 800
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: (801)246-5737
Fax: (801)246-5424
Louis D. Alder, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $500,000 to $1 million. Investment Policies: Loans and/or equity. Investment Types: Expansion, later stage. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: West/Midwest.

Utah Technology Finance Corp.
177 E., 100 S.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: (801)364-4346
Fax: (801)364-4361

Assists the start-up and growth of emerging technology-based businesses and products.

Utah Ventures
419 Wakara Way, Ste. 206
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
Phone: (801)583-5922
Fax: (801)583-4105

Invests in the life sciences at an early stage.

Wasatch Venture Corp.
1 S. Main St., Ste. 1000
Salt Lake City, Utah 84133
Phone: (801)524-8939
Fax: (801)524-8941
W. David Hemingway, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $500,000. Investment Policies: Equity and debt. Investment Types: Early stage. Industry Preferences: High technology. Geographic Preferences: West, Midwest, Rocky.

Vermont

Queneska Capital Corp.
123 Church St.
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Phone: (802)865-1806
Fax: (802)865-1891

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Vermont Economic Development Authority
56 E. State St.
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
Phone: (802)223-7226
Fax: (802)223-4205

Several financial programs to assist small and medium-sized manufacturing firms in the state.

Vermont Economic Development Authority
Vermont Job Start
56 E. State St.
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
Phone: (802)229-5627
Fax: (802)223-4205

A state-funded economic opportunity program aimed at increasing self-employment by low-income Vermonters.

Green Mountain Capital, L.P.
RR 1 Box 1503
Waterbury, Vermont 05676
Phone: (802)244-8981
Fax: (802)244-8990

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Virgin Islands

Tri-Island Economic Development Council, Inc.
Box 838
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00804
Phone: (809)774-7215

Provides counseling, information, referrals, and management and technical assistance to help strengthen existing businesses and expand the rate of development of new businesses.

Virginia

Metropolitan Capital Corp.
2550 Huntington Ave.
Alexandria, Virginia 22303
Phone: (703)550-0747

A small business investment corporation. Equity or loans with equity features. Does not invest in retail or real estate.

Continental SBIC
4141 N. Henderson Rd., Ste. 8
Arlington, Virginia 22203
Phone: (703)527-5200
Fax: (703)527-3700

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

East West United Investment Co. (Falls Church)
200 Park Ave.
Falls Church, Virginia 22046-3107
Phone: (703)536-0268
Fax: (703)536-0619

A minority enterprise small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

Rural America Fund, Inc.
Attention: Richard Balman
2201 Cooperative Way
Herndon, Virginia 22071
Phone: (703)709-6750
Fax: (703)709-6774

A small business investment company. Diversified industry preference.

East West United Investment Co. (Me Lean)
1568 Spring Hill Rd., Ste. 100
Me Lean, Virginia 22102
Phone: (703)442-0150
Fax: (703)442-0156
Dung Bui, President

Ewing, Monroe & Co.
901 E. Cary St., Ste. 1410
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804)780-1900
Fax: (804)780-1901

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Virginia Small Business Financing Authority
PO Box 798
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Phone: (804)371-8254
Fax: (804)225-3384

Assists small businesses in obtaining financing for development and expansion.

Walnut Capital Corp. (Vienna)
8000 Towers Crescent Dr., Ste. 1070
Vienna, Virginia 22182-2700
Phone: (703)448-3771
Fax: (703)448-7751

A small business investment corporation. No industry preference.

Washington

Cable and Howse Ventures (Bellevue)
777 108th Ave. NE, Ste. 2300
Bellevue, Washington 98004
Phone: (206)646-3030
Fax: (206)646-3041

Venture capital investor. Provides start-up and early stage financing to enterprises in the western United States, although a national perspective is maintained. Interests lie in proprietary or patentable technology. Investments range from $50,000 to $2 million.

Pacific Northwest Partners SBIC, L.P.
Ste. 800, Koll Center Bellevue
500-108th Ave., NE
Bellevue, Washington 98004
Phone: (206)646-7357
Fax: (206)646-7356
Theodore M Wight, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $1,000,000. Investment Policies: Private equity investments. Investment Types: Seed Through later stage. Industry Preferences: Diversified, retail, healthcare, technology. Geographic Preferences: Pacific Northwest.

Materia Venture Associates, L.P.
3435 Carillon Pointe
Kirkland, Washington 98033
Phone: (206)822-4100
Fax: (206)827-4086

Prefers investing in advanced materials and related technologies.

Olympic Venture Partners (Kirkland)
2420 Carillon Pt.
Kirkland, Washington 98033-7353
Phone: (206)889-9192
Fax: (206)889-0152

Prefers to fund early stage, technology companies in the West.

Washington Department of Community Development
Community Development Finance (CDF) Program
900 Columbia St. SW
PO Box 8300
Olympia, Washington 98504-3800
Phone: (360)753-5630
Fax: (360)753-5630

Helps businesses and industries secure needed financing by combining private financial loans with federal and state loans.

Washington Department of Community Trade & Economic Development
Development Loan Fund 906 Columbia St. SW
PO Box 48300
Olympia, Washington 98504-8300
Phone: (360)753-5630
Fax: (360)586-2424

Provides capital for businesses in distressed areas to create new jobs, particularly for low and moderate income persons.

The Phoenix Partners
1000 2nd Ave., Ste. 3600
Seattle, Washington 98104
Phone: (206)624-8968
Fax: (206)624-1907

Prefers to invest in companies involved in biotechnology, health care, medical devices, computer software, semiconductors, and telecommunications.

Washington State Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development
Industrial Revenue Bonds
2001 6th Ave., Ste. 2600
Seattle, Washington 98121
Phone: (360)464-7350
Fax: (360)464-7222

Issued to finance the acquisition, construction, enlargement, orimprovement of industrial development facilities.

West Virginia

Anker Capital Corp.
208 Capital St., Ste. 300
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Phone: (304)344-1794
Fax: (304)344-1798
Thomas Loehr, Manager

Preferred Investment Size: $500,000. Investment Policies: Combination of debt and equity. Investment Types: Expansion, early stage, spin-off. Industry Preferences: Wood products, computer industry, manufacturing. Geographic Preferences: West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland.

Shenandoah Venture Capital L.P.
208 Capital St., Ste. 300
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Phone: (304)344-1796
Fax: (304)344-1798
Thomas E. Loehr, President

West Virginia Development Office
West Virginia Economic Development Authority
State Capitol Complex, Bldg. 6, Rm. 525
1018 Kanawha Blvd., E., Ste. 501
Charleston, West Virginia 25301-2827
Phone: (304)558-3650
Fax: (304)558-0206

Provides low-interest loans for land or building acquisition, building construction, and equipment purchases.

West Virginia Development Office
West Virginia SBA
504 Certified Development Corp.
State Capitol Complex, Bldg 6, Rm. 525
1018 Kanawha Blvd., Ste. 501
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
Phone: (304)558-3650
Fax: (304)558-0206

Provides long-term, fixed-rate loans for small and medium-sized firms.

WestVen Ltd. Partnership
208 Capitol St., Ste. 300
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Phone: (304)344-1794
Fax: (304)344-1798
Thomas E. Loehr, President

Preferred Investment Size: $500,000. Investment Policies:Combination of debt and equity. Investment Types: Expansion, early stage, spin-off. Industry Preferences: Wood products, computer industry, manufacturing. Geographic Preferences: West Viiginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland

Wisconsin

Impact Seven, Inc.
651 Darvfield
Almena, Wisconsin 54805
Phone: (715)357-3334
Fax: (715)635-6233

Provides equity investment.

Bando-McGlocklin SBIC
13555 Bishops Ct, Ste. 205
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
Phone: (414)784-9010
Fax: (414)784-3426
George Schonath, Chief Executive Officer

Preferred Investment Size: $3,000,000. Investment Policies: Loans. Investment Types: Early stage, expansion, later stage. Industry Preferences: Diversified. Geographic Preferences: Midwest.

Polaris Capital Corp.
2525 N. 124th St., Ste. 200
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005-4614
Phone: (414)789-5780
Fax: (414)789-5799

A small business investment corporation. Prefers equity-type investments of up to $500,000, expansion stage companies, seasoned companies, and management buyouts. Diversified industry preference, including industrial, electronic products/equipment, and consumer and business products/services in Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

Madison Development Corp.
550 W. Washington Ave.
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Phone: (608)256-2799
Fax: (608)256-1560

Provides loans of up to $150,000 to eligible businesses in Dane County for working capital, inventory, equipment, leasehold improvements, and business real estate.

Venture Investors of Wisconsin, Inc. (Madison)
565 Science Dr., Ste. A
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
Phone: (608)233-3070
Fax: (608)238-5120

Venture capital firm providing early-stage financing to Wisconsin-based companies with strong management teams. Areas of interest include biotechnology, software, analytical instruments, medical products, consumer products, and publishing industries.

Venture Investors of Wisconsin, Inc. (Milwaukee)
565 Science Dr., Ste. A
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
Phone: (414)298-3070

Providers of equity financing.

Wisconsin Business Development Finance Corp.
PO Box 2717
Madison, Wisconsin 53701
Phone: (608)258-8830
Fax: (608)258-1664

Provides small business financing for the purchase of land, buildings, machinery, equipment, and the construction and modernization of facilities.

Wisconsin Department of Development
Wisconsin Development Fund
123 W. Washington Ave.
PO Box 7970
Madison, Wisconsin 53707
Phone: (608)266-2742
Toll-free: (800)HELP-BUS
Fax: (608)264-6151

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
Venture Capital Fund
Economic Development Analyst
1 S. Pinckney St., No. 500
PO Box 1728
Madison, Wisconsin 53701
Phone: (608)266-7884
Toll-free: (800)334-6873
Fax: (608)267-1099

Invests in new and existing businesses that are developing new products.

Wisconsin Innovation Network Foundation
PO Box 71
Madison, Wisconsin 53701-0071
Phone: (608)256-8348
Fax: (608)256-0333

Seeks to join people with marketing and sales ideas to those willing to finance them. Acts as a resource center for financing information; offers networking opportunities for business professionals, entrepreneurs, and small business owners at regular monthly meetings.

Capital Investment, Inc.
1009 W. Glen Oaks Ln., Ste. 103
Mequon, Wisconsin 53092
Phone: (414)241-0303
Fax: (414)241-8451
James R. Sanger, President

Preferred Investment Size: $500,000 to $1 million, investment Policies: Subordinated debt with warrant Investment Types: Expansion, later stage. Industry Preferences: Manufacturing and value-added distributors. Geographic Preferences: Midwest, national.

Bane One Venture Corp. (Milwaukee)
111 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
H. Wayne Foreman, President

Preferred Investment Size: $1 to $10 million. Investment Types: Later stage, expansion, LBO, MBO. Industry Preferences: Publishing, distribution, manufacturing, mail-order. Geographic Preferences: National.

Capital Investments, Inc.
700 N. Water St., Ste. 235
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Phone: (414)278-7744
Toll-free: (800)345-6462
Fax: (414)278-8403

A small business investment corporation. Prefers later-stage companies located in the Midwest, involved in manufacturing and specialty distribution.

Future Value Venture, Inc.
330 G. Kilbourn Ave., Ste. 711
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Phone: (414)278-0377
Fax: (414)278-7321

A minority enterprise small business investment corporation. Diversified industry preference. Minimum initial investment is $100,000.

Horizon Partners, Ltd.
225 E. Mason St., Ste. 600
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Phone: (414)271-2200
Fax: (414)271-4016

Providers of equity financing for low-to-medium technology industries.

InvestAmerica Venture Group, Inc. (Milwaukee)
600 E. Mason St., Ste. 304
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Phone: (414)276-3839
Fax: (414)276-1885

A small business investment corporation. Prefers later-stage and acquisition financings of $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 with equity participation. Will not consider real estate investments.

Lubar and Co., Inc.
3380 Firstar Center
777 E. Wisconsin, Ste. 3380
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Phone: (414)291-9000
Fax: (414)291-9000

Private investment and management firm.

M & I Ventures Corp.
770 N. Water St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Phone: (414)765-7910
Toll-free: (800)342-2265
Fax: (414)765-7850

A small business investment corporation. Areas of interest include manufacturing, technology, electronics, health care, publishing, and communications industries. Average investment is from $1 million to $3 million.

MorAmerican Capital Corp. (Milwaukee)
600 E. Mason St., Ste. 304
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Phone: (414)276-3839
Fax: (414)276-1885

A small business investment company.

Wisconsin Venture Capital Fund
777 E. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 3380
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Phone: (414)291-9000
Fax: (414)291-9061

WITECH Corp., Inc.
231 W. Michigan St.
PO Box 2949
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201
Phone: (414)347-1550
Fax: (414)221-4668

Venture capital firm.

Wind Point Partners (Racine)
420 3 Mile, Apt. B4
Racine, Wisconsin 53402
Phone: (414)639-3113
Fax: (414)632-5660

Venture capital firm.

Wyoming

Frontier Certified Development Co.
PO Box 3599
Casper, Wyoming 82602
Phone: (307)234-5351
Toll-free: (800)934-5351
Fax: (307)234-0501

Created by the Wyoming Industrial Development Corporation to provide expansion financing for Wyoming business.

Wyoming Industrial Development Corp.
PO Box 3599
Casper, Wyoming 82602
Phone: (307)234-5351
Toll-free: (800)934-5351
Fax: (307)234-0501

Administers SBA 7(A) and SBA(502) programs. Purchases the guaranteed portion of U.S. Small Business Administration and Fanners Home Administration Loans to small businesses to pool into a common fund that enables small businesses to obtain loans at more reasonable rates and terms.

Wyoming Department of Commerce Economic and Community Development Division
New Business Retention and Financing Barrett Bldg.
6109 Yellowstone
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
Phone: (307)777-6418
Fax: (307)777-6005



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