In Nebraska, valuations are low, potential revenues are high, and founders are humble to a fault. Entrepreneurs from the region work their tails off to create a business — that’s the Midwest mentality and approach.
From my perspective as an entrepreneur and now venture investor, Nebraska’s relatively unknown ecosystem was a perfect place to launch a first, second and soon-to-be third fund because of these very reasons. I recognize that there’s work to be done to put more of our successes on the radar. Indeed, our quiet approach to building our startup ecosystem presence is a double-edged sword.
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