Chrysalis Ventures

Chrysalis Ventures manages one of Mid-America’s largest funds for early-stage and growth investments with approximately $400 million under management. Since 1993, the firm has invested in over 65 companies, primarily in the healthcare and technology sectors. With headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, Chrysalis has offices in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Ann Arbor. The firm seeks to partner with entrepreneurs to build enduring businesses in industries undergoing significant transformation. For more information, please visit


New Markets Venture Partners

New Markets Venture Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in and actively assists innovative education, information technology, and business services companies. The New Markets Team has decades of experience investing in and building high growth companies, maintains proprietary relationships with centers of innovation, and has particular domain expertise around technology and education. It prides itself on working to add value before, during and after the investment process. Visit for more information.


Yearling Fund

The Yearling Fund provides early-stage investment capital to companies founded or based in Kentucky and nearby states. The fund is managed by Dale Boden, Bill Lomicka, and Ty Wilburn.

CNF Investments LLC

Established in 1997, CNF is an affiliate of Clark Enterprises, Inc., an active investor in venture capital and private equity. CNF, led by Robert Flanagan, manages over $350 million in capital with current investments in technology, healthcare, oil and gas, social media and education. CNF will consider direct as well as fund investments and seeks partnerships with experienced and passionate entrepreneurs and co-investors to build great companies. CNF focuses on growth stage companies, but will consider investments in early and late stage businesses as well. CNF conducts thorough and efficient diligence processes, but focuses most of its analysis on the potential investment’s management team and other key players. CNF believes that success is based on the right combination of people, experience, hard work, focus and execution.