On Tuesday, 12/21/10, Daniel Einhorn, a principal at Capital Midwest Fund, visited Dr. David Krause, Marquette University's AIM program director. Mr. Eihnorn focuses on new client development, syndicating investment for portfolio life science companies, financial analysis, strategic planning, and market research for the Milwaukee-based venture capital fund. His education includes an MBA in finance from the Cox business school at SMU, as well as a BS from Cornell University.
Dr. Krause said, "Capital Midwest Fund is a venture capital firm that invests primarily in areas where the Midwest spends most of its research dollars: life science and information technology. The fund concentrates on investments where companies have excellent management and technology, are performing an important function, and will address significant markets. It was interesting meeting with Dan again - we had an opportunity to plan for his visit to my class in the spring."
"Dan talked about their firm's client holdings and process," Dr. Krause continued. "They look for management with successful previous experience; markets that are established and growing; defensible IP positions; and sustainable competitive advantages. Dan and the other principals of the fund are professionals who have operated in the investment banking, investing, life science and technology industries for many years. They have significant experience in raising money for early-stage companies and sourcing deals."
Dan has been a general partner at Capital Midwest since April 2008. Previous to this he was vice president of Einhorn Associates from 2003 to 2008. Dan and his colleagues have been active in promoting entrepreneurship and early stage venture capital in Wisconsin. He has been a participant and speaker at numerous seminars and conferences, including various Wisconsin Innovation Network events. Krause concluded, "I know that the students in my Alternative Investments class will again appreciate Dan's visit to campus in February. He brings years of practical knowledge into the classroom."