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Codefi Launches Innovate SOMO Funds

Codefi, a leading venture and tech-based development organization based in Cape Girardeau announced last week a pioneering new hybrid venture capital model that will blends seed funding and venture philanthropy to support startup growth across Southern Missouri.

Innovate SOMO Funds are the latest in a series of developments led by Codefi and efactory at Missouri State University, co-creators in the Southern Missouri Innovation Network (Innovate SOMO. The funds represent a first-of-its-kind regional approach combining a non-profit fund supported through charitable contributions and a for-profit fund backed by limited partners, co-investing to make equity and revenue-based investments in startups across southern Missouri.

Key facts about the Innovate SOMO Funds:

  • Total fund size of $2 million, from combined nonprofit and for-profit funds
  • Geographic focus on the 47 southernmost counties served by the Southern Missouri Innovation Network
  • Investment focus area in high-growth potential software focused or enhanced solutions in most industries
  • Targeted investments during the pre-seed and seed stages of companies.
  • Co-investment model of equity and revenue-based investments from nonprofit and for-profit funds
  • Limited partner investors representing Leading foundations, family offices, institutional, and accredited investors

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