Wakestream Ventures

Venture Capital Firm

Wakestream Ventures
MVCA Member

Wakestream Ventures, previously a part of Start Garden, wears the hat of early stage financier and likes startups that take advantage of the Midwest expertise in manufacturing and global enterprise. Wakestream backs fascinating founders working where physical products converge with the internet.



  • Rick DeVos
    Founder & CEO, Start Garden (Grand Rapids SmartZone)
  • Kim Pasquino
    Managing Director, Wakestream Ventures
  • Joe Lampen
    Controller-Operations, Start Garden (Grand Rapids SmartZone)
  • Mike Morin
    Director, Start Garden (Grand Rapids SmartZone)

Stages of Investment

  • Growth/Expansion
  • Seed

Sectors of Investment

  • Alternative Energy
  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products
  • Media
  • Mobility
  • Other

IT Subsectors

  • Hardware
  • Services
  • Software

Life Science Subsectors

  • Devices
  • Healthcare Services


  • Assets Under Management $33,000,000

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