“The Battle Born Growth Escalator Venture Program is Nevada’s state venture capital program.  It makes equity investments in early stage, high growth Nevadan enterprises.”

Who We Are

Battle Born is an evergreen venture capital program, overseen by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) under the auspices of the US Treasury’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI).

What We Fund

Battle Born invests in early stage Nevadan enterprises in the following sectors: aerospace & defense, agriculture, energy, healthcare, IT, logistics & operations, manufacturing, mining, tourism & gaming, water.

What We Look For

We prioritize companies whose high-growth products have an enduring sustainable advantage over competitors, that have traction with customers, and that have teams with a proven track record in their industry.

Our Partners

Battle Born works with pipeline partners in academic, accelerator, and investment fields.  We encourage all applicants to work with a pipeline partner before contacting Battle Born.

How To Apply

We accept applications through the Gust platform, and attempt to respond to all applicants with a brief evaluation within two weeks of submission.  

Recent News

  • Battle Born Venture Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine - Nevadan accounting and business mentoring firm J A Solari & Partners recently discussed the merits of Las Vegas and Reno as startup locations, and mentioned Battle Born Venture along the way.  Here are his comments on the two cities: ON LAS VEGAS “ Tony Hsieh gets credit for jump-starting Las Vegas’ startup scene with his $350 million Downtown […]