Noble County Manufacturer Lands Funding

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Kendallville-based Wolfpack Chassis has completed a $625,000 round of financing. The funding comes from private investors and the Indiana Angel Network Fund, which is managed by Elevate Ventures. January 10, 2014

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KENDALLVILLE, Ind. - Wolfpack Chassis, a manufacturer and developer of chassis and chassis related components for the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing, and specialty chassis markets, has announced the completion of a $625,000 round of financing with participation by Elevate Ventures.

The company has now raised over $1.4 million in capital since its inception, roughly $230,000 of which was provided by the Indiana Angel Network Fund while the remaining capital was raised by Wolfpack Chassis from private individual investors. The Indiana Angel Network Fund is a seed and early-stage co-investment program under the U.S. Department of Treasury’s State Small Business Credit Initiative managed by Elevate Ventures in partnership with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. The Fund is dedicated to supporting and investing in innovative businesses with high growth potential in Indiana.

Robert Frost, CEO and co-founder of Wolfpack Chassis, started the company in 2011. Since then, the company has seen nearly 3 years of impressive growth.

“Wolfpack Chassis experienced tremendous growth in 2013, and we expect 2014 to be another breakthrough year” said Frost. He added “Wolfpack has scaled very quickly since this time last year, growing 50 percent in the 4th quarter of 2013.

“This latest round of funding will provide working capital and strategic investments that will help the company grow even more in 2014. It will also allow us to more than double our employee headcount, currently at 25. We’re excited about the future and are thrilled to have world-class investors, including Elevate Ventures, who believe in our vision and long term strategy” said Frost.

“We are extremely pleased with Wolfpack Chassis’ success.” said David Clark, Venture Partner at Elevate Ventures. Clark added “Less than 3 years ago, Wolfpack Chassis was an idea; today it is a successful company employing dozens of Hoosiers. Today’s announcement is proof positive that Indiana is committed to helping the entrepreneurial community by providing assistance to high growth companies like Wolfpack Chassis.”

To date, Elevate Ventures has realized a leverage ratio on its investment in Wolfpack Chassis in excess of 5-to-1. “What this means is that for every $1.00 invested by Elevate Ventures in this company, more than $5.00 was co-invested by private investors.” said Clark. “This kind of leverage is not only a testament to Wolfpack Chassis’ growth potential, but also to Indiana’s business friendly climate and our organization’s growing network of investors.”

About Wolfpack Chassis

Wolfpack Chassis was founded based on our underlying philosophy that we are all stronger through partnerships and collaboration. Our brand name reflects this commitment to strong customer relationships. Wolfpack Chassis builds chassis and chassis related components for the RV and Manufactured Housing industries with a focus on quality, service and delivery.

For more information about Wolfpack Chassis, visit http://wolfpackchassis.com

About Elevate Ventures

Elevate Ventures is a private venture development organization that nurtures and develops emerging and existing high-potential businesses into high-performing, Indiana-based companies. Elevate Ventures accomplishes this by providing access to capital, rigorous business analysis and robust advisory services that connect companies with the right mix of resources businesses need to succeed long-term. As a not-for-profit organization, Elevate Ventures is able to offer unbiased, in-depth perspective and recommendations. To learn more about Elevate Ventures, its team and its funds under management, visit www.elevateventures.com

Source: Elevate Ventures