Quinten Messbarger


For the past 28 years, Quinten has worked with hundreds of Missouri entrepreneurs to launch and grow exciting, high-growth ventures. His focus has been on entrepreneurial finance. Activities have included publishing an authoritative text on angel investing written by Arthur Lipper III, participation in the founding of the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds, including serving on the strategic planning committee of NASVF, serving on the Missouri Venture Capital Roundtable, working with numerous Missouri companies to raise millions of dollars in equity utilizing two different tax credit programs, and assisting in the process of creating the New Enterprise Creation Act which subsequently led to the formation of Prolog Ventures. Currently he assists technology entrepreneurs with opportunity assessments, R&D planning, new venture creation and securing private equity.

Quinten earned degrees in marketing and logistics from the University of Missouri where he is currently enrolled in the execMBA program at the Trulaske College of Business. He has earned the Incubator Management Certificate from the National Business Incubation Association, serves as a lead staff member for Centennial Investor, the Columbia area angel investing network, and co-teaches a graduate course at MU’s Trulaske College of Business that simulates planning and securing funding for high-tech startups.

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