Tommy Thompson ponders angel fund; won’t rule out future political run

By Kay Nolan, February 14, 2014

Kay Nolan is a contributing writer for This article ran in the February 14, 2014 issue.

Former GOP Gov. and national health secretary Tommy Thompson said he hopes to sell off four of his businesses within the next year and start an angel fund to help Wisconsin start-ups focusing on health care technology.

Thompson made the comments in a presentation Thursday to about 50 entrepreneurial hopefuls at a Wisconsin Innovation Network meeting in Wauwatosa. Some attendees raised their hands and asked him point-blank for money.