Next Level Ventures Promotes Two Team Members

January 23, 2024

Des Moines, IA  Today, Next Level Ventures (“NLV”) announced the promotions of Liz Keehner and Wyatt Powers.

Keehner was promoted to Vice President from Senior Associate. She has been with the firm for two years and has led investments in several companies, including Tractor Zoom, hummingbirds, and iotaMotion. Keehner is a board observer for seven of NLV’s portfolio companies. She is active in the Iowa investment community as a founding member of Women In Tech, a board member of 1 Million Cups DSM, a member of FIN Capital Angel Investor Association, and a member of Plains Angels.

Powers was promoted to Associate from Senior Analyst. He has been with NLV for three years and plays a key role in the asset management and investment functions of the firm. In his new position, Powers will lead valuation of portfolio companies, manage fund reporting processes, and support the investment team with financial modeling.

“Liz and Wyatt have been key to our success as Iowa’s largest investment firm, and we are excited to see their continued growth and contributions in these important roles,” said Craig Ibsen, Managing Partner of Next Level Ventures.


About Next Level Ventures: NLV is an Iowa-based strategic investment firm fueling innovation and economic growth in the Midwest and beyond. The firm provides strategic investment capital for technology companies ranging from early to growth stages. NLV manages over $330 million in assets across three funds. For more information visit

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