TECH WINS: $41M for new Capital Midwest Fund | Tech in Tulsa | Cybersecurity careers

MILWAUKEE, WI—VC firm Capital Midwest Fund (CMF) has closed on the first $41 million of its fourth fund. CMF IV is targeting $100,000,000 of aggregate capital commitments, which would make this the largest fund for CMF to date. CMF IV’s investment thesis centers on CMF’s success of investing in revenue-generating technology companies in the Central United States.

TULSA, OK—The mission of Tulsa Innovation Labs (TIL) is to position Tulsa, Oklahoma as a tech hub and leader in the future of work. It is also focused on creating long-term and sustainable opportunities for Tulsans. We spoke to Conor Godfrey, manager of the cyber & analytics leg of TIL’s five-sector concentration, about his role and the plans for Tulsa.

KANSAS CITY, MO—The need for cybersecurity professionals is at an all-time high. A new program sponsored by Kansas City’s Black-owned business community is designed to help train future techs, and to lead today’s kids to future careers in this exciting field.