Chicago Ventures

Chicago Ventures invests in well-managed seed-stage technology companies in Chicago and the Greater Midwest that have demonstrated a value proposition in a given market for their product or services. We invest in tech-enabled businesses with each initial investment, generally into a seed round, ranging from $750K – $1M. We invest in both enterprise and consumer businesses — with investments in analytics, B2B2C, sales and marketing SaaS, payments/loyalty, healthcare IT, and marketplace/on-demand services.

We understand that entrepreneurs need varying levels of guidance from their investors. While we can’t speak for ourselves, the companies we invest in tell us that our ability to resonate with them as entrepreneurs — and connect with them as people — is an added bonus to our operator backgrounds and network of investors and advisors, customers, talent, and later-stage investors.

TypeInvestor
HQChicago, US
Founded2012
Websitechicagoventures.com
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
Chicago Ventures was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Chicago, US

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Key People/Management at Chicago Ventures

Stuart Larkins

Stuart Larkins

Partner
Rob Chesney

Rob Chesney

Partner
Kevin Willer

Kevin Willer

Partner
Lindsay Knight

Lindsay Knight

Director of Platform
Jason Duboe

Jason Duboe

Founding Member & Advisor
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Chicago Ventures Office Locations

Chicago Ventures has an office in Chicago
Chicago, US (HQ)
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
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Chicago Ventures Online and Social Media Presence

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Chicago Ventures Blogs

PreFix is the Primary Care Physician for Your Home: Read Why We Invested.

In a world where innovation is relentlessly eradicating every remaining friction from our lives – see this example – it is healthy, as investors, to be reminded that large, broken consumer markets still exist. Read more… The post PreFix is the Primary Care Physician for Your Home: Read Why We Invest…

NOCD Raises $4 Million in Series A Funding

Round Led By Chicago Ventures; 7Wire Ventures, Meridian Street Capital, Hyde Park Angels Also Participating CHICAGO, IL ​– October 1, 2019 – ​NOCD​, a digital behavioral health company focused on identifying and managing people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Read more… The post NOCD Rais…

Finding Forager: Why We Invested

What often gets lost in the noise of perceived disruption is what’s actually happening on the ground. Last year, third party logistics firms (3PLs) controlled over $800B of freight spend. Read more… The post Finding Forager: Why We Invested appeared first on Chicago Ventures.

Forager Announces Tech Platform and Series Seed Raise

Forager treats every cross-border load like it’s a heart transplant CHICAGO, IL – September 12th, 2019 – Forager, experts in cross-border freight, today announced the upcoming launch of its tech platform, Read more… The post Forager Announces Tech Platform and Series Seed Raise appeared first on Chi…

SpotHero Announces $50 Million Series D Funding Led by Macquarie Capital

CHICAGO-August 22, 2019- SpotHero, the digital parking leader, today announced $50 million in Series D funding led by Macquarie Capital, bringing SpotHero’s total funding to date to $118 million. Union Grove Venture Partners participated in the round, Read more… The post SpotHero Announces $50 Milli…

People, Processes, Product, and Tools: How HealthJoy Has Built a Customer Success Organization

HealthJoy simplifies the healthcare experience by providing personalized benefits guidance, helping employees make better decisions to drive down costs. The easy-to-use app brings together medical professionals, advocates, Rx savings and artificial intelligence in the form of the app’s virtual assis…
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Chicago Ventures Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Chicago Ventures founded?

    Chicago Ventures was founded in 2012.

  • Who are Chicago Ventures key executives?

    Chicago Ventures's key executives are Stuart Larkins, Rob Chesney and Kevin Willer.

  • Where is Chicago Ventures headquarters?

    Chicago Ventures headquarters is located at 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago.

  • Where are Chicago Ventures offices?

    Chicago Ventures has an office in Chicago.

  • How many offices does Chicago Ventures have?

    Chicago Ventures has 1 office.