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
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
Kevin Willer

Kevin Willer

Partner
Peter Christman

Peter Christman

Senior Associate
Jason Duboe

Jason Duboe

Principal
Ezra Galston

Ezra Galston

Principal
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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 Blogs

We’re hiring a Platform intern!

Chicago Ventures is hiring an intern to join its Platform team — the team that owns firm brand and marketing and also works operationally with the firm’s portfolio companies. (You can read more about the CV Platform strategy here.) This internship will focus mostly on the firm’s brand and marketing …

Gladson Acquires ItemMaster to Expand its Product Database and Retailer Reach

The latest in a series of acquisitions further enhances Gladson’s omni-channel product content and quality audit capabilities CHICAGO, Illinois — January 9, 2019 — Gladson, a Chicago-based portfolio company of The Jordan Company (“TJC”) and Wicks Capital Partners (“Wicks”), Read more… The post Glads…

G2 Crowd builds the world’s largest business commerce platform fueled by $100M in funding

Series C round shows startup becoming ‘next Amazon for business’ CHICAGO, Oct. 11, 2018 — G2 Crowd, the marketplace revolutionizing how businesses discover, buy and manage software and services, Read more… The post G2 Crowd builds the world’s largest business commerce platform fueled by $100M in fun…

The Many Flavors of Venture Partners: From the Platform Braintrust

In August, I put out a call to the Global VC Platform network with the subject line “Venture Partner Framework,” asking: Hi all, Is anyone open to sharing a framework for how their funds think about or define venture partner roles?Read more… The post The Many Flavors of Venture Partners: From the Pl…

project44 Secures $45M in Funding to Expand its Advanced Visibility Platform

Funding Led by Sapphire Ventures October 01, 2018 10:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–project44 (p44), the leader in advanced visibility for shippers and third-party logistics firms, Read more… The post project44 Secures $45M in Funding to Expand its Advanced Visibility Platform a…

infinite io, which Provides Data Management and Performance Optimization, Raises $10.3M in Series B Funding

Funding Round led by Former Motorola CEO and Cleversafe Chairman Chris Galvin August 29, 2018 9:00 AM Central Standard Time AUSTIN, Texas – (BUSINESS WIRE) – infinite io, Read more… The post infinite io, which Provides Data Management and Performance Optimization, Raises $10.3M in Series B Funding a…
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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, Kevin Willer and Peter Christman.

  • 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.