OCA Ventures

OCA Ventures is an early stage (Seed, Series A, and Series B) venture capital firm focused on equity investments in companies with dramatic growth potential, primarily in technology and highly-scalable services businesses. OCA invests in many industries, with a preference for technology, financial services, education and healthcare technology. Founded in 1999, the firm is investing out of its fourth fund in companies spread throughout the United States.

OCA supports innovative entrepreneurs who are obsessed with building great companies that stand the test of time. We recognize that this is no easy task. As investors our goal is to become an extension of the team and use our resources and experiences to help companies jump to the next level. We are not just a source of capital– we are long-term strategic partners and active investors.

HQChicago, IL, US
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
OCA Ventures was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL, US

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Key People/Management at OCA Ventures

Jim Dugan

Jim Dugan

Founding Managing Partner
Nick Schoewe

Nick Schoewe

General Partner
Kevin McQuillan

Kevin McQuillan

General Partner
Peter Ianello

Peter Ianello

Chairman / Co-Founder
Ian Drury

Ian Drury

General Partner
Bob Saunders

Bob Saunders

General Partner
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OCA Ventures Office Locations

OCA Ventures has offices in Chicago and Palo Alto
Chicago, IL, US (HQ)
351 W Hubbard St
Palo Alto, CA, US
200 Page Mill Rd #100
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OCA Ventures News and Updates

OCA Ventures Announces New Controller and Two Promotions

CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OCA Ventures, an early-stage technology venture capital firm headquartered in Chicago, today announced the appointment of Fahad Qureshi as the Controller. Additionally, the firm announced the promotion of two employees, Rachel Mackey to HR and Operations…

Curate, the Modern Sales and Operations Platform for Creative Small Businesses, Raises $1.25 Million From Square Co-Founder Jim McKelvey, OCA Ventures, and Others

CHICAGO, June 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Curate the modern sales and operations platform for florists, caterers, and other creative small businesses, today announced a $1.25 million seed round. The round was led by Chicago-based OCA Ventures, with participation by Square co-founder Jim McKelvey,…

OCA Ventures Welcomes Dana Sun and David Kokonas as Senior Associates

CHICAGO, June 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OCA Ventures, an early-stage technology venture capital firm headquartered in Chicago, today announced that Dana Sun has joined the firm as a Senior Associate and David Kokonas has been promoted to Senior Associate. Sun returns to OCA Ventures where she w…

OCA Ventures Online and Social Media Presence

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OCA Ventures Blogs

OCA Ventures completes Amplified Sciences’ $1.8M seed round

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Amplified Sciences, a startup life science diagnostic company, announced that its $1.8 million seed round of funding has been completed by Chicago-based OCA Ventures. Amplified Sciences is developing diagnostics to detect debilitating diseases earlier than traditional methods …

Cake Raises $3.7M to Expand End-of-Life Planning Offerings Amidst Growing Demand

Serving more than 30 million people per year, Cake has emerged as world’s largest online platform for end-of-life planning BOSTON, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Cake (JoinCake.com), the world’s largest online platform for end-of-life planning and navigating mortality, announced an oversubscribed roun…

Livly and Amenify Announce Partnership to bring Amenities to Multi-Family Buildings Across the U.S.

May 06, 2021, 12:36 ET CHICAGO, May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Livly, the leading enterprise-grade resident experience application is partnering with Amenify – the leading tech-enabled amenities company to provide best-in-class software and services to the multi–family industry. Amenify is committed to …

This Founder Wants to Make Sure No Mom Has to Choose Between Her Family and Her Career

Presented by Ally | “There’s nothing that moms can’t do,” says Allison Robinson, who founded The Mom Project to support women at every stage of their professional—and parenthood—journeys. Released on 04/28/2021

Votive Health Raises $2.5MM in Funding to Bring Complex Care Home

The health care start-up facilitates payer-provider integration through value-based arrangements to end suffering for people with serious illness. NEWS PROVIDED BY Votive Health, Inc.  Apr 28, 2021, 06:00 ET SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Votive Health announced today its for…

OneMain Acquires Customer-Focused Financial Wellness Fintech Trim

April 26, 2021 04:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OneMain Financial, the country’s largest installment lender to hardworking Americans with nonprime credit, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Trim, a customer-focused financial wellness fintech. The …
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OCA Ventures Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was OCA Ventures founded?

    OCA Ventures was founded in 1999.

  • Who are OCA Ventures key executives?

    OCA Ventures's key executives are Jim Dugan, Nick Schoewe and Kevin McQuillan.

  • Where is OCA Ventures headquarters?

    OCA Ventures headquarters is located at 351 W Hubbard St, Chicago.

  • Where are OCA Ventures offices?

    OCA Ventures has offices in Chicago and Palo Alto.

  • How many offices does OCA Ventures have?

    OCA Ventures has 2 offices.