Chicago Ventures brings to the table strong leaders from the Midwest's business and investment community who are committed to growing new companies in the Illinois region. The fund helps entrepreneurs in their quest to find the capital needed to take their business to the next level.


Chicago Ventures was co-founded and launched by many of Chicago’s most prominent business leaders and entities. They have invested in Chicago Ventures and are committed to helping Chicago Ventures’s portfolio companies with their collective expertise and networks.


A Chicago-based fund, Chicago Ventures is focused on entrepreneurs and companies founded in the Illinois region, or willing to relocate here in order to address the Midwest capital gap. Chicago Ventures brings together local investors who believe in the future of Midwest companies, creating jobs for the region's future.

Chicago Ventures News

On Demand Parking App SpotHero Raises $4.5 Million In Series A Funding
6/11/2014 – Investors Fuel Expansion to Improve Off-Street Parking for Drivers CHICAGO — June 11, 2014 — SpotHero, a mobile app helping drivers reserve parking »

G2 Crowd, a “Yelp for Business Software,” Raises $2.3 Million to Fuel Growth & Deliver Authentic Peer Reviews to Buyers
5/14/2014 – Site provides insight to business software buyers based on real user reviews & gives marketers a platform for amplifying customer success & capturing »

Pangea Raises New Round of Funding and Appoints Board of Directors
5/14/2014 – Pangea, the Chicago-based international money transfer platform, has raised a new round of financing to execute its product roadmap led by Richard Kiphart »

elicit Adds Chicago Ventures to its Series A Investment Group
4/25/2014 –  CHICAGO, IL elicit (, a software as a service (SaaS) company that designs technology to help marketers easily improve on-site search conversion – »

TrackIf, the Web Awareness Engine, Raises $3 Million to Fuel Member Growth and to Launch Business and Advertising Solutions
4/3/2014 – Not just another price watching/comparison tool, TrackIf is an every-day personal web utility that keeps users aware of what they want online. MINNEAPOLIS, »

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