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.

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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 on demand, announced today a Series A investment of $4.5 million. The funding round included participation from Chicago Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Battery Ventures, OCA Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Lightbank, G2T3V,, Draper Associates and 500 Startups. In addition, Mike Gamson of LinkedIn will join SpotHero’s Board of Directors, which includes... Read More

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 demand CHICAGO, IL Business software review site G2 Crowd today announced it has raised $2.3 million in additional seed funding from leading angels and venture funds. G2 Crowd has now raised more than $4 million to support growth of its real-time platform for user reviews of business software. New investors... Read More

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 of KGC Capital. Other institutional investors participating in the round include Chicago Ventures, Jump Capital, OCA Ventures and BW Capital Partners, with participation of Terry Diamond and existing seed investors. “Over the years we have been involved with numerous payments companies. Pangea’s innovative approach to money transfer and potential to... Read More

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