Venture Capital Firms in Chicago

Abundant Venture Partners-Chicago, IL
Stage: Early Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Healthcare, Media, Science, Education Â
Notable portfolio companies:  Centro, FireStarter Fund, Education Funding Partners

Adams Street Partners-Chicago, IL
Stage: Early and Later Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Software, Enterprise Software, Biotechnology
Total Capital: $1.05 billion
Notable portfolio companies: Craftsy, Smule, Scytl

Apex Venture Partners-Chicago, IL
Stage: Seed to Growth Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Clean Technology, Enterprise Software, Web
Total Capital: $600 million
Notable portfolio companies:  Sittercity, Trunk Club, Bloom Energy

Arch Venture Partners-Chicago, IL
Stage: Seed and Early Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Healthcare, Biotechnology, Clean Technology
Total Capital: $1.85 billion
Notable portfolio companies: Illumina, Juno Therapeutics, Unity Biotechnology

Baird Venture Partners/ Baird Capital-Chicago, IL
Stage: Early and Expansion Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Business, Healthcare, and Life Sciences
Notable portfolio companies: Apervita, NowSecure, Synap

Bridge Investments-Chicago, IL
Stage: Mid-Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Consumer, Media, Healthcare, Marketplaces
Notable portfolio companies: Adobo, EVENTup, FreightWatch International

Ceres Venture Fund-Northfield, IL
Stage: Early Stage
Other Areas of Focus:  Analytics, Data, Biotechnology
Notable portfolio companies: Coverity, Eved

Chicago Ventures-Chicago, IL
Stage: Early Stage
Other Areas of Focus: E-Commerce, Software, Mobile
Total Capital: $40 million
Notable portfolio companies: SpotHero, Curiosity, G2 Crowd

Corazon Capital-Chicago, IL
Stage: Early Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Transportation, Travel, Employment, Insurance Â
Notable portfolio companies: SpotHero, Shiftgig, Rocketmiles

Duchossois Technology Partners-Elmhurst, IL
Stage: Early, Mid and Growth Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Mobile, Software, Semiconductors
Notable portfolio companies: Echo360, Smart Signal, Brivo

Energy Foundry-Chicago, IL
Stage: Early Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Energy, Cleantech, Grid, Hardware, Software, Batteries, Smart Grid, Cybersecurity
Notable portfolio companies: Digital H2O, Tank Utility, Root3 Technologies

FireStarter Fund-Chicago, IL
Stage: Seed Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Software, Retail, Digital Media, Marketing, SaaS, E-commerce, Mobile
Total Capital: $5.7 million
Notable portfolio companies: Blitsy, Kapow, GiveForward, Hireology

First Analysis-Chicago,IL
Stage: Early and Later Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Software, Security, Enterprise Software
Notable portfolio companies: Freeosk, Chrome River Technologies, UniversityNow, Yello

Garland Capital Group-Chicago, IL
Stage: Early Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Transportation, Travel, Employment, Insurance Â
Notable portfolio companies: SpotHero, Shiftgig, Rocketmiles

Hopewell Ventures LP-Chicago, IL
Stage: Later Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Software, GPS, Games
Notable portfolio companies: InStadium, Inc., Mersive Technologies, SageQuest Inc.

Hyde Park Angels-Chicago, IL
Stage: All Stages
Other Areas of Focus: Business, Financial, Consumer, Digital Media, Technology, Healthcare
Notable portfolio companies: YCharts, TurboAppeal, Rithmio

Hyde Park Venture Partners-Chicago, IL
Stage: All Stages
Other Areas of Focus: Software, Analytics, Enterprise Software
Total Capital: $50 million
Notable portfolio companies: Geofeedia, Avant, ParkWhiz, FourKites

Illinois Ventures-Chicago, IL
Stage: All Stages
Other Areas of Focus: Advertising, Clean Technology, Software
Notable portfolio companies: Rithmio, Revenew, Persio

JK&B Capital-Chicago, IL
Stage: Early and Later Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Software, Enterprise Software, Mobile
Total Capital: $1.1 billion
Notable portfolio companies: Actiance, EarlySense, Viewfinity

Jump Capital-Chicago, IL
Stage: All Stages
Other Areas of Focus: Enterprise,SaaS, Fintech, Healthcare, Internet, Digital
Notable portfolio companies: NowSecure, Narrative Science, Opternative

Jumpstart Ventures-Chicago, IL
Stage: All Stages
Other Areas of Focus: Software, E-Commerce, Internet
Notable portfolio companies: WeDeliver, Dose, SwipeSense

KGC Capital-Chicago, IL
Other Areas of Focus: Finance, Analytics, Sales and Marketing
Stage: Seed and Early Stage
Notable portfolio companies: AdYapper, Whittl, Shiftgig

LightBank-Chicago, IL
Stage: All Stages
Other Areas of Focus: EdTech, Internet, Coworking, Enterprise Software, FinTech
Total Capital: $200 million
Notable portfolio companies: Groupon, Sprout Social, Techstars, Belly

MATH Venture Partners-Chicago, IL
Stage: Seed and Early Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Management, Security, Mobile, Software|
Total Capital: $28 million
Notable portfolio companies: Nowsecure, ThinkCerca, Telnyx

Merrick Ventures-Chicago, IL
Stage: Seed and Early Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Internet, Clean Tech, IT, Healthcare
Notable portfolio companies: mPulse Mobile, Eved

MK Capital-Chicago / Northbrook, IL
Stage: Early and Later Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Video, Games, Software
Total Capital: $250 million
Notable portfolio companies: Machinima, SimpleReach, Wellspring

OCA Ventures-Chicago, IL
Stage: All Stages
Other Areas of Focus: Software, Security, Network Security, Healthcare, IT, Fintech
Total Capital: $100 million
Notable portfolio companies: Whittl, Pear, Base CRM

Origin Ventures-Chicago, IL
Stage: Early Stage
Other Areas of Focus: Software, Content, Marketplaces
Total Capital: $47 million|
Notable Portfolio companies: GrubHub, Persio, DialogTech

Pritzker Group Venture Capital-Chicago, IL
Stage: All Stages
Other Areas of Focus: B2B SaaS, Marketplaces, IoT, Startups, Web, E-Commerce, AI
Notable portfolio companies: Roniin, SMS Assist, Options Away

Sandbox Industries-Chicago, IL
Stage: All Stages
Other Areas of Focus: Startups, Health and Wellness, Heathcare
Total Capital: $150 million
Notable portfolio companies: NaviHealth, Lumiata Health, FanGo Software Systems

 

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