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Chicago Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Stuart Larkins


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Total investments 152
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 87
Rounds per year 15.20
Lead investments 22
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 24
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Information Technology
  • Health Care
  • Internet

In 2013 was created Chicago Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Chicago. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Chicago Ventures, startups are often financed by Lakewest Venture Partners, Techstars Chicago (Formerly Excelerate Labs), Corazon Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Service Provider Capital, HPA, FireStarter Fund. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Lakewest Venture Partners, HPA, Corazon Capital.

The real fund results show that this VC is 4 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The typical startup value when the investment from Chicago Ventures is 100-500 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 deals per year. Opposing the other organizations, this Chicago Ventures works on 12 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Software, Enterprise Software. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Havenly, Sunbit, SpotHero

This organization was formed by Stuart Larkins. Besides them, we counted 6 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Developer APIs
Enterprise Software
Freight Service
$80M03 Nov 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Financial Services
$5M19 Aug 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Financial Exchanges
Financial Services
30 Jun 2022 Frisco, Texas, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Business Intelligence
Health Care
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$3M18 Apr 2022 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


01 Apr 2022 Austin, Texas, United States


Developer APIs
Enterprise Software
Freight Service
$420M11 Jan 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States


$8M14 Oct 2021 California, United States


Cloud Computing
Data Storage
$3M12 Oct 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Health Care
$38M29 Sep 2021 Redwood City, California, United States
TikTok and Snap alums launch, a social music creation app, with $4M in seed funding

– Social music app launches on iOS and announces its $4m seed round from investors including Greycroft, Chicago Ventures, Slow Ventures, firstminute, Steven Galanis, Randi Zuckerberg, YouTuber Mr. Beasts’ Night media, Spotify’s first CMO Sophia Bendz, Cyan Banister, artist T-Pain and music industry veteran Zach Katz, among others.
– The app lets users create, own and share music that they can create using just their phone.
– Users can upload their own beat or select an existing beat from another user, then add vocals (voice effects and somewhat corny lyric generators are available if you’re shy), and then add a visual from Giphy.

OneRail Raises $9M Series A Round Led by Ironspring Ventures to Leverage Record 10x YoY Revenue Growth in Final Mile Delivery Fulfillment

– OneRail has closed a $9m Series A investment led by Ironspring Ventures.
– The round was joined by new investors Gaingels and the company’s current investors, including Chicago Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Las Olas Venture Capital, CreativeCo Capital and Alpine Meridian Ventures.
– OneRail solves final mile delivery logistics more comprehensively than any other offering in the space, with a 3-in-1 approach firmly establishing them as the top-tier solution for Retailers, Healthcare Networks and Product Distributors, as well as the Construction and Materials ecosystem.
– The new capital investment in OneRail will accelerate the company’s rapid growth in the final mile logistics market that contributes $417 billion annually to GDP in the United States alone.


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