Hyde Park Venture Partners

Hyde Park Venture Partners

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Headquarters Location

United States, Chicago


Hyde Park Venture Partners was established in 2011, and is a well known VC. This investor is located in North America, United States. The main office of this VC is situated in Chicago.

This VC was founded by Guy Turner, Ira Weiss. Besides the listed founders, we have found 6 key employees of this fund in our database.

The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Software, Finance. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 11 more industries for this fund. Avant, Base, Clinc are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. However, start-ups from 1 other country can be found in the fund's portfolio. Also, a start-up has to be aged 2-3 years to expect investment from this fund.

At the time of investment by Hyde Park Venture Partners, a typical start-up valuation would be more than 1 billion dollars. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2019. In comparison with other funds, Hyde Park Venture Partners makes 18 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. In real terms, this VC performs 3 percentage points less exits than other funds. This fund was the most active in 2016. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. The fund generally invests in 13-24 deals every year. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are most common for this fund.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 5-6 others. Besides Hyde Park Venture Partners, start-ups are typically funded by Techstars, Chicago Ventures, Y Combinator and 52 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are High Alpha, Drive Capital, Service Provider Capital and also 91 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Drive Capital, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Jump Capital, as well as 64 other investors.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: hydeparkvp.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first, first '.' last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

29.1% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

2.4 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.23 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

Techstars, Chicago Ventures, Y Combinator

Funds Investing in Following

Drive Capital, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Jump Capital

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