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Illinois Ventures

Investor type Government Office


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Total investments 52
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 41
Rounds per year 2.36
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 9
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Renewable Energy
  • Advertising

Illinois Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2002. The venture was found in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Chicago.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Illinois Ventures, startups are often financed by Serra Ventures, SOSV, RPM Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Serra Ventures, RPM Ventures, Intersouth Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SOSV, HAX, West Capital Advisors.

The overall number of key employees were 1.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Biotechnology, Therapeutics. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline ShareThis, Chromatin, Diagnostic Photonics

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The real fund results show that this VC is 13 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The top activity for fund was in 2011. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. This Illinois Ventures works on 9 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2011. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Clean Energy
Energy Storage
Renewable Energy
$2M25 May 2022 Binghamton, New York, United States

Ascent Integrated Tech

Public Safety
$1M31 Jan 2022 Champaign, Illinois, United States


Higher Education
26 Apr 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Big Data
15 Jan 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Cystetic Medicines

Health Care
$25M21 Dec 2020 -

Network Perception

Information Technology
Network Security
$2M16 Dec 2020 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Augmented Reality
Digital Signage
Internet of Things
Virtual Reality
$8M04 Jun 2019 San Francisco, California, United States

Vitrix Health

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Machine Learning
$115K30 Mar 2019 Champaign, Illinois, United States

EarthSense, Inc.

Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
$1M01 Feb 2019 Champaign, Illinois, United States


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