Impact Engine

Impact Engine

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Headquarters Location

United States, Chicago


Impact Engine is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2011. The fund is located in United States, North America. The main office of this VC is situated in Chicago.

We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2019. The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually. This fund was the most active in 2014. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. When Impact Engine invests, the average start-up valuation is 10-50 millions dollars. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars.

The fund was established by Jamie Jones, Linda Darragh. We also identified another 6 core personnel in our database.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 other investors. Along with Impact Engine, start-ups are often financed by Reach Capital, Harvard Business School Angels Chicago, Better Ventures as well as 6 other investors. The fund often co-invests with OCA Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Kapor Capital, overall with 28 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by HPA, Salesforce Ventures, Lewis & Clark Ventures, as well as 15 other investors.

Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Climb Credit, BookNook, KickUp. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Communities, Financial Services. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 9 more areas of investment. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded.

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:; User name format in descending order of probability: first, first last_initial

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]

10.3% of cases

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

1.2 years

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

0.15 out of 1

Funds Investing in Following

HPA, Salesforce Ventures, Lewis & Clark Ventures

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