OCA Ventures

OCA Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, Chicago


OCA Ventures was established in 1999, and is a well known VC. The main office of this VC is situated in Chicago. The fund is located in United States, North America.

The fund was created by Jim Dugan, John Dugan, Peter Ianello. We also identified another 8 core personnel in our database.

Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified SaaS, Software. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 12 more industries for this fund. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Cleversafe, Alert Logic, Base. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 2-3. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded.

In comparison with other funds, OCA Ventures makes 16 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2017. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year. In 2016, the fund's activity was at its peak. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. In real terms, this VC performs 1 percentage points less exits than other funds.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 other investors. Besides OCA Ventures, start-ups are typically funded by Pritzker Group Venture Capital, 500 Startups, Chicago Ventures and 65 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Origin Ventures, HPA, 500 Startups, the total number of co-investors is 83. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Chicago Ventures, Woodside O'Brien, as well as 56 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: ocaventures.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first, first_initial last

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

95.7% 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]

33.1% 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]

2.7 years

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

0.3 out of 1

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


Funds Investing Together

Origin Ventures, HPA, 500 Startups

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