Close Many team members at Unicorn Nest are Ukrainians affected by Russian aggression. We do our best to solve any issues and answer your questions in the shortest possible time frames but some delays are possible.

Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Investor type University Program
Founders Ellen Rudnick Steven Kaplan

Overview

Unlock datapoints

Portfolio analytics

Team

Investments

News & Media

Add fund to favorites
info
Save this fund for later to form your own custom list of funds
This summary is composed by our algorithm based on the analysis of the deals. If you think that some of this information is not accurate, please let us know about it and provide any supporting evidences if possible. Such cases will be analyzed by our ML-algorithm and implemented in our database, which will improve this summary.
Total investments 26
Average round size
info
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$281K
Portfolio companies 26
Rounds per year 1.04
Lead investments 1
Exits 1
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Mobile
  • Education
  • Health Care
Summary

Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1996. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Chicago. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Opposing the other organizations, this Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation works on 25 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 16 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2014.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Education, Food and Beverage. 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 most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight OpenShelf, Ascent. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, startups are often financed by Ryan Barr, Red Rock Ventures, Paul Wood. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Temerity Capital Partners, Foundation Capital, Doug Monieson. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Prosper Women Entrepreneurs, Wells Fargo, University of Chicago.

The fund was created by Ellen Rudnick, Steven Kaplan.

Read more

Related Funds

Funds investing in previous rounds
These funds often invest in the rounds preceeding the rounds of Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation:
Typical Co-investors
Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is more likely to invest in rounds together with the following funds:
Funds investing in following rounds
These funds have a tendency to invest in the following rounds after Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation:
There are no funds here. If we find new data, we will add it here.

Funds with similar focus

Funds from United States
Funds with similar focus located in United States:
Funds with the same geo focus
Funds with similar geography of portfolio companies:
Funds doing lead investments
Funds with similar focus acting as lead investors:

Look at other 50 related and similar funds Collapse list
Fund NameLocation
20VC -
Alcumus Group Cardiff, United Kingdom, Wales
Bynet Data Communications Hefa, Hefa, Israel
Energisk -
Honda Motor Japan, Tokyo
Hongfu Ruiying China, Guangdong, Shenzhen
Investidores.VC Brazil, São Paulo, Sao Paulo
Longmeadow Capital Partners Connecticut, Stamford, United States
Mingyuanyun China, Guangdong, Shenzhen
NJTC Venture Fund Mount Laurel, New Jersey, United States
Oakwest Corporation Canada, Ontario, Toronto
Panthera Capital Ventures Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Quixotic Ventures Florida, Miami, United States
Resources Connection California, Costa Mesa, United States
Rhino Ventures (Formerly Vancouver Founder Fund) British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver
Rungkai Capital Beijing, Changyang, China
Schooner Capital Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Shaw Communications Alberta, Calgary, Canada
The Duke Endowment -

Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Pippin Title

SaaS
Software
$450K15 Jun 2020 New York, New York, United States

LongD Services

Logistics
Public Transportation
Transportation
14 Aug 2018 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Pharmaceutical
Therapeutics
$750K28 Mar 2018 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Ascent

Compliance
Financial Services
FinTech
Legal
Legal Tech
$6M01 Mar 2018 Chicago, Illinois, United States

AMOpportunities

Education
Health Care
Higher Education
Training
$100K01 Jun 2017 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Tap Recorder

Audio
iOS
Mobile
04 Jun 2015 Belmont, California, United States

Sensei

EdTech
Education
Online Portals
04 Jun 2014 Boca Raton, Florida, United States

Review

  • No reviews are submitted yet.
Do you want more?
We provide dozens of additional datapoints about this fund.
Sign up and get access to full fund profile and advanced analysis.
Full team
Industries heatmap
Stages heatmap
Georgaphy breakdown
Coinvestors
Portfolio analysis
Performance indexes
Latest highlights
Unlock all data
Do you represent Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation?
Get access to manage this page
Get in touch
Found incorrect info? Let us know!

Wait!
You can raise money with us faster

Get matched with relevant funds

Find decision makers data

Connect with investors by email

Remind me later
...and save more than 200 hours*
*-Our recommendation and outreach system saves up to 200 hours of founder time on fundraising for seed and series A+ startups
We use LinkedIn only to verify your account. We don't import or message your contacts, nor post on your behalf.
By creating an account, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
Crunchbase icon

Content report

The following text will be sent to our editors: