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Techstars Chicago (Formerly Excelerate Labs)

Investor type Accelerator
Founders Nick Rosa Sam Yagan Troy Henikoff


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Total investments 135
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 125
Rounds per year 11.25
Lead investments 27
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Exits 24
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
  • Marketplace
  • Information Technology

Techstars Chicago (Formerly Excelerate Labs) is the famous VC, which was founded in 2010. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Chicago.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars. The typical startup value when the investment from Techstars Chicago (Formerly Excelerate Labs) is 1-5 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2010. Comparing to the other companies, this Techstars Chicago (Formerly Excelerate Labs) performs on 9 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2012.

The fund was created by Nick Rosa, Sam Yagan, Troy Henikoff.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 1 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 1 and less years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Finance, Financial Services. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline SpotHero, TapMe, Alltuition

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Techstars Chicago (Formerly Excelerate Labs), startups are often financed by Right Side Capital Management, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Doug Cobb. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Techstars, Right Side Capital Management, Pritzker Group Venture Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Chicago Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners, OCA Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Haylon Technologies

Clean Energy
$220K01 Mar 2022 -


Mobile Apps
19 Jul 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Visual Feeder

Digital Marketing
Digital Media
Media and Entertainment
27 Jan 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Building Maintenance
Information Technology
$575K02 Nov 2020 Chicago, Illinois, United States


$120K27 Jan 2020 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
$120K20 Jan 2020 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
Information Technology
16 Jul 2018 San Francisco, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Machine Learning
$1M10 Jun 2018 Chicago, Illinois, United States


National Security
$750K12 Dec 2017 Washington, District of Columbia, United States


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