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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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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$155K
Portfolio companies 125
Rounds per year 11.25
Lead investments 27
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.07
Exits 24
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

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

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

Battery
Clean Energy
Manufacturing
Software
$220K01 Mar 2022 -

Eventnoire

Mobile Apps
SaaS
Software
19 Jul 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Visual Feeder

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

Improovy

Building Maintenance
E-Commerce
Information Technology
Marketplace
Software
$575K02 Nov 2020 Chicago, Illinois, United States

ReelCrafter

Music
$120K27 Jan 2020 Chicago, Illinois, United States

GoLogic

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

2ndKitchen

B2B
Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
Information Technology
Restaurants
16 Jul 2018 San Francisco, California, United States

4Degrees

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

Omelas

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

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