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38 Series A Investors in Chicago

It can be hard find local investors that back companies at your stage. In person meetings (still) matter, and you want to exhaust your local options before searching for investors outside of your city. Here are 38 investors based in Chicago that invest at Series A.

1) Ahmad Khan

  • Fund: Second Century Ventures
  • Title: Investment Analyst | Venture Capital
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Proptech, Fintech, Insurtech

2) Allison Weil

  • Fund: Hyde Park Venture Partners
  • Title: Partner
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

3) Audre Kapacinskas

  • Fund: S2G Ventures
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Food and Beverage, Robotics

4) Austin Chung

  • Fund: Jump Capital
  • Title: Vice President
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, AI, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, eSports, Government Tech, Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Proptech, Transportation

5) Brittany Henry

  • Fund: Impact America Fund
  • Title: Sr Associate
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, AI, Web3, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, EdTech, Fintech, Government Tech, DEI, Legal, Marketplaces, Consumer, Parenting, Proptech, Social Impact, Transportation

6) Cassandra Carothers

  • Fund: Upheaval Investments
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AI, Clean Tech, Robotics, Space, Transportation

7) Christopher Wu

  • Fund: Impact Engine
  • Title: Vice President
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Agriculture Tech, Clean Tech, EdTech, Fintech, Social Impact

8) Cristin Pacifico

  • Fund: TechNexus Venture Collaborative
  • Title: Director
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AI, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Robotics, Transportation

9) Dawn Nguyen

  • Fund: Hyde Park Venture Partners
  • Title: Associate
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Art, Clean Tech, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Enterprise, Parenting, Quantum Computing, Sales Tech, Food Services, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel, Proptech

10) Declan Zidar

  • Fund: TechNexus Venture Collaborative
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Travel, Food Services, Manufacturing, Logistics, Internet of Things, eSports, Food and Beverage, Future of Work, AR/VR, Digital Health and Wellness, Web3, Communications, Clean Tech, Entertainment, Media

11) Diego Lirazno

  • Fund: Thoma Bravo
  • Title: Growth Equity
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AI, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Fintech, eSports, Insurtech, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Enterprise, Sales Tech

12) Dozie Ibekwe

  • Fund: Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC
  • Title: Senior Associate
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

13) Georges Durot

  • Fund: FOD Capital
  • Title: Senior Associate
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Cosmetics, Internet of Things, E-Commerce, Fintech, Hospitality, Other, Consumer, Enterprise, Food Services

14) Hylton Irons

  • Fund: Listen Ventures
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Sectors: Cosmetics, Art, Cannabis, Fashion, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Internet of Things, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Food Services, Sex

15) Jeremiah Abiade

  • Fund: Bronzeville Growth Partners, LLC
  • Title: Co-Founder
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Digital Health and Wellness, Food and Beverage, Hospitality, Marketplaces, Professional or Technical Services

16) Jessica Murphy

  • Fund: S2G Ventures
  • Title: Business Development Manager
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Food and Beverage, Robotics

17) Jon Koval

  • Fund: Valor Equity Partners
  • Title: Growth Equity Associate
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Internet of Things, Marketplaces, Enterprise, Proptech, Sales Tech

18) Jonathan Ellis

  • Fund: Sandalphon Capital
  • Title: Founder & General Partner
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Transportation, Travel

19) Josh Graves

  • Fund: Corazon Capital
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Cloud, Communications, Digital Health and Wellness, Entertainment, eSports, Internet of Things, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Sales Tech, E-Commerce, Internet of Things, Marketing

20) Josh Lumer

  • Fund: Allstate Strategic Ventures
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Insurtech, Internet of Things, Transportation

21) Julia Ruge

  • Fund: Sandalphon Capital
  • Title: Venture Partner
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Cosmetics, Fashion, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Proptech, Food Services, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Travel

22) Julie Greco

  • Fund: Energy Capital Ventures
  • Title: Associate
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Clean Tech, Other Tech, Chemicals

23) Jyothi Vallurupalli

  • Fund: Lightbank
  • Title: VC
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Travel, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Sales Tech, Robotics, Food Services, Proptech, Media, Marketplaces, Manufacturing, Logistics, Legal, Internet of Things, Insurtech, DEI, Hospitality, Recruiting, eSports, Food and Beverage, Fintech, Clean Tech, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Fashion, Web3, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech

24) Kristina Chapple

  • Fund: 11 Tribes Ventures
  • Title: Analyst
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, Future of Work, EdTech, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Marketplaces, Proptech

25) Kurt Ramirez

  • Fund: Nine Four Ventures
  • Title: General Partner
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Fintech, Proptech

26) Lance Dietz

  • Fund: KB Partners
  • Title: Partner
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, AI, Digital Health and Wellness, Entertainment, eSports, Marketplaces, Media

27) Ola Jewusiak

  • Fund: Jump Capital
  • Title: Director of Marketing
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Series A, Seed
  • Sectors: AI, Cybersecurity, Future of Work, Fintech, eSports, Other Tech

28) Peter Alemis

  • Fund: Family Office
  • Title: Associate
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Fashion, Web3, Fintech, Consumer

29) Phil Leslie

  • Fund: TechNexus Venture Collaborative
  • Title: Managing Director
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, AI, Communications, Electronics, Internet of Things

30) Rachel Resek

  • Fund: Cargill
  • Title: Cargill Ventures
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Food and Beverage

31) Rachel Stillman

  • Fund: 7wire Ventures
  • Title: Vice President
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AI, Internet of Things, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, EdTech

32) Saaya Nath

  • Fund: Jump Capital
  • Title: Vice President
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, AI, Cloud, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Insurtech, Legal, Media, Enterprise, Other Tech, Sales Tech

33) Stefano Galiasso

  • Fund: Energy Capital Ventures
  • Title: Senior Associate
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Clean Tech, AI, AR/VR, Agriculture Tech, Cybersecurity, Future of Work, Fintech, Internet of Things, Insurtech, Marketplaces

34) Tarun Gupta

  • Fund: Jump Capital
  • Title: Associate
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Cloud, Fintech, Media

35) Tunde Oshinowo

  • Fund: Sandbox Industries
  • Title: Associate, Sandbox Healthcare
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, Internet of Things, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Hospitality, Insurtech, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting

36) Victor Pascucci

  • Fund: Energy Capital Ventures
  • Title: Managing General Partner, Co-Founder
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Clean Tech

37) Will Baine

  • Fund: Valor Equity Partners
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, AI, Clean Tech, Web3, Cybersecurity, Electronics, Fintech, Food and Beverage, Government Tech, Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Robotics, Social Impact, Space, Transportation

38) Zach Lomis

  • Fund: Palo Santo
  • Title: Partner
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Cannabis, Digital Health and Wellness

Hopefully this list helps you find more local investors that invest in companies at your stage. If you’re looking to pitch these investors + the rest of the Confluence.VC investor network, make sure to check out Commonapp.VC