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9 Web3 Investors Based in Chicago

Your odds of raising from local investors are better than trying to raise capital from outside your city. We put together this list to help Chicago-based founders connect with web3-based investors that write checks into Web3 companies. Here are 9 investors that match that criteria.

1) 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

2) 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

3) 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

4) 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

5) 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

6) Peter Alemis

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

7) 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

8) Sam Cavender

  • Fund: M25
  • Title: Analyst
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, 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, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, 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, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel, Other

9) 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

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