Capital Partners

Our capital partners provide equity and debt investments across range of sectors, sizes and funding series.

Bridge Bank

Bridge Bank

Bridge Bank, founded in 2001 in Silicon Valley, offers a better way to bank for venture-backed and non-venture-backed companies. We can assist with introductions to investors (for pre-seed, seed, Series A and later rounds). Our firm also offers strategic tips on fundraising, alternative financing options including venture debt, advice on typical deal terms for venture debt, A/R lines of credit, recurring revenue lines of credit, and a full suite of professional banking services for startups.

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Chicago Atlantic Group

Chicago Atlantic Group

A creative private credit investment firm founded to deliver flexible financing solutions to underserved niches of the market. We provide financing solutions, generally collateralized, ranging from $500,000 to $20 million, with syndication capabilities up to $150 million.

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Chicago Ventures

Chicago Ventures

Chicago Ventures is a seed stage venture capital firm that invests in tech-enabled startups in Chicago and the Central region of the country. As former operators engaged in the Chicago community, the team taps this experience, along with its network of advisors and investors, to help its portfolio companies operate, execute and scale, hire the right talent, and connect with customers.

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Green Ivy Capital

Green Ivy Capital

Green Ivy is an experienced specialty finance company that provides customized financing solutions to the cannabis, hemp, and related industries in the U.S. and Canada. We offer term loans from $500,000 to $10 million with syndication capabilities up to $75 million.

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Hyde Park Venture Partners

Hyde Park Venture Partners

Hyde Park Venture Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on high-growth, mid-continent technology startups. We seek companies with an exceptional founding team and fast-growth potential, looking to raise a first or second round of capital. With offices in Chicago and Indianapolis, our team is tenacious, responsive, and committed to adding value to each investment.

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Lightbank

Lightbank

Lightbank is an early stage technology venture fund based in Chicago started by the co-founders of Groupon, Tempus, Uptake, Echo Logistics, Mediaocean and Innerworkings. Lightbank typically invests $500K – $1.5M in a company’s first institutional round (pre-seed / seed) in a variety of industries. Notable portfolio companies include Sprout Social, Boom Udemy, Fiverr, Reverb, Snapsheet, Sprout Social, Tempus and Uptake. Lightbank focuses on backing entrepreneurs that we can work with to execute and scale their companies.

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Perfect Balance Investments

Perfect Balance Investments

Perfect Balance Investments is a group of experienced investors, businessmen, lawyers, and financial advisers that look to invest in and actively help small businesses scale and exit. Once we invest we prefer to take an active role to help introduce companies to strategic resources to improve the business, grow the revenues, introduce the companies to future investors and advise the companies. Investments usually range from $25,000 to $1,000,000+ for equity positions with large financing available for debt structures.

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Propellant Ventures

Propellant Ventures

Propellant Ventures is a venture capital firm that boldly invests in innovative early stage companies that are building disruptive solutions to power the future. We invest across multiple industries in the underserved regions of the Midwest and South / Southeast.

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Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank is a commercial bank, established in 1982, with the core mission of supporting venture-backed companies and the investment firms that partner with them. We are the market leader in this vertical and create immense value for our clients by facilitating relevant venture ecosystem connections as well as providing financial solutions to startups in all lifecycle stages. We have strong expertise in partnering with our clients to increase their probability of success that ultimately lead to a lucrative outcomes.

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