April 6, 2022, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fireside Nights: Kevin Willer
Whether you know it or not, Kevin is one of the most powerful people in Chicago, full stop. He constantly ranks alongside the Mayor, the Governor, and some of our billionaire power brokers. Chicago currently has 12 tech unicorns, meaning startups valued at $1 Billion or more. Through his fund Chicago Ventures, he's an early investor in at least four of the Chicago unicorns (Cameo, G2, M1, Project44). Back in 2000, he Co-Founded Google's office in Chicago. He spent ten years at Google. He then became a Venture Partner at Pritzker Group, where he and J.B Pritzker collaborated on many Chicago tech initiatives. He was also the founding CEO of 1871.