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Challenge

EVERYTHING

All businesses start with a “what if we…” dialogue. It evolves into a real business despite what your co-workers, Aunt, neighbor or youth baseball coach told you. It’s an iPad app. It’s an ecommerce business. It’s growing. And it needs capital. The banks don’t get it. Friends and family are tapped out. Now where do you go without selling your soul?

  • TIME

    Time is valuable and we are not here to waste it. We are not sitting in the background, we are hands on and want to give you the time you need to be a success.

  • EMPATHY

    We have had our fair share of successes and failures, we understand the frustrations and triumphs and are here to share our thoughts on both.

  • KNOWLEDGE

    We have gained valuable knowledge while building our own startups, it’s information that can be beneficial to you
    and help speed up the growth process.


Leap.It Wins Rise of the Rest, $100K

We frequently caution our founders against getting too excited about a rave review from a potential customer or an engaging conversation with a VC. “That’s great, but when are they writing you a check?” we ask. And often that check […]

MindMixer Raises Largest Prairie Round to-date

We have been proud partners to Nick Bowden and Nathan Preheim since the first time they walked into our offices and pitched this crazy little idea, MindMixer. They were tenacious. They knew the market they were trying to disrupt. And, […]

Software Is Eating VC

Software is eating the world, as Marc Andreesen so eloquently put it. It is certainly a great time to be a software venture investor, given the late-stage valuations we are seeing and the inefficiencies in archaic industries being eroded daily […]


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    October 20, 2014 1:50 am
  • Well done @ChicagoVCSummit. Genuinely worth the time and people were all first rate. Chicago is on fire. Bad choice of words there.
    October 19, 2014 7:35 pm
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    October 19, 2014 7:29 pm