Mike Collett is Founder and Managing Partner of Promus Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Chicago and San Francisco investing in deep-technology software and hardware companies in the U.S., Europe and New Zealand. Mike has been a venture capital investor in software and hardware for over 15 years. He has invested in more than 65 private technology companies, including areas such as artificial intelligence/machine learning, space, fintech, robotics, syn bio, computer vision, connected car, blockchain, healthcare, insurance, agriculture, nanotechnology and others. Mike currently serves on numerous Boards of Directors of private technology companies, including Spire, Gauss Surgical, Dispatch, ICEYE, CrossLend, Rhombus and others. Mike previously was Founder and Managing Partner of Masters Capital Nanotechnology Fund, a venture capital firm. Investments included companies in quantum cascade lasers, quantum dots, photonic integrated optoelectronic devices, nano-engineered fabrics and others. While at Masters Capital, a hedge fund, Mike invested in private technology software and hardware companies. Prior to venture capital, Mike was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch in their Mergers & Acquisitions group as well as an Associate at Duff & Phelps. Mike holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Math and Bachelor’s of Arts in English from Vanderbilt University. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis. Mike and his wife Paige have four children and live in Chicago.
New Stack Ventures
Nick Moran is the founder and general partner of New Stack Ventures. He is also the founder of the first Venture Capital podcast, The Full Ratchet.
Based in Chicago. Invests in Printing, Consumer Goods, Training, Small and Medium Businesses, SaaS, Sales and Marketing, Baby Accessories, ECommerce, Location Based Services, Fashion, Advertising, Healthcare, Medical Devices, Business Intelligence, Distribution, Tea, Consumer Internet, New Product Development
Based in Chicago. Invests in Information Technology, Internet, Consumers, Consumer Internet, Social Media, Media, Enterprises, Education, Healthcare, Platforms, Sales and Marketing, Retail, Finance, Entertainment, Small and Medium Businesses, Health and Wellness, Demographies, Sports, Fashion, B2B, Design, Apps, Business Services, Advertising
Based in Chicago. Invests in Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile, B2B SaaS Mobile Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning
Pritzker Group Venture Capital
Peter joined Pritzker Group Venture Capital in 2012. Prior to joining Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Peter was an investment banking analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York, where he advised clients in the consumer and retail sectors on debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and the structuring and origination of leveraged buyouts. Prior to working in investment banking, Peter completed a summer analyst program in the Investment Grade Debt Capital Markets group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York. Peter is an attendee of national technology and venture capital events where he meets with entrepreneurs and their startups. He also participates at numerous events held at 1871, Chicago’s hub for digital entrepreneurship. Peter is a graduate of The McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with concentrations in Finance and Management. Peter also completed a semester abroad at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where he studied Finance and Information Systems.
Hyde Park Venture Partners
Based in Chicago. Invests in Enterprise Software, Mobile, Financial Services, Payments, Small and Medium Businesses, B2B, Social Commerce, Development Platforms, Big Data, Visualization, Food and Beverages, Data Mining, K12 Education, SaaS, Sales Automation, Mobile Payments, Agriculture
Paul is currently CEO and Co-founder of 11 RONIIN, a venture studio. Previously, Paul was a General Partner at Lightbank, a venture capital firm founded by Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell. Prior to his role at Lightbank, Paul was a Co-founder and Senior Vice President with NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund where he was primarily responsible for investing in the Gaming and mobile/wireless sectors.
Based in Chicago. Invests in Clean Technology, Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software, Mobile, Healthcare
Based in Chicago. Invests in All Markets, Financial Services, Credit, Personal Finance, ECommerce
Based in Chicago. Invests in ECommerce, Flash Sales, WomenFocused, Retail, Pets, Subscription Businesses, Market Research, Social Media, Consumer Internet, Payments, Social Commerce, Men, Consumer Goods, Fashion, Health Care Information Technology, Ventures for Good, Quantified Self, Financial Services, Education, Personal Finance, University Students, Small and Medium Businesses, Parenting, Health and Wellness, Health and Insurance