The HPA 2017 Midwest Startup and Venture Capital Market Analysis

The Hyde Park Angels team conducted a deep dive analysis into the Midwest Venture Capital ecosystem by aggregating and analyzing data from Pitchbook, the U.S. Census, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the Illinois Venture Capital Association. We defined the Midwest, also classified as the Great Lakes Region, as Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, and…

How Regroup Therapy Found and Seized a Huge Telehealth Market Opportunity

The Hyde Park Angels “New Investment Series” profiles our most recent investments by examining the portfolio company and its future trajectory from two perspectives: the portfolio company’s CEO and the HPA leader who made the deal happen. This edition focuses on Regroup Therapy. Regroup Therapy provides virtual staffing of psychiatrists and mental health professionals to health…

Podcast: What it Takes to Lead Startups & Multimillion-Dollar Companies

People First is the Hyde Park Angels podcast dedicated to deconstructing entrepreneurial success into actionable takeaways you can use today. Hyde Park Angels is the most active early-stage investor in Chicago with a commitment to taking a “people-first approach” to investing. By matching our members’ expertise with entrepreneurs’ needs, we help develop top-performing companies that…

Podcast: Developing Product and Hiring Technical Talent with John Higginson

People First is the Hyde Park Angels podcast dedicated to deconstructing entrepreneurial success into actionable takeaways you can use today. Hyde Park Angels is the most active early-stage investor in Chicago with a commitment to taking a “people-first approach” to investing. By matching our members’ expertise with entrepreneurs’ needs, we help develop top-performing companies that…

Podcast: Creating a Goal-Driven Culture with Eddie Leshin

People First is the Hyde Park Angels podcast dedicated to deconstructing entrepreneurial success into actionable takeaways you can use today. Hyde Park Angels is the most active early-stage investor in Chicago with a commitment to taking a “people-first approach” to investing. By matching our members’ expertise with entrepreneurs’ needs, we help develop top-performing companies that are delivering extraordinary…

How PartySlate Spotted an Opportunity and Transformed It into a Venture-Backed Business

  The Hyde Park Angels “New Investment Series” profiles our most recent investments by examining the investment process and the individual company’s future trajectory from two perspectives: the portfolio company’s CEO and the HPA leader who made the deal happen. This edition focuses on PartySlate. Hyde Park Angels invested in PartySlate, a two-sided platform that…

How to Choose the Right Service Providers for Your Startup

Whether to hire a service provider is a tricky question for many entrepreneurs. Startups are expected to run lean and be scrappy, mostly due to limited resources. Consequently, there’s a distinctive DIY mentality to startup culture, and in a lot of cases, it breeds extraordinary results. But not all the time. Frankly, sometimes you don’t…

How to Build a Content Strategy Completely From Scratch

Content. It’s an ominous word for companies of all sizes, but especially so for startups. You know you need strong content to help establish your brand, attract new users and showcase your products or services, but exactly how do you go about doing so? As with most well-executed parts of your business, effective content starts…