Chicago’s Multiple on Invested Capital is Highest in the Country

This week, PitchBook published its 2018 Chicago VC Ecosystem report, released in conjunction with ChicagoNEXT’s Chicago Venture Summit. This report finds that Chicago’s ecosystem is strong and, among other achievements, continues to outpace other U.S. venture ecosystems — including the Bay Area — in median multiple on invested capital (MOIC). Download the report here.

3 Unexpected Outcomes of Having All Women Speakers at a Tech Conference

In addition to my role as the Director of Platform at Hyde Park Angels, I’m also the Co-founder and President  of Intermitten, a conference that highlights and nurtures Midwest entrepreneurship through diversity & inclusion, conscious community engagement, and creative collaboration. The following article was originally featured on Intermitten.org. A few weeks ago, Intermitten hosted our…

My Journey Into Supporting Midwest Startups

I’m a few weeks into my role as Hyde Park Angels’ new Director of Platform, and yet I didn’t plan to be here. In fact, my start in tech was unintentional—avoided even. My master’s thesis chair convinced me to consider a contract tech writing role at a former student’s startup, Arbor Networks. Although I was…