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This is How You Win the Term Sheet Negotiation Game

As an entrepreneur you might not even think about a term sheet until you are late into the fundraising process. However, understanding term sheets is essential to coming from a position of strength in the negotiations process and ensuring you make the right decisions for your business. We sat down with Michael Sachaj, Principal at…

Build the Right Media Relations Strategy for Your Startup

PR – nearly every startup wants it. But getting good PR in a competitive market where the gatekeepers are understaffed and pressed for resources is a tough proposition. In today’s climate, the winners focus time and attention on developing real strategies and architecting robust PR programs. At HPA Corporate Sponsor 3Points Communications, Principal Drew Mauck…

How to Build, Scale and Exit a Cloud Company in Today’s Market

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…

Disrupt an Established Market with the Right Blend of People, Process, and Tech

 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 founders and the HPA leaders who made the deal happen. This edition focuses on Truss.  Truss is a commercial real estate technology platform that allows tenants looking for…

How Branch Messenger Raised $10M to Offer Employee Self-Service for Shift Workers Everywhere

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 Branch Messenger.  Branch Messenger is an employee self-service platform that allows hourly shifts workers…

How to Build a Team that Copes with Extraordinary Change from a Telecom Leader

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…

How IOT is Growing and Why We Need to Adapt to Its Changes

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…

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…