New Investment Series: Occasion

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 Occasion.  Aksh, why did you start Occasion? What problem were you trying…

New Investment Series: Quikly

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 month we invested in Quikly, a Detroit-based digital marketing platform for retailers, in a Series…

Land an Investment in 5 Steps

At the early-stages, entrepreneurs are concerned with a host of problems and uncertainties surrounding the development of their company from how to hire talent to what it takes to get that product built and sold to customers. But overwhelmingly, we see entrepreneurs struggle to understand how the early-stage investment process works, and what they need…

State of Midwest Investments Series: Chicago Edition

The State of Midwest Investments Series assesses top startup rankings culled from sources like award ceremonies, revenue growth lists, and holistic predictions to evaluate how Midwest startups are performing six months, one year, and two years out from being ranked. We specifically evaluate additional capital raised, new stage of investment, new hires, and current investors…

Where the Alternative Finance Market Is Headed

As technology continues to disrupt, transform, and enhance established industries like finance, education, and healthcare, we have tracked the resulting intersections and developments to better understand the different market landscapes. Recently, we brought together leaders in the alternative finance market Al Goldstein (Founder and CEO, Avant), Rumi Morales (Executive Director, CME Ventures), Scott Rose (Leader,…

How to Raise Venture Capital

We launched the second program in our Entrepreneurial Education Series, “How to Raise Venture Capital,” on June 8th with our partner 1871. The event brought together world-class entrepreneurs and investors Al Goldstein (CEO, Avant), Rumi Morales (Executive Director, CME Ventures), Nick Solaro (Partner, Drive Capital), Adam Tilton (Founder & CEO,Rithmio), and Guy Turner (Managing Partner, Hyde…