Victor Gutwein

Consumer Products and Services Co-Chair

Victor Gutwein is the managing director of M25 Group, a micro-VC firm he started with his family in 2015. M25 Group’s focus is on seed and Series A rounds for Midwestern startups.

Victor has worked in corporate retail in both the fashion and ecommerce industries in a wide variety of cross-functional experiences, from marketing to merchandising, international to omnichannel retailing. Victor has a passionate history with startups, including a vending machine business and kick scooter company, along with being on the board of UChicago’s first student-run venture fund.

Victor graduated from the University of Chicago in 2013 with a B.A. in Economics. He currently lives with his wife on the South Side of Chicago and loves staying active with water polo, rugby, ultramarathons, and triathlons.

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