The Hyde Park Angels team is excited to bring you the 2018 Midwest Startup and Venture Capital Market Analysis, a follow-up to our successful inaugural launch of the report in 2017. Our team conducted a deep dive analysis into the Midwest VC ecosystem by leveraging data from Pitchbook, the U.S. Census, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Illinois Venture Capital Association, and proprietary sources. We defined the Midwest as Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Our analysis compared the Midwest’s activity across the country and uncovered advantages of Illinois in the venture capital market. We believe 2018 will continue to see a strong influx of capital into the Midwest for both seed and later stage companies.
Please use this resource to understand the market landscape and make your own investment and fundraising decisions in the future.