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OROS Raises $14.5M in Series A

OROS, a performance apparel brand utilizing materials technology, announced raising a $14.5M Series A round. The round was led by Elizabeth Street Ventures and Enlightenment Capital, which included participation from Hyde Park Angels and other investors. OROS is using first-to-market insulation technology to transform advanced thermal materials into technical fabrics. The NASA-inspired technology is used…

HPA Member Dr. Cheryl Rucker-Whitaker New Board Role

Congrats to HPA Member Dr. Cheryl Rucker-Whitaker for being added to the Board of Directors at Equality Health! “Dr. Rucker-Whitaker has spent the past two decades working to eliminate health disparities by creating and implementing solutions that help close the health disparities gap. In 2013, she was a co-founder of Chicago-based NextLevel Health, an African…

Market Wagon raises $5M in Series Seed Round

Hyde Park Angels participated in Market Wagon’s $5M Series Seed round, which was led by Hyde Park Venture Partners. This investment is focused on expanding Market Wagon’s presence to more than 50 markets by the end of the year. Market Wagon is an Indianapolis-based startup that is an online farmer’s market. By deploying an innovative…

oak9 raises $5.9M in Series Seed Round

Hyde Park Angels participated in oak9’s $5.9M Series Seed round, which was led by Menlo Ventures. Uncorrelated Ventures also participated in the round. The oak9 platform accelerates the delivery of cloud-native applications while providing comprehensive security. The infrastructure-as-code security platform seamlessly integrates into the DevOps pipeline, enabling developers to have security implemented through the development…

Sifter raises $4.6M in Series Seed Round

Hyde Park Angels and Valor Equity Partners, through their Valor Siren Ventures fund, led Sifter’s $4.6M Series Seed round. Sifter is a personalized nutrition data and technology platform that helps consumers find and buy products that match their specific dietary, medical and lifestyle priorities. This personalization drives value for the retailer, brands and consumers. Growing…

Cisco intends to acquire Kenna Security

Hyde Park Angels is excited to announce that Cisco announced their intent to acquire our portfolio company Kenna Security, risk-based vulnerability management software. The acquisition is expected to close in Cisco’s fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. Since the Series A in 2011, HPA has been an investor in Kenna Security. Over the past decade, we…

Clearcover Raises $200M in Series D

Clearcover, a next generation insurance company, today announced a new $200 million Series D round of funding. The financing round was led by Eldridge, with participation from existing investors including Hyde Park Angels; LightBank; American Family Ventures; Cox Enterprises, owner of AutoTrader and Manheim auto auctions; and OMERS Ventures, the venture arm of a Canadian…

FourKites Raises $100M in Series D

FourKites, the #1 real-time supply chain visibility platform, today announced a new $100 million Series D financing round. The growth financing is led by Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL), with participation from Qualcomm Ventures, Volvo Group Venture Capital AB and Zebra Technologies, as well as existing investors Hyde Park Angels, August Capital, CEAS Investments, Hyde…

Leaf Trade Raises $5.5M in Series A

Leaf Trade, the leading wholesale cannabis ecommerce platform, announced their Series A financing. Hyde Park Angels participated in the $5.5 million round, which was led by Artemis Growth Partners. Leaf Trade connects licensed wholesale cannabis retailers and suppliers and standardizes operational practices that enable them to scale in a rapidly-expanding industry. This round of funding…