Hyde Park adds former ExactTarget CMO as venture partner

Early-stage investor Hyde Park Venture Partners announced it has hired Tim Kopp, formerly the CMO of email marketing company ExactTarget, as an advisor and venture partner. The firm said Kopp is already a direct investor in five of its portfolio companies. Chicago-based Hyde Park, which focuses on tech companies in the Midwest, raised its inaugural fund in June 2013.

Beringea leads $12 mln Series D funding round in InContext Solutions

Beringea has led a $12 million Series D funding round in InContext Solutions, Inc., which provides three dimensional virtual store research and software to manufacturers and retailers. Beringea invested $5 million in the funding round. Other participants in the funding included Plymouth Venture Partners, Hyde Park Venture Partners and other inside investors.


InContext Solutions nets $12 mln Series D

InContext Solutions has secured $12 million in Series D funding. The investors were Beringea, Plymouth Venture Partners and Hyde Park Venture Partners. Based in Chicago, InContext Solutions is a 3D virtual simulation tech firm.


Jump Capital leads Series B round for ParkWhiz

Online parking marketplace ParkWhiz said Monday that it has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Jump Capital led the round with participation from return backers Hyde Park Venture Partners, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, former Nokia/Navteq CTO Amreesh Modi, former Technology Crossover Ventures partner Henry Feinberg and Hyde Park Angels.

G2 Crowd nabs $2.3 mln seed funds

G2 Crowd, a business software review site based in Highland Park, Illinois, has received $2.3 million in additional seed funding. The investors included Chicago Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Andrew Filipowski, chairman of SilkRoad Equity and Greg Jones, founding CEO of uBid and partner at Edgewater Funds.


TinderBox grabs $3 mln Series C funds

TinderBox said Wednesday that it has secured $3 million in Series C funding. Allos Ventures led the round with participation from Hyde Park Venture Partners and existing investors. Based in Indianapolis, TinderBox is a provider of sales workflow automation solutions.

FarmLogs harvests $4 mln in funding, Mark Kvamme joins board

FarmLogs, which makes an agricultural app that helps farmers manage their farm to increase yield, has raised a $4 million Series A round of financing led by Drive Capital. Existing investors Huron River Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners and Hyde Park Angels also participated in the round. The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company, which went through the Y Combinator program, previously raised $1 million in seed capital. As part of the funding, Mark Kvamme, co-founder of Drive Capital, has joined the board.

Iris Mobile closes Series led by Origin Ventures

Iris Mobile has closed a $3 million Series A financing round led by Chicago-based Origin Ventures. Illinois Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Hyde Park Angels and OCA Ventures also participated in the investment. The growth capital will be used to expand the company’s product development, and sales and marketing initiatives.

Chicago’s Hyde Park Venture Partners Wraps Up Fund

Early-stage investor Hyde Park Venture Partners announced this morning that it has wrapped up its inaugural fund with $25 million in commitments. The firm, which did not disclose LPs, was founded in late 2011 by a team of area angel investors to invest in early-stage technology companies in the Midwest, with a focus on Chicago. The firm aims to back tech-enabled business, consumer services and healthcare IT companies that are raising a first or second round of institutional capital. Hyde Park list seven companies in its portfolio.

FarmLogs Secures Seed Funding

FarmLogs has closed a $1 million seed funding round co-led by Huron River Ventures and Hyde Park Venture Partners. Hyde Park Angels, Silicon Badia Ventures, and First-Step Fund participated in the investment along with angel investors. FarmLogs is a Michigan startup and Y Combinator alum that helps farmers digitally manage their farm to increase profitability.

MediaMath Acquires Tap.me

MediaMath said it bought mobile in-game ad platform Tap.Me. No terms were not disclosed. Tap.Me had raised more than $4M from investors including Hyde Park Venture Partners, I2A Fund, Hyde Park Angels and Great Oaks Venture Capital.

Hyde Park Venture Partners Launches

Early stage venture investor Hyde Park Venture Partners has launched and announced its first investment, in InContext Solutions, a developer of web-based 3-D virtual store environments. Hyde Park Venture Partners co-led a $1.5 million round for the company, investing alongside Hyde Park Angels. Hyde Park Venture Partners focuses on early stage investments in the Midwest, specifically in Chicago-based companies.

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