Rise Interactive buys VC-backed SimpleRelevance

By Iris Dorbian — 2 months ago

Rise Interactive has acquired Chicago-based SimpleRelevance, a platform that personalizes marketing messages using machine learning. No financial terms were disclosed. SimpleRelevance was backed by Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Chicago Ventures, Garland Capital Group and Hyde Park Angels.


FourKites scores $1.25 mln seed

By Iris Dorbian — 8 months ago

Chicago-based logistics tracking platform FourKites has raised $1.25 million in seed funding. Hyde Park Venture Partners led the round with participation from Hyde Park Angels, Harvard Business School Angels, Bluestein & Associates and Otter Consulting.


YCharts snags $6 mln in Morningstar-led round

By Iris Dorbian — 9 months ago

Chicago-based YCharts, a provider of tools and services for stock research and analysis, has raised $6 million in Series C funding. Morningstar led the round with participation from other investors that included Reed Elsevier, I2A, Amicus Capital Partners and Hyde Park Angels. Also, the company has hired Jeremy Diamond as chief revenue officer. Previously, Diamond worked at Morningstar where he served as head of buy side solutions.


Risk I/O picks up $4 mln Series A

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Chicago-based vulnerability threat management platform Risk I/O has received $4 million in Series A funding. Costanoa Venture Capital led the round with participation from return backers U.S. Venture Partners, Tugboat Ventures and Hyde Park Angels. In conjunction with the funding, Neill Occhiogrosso, a partner at Costanoa Venture Capital, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.


Jump Capital leads Series B round for ParkWhiz

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

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.


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

By Alastair Goldfisher — 2 years ago

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

By Angela Sormani — 2 years ago

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.


FarmLogs Secures Seed Funding

By Angela Sormani — 3 years ago

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.


Hyde Park Venture Partners Launches

4 years ago

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.


Power2Switch Raises $1.3M From OCA, Hyde Park, New World, Others

By Mark Boslet — 4 years ago

Power2Switch said it raised $1.3 million in a round led by OCA Ventures. Hyde Park Angels, New World Ventures, I2A and several private investors participated in the investment. Power2Switch of Chicago will use the financing to hire additional employees, accelerate sales and marketing, and expand the business into other deregulated states. PRESS RELEASE POWER2SWITCH RAISES […]


Power2Switch Raises Growth Capital

By Angela Sormani — 4 years ago

Chicago-based startup Power2Switch has raised $1.3 million in capital. Power2Switch will use the financing to hire additional employees, accelerate sales and marketing, and expand the business. The investment round was led by OCA Ventures. Hyde Park Angels, New World Ventures and I2A, along with private investors, also participated in the investment. In addition to Power2Switch […]


YCharts Inks $3.25M Series B

4 years ago

YCharts, a maker of tools and services for stock research and analysis, has closed $3.25 million in a Series B round of financing. Morningstar Inc. led the financing with a $2.45 million investment. Existing investors Hyde Park Angels and I2A also participated.


Lightbank Backs Cloudbot

4 years ago

Chicago-based Lightbank, the venture firm started by Groupon co-founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell, is among those backing Cloudbot in a recent venture round. The startup develops a mobile and web app designed to aggregate a person’s online presence into a single interface. Draper Associates and Hyde Park Angels also contributed to the financing. The amount of funding was not disclosed.


Rockfish Brand Ventures Backs Tap.Me

5 years ago

Mobile advertising company Tap.Me has closed on an undisclosed amount of venture financing led by Rockfish Brand Ventures, a Rogers, Arkansas-based investor. Rockfish joins existing shareholders including David Cohen’s Bullet Time Ventures, the i2A Fund and Hyde Park Angels. Tap.Me is based in Chicago.


User Interface Co. Raises 2nd Round

By PEHub Administrator — 7 years ago

UICO Inc., a Glendale Heights, Ill.-based maker of user interface and human machine interface solutions, has raised an undisclosed amount of second-round funding led by Hyde Park Angels. PRESS RELEASE Hyde Park Angels (HPA), a Chicago-based angel network, led a second round of funding for UICO, Inc., headquartered in Glendale Heights, IL. UICO designs and […]