IVCA Newsletter June 9, 2021

IVCA Newsletter



June 9, 2021

Association News

IVCA Feature: Deals on Top … Venture Capital and Public Equity Bets That Have Impacted History

Legislative News

IVCA Provides Updates for State Legislative Issues - 06.09.2021

IVCA Events

Events are being added to our schedule.  Stay tuned for updates!

December 6, 2021 - IVCA Annual Awards Event

Other Events of Interest

July 29, 2021 - ILGIF Summit - virtual

Sept. 2021 - Chicago Venture Summit - specific dates have not been set at this time

September 23, 2021 - 14th Annual Momentum Awards

September 30, 2021 - MVCA Annual Awards Dinner

Industry News

Invoca Acquires Origin Ventures Port Co DialogTech to Become the #1 Conversation Intelligence Platform with $100M in Revenue

Edgewater acquires FlexFit Hose, LLC

Hyde Park Angels Participates in oak9’s $5.9M Series Seed Round

Martin Partners has recruited Lynn Broaddus to Milton Industries as CFO

Ropes & Gray Represents Aquiline Capital Partners in its Purchase of Aon’s U.S. Retirement Business

Locke Lord Represents Owners of PermaPlate Film in Sale to XPEL for $30 Million

Periscope Equity Makes First Fund II Investment – MAS Medical Staffing

Gaming license expert Compliable secures $1.7m seed funding; KB Partners Leads Investment

Hyde Park Angels Participates in Market Wagon’s $5M Series Seed Round

Ropes & Gray Advises Berkshire Partners in the Proposed Acquisition of 3Phase

Locke Lord Team Represents NGP in $150 Million Equity Commitment to Mesa Mineral Partners II

Wind Point Partners Acquires American Trailer Rental Group

Goldman Sachs leads $45M investment into auto fintech startup MotoRefi; Moderne Ventures Participates

Greenphire Announces Strategic Growth Investment from Thoma Bravo

Pattern, Formerly Creative Agency Gin Lane, Raises $60M to Acquire Direct-to-Consumer Home-Centric Brands; Announces Acquisition of GIR

Ropes & Gray Advises Silver Lake in its Investment in Noom

CORE Industrial Partners Portfolio Company Arizona Natural Resources Acquires Marianna Beauty

GTCR-Backed Resonetics Acquires Distal Solutions

Wind Point Partners Port Co CTSI Acquires DavEd Fire Systems

Cisco announced intent to acquire Kenna Security (HPA portfolio company)

Ropes & Gray Advises Charlesbank Capital Partners in its Strategic Partnership with Lido Advisors

Sifter raised $4.6M in Seed funding (HPA Port Co)

Technimark and Pritzker Private Capital Announce Growth Investment from Oak Hill Capital

Rick Slager joins Linden as an Operating Partner

Baird Capital Adds Rebecca Schlagenhauf as Vice President

Ropes & Gray Advises Bain Capital Tech Opportunities in its Investment in Axtria

Patriot Capital Joins United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment as Signatory

Monroe Capital Wins Mid-Markets Lender of the Year Award for 2021 by Global M&A Network

Ropes & Gray Represents Prospect Hill Growth Partners in its Sale of a Minority Interest in Walker Edison Furniture to Blackstone

Job Postings

Please view the details for each Job Posting listed below, on our website HERE. Once at Job Postings please scroll down the pages to view the jobs. They are listed chronologically as received, most current first.


June 2021

Director of Communications - 7wireVentures 

After closing our recent $150M Connected Consumer Health Fund, we are we are looking to expand our team to accelerate the growth of our firm’s brand and support our expanding portfolio. We are thrilled to announce that we are officially kicking off our search for a Director of Communications!

Role Summary:
7wireVentures (“7wire”) is seeking a Director of Communications to join our team. This role is an invaluable opportunity to become immersed in the digital health ecosystem, support entrepreneurs with mission-critical initiatives, and build the 7wireVentures brand. The Director of Communications will be a critical team member that drives the promotion of the unique 7wireVentures hands-on operational support model and ensures that the portfolio is highlighted in the market. This opportunity is about contributing to and leveraging the fund’s thought leadership and events, as well as spearheading community-building and outreach efforts to help promote the firm. We are looking for candidates that have a passion for entrepreneurship, strong oral and written communication skills, experience in marketing and communications, and an interest in improving the U.S. healthcare system.
Please note, this is not an investment position.
For complete information, please click HERE!


February 2021

Director of Marketing - Hyde Park Venture Partners

Hyde Park Ventures is looking for a passionate, outgoing, and talented individual embedded within the local Chicago entrepreneurial community. This role will facilitate information sharing between Hyde Park Ventures portfolio companies, spearhead community-building & outreach efforts, and help promote our firm.
As the Director of Marketing, you will be responsible for building the brand of our fund across all of our markets. You will also be catalyzing meaningful relationships across our portfolio companies, creating and curating helpful resources for our founding teams, and leading our communications and events.
This position offers exposure to some of the smartest and most accomplished entrepreneurs and startups across the nation in a fast-paced environment with the freedom to create meaningful impact at the leading venture capital firm in the mid-continent.

 For complete information please Click Here.

Head of Talent - Hyde Park Venture Partners

We are seeking an experienced talent professional for our Head of Talent role who will develop and lead our new Portfolio Talent function.

For complete information, please Click Here.

Operating Platform Intern - Jump Capital

The Role

Jump Capital is looking for an entrepreneurial-minded intern to join our operating platform. Jump’s operating team works with portfolio companies to accelerate their growth and position them for long-term successes. We’re a group of operators ourselves and closely partner with founders in four core areas: talent, go-to-market, strategic finance and corporate development.

The internship will be primarily focused on projects that further extend the scalability and relevance of the platform offering. However, there will likely be opportunities to directly engage with and support portfolio company projects. Our internships also have visibility to all aspects of investing activities, from ideation in markets to our investment process and post-investment engagement.

January 2021

Director of Investments - Loyola University Chicago – Investment Office

Loyola University seeks an experienced professional for the position of Director of Investments in its Investment Office. The position will be fully remote to start, but will be located at the Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago when office re-open.

Not for Profit BOD Positions




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