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    • Convertible Notes or Priced Rounds (Part 2)

      If you have been following our blog recently, last Friday December 16th, we posted part one of a two part article written by Timo Kim, an associate at Pritzker Group Venture Capital, regarding convertible notes and priced rounds. (If you have yet to read part one you can find that […]
    • December VC Access Recap

      188 attendees and growing every month!  With a mixed crowd of entrepreneurs, investors, and those interested in getting to know the wild world of startups in Chicago, we had a great turnout for our December VC Access event. We are already eager (and so are many of you…shout out to […]
    • Convertible Notes or Priced Rounds

      Today we are excited to share an article that was written by Timo Kim, who is an associate at Pritzker Group Venture Capital, on a topic that may interest many of our entrepreneur followers: Convertible notes or priced rounds. In the first part of this article Timo discusses the reasons […]
    • 1871 Office Hours and Workshop

      If you have a company in 1871 and are looking for some advice regarding how to obtain investors and raise additional funds, then you are in luck. Our CEO at Venture Connects, RJ Pahura, and our Director of Ventures, Kyle Henry, will be holding offices hours at 1871. These two […]
    • VC Access Event Series

      November 6th, 2014 marked another fantastic VC Access event, next one in this series is scheduled for December 10th. Additionally, beginning in 2015, VC Access will be hosted on the first Wednesday of every month! Thank you to our featured company Silicon Valley Bank and Moe’s Cantina for hosting. First […]
    • Newest Team Member

      Venture Connects is happy to take a moment to welcome our newest team member Michael Donnelly. Michael joins Venture Connects as Director of Strategic Relations, where she will be spearheading our event planning, public relations, and promotions. “I’m very excited to join the Venture Connects team and be a part […]

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