Origin Ventures, founded in 1999, is a leading venture capital firm with realized performance that places us in the top 5% of VC firms nationally.

We invest in technology startups across America from our offices in Chicago.

Concentrating on Series A investments, our typical first check size is $1M-$3M.

 

We look for companies in large, growing categories which have demonstrated product/market fit. We also back exceptional entrepreneurs in earlier stages who disrupt or create markets through unconventional, innovative approaches.

We are focused on the following industry sectors:

Our team is made up entirely of entrepreneurs, operators and engineers. 

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We built technology and companies before embarking on extensive venture capital careers. This deep experience has informed every aspect of our decades as successful venture investors. The wisdom we have gained, combined with vast professional networks, give our portfolio companies an edge in dominating their sectors.

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Our sector expertise and our track record of success set us apart.

Our candor, transparency, and desire for greatness align us with the founders with whom we partner.

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Together, we work towards one common goal: building high-growth, category-defining companies. These portfolio companies strive to solve pressing problems through innovation, hard work and the power of technology.

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In addition to capital, a dedicated team provides support for the Origin Ventures Network, our engaged community of portfolio companies.  We provide ongoing resources and tools to help founders navigate the common challenges facing early-stage companies.

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