Chicago, IL (October 4th, 2016) — Tock announced today it has raised $7.5M in its first round of institutional capital. The investment was led by Origin Ventures with participation from leading restaurateurs, chefs and hospitality groups, including Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises and Will Guidara and Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park. The new funding will [...]
We're excited to welcome Tovala to the Origin Family! Read the press here.
We welcome EventBoard to the Origin Ventures family! Read the press release here.
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Listen to Origin's Jason Heltzer talk about his view of the Chicago tech scene and its venture capital investing climate. Audio link: https://soundcloud.com/techshift/tech-shift-tracking-venture-capital-investment-in-chicago
Tech Crunch - Bottlenose, a big data analytics firm which likens itself to “a real-time Palantir,” referencing its focus on tracking, filtering and analyzing stream data, has raised $13.4 million in Series B funding, an SEC filing shows and the company now confirms. The round was led by KPMG Capital, a new fund created by KPMG International to invest in data and [...]
We're proud of our co-founder, Steve, and our portfolio company GrubHub for the awards they received at the 2014 IVCA year end dinner. Below you will see videos of their acceptance speeches. Enjoy. Steve Miller - Co-Founder and Partner, Origin Ventures Matt Maloney - Co-Founder and CEO, GrubHub
Origin's Brent Hill discusses his thoughts on the best pitch of 2014: Winning pitch: In November, education Web portal Curiosity .com spun off from Discovery Communications, owner of brands and cable networks including Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet and the Oprah Winfrey Network. Led by Gabe Vehovsky, 38, Chicago-based Curiosity is now home to more than 500,000 [...]
Learning-Focused Digital Destination Curiosity.com Announces Ownership Changes and Series A Investment from Discovery, Pritzker Group, Origin Ventures and others
Chicago – Curiosity.com – a consumer-centered online marketplace featuring the best learning-based content from across the web – announced today it will change ownership from Discovery Communications to an independent company, Beacon Solutions, Inc. The Chicago-based venture also has raised $6 million in Series A funding from Discovery and four local investors: Pritzker Group Venture [...]