Apr 10 2019

Origin Ventures Adds Alex Meyer as Partner

Early-stage investor and operating executive joins Chicago office   CHICAGO, IL – Origin Ventures, a Chicago and Salt Lake City based venture capital firm focused on early-stage technology investments, today announced that Alex Meyer has joined as a Partner. Meyer brings 20 years of experience as an operator, executive, and investor to Origin Ventures. He joins Origin from SAP, where he served as Vice President for Global Business Development. Mr. ...
Jan 9 2018

Why I Joined Origin Ventures: Prashant Shukla

“At the end of the day, it's not about what you have or even what you've accomplished. It's about what you've done with those accomplishments. It’s about who you've lifted up, who you've made better. It’s about what you've given back." - Denzel Washington It’s not like me to write something like this. But it has become somewhat of a tradition at Origin Ventures, and it does give me an ...
Jul 20 2017

Meet Origin’s Newest Team Member: Devon Leichtman

Building a business is a rough and lonely road. I know from experience: I co-owned a business in college, founded an LLC at 22, was an early employee at a successful startup, and spent the last two years at an incubator. I’ve learned what resources are important as a business scales, and when a small amount of assistance has a huge impact. That’s why I am thrilled to join Origin ...
Jun 12 2017

We’re Hiring: Senior Associate for Origin

Earlier this year at our annual off-site team meeting, our team plotted out the strategy for the next ten years of Origin Ventures. We tweaked our deal evaluation process, reviewed our portfolio in depth, and discussed strategic changes in light of the changing VC landscape. We also did an in-depth review of our current team and the gaps we have to accomplish our goals set out by our recently-closed $80M ...
Apr 12 2017

We’re Hiring: Marketing & Community Manager for Origin

Whether it’s a smart oven that cooks prepared meals by scanning a barcode, a marketplace for kid’s clothes, or software that sells tickets and accepts reservations to the world’s greatest restaurants, our companies are working on big problems. With a fraction of the resources, they are innovating against industry giants. None of this is easy. We know this first hand – our team at Origin is composed of former operators ...
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