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Venture Capital

Illinois Ventures manages return-focused venture funds which are financed through external limited partners and dedicated to novel technologies and healthcare innovations.

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Seed Funding

We invest in seed-stage opportunities developed at the University of Illinois System, often as the first or one of the first outside investors in a promising new technology-based startup.

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Proof of Concept

Illinois Ventures operates the UIC Chancellor’s Innovation Fund, which provides the missing funding mechanism in the innovation cycle when a technology is new and promising, but unproven.

The Quick Facts



Established in 2000 as one of the country’s first university VC firms

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Startups funded since inception, focusing on technology and science

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$31 to $1

$31 in additional outside funding for each Illinois Ventures $1 invested