Purple Arch Ventures is a community of Northwestern investors, executives, entrepreneurs and innovation enthusiasts who pool money into a venture capital fund to invest in Northwestern connected companies. The firm invests in fifteen to twenty five deals per year spanning a range of industries, stages and geographies. The firm is private, for profit, and not affiliated with Northwestern.
Investing in IT (& TMT) • Cannabis • Me... Los Angeles Californi..., U.S.A.
$150000000 (Later stage VC)
$112000000 (Later stage VC)
$25000000 (Later stage VC)
• Glori Energy:
$20000000 (Later stage VC)
• Cobalt Technologies:
$20000000 (Later stage VC)
$17200000 (Later stage VC)
• Gallant Pet:
$11000000 (Later stage VC)
$10000000 (Later stage VC)
• Crop Enhancement:
$8500000 (Later stage VC)
• Arrive Outdoors:
$4750000 (Early stage VC)
$3000000 (Seed Round)
$2650000 (Later stage VC)
$2500000 (Seed Round)
$2000000 (Seed Round)
• PLOWZ & MOWZ:
$1500000 (Seed Round)
$1500000 (Early stage VC)
$1200000 (Seed Round)
• Mobile Roadie:
(Later stage VC)
• Re fame:
(Later stage VC)
• IColorado Watchdog WePower Network:
Los Angeles California - Santa Monica California - San Clemente California, U.S.A.
IT (& TMT) • Cannabis • Medical Devices (& Hospital Services) • Investment Management
Mike Jones serves as Chief Executive Officer at Simplebills. After Mike's son and his roommate founded SimpleBills, a Roommate Utility Billing service, he became an investor, left the software industry to move to Waco, TX from Houston and assumed responsibility as the CEO. Prior to SimpleBills, Mike spent 30+ years in the business application software industry for companies such as SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards, Infinium and IPNet. Mike is a graduate from the University of Houston with a BBA in Marketing.
Investors and asset allocaters who are looking for exposure to the Cannabis/Hemp industry through a proven and dedicated management team. The Arcadian Fund offers a focused, growth stage investment platform in order to take advantage of the industries emerging opportunities. Additionally, we are looking for growth round, high performing investment opportunities in and around the industry..
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Early stage companies, public companies, and debt.
Experienced Co-Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Asset Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Dispositions, Joint Ventures, and Valuation.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Beverly Hills Califor..., U.S.A. - U.K. - India
Beverly Hills California - London - New York City (NY) - Chicago Illinois - Bethesda Maryland - Indianapolis Indiana - Annapolis Maryland - Bellevue Washington - Houston Texas - Washington D.C - Indiana - Virginia - Texas - Illinois, U.S.A. - U.K. - India
Perseus is a merchant bank and private equity fund management company headquartered in Washington, D.C., with an office in New York and an associated advisory firm in Munich. Perseus has invested in numerous growth equity, turnaround, and buyout transactions in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. Perseus manages seven private equity funds and makes control equity investments in middle market companies that offer opportunities for value creation and enhancement. Since its inception in 1995, Perseus has made investments in more than 60 portfolio companies in a wide variety of industries in which Perseus and its principals have expertise, including energy, environmental, and engineering technologies; healthcare; and branded consumer products. Perseus has raised more than $1.6 billion in capital commitments. Perseus Partners VII, L.P., which was established in 2006, is a $602 million fund focused on control investments in middle market growth equity transactions principally in the energy, environmental, and engineering technology, healthcare, and branded consumer products sectors. This fund has been fully committed or reserved. Perseus also co-manages a $449 million fund that invests exclusively in life sciences companies. Growth equity and turnaround investing have been core investment focuses of Perseus since inception, supplemented by occasional opportunistic leveraged buyouts when supported by appropriate market conditions.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Paulo Alto California..., U.S.A.
• Kin Insurance:
$650000 (Angel Round)
• Camino Real:
$5070000 (Early stage VC)
Paulo Alto California - Palo Alto (CA) - San Francisco California - Palo Alto California - California - U.S.A., U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Cannabis • Insurance (& InsurTech) • Mobile
Junathan Gheller serves as Chief Executive Officer at Metabolic. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Board Member at Sentinel. Gheller served as Advisor at Grovo Learning and is currently an advisor at Glossier. He was a Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer of Mixtant and Storylane (Sold to Facebook). He also served as Entrepreneur in Residence at Index Ventures. He holds a Master's in Political Economy from University of Essex, Master's in Philosophy from Universidad Simn Bolvar and a Degree in Economics from Universidad Catlica San Antonio de Murcia.
Investor/CFO and advisor experienced at scaling finance and sales operations in high-growth tech environments, from start-ups to public corporations. Proven track record in leading equity and debt financing, driving M&A, and building metrics-driven operations.Specialties: Enterprise software, SaaS, mobile, e-commerce platform and fintech businesses.
Investing in IT (& TMT) • Cannabis Chicago Illinois , Sc..., U.S.A.
$3000000 (Seed Round)
Chicago Illinois - Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A.
IT (& TMT) • Cannabis
Christopher Galvin is a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman at Harrison Street Real Estate Capital. He serves as Chairman of Gore Creek Asset Management LLC (the family office of the Galvin's). Additional roles are serving as either Chairman or Board Member of UniqueSoft LLC, VelociData, evolve24, and MCR-Aerodyne Inc. His current outside activities include: Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of Northwestern University's Board of Trustees; Executive Committee and member of Dean's Advisory Board of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern; American Enterprise Institute Board; Legion D'Honneur; Advisory Board of Tsinghua University School of Management and Economics (Beijing); the American Society of Corporate Executives; the Board of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy of the US Department of State (ACIEP). His former roles have been: Chairman and CEO of Motorola Inc.; Chairman of NAVTEQ Inc.; Chairman of Cleversafe Inc.; Chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council; member of the Bechtel Corporation's Board of Counselors; member of Business Council (U.S.); director of the Rand Corporation; member of the U.S. Department of Defense Manufacturing Board; member of the U.S. Department of Defense Science Board; advisor to the City of Tianjin, China; advisor to the CEO of Hong Kong; Chair of the Rhodes Scholars selection committee for Illinois-Michigan. Galvin's departure from Motorola Inc. was chronicled in Ram Charan's book, Boards That Lead, published 2014.
Investing in Businesses Solutions • Cannabis San Francisco California, U.S.A.
• Hyasynth Bio:
Ethan Oren Perlstein
San Francisco California, U.S.A.
Businesses Solutions • Cannabis
Dr. Ethan Perlstein is a Co-Founder of Perlara and also serves as its Chief Executive Officer & Board Member. He is a graduate of Harvard University in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology with PhD. Dr. Ethan Perlstein developed an approach to studying old drugs and discovering new drugs in model organisms called evolutionary pharmacology. Ethan is an author on 19 peer-reviewed scholarly publications, including the discovery of a novel mechanism of action for the antidepressant Zoloft based on studies in yeast cells.
Investing in IT (& TMT) • Cannabis • He... Montreal Quebec Canad..., Canada
• Flow Kana:
$500000 (Seed Round)
Montreal Quebec Canada - - New York New York - New York, Canada
IT (& TMT) • Cannabis • Healthcare (& Wellness)
Jonathan Slimak is a Co-Founder of Ready Makers and also serves as an Executive in Product department. Jonathan Slimak co-founded Payfully and served as Chief Executive Officer. He is a Co-Founder of Piictu and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He is also Co-Founder at Lena and Co-Founder/Owner at Ledsence.
New York New York - Los Angeles California - New York - California - U.S.A., U.S.A.
BioTech • Hardware (& Manufacturing) • Cannabis • Life Science
Ethan Benovitz is the Founder at Genesis Capital Advisors (New York). He also is an Angel Investor. Benovitz also serves as the Board Member at Zadara Storage and Vroom. He is a Co-Chairman at RenalGuard.