I wear a few hats at Chicago Ventures. But let's start with a bit about who we are:CV is an early stage venture firm that leads seed stage investments outside of Silicon Valley. We believe that enduring companies can be built anywhere, and have made nearly 100 investments that validate that our thesis is playing out. Check out our portfolio companies here: http://chicagoventures.com/portfolio/We have dedicated resources over the past 7 years to operationally support the companies we invest in - this is what we call Platform, or "post-investment," and is where I come in. I work with CV's portfolio companies on areas like matchmaking talent; connecting into customers; marketing, communication and PR; and building community, content, and events to help scale up and skill up more efficiently.Outside of Platform, I also own Investor Relations, and our Marketing, Communications and Brand.In 2018 I launched the non-profit Chicago:Blend, a collaborative effort of venture capitalists in Chicago who know that diverse teams and inclusive environments are critical foundations for both the startups we invest in and our own venture firms.I'm also a Kauffman Fellow Class 23; and serve as a Governing Board member at Lookingglass Theatre [a Tony-award winning theatre that focuses on the spectacular and the physical].I started swimming when I was 5 and got hooked on triathlons in 2012.
New World Angels is an angel group that provides equity capital to early-stage companies based in Florida. The firm invests in the healthcare, health technology, industrial, engineering, mobile, advertising, business software, community bank, biotechnology, internet of thing and application software sectors. It has chapters in South Florida and the Tampa Bay area.
Seth Miller is a Co-Founder and serves as Partner at Fearless Ventures. Miller also served as Partner at DBL Partners. He has been an investment professional with the Bay Area Equity Fund since 2003. Seth sources and performs diligence on investment opportunities, advises portfolio company management, and helps companies implement their double bottom line practices. Prior to his affiliation with the Fund, Seth was a Vice President in the Investment Bank at JPMorgan advising both private and public companies in raising and structuring private capital. In that capacity, he helped raise over $1 billion in private equity for 45 companies. Having started in 1998 at Hambrecht & Quist, Seth has focused on working with growth companies in various technology, biotechnology and branded consumer industries. Seth also spent three years in Washington DC working on environmental policy issues for the White House and the United States Senate. Seth enjoys volunteering for the Painted Turtle Camp, a summer camp serving chronically ill children in California. As a ten-year resident of the Bay Area, he is still avidly exploring all of the outdoor recreation it has to offer and is constantly amazed by its natural beauty. He received a BA in History from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD-MBA from Kellogg and the Northwestern University School of Law.