Tech Shift: Tracking venture capital investment in Chicago
The amount of venture capital investment in Chicago startups is on the rise. Or maybe not. Depending on how you crunch the data, the first quarter of this year was either lackluster or spectacular. Regardless of how the numbers break down, hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital are flowing to companies in our city every year. So, where’s all that money going? And what effect is it having? Jason Heltzer is a Chicago-based VC who’s a partner at Origin Ventures. He also teaches at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He joins us with a venture capitalist’s perspective on the local VC economy.