March 2018

2017 Venture Funding

The Hyde Park Angels team conducted a deep dive analysis into the Midwest Venture Capital ecosystem.  Access the entire report, click here. 
  • The Midwest Is the Biggest Venture Capital Presence Outside of California. Chicago leads the nation with the largest number of exits that produced returns over 10x.
  • Illinois Leads the Midwest Venture Capital Ecosystem. At $1.94B in dollars invested across 227 deals in 2017, Illinois startups received more investment than all other Midwest states combined.
  • Illinois Sees Greater Investor Returns and Lower Company Operating Costs Than Rest of Nation. This trend has been going on since 2014 and represents a flight to quality.

 

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