Bascom Ventures

Bascom Ventures

A Chicago-based venture capital firm that invests in University of Wisconsin-connected companies

Bascom Ventures is a venture capital firm in Chicago, Illinois that invests in businesses in University of Wisconsin-connected companies. Founded 2017 by Greg Baker in Manchester, New Hampshire, this is a University of Wisconsin alumni venture fund that invests in private equity, early stage ventures, late stage ventures, and seed investments. Its portfolio companies include Securrency, Paned, Mythical Games, Trifacta, Light Field Lab, and Whistler.

The firm usually welcomes 15 – 30 investments per fund, that is diversified by stage, sector, and geography. It usually invests when a fellow alumni is leading the financing.

Its Core Funds are simple venture funds of 20-30 diversified investments while its Focused Funds are supplemental funds to core venture portfolios.

Timeline

2017

Founded

Funded Companies

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Compass (company)

Compass is a real estate technology company providing real estate listing application for buying, selling and renting properties.

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People

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Role
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Greg Baker

Managing Partner

David Polidori

Investment Committee

Erik Hammer

Principal

Jason Jacobsohn

Principal

Joseph Coyne

Investment Committee

Karen A. Monfre

Investment Committee

Nidhi Aggarwal

Investment Committee

Tim Collins

Investment Committee

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Companies

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Location
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Trifacta

Compass

FinLocker

FLEx Lighting II

GrubMarket

GrubMarket

Intrinio

SimpleMachines

Somna Therapeutics

Verity Studios

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