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.
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