OCA Ventures

OCA Ventures

A VC firm focused on equity investments in companies primarily in technology and services businesses.

Established in 1999, OCA Ventures is an investment firm situated in Chicago, Illinois. The firm puts resources into early-stage companies that are working in tech, finance, education and health technology areas.

This venture capital firm is centered around companies with dramatic growth potential, especially in innovative and highly-scalable services companies. It was founded by Jim Dugan, John Dugan, and Peter Ianello.

Timeline

1999
Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
mPulse Mobile

A mobile health engagement service in California that focuses on improvement in health outcomes and business efficiencies.

Power2Switch is a Chicago-based company founded by Philip Nevels.

A Los Angeles based company developing a virtual care management software for cardiac rehab.

Regroup Therapy is a Chicago-based company.

Osso VR is a virtual reality surgical training platform.

brightnest is a real estate company founded by Justin Anthony.

Brickfish is a Chicago-based social media marketing company.

The Mom Project is a Chicago-based company.

As a hub between lenders and capital markets, dv01 provides one source of transparent data for bonds and whole loans.

TradeKing is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based finance company.

Red Foundry is a Chicago-based company founded by Jim Heising.

Genvid's SDK enables developers to create and deliver premium interactive broadcasts to livestreaming audiences.

Company developing additive manufacturing and composite-based additive manufacturing technology (CBAM).

Ocient is a Chicago-based company.

BodyShopBids is a Chicago-based company founded by Kevin Leland.

Placer.ai is a Walnut, California-based company.

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Amanda Tu

Employee

Andrew King

Employee

Andrew Wolohan

Employee

Ashish Aggarwal

Employee

Conor Gettings

Employee

Crystal Zhang

Employee

David Friedman

Employee

Diana Yu

Employee

Imran Ahmad

Employee

Jason Heltzer

Employee

Jason Z Li

Employee

Joseph Dwyer

Employee

Katy Rieger

Employee

Kelsey Lutz

Employee

Matthew Sternberg

Employee

Nick Anastasiades

Employee

Robbie Allen

Investor

Robert Rein

Employee

Solon Teal

Employee

Sridhar Krishnan

Employee

Stella Garber

Employee

Tamim Abdul Majid

Employee

Vaibhav Goel

Employee

Zoe Naidoo

Employee

Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

AMOpportunities

Astarte Medical

Balto Software

dv01

Impossible Objects

Snapsheet

SpotHero

The Mom Project

VeriSIM Life

Vynca

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Jim Dallke
June 11, 2020
AmericanInno
Ocient, a Chicago data analytics startup led by one of the city's most well-known serial entrepreneurs, just raised a new round of funding from some familiar investors.

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