Wintrust Ventures is a venture capital firm that focuses on start-ups with headquarters or other nexus in the Chicago area. Founded 1991 in Rosamond, Illinois, United States by Ed Wehmer, it invests in seed, Series A, Series B and convertible notes. Its portfolio companies include Packback, The Mom Project, OneCause (formerly BidPal), Brideside, Dunami, SmartPay Solutions, Curiosity, and Rewards21. As of February 2020, Wintrust Ventures has made 24 investments. Their most recent investment was on Jan 29, 2019, when Packback raised $2.5M. Wintrust Ventures has had three exits, the most notable of which include Lumere, Bucketfeet, and Gesture.
Rippleshot is a Chicago-based data protection company offering fraud and risk management software founded in 2012 by Canh Tran, Yueyu Fu and Randal Cox.
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OneCause (formerly BidPal)
The Mom Project