Jeff Carter

Jeff Carter

Co-Founder
West Loop Ventures, Hyde Park Angels
Chicago

Introduction

co-founded Hyde Park Angels. Was a trader, and traded my own money-contrary to a lot of guys out there-I wasn't a broker. My word is my bond. Try to help you out even if I am not invested, and seek to make Chicago the best place around for supporting startups. We have a good base, but can do more.

I'm up for

Being a co-founder
Feedback on my startup
General networking
Investing in startups
Mentoring

Interests

Founding startups
Lean startups
Marketing
Sales/Biz Dev
Social media/PR
Women in tech
Wordpress

Expertise

Sales
Strategic Partnerships Advanced
and Networking...

Companies

current
West Loop Ventures, Hyde Park Angels
Co-Founder

Connections

Anne Libby
Founder | Anne Libby Management Consulting LLC
Craig Sweeney
Founder & CEO | Shift
William L. Orban
Founder | Salut Social
Todd Reed
Founder | Top-Top
Rebecca Miller-Webster
VP of Engineering | Polymathic LLC
Ricky Regalado
Managing Partner / Franchise Owner | InnerWorkings
Frank Bugaris, III
Founder and C.H.O. (Chief Helping Officer) | Medline Industries
Yuri Zamostin
CEO | PricewaterhouseCoopers
Jeff Weber
CEO | SnagPad

my activity

Jeff posted a blog: The Maiden Investment for WLV
“ West Loop Ventures has made its maiden investment.  Recently we closed our first deal in Megalytics.  WLV lead the round and will take a seat on the board.  We were introduced to Megalytics by an earlier investor.Megalytics is dis... ”
“ On May 15, West Loop Ventures is hosting an event in cooperation with FinTex, FinTank, and the University of Illinois Academy of Entrepreneurship.Joe Rickard, the CTO of Incapital, and Stelios Valavanis the CEO of OnShore Security will do a short pre... ”
Jeff posted a blog: Free Beer
“ What are you doing at 4PM-6PM on Feb 23rd?  Come drink a beer with Raman Chadha at NextSpace-River North.  It's at the Chicago Brown Line stop.  Register here at this link  The link has all the details.  Open to the first... ”
Jeff posted a blog: Free Beer
“ What are you doing at 4PM-6PM on Feb 23rd?  Come drink a beer with Raman Chadha at NextSpace-River North.  It's at the Chicago Brown Line stop.  Register here at this link  The link has all the details.  Open to the first... ”
Jeff Carter has a new connection.
Jeff Carter has a new connection.
“ On Wednesday, Jan 18, West Loop Ventures is going to have some open office hours to talk about anything you want to talk about.  Time will be from 11AM-2PM.  We are hosting them at NextSpace River North.  The address is 230 North Super... ”
“ Yesterday, my partner Kenny Estes and I announced a first close for the fund we have been working on.  Our fund name is West Loop Ventures.  We think the entire backbone of financial services is going to be revolutionized in the next five t... ”
“ Yesterday, my partner Kenny Estes and I announced a first close for the fund we have been working on.  Our fund name is West Loop Ventures.  We think the entire backbone of financial services is going to be revolutionized in the next five t... ”
Jeff created a new company profile: West Loop Ventures
“ WLV is a seed and series A venture fund that invests in Business to Business Fin Tech. The companies we invest in will have institutions as their customers. We invest in Insurance, Banking, Trading, Capital Markets, Finance Back office, Risk, Data,... ”

recent blog posts

Jeff Carter
West Loop Ventures has made its maiden investment.  Recently we closed our first deal in Megalytics.  WLV lead the round and will take a seat on the board.  We were introduced to Megalytics by an earlier investor.Megalytics is disrupting the way asset managers assess risk in...
05/28/2017
VIEWS: 206
Jeff Carter
On May 15, West Loop Ventures is hosting an event in cooperation with FinTex, FinTank, and the University of Illinois Academy of Entrepreneurship.Joe Rickard, the CTO of Incapital, and Stelios Valavanis the CEO of OnShore Security will do a short presentation on how to protect yourself and your...
05/10/2017
VIEWS: 208
Jeff Carter
Yesterday, my partner Kenny Estes and I announced a first close for the fund we have been working on.  Our fund name is West Loop Ventures.  We think the entire backbone of financial services is going to be revolutionized in the next five to ten years.  We also think that Chicago...
12/08/2016
VIEWS: 201
Jeff Carter
Yesterday, my partner Kenny Estes and I announced a first close for the fund we have been working on.  Our fund name is West Loop Ventures.  We think the entire backbone of financial services is going to be revolutionized in the next five to ten years.  We also think that Chicago...
12/08/2016
VIEWS: 125
Jeff Carter
Blockchain has been talked about a lot in the startup community. However, it’s not really understood well. What’s the impact of blockchain going to be? It’s really hard to tell.If you don’t know about blockchains, you should. Here is how my friend William Mougayar describes...
09/12/2016
VIEWS: 354

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