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

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
Matt Diehl
Digital Content Writer | Persio
Jennifer Fortney
Principal | Cascade Communications

my activity

Jeff posted a blog: Make Me Pay on Veterans Day
“ Tomorrow is Veterans Day.  Today is the birthday of the Marine Corps. Do some hoo-hahs and push-ups for them.It's no secret that we owe our veterans a lot.  My generation really didn't have to fight in a war.  We were luck... ”
Jeff posted a blog: Make Me Pay on Veterans Day
“ Tomorrow is <a href="http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp" target="_blank">Veterans Day</a>.  Today is the birthday of the Marine Corps. Do some hoo-hahs and push-ups for them. It's no secret t... ”
Jeff posted a blog: Make Me Pay on Veterans Day
“ Tomorrow is <a href="http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp" target="_blank">Veterans Day</a>.  Today is the birthday of the Marine Corps. Do some hoo-hahs and push-ups for them. It's no secret t... ”
Jeff Carter has a new connection.
Jeff posted a blog: #TechBetNLCS
“ City mayors bet against each other all the time.  Fred Wilson and I have made an “Etsy” bet.  In the comments on Fred’s blog Al Warms suggested we go bigger.  We agree.  Here is Al’s comment.  Th... ”
Jeff posted a blog: #TechBetNLCS
“ City mayors bet against each other all the time.  Fred Wilson and I have made an “Etsy” bet.  In the comments on Fred’s blog Al Warms suggested we go bigger.  We agree.  Here is Al’s comment.  Th... ”
Jeff posted a blog: Dabble Wins Incubate 2015
“ Last evening, Dabble CEO Jay Swoboda pitched at the #Incubate2015 conference in Silicon Valley.  Dabble was named the co-winner of the pitch competition.  Incubate is the annual networking and education event for early stage founders a... ”
Jeff posted a blog: Dabble Wins Incubate 2015
“ Last evening, Dabble CEO Jay Swoboda pitched at the #Incubate2015 conference in Silicon Valley.  Dabble was named the co-winner of the pitch competition.  Incubate is the annual networking and education event for early stage founders a... ”
Jeff posted a blog: Dabble Wins Incubate 2015
“ Last evening, Dabble CEO Jay Swoboda pitched at the #Incubate2015 conference in Silicon Valley.  Dabble was named the co-winner of the pitch competition.  Incubate is the annual networking and education event for early stage founders a... ”
“ Hyde Park Angels has been around since April of 2007. I was one of the co-founders, and I am the only co-founder that is still involved with HPA and consistently writes checks to deals that come through. I started HPA’s blog, Facebook and other thing... ”

recent blog posts

Jeff Carter
Tomorrow is Veterans Day.  Today is the birthday of the Marine Corps. Do some hoo-hahs and push-ups for them.
11/10/2015
VIEWS: 287
Jeff Carter
City mayors bet against each other all the time.  Fred Wilson and I have made an “Etsy” bet.  In the comments on Fred’s blog Al Warms suggested we go bigger.  We agree.  Here is Al’s comment.  Thanks Al for the suggestion. 
10/17/2015
VIEWS: 225
Jeff Carter
Last evening, Dabble CEO Jay Swoboda pitched at the #Incubate2015 conference in Silicon Valley.  Dabble was named the co-winner of the pitch competition.  
09/25/2015
VIEWS: 373
Jeff Carter
70 years ago, the Chicago Cubs were in the World Series against the Detroit Tigers.  For many Americans, it was the first World Series they were able to watch or listen to live.  The past four years they had been overseas fighting and winning World War 2.  The war ended on August 14...
08/18/2015
VIEWS: 162
Jeff Carter
Do you use Netflix?  HBO Now?  Spotify?  Apple's new streaming music service?  Soundcloud?  Any cloud based service like Dropbox?  You are going to pay a 9% tax on that service thanks to the city of Chicago Department of Finance.It's tracked by IP address-so the only...
07/01/2015
VIEWS: 464

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