Jeff Carter

Jeff Carter

Co-Founder
West Loop Ventures, Hyde Park Angels

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

meeting, casual drinks, Cub games, bike riding and finding out new things. I like to build relationships.

Interests

Interests: 
Founding startups
Lean startups
Marketing
Sales/Biz Dev
Social media/PR
Women in tech
Wordpress
Industries: 
eCommerce
Education
Fashion/Apparel
Financial
News/Media
Payments
Social
Transportation
Travel

Availability

Type: Co-founder, Work for equity, Freelance or contract, Consulting, Full-time
Focus:
Business Development

Activity

Jeff posted a blog: Valuation and The Full Ratchet
“ Nick Moran invited me to be on his show, The Full Ratchet.  He is using the show to educate investors and entrepreneurs about what startup life is like.  This is a needed piece to help grow the Midwestern ecosystem.  Education is one building block..... ”
“ This is a guest post from Brian Lickenbrock.  He and Stephen Spreiser recently competed research on how to form tech clusters in the midwest.  The conclusion of their study is counter-intuitive to many recent media articles. Recently Illinois Scienc... ”
“ Today, Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago is going to be on Tastytrade.   Every day, they do a segment called Bootstrapping in America.  The segment is a great idea, and helps support our local startup ecosystem. Mayor Emanuel is in trouble in his re-ele... ”
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Jeff Carter

Speaking at the http://www.nacce2012.com/ conference tomorrow. If you have a free day, maybe attend?

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recent blog posts

Jeff Carter
Nice article about Bahar Wadia and UICO today in Crain's.  HPA was the first investor in back in early 2008.  Here is an excerpt of what they do.
10/08/2012
VIEWS: 266
Jeff Carter
We talk a lot about the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Chicago.  A lot of people have put a lot of hard work and thought into the scalable start up ecosystem.  That's great.  My own personal opinion is that like a great novel,  Chicago has reached that plot inflection point....
10/02/2012
VIEWS: 436
Jeff Carter
  Interesting discussion of tax policy nationwide.  
09/29/2012
VIEWS: 385
Jeff Carter
David Booth says his competitors in finance better reposition themselves.  Otherwise they are behind the 8 ball.    
09/29/2012
VIEWS: 165
Jeff Carter
Very interesting video on the business climate in the state of Illinois.  Jimmy John Liataud says he is leaving the state within 2-4 years. 
09/29/2012
VIEWS: 193

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