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: Thank You For My Freedom
“ Veterans Day is on Tuesday.  Of course, stores will have good sales.  The holiday season is upcoming. But, take a moment and thank a veteran for your freedom. When I was growing up, being a vet meant WW2, Korea or Vietnam.  They w... ”
Jeff Carter has a new connection.
“ I am an investor in Dabble.   Dabble has had its ups and downs.  Recently, Erin Hopmann and new CEO Jay Swoboda sat down and did a podcast with Steve Gumm.  Steve is an entrepreneur himself.  Startup communities are built by entrepreneurs, and Chicag... ”
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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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Jeff Carter
Over on Facebook, I saw my friend Jon Pasky's post about Uber.  Whether you like Uber or not, this concerns every start up, every financier, or anyone interested in seeing a start up ecosystem thrive in Chicago.  
11/01/2012
VIEWS: 342
Jeff Carter
NGK spark plug (type BP6ES). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
10/24/2012
VIEWS: 377
Jeff Carter
For several years, angel groups have tried to cooperate.  Dennis Serio lead the charge, and created a hold harmless document similar to the one they use in Ohio, and Silicon Valley.  It means that angel groups hold each other harmless on due diligence.   We won't sue each other if...
10/13/2012
VIEWS: 852
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

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