IVCA Newsletter September 30, 2020

IVCA Newsletter


September 30, 2020

Association News

IVCA Feature: Fourth Quarter News Focused on Venture Capital and Private Equity

Would your firm like to participate in the 2021 IVCA Scholar Program?

Legislative News

IVCA Provides Updates for State Legislative Issues - 09.30.20

IVCA Events

October 27 & 28, 2020 - IVCA Virtual CFO Summit for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance Professionals 

December 7, 2020 - Annual IVCA Awards Event

Other Events of Interest - If you are interested in any of these events, please check their websites as they may have been cancelled or postponed.

October 1, 2020 - Momentum Awards

October 5-9, 2020 - 2020 Wisconsin Leadership Summit

October 21, 2020 - P33/BCG's Quantum in Finance Virtual Event

October 26 - 29, 2020 - Chicago Ideas Week

November 3, 2020 - ELECTION DAY

November 13, 2020 - Smart Business Dealmakers Chicago R/S from June 9, 2020

Industry News

CORE Industrial Partners Sells Prototek

ShipBob Raises $68 Million in Series D Funding from SoftBank Vision Fund 2 to Expand its Global Ecommerce Fulfillment Solution

Kinzie Capital Partners Named North American Female Founded Firm of The Year

ParkerGale Invests in Workload Automation Software Company, SMA Technologies

Locke Lord Team Represents Biohaven Pharmaceutical and BioShin Limited in BioShin's $60 Million Series A Preferred Equity Financing

Ropes & Gray Advises BV Investment Partners in its Acquisition of Majority Interests in GlideFast Consulting and Pharicode Consulting

Alyssa Jaffee is Promoted to Partner

High Street Capital Promotes Derek Gollnitz to Vice President

Pritzker Private Capital Promotes Senior Executives Across Investing and Operations Teams

MATH Venture Partners brings on Neal Sáles-Griffin as Venture Partner

Ropes & Gray Advises TPG’s Integrated Media on Acquisition of Majority Stake in Goal and Related Sites from DAZN

Beyond the Gift Card: Origin Ventures Invests in Blueboard

Water Street Healthcare Backed Safeguard Medical Announces New Partnership

Water Street Healthcare Partners Portfolio Company CATO SMS Acquires Array Biostatistics

Thoma Bravo Portfolio Company ABC Financial Acquires Trainerize, Accelerating a Mobile-First Total Fitness Experience for Workouts, Personal Training, Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching

Thoma Bravo Completes Acquisition of Majesco

NEA Medical Device Company Focused on Vascular Procedures set to join Philips to Expand Image-Guided Therapy Portfolio

Linden Agrees to Sell ProPharma Group to Odyssey Investment Partners

Ropes & Gray Advises Centric Brands in Court-Approved Reorganization Plan

Job Postings

Please view the Job Postings listed below on our website here. Once at Job Postings please scroll down the pages to view the jobs. They are listed chronologically as received, most current first.

Jump Capital - NEW - August 2020

Investment Vice President

Jump Capital is a venture capital firm in Chicago, Illinois that backs entrepreneurs with a bold vision seeking a business partner and not just a financial investor. Jump is a multi-stage investor providing series-A to growth-stage capital with a focus on data-driven technology companies in the FinTech, Enterprise IT & Data Infrastructure, B2B Application SaaS and Digital Media sectors. Jump is currently investing from our $200million 6th fund which closed in Q4 of 2019.

Jump is a thesis-led investor with the mindset that it is important to have depth of understanding within microsegments of sectors to be effective partners. We also work to be active and engaged investors that bring our own operating successes and failures to bare when we partner with companies. Great founders are not confined to a geography and, with over 50% of our investments outside the coasts, we seek opportunity wherever it takes us.

The Role

This person will play a central role in evaluating new opportunities, building investment theses and supporting portfolio companies. The ideal candidate will identify high-potential companies based on thesis development (what we believe about a specific market) and network development (getting referred to the best companies). S/he will also play a key role in the diligence and decision process, and work with our portfolio companies to ensure their success.

Click here for details!


Not for Profit BOD Positions

Not for Profit Seeks New Board Members

IMD Guest House Mission & Description

IMD Guest House builds community and healing by providing comfortable, affordable accommodation for patients and their families throughout their treatment

·         47 fully furnished apartments, located at corner of Polk & Damen

·         The only organization in the Chicago area that supports patients of any age, receiving out-patient or inpatient treatment

·         About 50% of our service supports low-income families, and we never turn families away for lack of funds

·         Length of stay is determined by medical referral, no pre-sent limits

·         Key patient populations: Cancer patients, organ transplant patients, parents of neonatal ICU patients, veterans receiving treatment for PTSD, and more

·         In 2018, we supported 706 patients and provides 12,306 nights of service.

·         Annual Budget $1.7 million

Website: www.imdguesthouse.org

Current Board:  Professionals in banking and financial services, real estate development, attorneys, healthcare and other businesses

Board Responsibilities

·         Serve as an ambassador for IMD Guest House who understands and interprets its work to the community.

·         Attend regularly 5-6 scheduled Board meetings per year, in person or via telephone. 

·         Participate actively in at least one board standing committee, attend its meetings, lend judgment to its deliberations and be active in its work.

·         Make a generous personal financial contribution ($250 Minimum) annually, each according to his/her own means, and will be responsible for giving or getting $750 annually. 

·         Participate in at least one of the fund raising activities organized by the development department each year.

·         Prepare for each Board meeting by studying all appropriate reports and being prepared to discuss current activities of committees to which they are assigned.

·         Assist in recruiting prospective new volunteers, Board members and agency supporters in the community.



Victory Gardens Theater - see Trustee Roles and Responsibilities here.




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