Perspectives early-stage

Recent articles and resources from our team, and press featuring our companies. 
Growth: Buy or Build

Growth: Buy or Build

Growth through acquisition(s) has long been the refrain of mature companies and private equity, but it is a relatively recent trend in mid-stage startups and VC. Is it a good idea?

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Reflections on the current talent market

In this week's #TuesdayTalentTip, Jim reflects on recruiting lessons from The Great Resignation.

Jim Conti
Jim Conti
October 12, 2021
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#TuesdayTalentTip: Create a job description that’s inspirational — not just informational

A curated list of strong job description templates that are inspirational enough to make a candidate want to work for you.

Jim Conti
Jim Conti
September 21, 2021
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Dawn Nguyen and Carlos Covarrubias join HPVP as Associates

Join us in welcoming Dawn Nguyen and Carlos Covarrubias to the Hyde Park Venture Partners team as Associates.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
September 15, 2021
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Growth: Buy or Build

Growth through acquisition(s) has long been the refrain of mature companies and private equity, but it is a relatively recent trend in mid-stage startups and VC. Is it a good idea?

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
September 8, 2021
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#TuesdayTalentTip: People, processes, platforms — a simple formula for employee onboarding

A good onboarding experience will ensure you build a strong relationship with your team post hire.

Jim Conti
Jim Conti
September 7, 2021
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#TuesdayTalentTip: Build a candidate-first hiring process

A candidate-first interview experience will help you wow those exceptional candidates you want to land. Explore simple, practical steps to ensure you create a strong one.

Jim Conti
Jim Conti
August 31, 2021
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Our investment in Leap

We’re excited to announce one of our newest investments from Fund III, called the Leap platform.

Ira Weiss
Ira Weiss
August 30, 2021
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#TuesdayTalentTip: Don’t wait for talent to come to you

In Jim's first #TuesdayTalentTip, he's covering one of the most basic subjects – how to find the right candidates for your dream team.

Jim Conti
Jim Conti
August 24, 2021
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My top 4 takeaways from interning at a VC as an undergrad

HPVP intern Sergio Palomino shares his biggest takeaways from spending his summer working with us.

Sergio Palomino
Sergio Palomino
August 20, 2021
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Back to not normal

We surveyed our community on their feelings around in-person versus virtual events — and got an overwhelming consensus.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
August 19, 2021
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Jim Conti joins Hyde Park Venture Partners as Talent Partner

We're excited to welcome Jim Conti to the HPVP team as our Talent Partner.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
August 16, 2021
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VC Explained: Storytelling

In part two of her VC Explained blog series, Allison Weil shares how to keep an investor's attention in an initial pitch meeting.

Allison Weil
Allison Weil
July 21, 2021
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FairX Announces new futures exchange for retail investors

June 29, 2021
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Back to work? A little history

Guy Turner shares his thoughts on the future of the workplace — and why he thinks history shows that innovation happens in person.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
June 16, 2021
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VC Explained: How venture capital firms find startups

In the first post in her VC Explained series, HPVP Partner Allison Weil shares how VC firms source startups.

Allison Weil
Allison Weil
June 15, 2021
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Meet HPVP’s new Director of Marketing

We welcomed a new member to our team this month. Learn about her background, why she loves working with startups and more.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
May 26, 2021
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Hyde Park Venture Partners is hiring two early-career investors

We're looking for analyst or associate level investors to join our team.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
May 26, 2021
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Hyde Park Venture Partners promotes Alisa Vass and Allison Weil to Partner

Congrats Alisa and Allison!

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
May 18, 2021
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BlackCart raises $8.8M Series A for its try-before-you-buy platform for online merchants

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
January 25, 2021
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Podchaser raises $4M to build a comprehensive podcast database

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
January 19, 2021
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The 20 Hottest Digital Health Startups From Flyover Country, 2021

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
January 13, 2021
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FlashParking to merge with parking services platform Arrive

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
January 6, 2021
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TECH 50 2020

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
December 1, 2020
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Chicago startups raised $30M in November

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
November 30, 2020
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Winter Is Coming — Are Supply Chains Ready?

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
November 30, 2020
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For Digital Payments, The Best UX is Forgettable

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
November 23, 2020
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'Thanksgiving To Go': Americans splash out on takeaways

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
November 22, 2020
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Making Landlord Life Easier, NestEgg Raises $7M Series A

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
November 18, 2020
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NestEgg nabs $7M to pay your rent

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
November 18, 2020
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Upfront Healthcare raises $11.5 million in Series B funding round led by Baird Capital and co-led by LRVHealth

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
November 18, 2020
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Atlanta-based Terminus makes fourth acquisition in three years

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
November 11, 2020
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How Bridgit's Co-Founder Tapped Into a Market Ignored by Tech

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
November 11, 2020
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Blocked Bridgit Business Insider

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
November 10, 2020
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What Startups Need to Know About SPACs

You can’t read TechCrunch, the WSJ, or sit through a boring tech webinar without someone name-dropping SPACs.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
November 2, 2020
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The Launch Of Podchaser Pro Pulls Back The Curtain On Podcast Statistics

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
October 31, 2020
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How One CEO Is Helping Organizations Take A Proactive Approach To Risk Management

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
October 21, 2020
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The F-word

There are “only two ways to make money in business: One is to bundle; the other is unbundle.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
October 11, 2020
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How Outsourcing Logistics Can Help SMBs Compete With Amazon

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
October 7, 2020
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Indianapolis-based Malomo raises $2.8 million to turn order tracking into a branded customer experience

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
October 2, 2020
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‘Flying blind’: How DTC CEOs are preparing for the holidays

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
October 1, 2020
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E-Commerce Surge Draws Investment to Online Retail Logistics Providers

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
September 28, 2020
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Despite COVID-19, 5 Chicago VCs say region is poised for success

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
August 25, 2020
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The Great Toilet Paper Shortage of ‘20

In March, Americans frantically prepared for COVID-19 and sheltering-in-place.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
August 8, 2020
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Virtual Home Repairs

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
July 25, 2020
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What new normal?!

Now as states reopen, we’re getting a preview of what the future might look like. But, it’s not yet clear.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
June 24, 2020
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It might be time to tell my founder story…

Like many investors, before I was an investor, I was a founder. Like many founders, I failed — spectacularly.

Allison Weil
Allison Weil
June 1, 2020
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A tale of two markets

The venture ecosystem blossomed the last 10 years coming out of the Great Recession...Then, COVID hit.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
May 17, 2020
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Former Kroger executive's startup adds $8.5M to its Series B

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
May 6, 2020
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Terminus Buys B2B Conversation Chat Platform

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
April 30, 2020
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A new pro bono portal just launched for lawyers looking to help people hit hard by the pandemic

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
April 30, 2020
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Four Strategies for Startups to Thrive Through Crisis

Since March, most startups and VCs have focused on austerity and extending cash runway to ensure survival.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
April 28, 2020
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Shift the (Revenue) Curve

Events reserved for year-end or federal-holiday seasons became regular occurrences last month.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
April 25, 2020
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Understanding Demand Changes to WIN

For the last month, we’ve been working with our companies to focus on survival.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
April 16, 2020
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Where did all the VCs go?

We, like many other VCs, have begun reviewing our portfolios on a regular basis in response to COVID.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
April 3, 2020
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Federal Stimulus Impact on Venture-Backed Startups | COVID-19

The CARES Act was recently signed into law, making a number of federal economic relief options available for businesses and individuals.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
April 1, 2020
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Transportation payments platform RoadSync raises $5.7M

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
April 1, 2020
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Nurturing Culture from a Distance — Covid-19

Almost overnight, a large portion of our nation’s workforce went remote in response to Covid-19 and efforts to flatten the curve.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
March 30, 2020
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Modeling COVID-19’s Impact and Making Hard Decisions

Realities are changing day-by-day as the impact of COVID-19 deepens.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
March 24, 2020
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Markets Are Chaos

Last weekend, Jason Zweig wrote about our ability to mentally and emotionally withstand today’s market volatility.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
March 21, 2020
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Preparing your Startup for COVID19’s Impact

With COVID19 an increasing reality both for public health and business, we know that each of you is considering how best to lead your company...

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
March 10, 2020
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Blocked PartySlate Crains Chicago Business

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
February 21, 2020
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Everyone is Busy

Many see busyness as a virtue and a status symbol...busyness befalls people who are disorganized, over-committed or unable to prioritize.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
February 6, 2020
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Podchaser raises $1.65M in round with prominent Louisville investors

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
January 29, 2020
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New Year Letter — 2019 was the Year of Accountability

This year, I will look behind and ahead as I did last, through three lenses — Family, Profession and Context

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
January 7, 2020
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Introducing HPVP Fund III: Our Series B in Startup Terms

Today Hyde Park Venture Partners celebrates raising a $100M Fund III

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
December 11, 2019
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Hyde Park Venture Partners Raises​ $100M ​Third Fund

Early-stage venture capital firm’s third fund will power high-growth technology startups across the mid-continent

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
December 11, 2019
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From VC to CEO — I’m Leading the Charge at Terminus

I’ve always been drawn to the energy and thrill of working in an early-stage company.

Tim Kopp
Tim Kopp
December 5, 2019
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To the mid-continent entrepreneurs…

A lot of people will blame the lack of diversity in tech on “the pipeline problem” 

Allison Weil
Allison Weil
November 25, 2019
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2ndKitchen Raises $4.35M to Bring Restaurant Food to More Establishments

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
November 15, 2019
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So… White Claw is a really good tech company

Now that we’re squarely in fall, let’s take a moment to reflect how White Claw absolutely TOOK OVER this summer.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
October 10, 2019
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Why our cities are soft tomatoes

Scooters are taking over Chicago and the city is not taking it lightly!

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
July 25, 2019
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Startup CEOs, your board meetings are probably lackluster. Here’s what to do about it.

One of the most interesting parts of being a VC is the role we play as board members.

Tim Kopp
Tim Kopp
July 11, 2019
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Quantity has a quality all its own

Without network effects, the expected # unicorns in any ecosystem would be linearly dependent on # startups.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
July 9, 2019
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Okay, so what’s the number?

VCs are like toddlers. If you don’t give us what we want, we will keep asking for it.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
June 27, 2019
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Seed, speed, and we’re still here: my first decade in venture

It was nearly ten years ago that I landed an internship with a small fund in Chicago and “screened” my first startup story.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
June 20, 2019
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My reminder to see with fresh eyes

Since starting at Hyde Park Venture Partners three years ago, I’ve learned a lot and come a long way.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
June 20, 2019
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G2’s CEO Godard Abel on Getting the Best Investors Around the Table

Founder and CEO of G2, the leading B2B software review platform, Godard Abel is a serial entrepreneur.

Tim Kopp
Tim Kopp
June 13, 2019
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Why I took the Leap Into Venture Capital

If I’m being honest, it’s still a little surprising, even to me, that I now work in venture capital.

Allison Weil
Allison Weil
June 11, 2019
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SaaS: How will your 10th sale be 10 times easier than your first?

We have since honed our message, but in those earliest of days, being a SaaS entrepreneur or investor was differentiating.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
May 28, 2019
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Living Our Values: Hyde Park Venture Partners Promotes Barnes and DiMonte

The most profound value we share at HPVP is that rewards accrue to those who create value.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
May 19, 2019
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3 Lessons on What it Takes to Build a Brand

The Indy Marketing Leaders group has quickly grown into a community consisting of all different levels of up-and-coming marketers...

Tim Kopp
Tim Kopp
May 10, 2019
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Four Takeaways from a First-Time Tech Startup CMO

Ryan Bonnici hails from Sydney, Australia and now calls the windy city home.

Tim Kopp
Tim Kopp
April 2, 2019
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Freight-Tracking Startup FourKites Raises $50 Million in New Backing

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
February 5, 2019
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G2 Crowd Raises $55M to Transform the Way Businesses Buy Software

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
October 11, 2018
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Moving a startup from the bottom third to the top third (it's the people silly)

There's a pattern of early warnings of bottoms third companies in your portfolio — learn how to catch them and course correct.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
July 24, 2018
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Fixing things and building people – why we invested in Fixer

We recently announced our investment in Fixer, led by Founder Collective and including Chicago’s Impact Engine.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
May 15, 2018
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Career advice: don’t listen to it, but if you must…

Guy Turner shares the four dimensions he thinks matter most in framing a career opportunity decision.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
June 25, 2016
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Don’t Ask What Seat. Just Get On.

Greg shares why his career advice is always the same — find a really high growth company, a rocket ship, and get involved.

Greg Barnes
Greg Barnes
January 20, 2015
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ShipBob raises $200M Series E, doubles last valuation to over $1B

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Fast Radius to List on NASDAQ through a Business Combination with ECP

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Leading Towards Social Justice

we must look out for the safety and well-being of our teams.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
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Inside the Inside Round

There are good inside rounds, and there are bad inside rounds.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
Jim Conti
Jim Conti
October 12, 2021
Reflections on the current talent market

Reflections on the current talent market

In this week's #TuesdayTalentTip, Jim reflects on recruiting lessons from The Great Resignation.

Jim Conti
Jim Conti
September 21, 2021
 #TuesdayTalentTip: Create a job description that’s inspirational — not just informational

#TuesdayTalentTip: Create a job description that’s inspirational — not just informational

A curated list of strong job description templates that are inspirational enough to make a candidate want to work for you.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
September 15, 2021
Dawn Nguyen and Carlos Covarrubias join HPVP as Associates

Dawn Nguyen and Carlos Covarrubias join HPVP as Associates

Join us in welcoming Dawn Nguyen and Carlos Covarrubias to the Hyde Park Venture Partners team as Associates.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
September 8, 2021
Growth: Buy or Build

Growth: Buy or Build

Growth through acquisition(s) has long been the refrain of mature companies and private equity, but it is a relatively recent trend in mid-stage startups and VC. Is it a good idea?

Jim Conti
Jim Conti
September 7, 2021
#TuesdayTalentTip: People, processes, platforms — a simple formula for employee onboarding

#TuesdayTalentTip: People, processes, platforms — a simple formula for employee onboarding

A good onboarding experience will ensure you build a strong relationship with your team post hire.

Jim Conti
Jim Conti
August 31, 2021
#TuesdayTalentTip: Build a candidate-first hiring process

#TuesdayTalentTip: Build a candidate-first hiring process

A candidate-first interview experience will help you wow those exceptional candidates you want to land. Explore simple, practical steps to ensure you create a strong one.

Ira Weiss
Ira Weiss
August 30, 2021
Our investment in Leap

Our investment in Leap

We’re excited to announce one of our newest investments from Fund III, called the Leap platform.

Jim Conti
Jim Conti
August 24, 2021
#TuesdayTalentTip: Don’t wait for talent to come to you

#TuesdayTalentTip: Don’t wait for talent to come to you

In Jim's first #TuesdayTalentTip, he's covering one of the most basic subjects – how to find the right candidates for your dream team.

Sergio Palomino
Sergio Palomino
August 20, 2021
My top 4 takeaways from interning at a VC as an undergrad

My top 4 takeaways from interning at a VC as an undergrad

HPVP intern Sergio Palomino shares his biggest takeaways from spending his summer working with us.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
August 19, 2021
Back to not normal

Back to not normal

We surveyed our community on their feelings around in-person versus virtual events — and got an overwhelming consensus.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
August 16, 2021
Jim Conti joins Hyde Park Venture Partners as Talent Partner

Jim Conti joins Hyde Park Venture Partners as Talent Partner

We're excited to welcome Jim Conti to the HPVP team as our Talent Partner.

Allison Weil
Allison Weil
July 21, 2021
VC Explained: Storytelling

VC Explained: Storytelling

In part two of her VC Explained blog series, Allison Weil shares how to keep an investor's attention in an initial pitch meeting.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
June 16, 2021
Back to work? A little history

Back to work? A little history

Guy Turner shares his thoughts on the future of the workplace — and why he thinks history shows that innovation happens in person.

Allison Weil
Allison Weil
June 15, 2021
VC Explained: How venture capital firms find startups

VC Explained: How venture capital firms find startups

In the first post in her VC Explained series, HPVP Partner Allison Weil shares how VC firms source startups.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
May 26, 2021
Meet HPVP’s new Director of Marketing

Meet HPVP’s new Director of Marketing

We welcomed a new member to our team this month. Learn about her background, why she loves working with startups and more.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
May 26, 2021
Hyde Park Venture Partners is hiring two early-career investors

Hyde Park Venture Partners is hiring two early-career investors

We're looking for analyst or associate level investors to join our team.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
May 18, 2021
Hyde Park Venture Partners promotes Alisa Vass and Allison Weil to Partner

Hyde Park Venture Partners promotes Alisa Vass and Allison Weil to Partner

Congrats Alisa and Allison!

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
November 2, 2020
What Startups Need to Know About SPACs

What Startups Need to Know About SPACs

You can’t read TechCrunch, the WSJ, or sit through a boring tech webinar without someone name-dropping SPACs.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
October 11, 2020
The F-word

The F-word

There are “only two ways to make money in business: One is to bundle; the other is unbundle.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
August 8, 2020
The Great Toilet Paper Shortage of ‘20

The Great Toilet Paper Shortage of ‘20

In March, Americans frantically prepared for COVID-19 and sheltering-in-place.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
June 24, 2020
What new normal?!

What new normal?!

Now as states reopen, we’re getting a preview of what the future might look like. But, it’s not yet clear.

Allison Weil
Allison Weil
June 1, 2020
It might be time to tell my founder story…

It might be time to tell my founder story…

Like many investors, before I was an investor, I was a founder. Like many founders, I failed — spectacularly.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
May 17, 2020
A tale of two markets

A tale of two markets

The venture ecosystem blossomed the last 10 years coming out of the Great Recession...Then, COVID hit.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
April 28, 2020
Four Strategies for Startups to Thrive Through Crisis

Four Strategies for Startups to Thrive Through Crisis

Since March, most startups and VCs have focused on austerity and extending cash runway to ensure survival.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
April 25, 2020
Shift the (Revenue) Curve

Shift the (Revenue) Curve

Events reserved for year-end or federal-holiday seasons became regular occurrences last month.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
April 16, 2020
Understanding Demand Changes to WIN

Understanding Demand Changes to WIN

For the last month, we’ve been working with our companies to focus on survival.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
April 3, 2020
Where did all the VCs go?

Where did all the VCs go?

We, like many other VCs, have begun reviewing our portfolios on a regular basis in response to COVID.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
April 1, 2020
Federal Stimulus Impact on Venture-Backed Startups | COVID-19

Federal Stimulus Impact on Venture-Backed Startups | COVID-19

The CARES Act was recently signed into law, making a number of federal economic relief options available for businesses and individuals.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
March 30, 2020
Nurturing Culture from a Distance — Covid-19

Nurturing Culture from a Distance — Covid-19

Almost overnight, a large portion of our nation’s workforce went remote in response to Covid-19 and efforts to flatten the curve.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
March 24, 2020
Modeling COVID-19’s Impact and Making Hard Decisions

Modeling COVID-19’s Impact and Making Hard Decisions

Realities are changing day-by-day as the impact of COVID-19 deepens.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
March 21, 2020
Markets Are Chaos

Markets Are Chaos

Last weekend, Jason Zweig wrote about our ability to mentally and emotionally withstand today’s market volatility.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
March 10, 2020
Preparing your Startup for COVID19’s Impact

Preparing your Startup for COVID19’s Impact

With COVID19 an increasing reality both for public health and business, we know that each of you is considering how best to lead your company...

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
February 6, 2020
Everyone is Busy

Everyone is Busy

Many see busyness as a virtue and a status symbol...busyness befalls people who are disorganized, over-committed or unable to prioritize.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
January 7, 2020
New Year Letter — 2019 was the Year of Accountability

New Year Letter — 2019 was the Year of Accountability

This year, I will look behind and ahead as I did last, through three lenses — Family, Profession and Context

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
December 11, 2019
Introducing HPVP Fund III: Our Series B in Startup Terms

Introducing HPVP Fund III: Our Series B in Startup Terms

Today Hyde Park Venture Partners celebrates raising a $100M Fund III

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
December 11, 2019
Hyde Park Venture Partners Raises​ $100M ​Third Fund

Hyde Park Venture Partners Raises​ $100M ​Third Fund

Early-stage venture capital firm’s third fund will power high-growth technology startups across the mid-continent

Tim Kopp
Tim Kopp
December 5, 2019
From VC to CEO — I’m Leading the Charge at Terminus

From VC to CEO — I’m Leading the Charge at Terminus

I’ve always been drawn to the energy and thrill of working in an early-stage company.

Allison Weil
Allison Weil
November 25, 2019
To the mid-continent entrepreneurs…

To the mid-continent entrepreneurs…

A lot of people will blame the lack of diversity in tech on “the pipeline problem” 

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
October 10, 2019
So… White Claw is a really good tech company

So… White Claw is a really good tech company

Now that we’re squarely in fall, let’s take a moment to reflect how White Claw absolutely TOOK OVER this summer.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
July 25, 2019
Why our cities are soft tomatoes

Why our cities are soft tomatoes

Scooters are taking over Chicago and the city is not taking it lightly!

Tim Kopp
Tim Kopp
July 11, 2019
Startup CEOs, your board meetings are probably lackluster. Here’s what to do about it.

Startup CEOs, your board meetings are probably lackluster. Here’s what to do about it.

One of the most interesting parts of being a VC is the role we play as board members.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
July 9, 2019
Quantity has a quality all its own

Quantity has a quality all its own

Without network effects, the expected # unicorns in any ecosystem would be linearly dependent on # startups.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
June 27, 2019
Okay, so what’s the number?

Okay, so what’s the number?

VCs are like toddlers. If you don’t give us what we want, we will keep asking for it.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
June 20, 2019
Seed, speed, and we’re still here: my first decade in venture

Seed, speed, and we’re still here: my first decade in venture

It was nearly ten years ago that I landed an internship with a small fund in Chicago and “screened” my first startup story.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
June 20, 2019
My reminder to see with fresh eyes

My reminder to see with fresh eyes

Since starting at Hyde Park Venture Partners three years ago, I’ve learned a lot and come a long way.

Tim Kopp
Tim Kopp
June 13, 2019
G2’s CEO Godard Abel on Getting the Best Investors Around the Table

G2’s CEO Godard Abel on Getting the Best Investors Around the Table

Founder and CEO of G2, the leading B2B software review platform, Godard Abel is a serial entrepreneur.

Allison Weil
Allison Weil
June 11, 2019
Why I took the Leap Into Venture Capital

Why I took the Leap Into Venture Capital

If I’m being honest, it’s still a little surprising, even to me, that I now work in venture capital.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
May 28, 2019
SaaS: How will your 10th sale be 10 times easier than your first?

SaaS: How will your 10th sale be 10 times easier than your first?

We have since honed our message, but in those earliest of days, being a SaaS entrepreneur or investor was differentiating.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
May 19, 2019
Living Our Values: Hyde Park Venture Partners Promotes Barnes and DiMonte

Living Our Values: Hyde Park Venture Partners Promotes Barnes and DiMonte

The most profound value we share at HPVP is that rewards accrue to those who create value.

Tim Kopp
Tim Kopp
May 10, 2019
3 Lessons on What it Takes to Build a Brand

3 Lessons on What it Takes to Build a Brand

The Indy Marketing Leaders group has quickly grown into a community consisting of all different levels of up-and-coming marketers...

Tim Kopp
Tim Kopp
April 2, 2019
Four Takeaways from a First-Time Tech Startup CMO

Four Takeaways from a First-Time Tech Startup CMO

Ryan Bonnici hails from Sydney, Australia and now calls the windy city home.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
July 24, 2018
Moving a startup from the bottom third to the top third (it's the people silly)

Moving a startup from the bottom third to the top third (it's the people silly)

There's a pattern of early warnings of bottoms third companies in your portfolio — learn how to catch them and course correct.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
May 15, 2018
Fixing things and building people – why we invested in Fixer

Fixing things and building people – why we invested in Fixer

We recently announced our investment in Fixer, led by Founder Collective and including Chicago’s Impact Engine.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
June 25, 2016
Career advice: don’t listen to it, but if you must…

Career advice: don’t listen to it, but if you must…

Guy Turner shares the four dimensions he thinks matter most in framing a career opportunity decision.

Greg Barnes
Greg Barnes
January 20, 2015
Don’t Ask What Seat. Just Get On.

Don’t Ask What Seat. Just Get On.

Greg shares why his career advice is always the same — find a really high growth company, a rocket ship, and get involved.

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners
Leading Towards Social Justice

Leading Towards Social Justice

we must look out for the safety and well-being of our teams.

Guy Turner
Guy Turner
Inside the Inside Round

Inside the Inside Round

There are good inside rounds, and there are bad inside rounds.