Vetted Early-Stage Investing

Investing in early-stage companies is like navigating a vast, hazy ocean. 

Without a guide to point you in the right direction, it is difficult to know if you're on the right path. Considering the risks of venture capital investments, it pays to have someone on your side.  

We intend to be your guide, saving you time and alleviating your concerns. Each of the companies we represent has been screened by three separate entities, each with their own approach and methodology. 

Our goal is to make your investment experience as pleasant as possible. Our registered and licensed representatives are here to facilitate in any way they can.

      • PeopleVine

        The "universal remote" for B2C companies, eliminating the need for using several different software clients for client outreach. Digital membership, website design, email campaigns, transaction tracking, surveys, and more... all in one place.

      • DoorStat

        FUNDED! Turning existing cameras within brick-and-mortar businesses into data machines. DoorStat technology recognizes age, gender, ethnicity, and mood for each customer within range.

      • BKB Ventures

        The demographic one-two hours north of Chicago is starved for nightlife. Commuting to-and-from the city is a hassle. Bellowwood is a 400 person concert venue to bring the big city experience to their community.

      • WorkXO

        40% of HR Professionals don't know what to do with their survey data. WorkXO unlocks the culture of a workplace with the tools to measure, activate, implement, and track corporate culture initiatives.

    Our investment consultants

    • Denny O'Malley, Principal

      Denny brings his experience from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he advised wealth management advisors on their portfolio construction decisions.

      Prior to his time at Goldman, he educated financial advisors on the proper use of Cedar Capital hedge funds, building on a few years of experience at Northwestern Mutual as a Financial Advisor.

      At each of his employers he learned how to properly position alternative asset classes alongside mainstream investments, helping his clients achieve greater diversification in their portfolios and a more accurate approach towards achieving their investment goals.

    • Terri Friel, Program Director

      Terri brings her experience from Roosevelt University where she was formerly the Dean of their business school.

      She started Doctus, a company that helps organizations maximize profits by reducing costs appropriately and facilitating highly efficient processes. From strategic planning to better office layout, we focus on helping you achieve your goals and making your company "Stronger, Faster and Better."

      She is heavily involved in the mentoring space, whether it be for rising candidates for administration in academia, at local incubator 1871, or in professorial duties across the globe.

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    “I have been to a number of VCVetted pitch events, and I am always amazed at the quality of startups pitching and their level of preparation.”

    - Tom Denison, SmartHealth Activator
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