"Helping Make Good Ideas Happen"

Invest / Create / Advance

ABOUT US

We are a small team that likes big ideas…

OUR INVESTING

We look to match our resources with a select number of companies primarily in the areas of:

CONTACT US

We are proud to be “Built in Chicago”

Things that inspire

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dough

dough - a revolutionary investing experience from the creators of tastytrade. With hours...

Blitsy

Blitsy – An online Arts & Crafts marketplace – A Firestarter Fund...

Food Genius

Food Genius – Restaurant Menu Trends Database  - A Firestarter Fund...

Mighty Nest

Mighty Nest - Essential products for a healthy family – A Firestarter Fund...

Pangea

Pangea – International/Multi-currency mobile money transfer  - A Firestarter Fund...

Gaming Insiders Summit

Gaming Insiders – The science and art of making games. Bringing together the...

ISLAND KITCHEN

Island Kitchen – American Bistro offering healthy, delicious and seasonal fare to...

Club W

Club W – Curated small production wine at great...

HI PEEPS

Hi Peeps – a simple but fun app that allows you to stay in touch with those most...

HALF TEAM

Half Team – a social drawing app that allows collaboration and surprise among...

TECHWEEK

Techweek’s mission is to showcase, celebrate, and enable emerging innovation...

RETROFIT

Retrofit – Data-driven weight loss – A Firestarter Fund...

Hireology

Hireology – Platform to help turn hiring from an art to a science. – A...

UpCity

UpCity - Do-it-yourself SEO for small business. – A Firestarter Fund...

Clustered Apps

Clustered Apps - Apps that like each...

The Nantucket Project

The Nantucket Project – world class presenters in a world-class...

WPV Office – Share!

WPV Office – Sharing Ideas

Shiftgig

Shiftgig – “Linked in” for the hospitality industry. – A...

KAPOW EVENTS

Kapow Events – Company Events…Made Easy! Strengthening company ties through...

Cartavi

Cartavi – Simple documentation for real estate professionals. – A Firestarter...