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Women Investors

Regrettably, female founders don’t attract nearly their fair share of investor interest and capital. But thanks to these women angel and venture capital investors, that’s changing. These women are at the forefront of that movement.

Four dedicated experts compiled this list: Shradha Agarwal, Genevieve Thiers, Nicole Yeary and Cate Conroy. Our great thanks to them for their extraordinary work and for Nicole's permission to publish this.

Our innovation hub members also learn about other women investors in Illinois.

Abundant Venture Partners

www.abundantventurepartners.com

Esther Cepeda

Tabitha Dosch

Sharon Langshur

 

Adams Street Partners

adamsstreetpartners.com

Sarah Bass

Rebecca Boyer

Lauren Bozzelli

Gail Carey

Elizabeth Chrisensen

Sara Cushing

Sarah E. Finneran

Carolyn Flanagan

Molly Gilchrist

Marsha Gramata

Doris (Yiyang) Guo

Emilia Gura

Ana Maria Harrison

Lynn Hayden

Megan Heneghan

Eva (Chongshan) Huang

Alejandra Lesch

Kelly Meldrum

Jana Monler

Joan Newman

Stephanie Paine

Gabrielle Penn

Lena Pugh

Jamie Raibley

Valencia Redding

Sara Robinson

Marisol Ryu

Anne Semik

Sejal Shah

Hanneke Smits

Yar-Ping Soo

Christina Totton

Renee Vogl

Katherine Wanner

Morgan Webber

Rocio Werner

Ling Jen Wu

Triste Wycko-Heintz

Jian Zhang

 

Apex Venture Partners

www.apexvc.com

Nancy Corrie

Lee Chuen Ting

 

Baird Capital

www.bairdcapital.com

Nicole Bramson

Nicole Walker

 

Batterson Venture Capital

www.battersonvc.com

Annie Piotrowski

 

Bluestein & Associates

www.bluesteinassociates.com

Ashley Hartman

 

Ceres Ventures

ceresventurefund.com

Laura Pearl

 

Chicago Growth Partners

cgp.com

Kristina Heinze

 

Chicago Ventures

chicagoventures.com

Ellen Carnahan

 

CME Ventures

www.cmegroup.com

Rumi Morales

 

DRW Venture Capital

https://drwvc.com

Kim Trautmann

 

Duchossois Technology Partners

www.dcmllc.com

Michelle Waldusky

 

DyMynd Angels

www.dymynd.com/angels

Monika Black

Carolyn Leonard

 

Elmspring

elmspringaccelerator.com

Kim Kleeman

 

FIrestarter Fund

https://firestarterfund.com/

Shradha Agarwal

Alicia Mullen

 

Hyde Park Angels

hydeparkangels.com

Stephanie Arnold

Samantha Buyniski

Joanne Chang

Joanne Chen

Elizabeth Christie

Michelle Collins

Kara Davey

Anita Garten

Martha Goodell

Jennifer Goodnow

Elisabeth Goossen

Margo Gordon

Jane Klewin Grimm

Elizabeth Han

Lilia Kogan

Jennifer Long

Teri Lowinger

Sharon McDade

Dawn McKenna

Alida Miranda-Wol_

Susan Mravca

Karin Dommermuth O’Connor

Erika Olson

Vicki Peng

Leslie Pinsof

Andrea Poldoian

Ellen Rudnick

Jo Polich

Jamie Shah

Jessica van der Vooren

Alida Wolf

Donna Zarcone

Hyde Park Venture Partners

hydeparkvp.com

Nancy Corrie

Jackie DiMonte

 

Illinois Ventures

illinoisventures.com

Kathryn Burrer Hyer

Nancy Sullivan

 

Impact Engine

theimpactengine.com

Tasha Seltz

Jessica Yagan

 

InvestHER

www.investherventures.com

Cayla Chambers

Gerri Kahnweiler

 

Irish Angels

irishangels.com

Gale Bowman

 

JK & B Capital

www.jkbcapital.com

Nancy O’Leary

Tasha Seltz

 

Lightbank

www.lightbank.com

Marina DeDes

Vicki Levine

 

Machrie Enterprises

Ellen Carnahan

 

Marengo Hampshire Partners

marengohampshire.com

Andrea Moran

Alexandra Zaporozec

 

MATH Venture Partners

mathventurepartners.com

Samara Mejia Hernandez

Dana Wright

 

MK Capital

www.mkcapital.com

Karen Buckner

 

Moderne Ventures

www.moderneventures.com
Constance Freeman

 

MVC Capital

www.mvccapital.com

Martha Kausch

Shivani Khurana

Jennifer Kosiba

Jaclyn Shapiro-Rothchild

 

New World Ventures

Sonia Nagar

 

Pritzker Group

www.pritzgergroup.com

Alyssa Jaffe

 

Remodista

www.remodista.com

Kelly Stickel

 

Romar Capital Partners

Sarah Somers

 

Sandbox Industries

sandboxindustries.com

Anna Hahgoole

 

Sittercity.com

Genevieve Thiers

 

Sterling Partners

www.sterlingpartners.com

Rozmin Ajanee

Brennan Barthelemy

Fran Beard

Renee Berghoff

Natalie Linsalata

Kim Vendor Moffat

Carrie Sowers

Julie Stacey

Shoshana Vernick

 

Trello

Stella Garber

 

Vue Ventures

www.vueventures.com

Ann Marie

 

Independent angel investor

Eileen Hamra