FI/VC  DRW Ventures

https://drwvc.com/





     Office Locations:

540 West Madison Street, Suite 2500
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: 312-542-1000

 

Stages:

  • Growth


 

Industries:

  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology

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    Description:

    DRW Venture Capital, an arm of principal trading firm DRW (https://drw.com), invests primarily in financial and enterprise technology. DRW is the private investment business of Don Wilson, who got his start trading on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in the late 1980s. DRW also operates a real estate investment division called Convexity Properties (https://convexityproperties.com/). Convexity has successfully acquired, developed and recapitalized a large portfolio of properties throughout the U.S., across nearly every asset class. DRW Ventures looks to invest in companies with $5M+ in Revenues, with a $1 - 5M+ first check. Don Wilson sits on the board of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation. An avid competitive sailor, he is the founder of the Chicago Match Race Center, a world class sailing center on the shores of Lake Michigan. He is a co-founder of the Eris Exchange, as well as Digital Asset Holdings.



    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
       
       
       
    COMPANY STAGEREVENUE
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Revenue
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    $2M-$7M
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B
       
       
     

    Investment Team:


    Name   Title
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    Donald R. Wilson Jr. Founder

     

    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):


      Date


      Name


      State


      Amount


      Stage


      09/14/2017


      Sixgill


      CA


      $27,900,000


      Series B


      02/16/2017


      OpenFin


      NY


      $15,000,000


      Series B


      01/17/2017


      Shiftgig


      IL


      $20,000,000


      Series C


     

    Portfolio companies include:


      BitFury
        web link


      Droit Financial Technologies
        web link


      OpenFin
        web link


      RedSeal
        web link


      Shiftgig
        web link


      Sixgill
        web link


     

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