Office Locations:

833 W. Jackson Blvd Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 512-501-3820

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  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    INCISENT Labs Group serves as Pat Ryan's private investment vehicle, holding company and incubator for creating new technology companies. Pat Ryan has founded two high growth B2B cloud software companies each of which was ranked as one of the four fastest growing software companies in the U.S. in Inc Magazines Inc 500 rankings. INCISENT Labs' teams specialize in creating and evolving prototype products until they reach optimal Product- Market Fit; winning products graduate to the Incubator phase. Successes spin out on their own, typically with Series A funding from INCISENT Labs. Pat is also an active Angel/Venture Investor in his role as co-lead investor and Chairman of Chicago Ventures. Ryan is a Trustee of Northwestern University and a member of its Executive Committee, as well as a Director and Executive Committee member of World Business Chicago. Pat was a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute as well as a Global Leader for Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Pat is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Penske Corporation, a $25 billion diversified global transportation holding company.

    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
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    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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    Alex Lumley Entrepreneur in Residence
    Dave Jacobs Founder
    Pat Ryan Founder
    Pat Ryan Founder
    Robert Levin Chief Financial Officer


    Portfolio companies include:

      First Look Systems
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      Kapow Events
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      MAX Digital
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