VC  Network Ventures

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220 N. Green Street
Chicago, IL 60607



  • Seed



  • Software & Internet



    Network Ventures is a Chicago-based seed stage venture capital fund. The fund focuses on Midwest-based software and internet companies that are building network effects (e.g., marketplaces, networks, platforms). The firm is led by Jeffrey Maters, and plans to raise up to $10 million for its debut fund. Maters is a former VP with Pritzker Group Venture Capital and has sat on the board of several Chicago startups, including Eved and Snapsheet.

    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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    Jeffrey B. Maters Managing Director


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    Portfolio companies include:

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