VC  OCA Venture Partners

http://www.ocaventures.com





     Office Locations:

351 W. Hubbard St., Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-327-8400
Fax: 312-542-8952

 

Stages:

  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Seed


 

Industries:

  • Education & Training
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet

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    Description:

    OCA Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on investments in companies with dramatic growth potential, primarily in technology, financial services, for-profit education and technology-enabled services. OCA Ventures is backed by the entrepreneurs who founded and built O'Connor & Associates, the derivatives trading firm that was acquired by Swiss Bank (subsequently UBS). OCA Ventures historically has made direct venture investments as an arm of the O'Connor Partners Investment Office, a major Chicago investment firm. In 2001, OCA Ventures became an independent venture capital firm to build upon the successful direct early stage investment activity of the O'Connor Partners Investment Office. A typical initial investment for OCA Ventures is $1-4M with a target of $3-5M per company. OCA Ventures targets initial rounds of $6M or less. OCA is also opportunistic and will consider smaller and larger deals. The firm typically participates in a company's first round of institutional capital. This may range from seed stage (pre-product, pre-revenue) to expansion stage ($3-8M in revenue, near profitability). OCA Ventures has investments throughout the United States. OCA EDGE is OCA Ventures' seed investing program. OCA EDGE was created in response to the increase of attractive seed-stage investment opportunities and continued decline of the initial capital requirements for technology businesses. OCA EDGE aims to invest amounts of $50K - $100K in rounds of roughly $1.5M or less.



    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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    Bob Saunders General Partner
    David Zyer General Partner
    Ian Drury General Partner
    James Dugan Managing Partner
    John Dugan General Partner & Co-Founder

     

    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):


      Date


      Name


      State


      Amount


      Stage


      12/06/2017


      HealthiPASS


      IL


      $7,200,000


      Series A


      07/19/2017


      SpotHero


      IL


      $30,000,000


      Series C


      03/01/2017


      Moving Analytics


      CA


      undisclosed


      


     

    Portfolio companies include:


      71lbs
        web link


      Alert Logic
        web link


      Apparel Media Group
        web link


      Automated Insights
        web link


      Base
        web link


      Base-2 Capital
        web link


      Bedouin
        web link


      BodyShopBids
        web link


      Brickfish
        web link


      BrightNest
        web link


      Brill Street
        web link


      Campus Explorer
        web link


      Campus Steps
        web link


      Cartavi
        web link


      Cleversafe
        web link


      CohesiveFT
        web link


      Ed Map
        web link


      Edumedics
        web link


      Excelerate Labs
        web link


      FeeFighters
        web link


      Fitocracy
        web link


      FutureSimple
        web link


      Healthfinch
        web link


      HealthiPASS
        web link


      Home Preview Channel
        web link


      Ikadega
        web link


      Iris Mobile
        web link


      Javlin Ventures
        web link


      Levyx
        web link


      LogicGate
        web link


      Magic Leap
        web link


      Midi
        web link


      Moving Analytics


      mPulse Mobile
        web link


      National Billing Partners
        web link


      Net-Hopper
        web link


      Options Away
        web link


      Pangea
        web link


      Pinpoint MD
        web link


      Power2Switch
        web link


      Red Foundry
        web link


      Retention Education
        web link


      SafeShepherd
        web link


      Sales Beach
        web link


      Selero
        web link


      Shakti Systems
        web link


      Snapsheet
        web link


      Solovis
        web link


      SpotHero
        web link


      SumRidge Partners
        web link


      TechSkills
        web link


      TradeKing
        web link


      Trego-Dugan Jet Management
        web link


      Univa
        web link


      WebMind
        web link


     

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