D’86 Dan Kipp has launched City Capital Ventures, a bespoke private equity firm that is the principal investing team of City Capital, itself a boutique investment and merchant banking firm. The City Capital investment banking team – City Capital Advisors, LLC – has advised on over $3 billion in transactions since its inception in 2006.
With a mantra of Start Small, Think Big, the firm aims to invest in small companies with big potential at moments when capital, know how and people can unlock great results. With tailored capital structures and a vast network of industry experts, the firm is poised to make a mark in Chicago’s investment community.
D’14 Peter Neems, founder and CEO of ProVazo, was just accepted as one of Chicago’s Top-10 med-tech startups to join Matter’s inaugural class. Matter is Chicago’s first dedicated health-tech incubator, opening Q1’15.
This month D’14 Michael Humenansky moved his company MoBell Muscle from Darden’s iLab to Chicago. MoBell Muscle designs, develops and delivers patent-pending, transportable strength-building equipment and solutions for people who lose access to the gym or traditional gym equipment. Inspiration and initial target market is the US Military, specifically deployed troops, they’re our nations’ heroes.