HYDE PARK ANGELS is one of the Midwest’s largest angel organization and provides a forum for entrepreneurial-minded members to invest in early-stage businesses in the region.
The Chicago-based Hyde Park Angel network was founded in 2006 by classmates from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive MBA Program, and has grown into a group of current and former executives, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and professional services advisors who are committed to investing time and money into outstanding startups. HPA also provides domain expertise, strategic advice and coaching to our companies.
HPA members are business owners and executives, entrepreneurs with successful track records, seasoned venture capitalists and private equity investors. Our goals include continuously expanding the HPA resource network, developing partnerships to support early-stage firms, and bridging the gap between early stage and VC investment rounds.
We have created an environment to facilitate entrepreneurial success and return on investments by providing entrepreneurs with expert advice on operations, management, strategy and governance. Moreover, we have an infrastructure in place—including an executive board—to help identify opportunities and deploy the right team of experts to provide knowledge, coaching, talent, domain expertise and technology.