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FireStarter Fund

FireStarter Fund is a Chicago-based self-managed investment fund. It consists of 42 members and has $5.7 million in committed capital. The Fund focuses primarily on companies in the digital media & marketing, software as a service, and e-commerce sectors, with a focus on web social, mobile and big data, and it makes most of its investments in series A or B rounds.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Blitsy 7/2013Seed$1.01M6
Pangea 5/2013Seed$1M8
UpCity 1/2013Series B$2M3
Kapow Events 12/2012Series A$1.6M3
Shiftgig 11/2012Series A$3M4
GiveForward 7/2012Series A$2M4
Kapow Events 6/2012Venture Round$700k5
Hireology 6/2012Seed$1M1
Retrofit 3/2012Venture Round$2.7M22
Tap.Me 3/2012Venture Round$3.2M6



  1. Blitsy Raises $1M in Funding ( [edit]
  2. Built In Chicago ( [edit]
  3. Diyseo Rebrands as UpCity, Picks Up $2M Second Round ( [edit]
  4. Kapow Events Closes $900K in Series A Funding ( [edit]
  5. Chicago-Based Startup Shiftgig Secures $3M in Series A Funding ( [edit]
  6. GiveForward Raises $2 Million For Crowd-sourced Donation Service ( [edit]
  7. Kapow Events Completes $700K Financing ( [edit]
  8. Exclusive: Hireology Raises $1M to Take the Guesswork Out of Hiring ( [edit]
  9. Fitness startup Retrofit raises $2.7M from Chicago investors ( [edit]
  10. raises $3.2M for in-game mobile ad network ( [edit]
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