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Champaign, IL, 61820


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Illinois Ventures

Illinois Ventures is a seed and early-stage technology investment firm focused on research-derived companies in information technologies, physical sciences and life sciences, with a particular emphasis on those deriving from research conducted at the University of Illinois and other regional research institutions and federal laboratories.

Current investments reflect targeted practice areas in energy, device physics, advanced materials, biotechnology, medical devices and instrumentation, homeland security, and software.

Illinois Ventures works with inventors & entrepreneurs to mold concepts, vision, intellectual property, sweat and passion into breakthrough, high-growth companies, and was recently named by Entrepreneur magazine to its list of the top 100 venture capital firms nationally for entrepreneurs.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Chromatin 1/2014Series E$36M3
Phi Optics 11/2013Seed$250k3
Revenew 10/2013Series B$5M3
Iris Mobile 10/2013Series A$3M5
ShareThis 3/2013Series C$23M7
Adrenaline Mobility 5/2012Seed$100k1
Chromatin 10/2011Series D$10M4
Personify Inc 8/2011Series A$2M3
Caterva 7/2011Seed$1.2M3
Semprius 6/2011Series C$20M6
Local Offer Network 3/2011Series A$1.5M1
Semprius 6/2009Series B$6.4M5
TetraVitae Bioscience 11/2008Series A$6.3M3
RiverGlass, Inc. 1/2008Venture Round$2.4M3
Semprius 7/2007Series A$4.1M3
RiverGlass, Inc. 2/2007Series B$4M4
Radio One Llama 1/2007Series A$1M2
ShareThis 1/2007Series A$6M5
MOBITRAC 4/2005Venture Round$8.3M5



  1. Chromatin, Inc. Closes New Financing Round, Adds Private Equity Investors ( [edit]
  2. Phi Optics Raises $250K in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  3. Revenew Raises $5m in Series B Financing ( [edit]
  4. Iris Mobile Closes $3M Series A Financing ( [edit]
  5. Social Startup ShareThis Raises $23 Million ( [edit]
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  7. Chromatin Completes $10M First Closing of Series D Financing ( [edit]
  8. Nuvixa Takes $2M To Enhance Video Conferencing ( [edit]
  9. Caterva, Inc. Announces $1.2 Million in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  10. Semprius Raises $20M in Series C Venture Funding ( [edit]
  11. Local Offer Network Completes Series A Financing To Drive Continued Growth of Daily Deal Ecosystem ( [edit]
  12. Semprius Lands $6.4M in Funding, Clarifies What It’s Actually Doing ( [edit]
  13. EDGAR [edit]
  14. RiverGlass takes $2.4 million for information analytics ( [edit]
  15. Semprius Receives Investment from Applied Ventures ( [edit]
  16. Advanced Analytics Software Firm RiverGlass, Inc. Raises $4 Million Series 'B' Financing Round ( [edit]
  17. IllinoisVENTURES ( [edit]
  18. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  19. Mobitrac Secures Funding to Support Rapid Company Growth, Expanding Customer Base and Aggressive Product Roadmap. ( [edit]
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