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Bradley University, BS
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MBA

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Brent Hill

Brent Hill is a partner at Origin Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm. He serves on the Board of Directors of Shoutlet, OutdoorHub, Red Foundry, and Whittl. His previous investments include GrubHub, Tubemogul, and Bump.

Prior to joining Origin, Brent led the Central Region sales organization for Twitter - opening their first business office in the Midwest in 2010. Prior to joining Twitter, he was the head of Financial Services for Google (Chicago). Brent joined Google after his previous company, Feedburner, was acquired by Google in 2007.

Before joining Feedburner, Brent was the President of Classic Kids, a national network of high-end family portrait studios. He was an entrepreneur-in-residence at OCA Ventures, and was an EVP with a unit of Interactive Corp.

He previously co-founded, an online sporting goods retailer. Brent started his career with Accenture, where he spent 10 years developing CRM software for the telecom industry.

Brent received a B.S. in Finance from Bradley University, where he was captain of the golf team. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he serves as a judge for the annual New Venture Challenge. He’s a member of the Executives’ Club of Chicago.

An avid runner and cyclist, Brent has completed 10 marathons – including three of the World Marathon Majors (Chicago, Boston, NY).

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Wire 2013Seed$2.25M12



  1. Wire, A Would-Be Snapchat Competitor From Ex-Amazon Engineers, Raises $1.8 Million ( [edit]
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