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University of Chicago, MBA and Ph.D. 1999
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS 1992
Economics and Accounting


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Ira S. Weiss

Ira Weiss is has been an active investor in private companies for the past 15 years, and is a clinical professor at University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he teaches course on both entrepreneurship and tax strategy. He is a managing director of Hyde Park Venture Partners and a director of Hyde Park Angels (, and was formerly a managing director of RK Ventures ( Ira’s primary investing interests are technology-enabled consumer and business services, and healthcare IT. Prior to Chicago Booth, Ira was a professor at Columbia Business School.

Through his work at Hyde Park Venture Partners/Angels and Chicago Booth, he helps provide valuable experiences in early stage investing to overachieving MBA students who want to be VCs.

He serves on various boards including ParkWhiz,com. He started his career as an accountant at Coopers and Lybrand, and received both his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

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