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University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, MBA 1993
University of California, Davis, BA 1988

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Lon Chow

Lon Chow is a general partner with investment focus in software applications and technology-enabled services. Prior to joining Apex, Lon was a partner with Mercer Management Consulting (formerly Strategic Planning Associates), where he developed and implemented growth strategies for clients in computing, media, and telecommunications industries. He also held various operating management positions with Pacific Telesis. Lon received an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA from the University of California, Davis.

Lon currently serves on the boards of Analyte Health, ALI Solutions, Appolicious, Current Analysis, Sittercity, TargetData, and Timelines. He is a board observer of Trunk Club. Lon’s outside board membership includes Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and Viewpoints Network

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Opternative 2/2014Seed$1M11
Blitsy 7/2013Seed$1.01M6
Smart Lunches 6/2013Series B$1.6M5
Smart Lunches 8/2012Series A$1M3
Retrofit 3/2012Venture Round$2.7M23
Pear (formerly Apparel Media Group) 2/2011Series A$1.15M15
Yidio 11/2009Angel$350k5
Solmentum 7/2009Angel$325k4



  1. Opternative Is The First Online Eye Exam That Writes You A Prescription ( [edit]
  2. Blitsy Raises $1M in Funding ( [edit]
  3. Smart Lunches Secures Over $1.6M In Funding ( [edit]
  4. Smart Lunches Closes over $1M in Series A Funding ( [edit]
  5. Fitness startup Retrofit raises $2.7M from Chicago investors ( [edit]
  6. Apparel Media Group ( [edit]
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