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Primary Role
Managing Director @
Investments
6 Investments in 5 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
Chicago
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Person Details

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Troy Henikoff is the CEO and Co-founder of Excelerate, a seed stage accelerator in Chicago. Additionally he teaches Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University, is on the board of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and an advisor to Hyde Park Angels. His last 25 years have been spent starting, running and advising early stage technology companies.

Prior to Excelerate, Troy was the CEO of OneWed.com, a wedding website that provides the largest online database of wedding vendors, detailed ratings and reviews and a smart, unique voice for wedding planning tips and advice. Troy was also the President of Amacai, a consumer and business data supplier. Previously, Troy co-founded SurePayroll.com, now the largest Internet based payroll company in the country. Prior to SurePayroll, Troy built the technology for Jellyvision (creators of “You Don’t Know Jack!” ) and his first company was Specialized Systems and Software, which focused on creating custom database applications.

Troy has an undergraduate degree in Engineering from Brown University and a Masters Degree in Project Management from Northwestern.

Jobs (8)

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Current

Managing Director

Mar 1, 2014 - Current   (over 2 years)

Managing Director

Feb 1, 2013 - Current   (over 3 years)

Managing Member

2012 - Current   (over 4 years)

CEO and Co-Founder

2010 - Current   (over 6 years)
Past
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Company
Nov, 2007
Jun, 2010
CEO
Sep, 2005
Jul, 2007
President
Sep, 1999
Jul, 2002
Founder and President
Feb, 1998
Aug, 1999
Director of Technology

Board & Advisor Roles (5)

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Investments (6)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jan, 2014$650k / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2012$2.5M / VenturePersonal Investment
Jan, 2012$6.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2011$1M / VenturePersonal Investment
Aug, 2011$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2009$1M / SeedPersonal Investment

Education (2)

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