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A Chicago:Blend Community Event on DE&I

January 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Chicago:Blend and Chicago’s Tech + VC ecosystem for a zoom call to talk DEI.

Chicago:Blend is a collaborative effort of venture capitalists in Chicago who know that diverse teams and inclusive environments are critical foundations for both the startups we invest in and our own venture firms.

Hear our plans for the future; get a first look at our latest startup data; and learn practical tips from the experts!

In addition to Blend board members, speakers will include:

    • Rodrigo Garcia, Chief Investment Officer, office of the Illinois State Treasurer
    • Aaron Gillum, SVP, 50 South Capital
    • Alexandra Christou, HR Generalist, Spothero
    • Jenny Farver, Co-CEO, 8th Light
    • Rick Desai, Partner, Listen Ventures
    • Nika Longo, Brand Platform Manager, Listen Ventures

Details

Date:
January 12
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://chicagotech.splashthat.com/

Venue

Virtual

Details

Date:
January 12
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Categories:
,
Website:
https://chicagotech.splashthat.com/

Venue

Virtual
10,000+

high-growth startups—across all 50 states and DC—raised venture funding in 2019 to build and grow their businesses.

42%

of all U.S. IPOs from 1974 to 2015 were venture-backed companies, representing 63% of the market capitalization and 85% of R&D.

2.9 million

is the average net jobs created annually between 1980 and 2010 by high-growth startups, which account for ~50% of gross jobs created in the U.S.

1,300+

U.S. venture firms are active today, managing an aggregate of $444 billion in assets.