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PitchBook Venture Ecosystem FactBook: Chicago


PitchBook Venture Ecosystem FactBook: Chicago

May 25, 2017

PitchBook's 2017 Venture Ecosystem FactBook: Chicago utilizes the PitchBook Platform to delve deeply into venture activity, exits and fundraising within the Chicago MSA, contextualizing VC trends within a snapshot of the current economic scene. Analyzing local trends in VC investment by tapping an ecosystem-centric framework, the publication draws from local perspectives and extant PitchBook research to present a snapshot of the health of the current Chicago venture ecosystem.

Report Highlights Include: 

  • PitchBook datasets on Chicago's VC investment, venture-backed exits and domestic fundraising
  • Select economic statistics drawn from a variety of sources including CBRE, the Illinois Innovation Index, datasets supplied by partners, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and more
  • Analysis of outside investor activity within the region

Note: This report was updated with an addendum to reflect a recent change in relevant legislation within the Illinois Senate, provided by the Illinois Venture Capital Association. In addition, on July 19, 2017, the report was updated as the chart titles regarding outside investor participation were in error; they have now been rectified.