Edward Lou Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 21

  • Portfolio
  • 13

  • Exits
  • 6


Edward Lou General Information


Mr. Edward Lou is a Co-Founder of Codapet. Mr. Lou serves as Board Member at Chowbus. He served as Board Member at Paro. He also serves as President & Board Member at Chowbus. Mr. Edward Lou co-founded and served as Executive Chairman at Shiftgig. He serves as Board Member & Advisor at HumanPredictions. He serves as an Advisor at ReloShare. He serves as Board Member at The Mom Project. He serves as Venture Partner at Mercury Fund. He is an active angel investor in over 60 early-stage tech companies and acts as a mentor, coach, advisor, or board director to many of them. He is a board director at The Mom Project, Albert.io, LemonLight, Human Predictions, HiLink, Infi, and Chowbus. He is a co-founder of a stealth-mode pet startup. He grew the company from idea to 200 full-time employees across 13 cities serving 2,000 business clients and 30,000 hourly workers; he raised over $50M of institutional capital during a rapid growth period. He is also co-founder and board director of One Goal, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit that improves college acceptance and persistence by empowering urban high school students through a teacher-led 3-year fellowship. In the past few years, One Goal has grown to over 220 staff members and a $30 million annual budget in large part due to the program's success - 98% of program fellows get accepted to college and 78% are persisting. Since its inception, the program has grown from seven students in one school to 20,000 students in 600 schools across 6 cities. He was previously a general partner with OCA Ventures, in Fund I and Fund II, Lou invested in ten portfolio companies in software, consumer internet, and business services. As a board director or observer, Lou worked closely with management teams to scale their business, raise capital, and attract talent. Lou is a Board Member at DwellSocial. He received his M.B.A. in Finance and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in Saint Louis. He was recognized in 2010 as one of Crain's Chicago Business' 40 Under 40, in 2011 as Chicago United's Business Leader of Color, and in 2012 as a Forbes Up and Comer, in 2015 as Techweek100, in 2016 as Crain's Chicago Business' Tech 50, and in 2016 as E&Y's Entrepreneur of the Year Midwest finalist.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
+1 (312) 000-0000

Edward Lou Investments (21)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Airstack 22-Sep-2022 Seed Round 0000 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 000000 000
HiLink 10-Oct-2021 00000 (00000 00000 Educational Software Generating Revenue
ReloShare 01-Sep-2021 0000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Profitable 000000 000
Sonero 08-Jul-2021 00000 (00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 000
DwellSocial 16-Apr-2021 0000 00000 00.00 Other Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure Generating Revenue
Quicklly 05-Mar-2021 0000 00000 00.000 Internet Retail Generating Revenue 000000 000
ReloShare 30-Nov-2020 0000 00000 000000 Business/Productivity Software Profitable 000000 000
InfoHome 01-Sep-2020 0000 00000 0000 Real Estate Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000000 000
CloudSight 17-Jan-2018 Seed Round 00.000 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue 000000 000
Albert (Educational Software) 27-May-2014 Seed Round 00000 Educational Software Generating Revenue 000000 000

Edward Lou Exits (6)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
National Billing Partners 09-Feb-2022 Buyout/LBO
Pinpoint Care 01-Dec-2018 000 00 00000000
ED MAP 17-Sep-2018 0000000000: 000000
Cleversafe 06-Nov-2015 000000000000000000 00.00
KlutchClub 01-May-2014 Merger/Acquisition
Alert Logic 30-Aug-2013 Buyout/LBO

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Edward Lou Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Edward Lou Angel Investor 00 0 Chicago, IL

Edward Lou Co-Investors (64)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Chicago Early Growth Ventures 3 0 Series chart Industry bar
Service Provider Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Resolute Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Terranova 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
UOB Venture Management 0 0 Series chart Industry bar