Kenneth Griffin Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 7

  • Portfolio
  • 5

  • Exits
  • 1

Exits

Kenneth Griffin General Information

Description

Mr. Kenneth Griffin serves as Founder, Co-Chief Investment Officer & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Citadel Enterprise Americas. He is the Founder and serves as Co-Chief Investment Officer & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Citadel. Ken founded Citadel in 1990 and has served as the firm's Chief Executive Officer. Today, Citadel is recognized as one of the world's most respected and successful investment firms and manages over $32 billion in capital for its partners. Ken is a passionate philanthropist, supporting educational and cultural causes that drive community engagement and improvement. He has given over $900 million to numerous organizations including The University of Chicago, the Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hospital, The Field Museum of Natural History, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, and the American Museum of Natural History. As a leader within the Chicago community, Ken actively participates in civic and cultural institutions, serving on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Public Education Fund, and the Board of Trustees for the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and The University of Chicago. He is also a member of numerous business organizations, including G100, the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and the Economic Club of Chicago. Ken earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard University and is a proud supporter of his alma mater. In 2014 he donated $150 million to support need-based financial aid at Harvard, the largest gift in school history.

Business Details

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States

Kenneth Griffin Investments (7)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Ignite Reading 17-Jan-2023 Early Stage VC 0000 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
Turion Space 05-Dec-2022 00000 00000 00.00 Aerospace and Defense Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
SkinIO 01-Jul-2022 00000 00000 00000 Decision/Risk Analysis Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
GloriFi 01-Jan-2022 00000 00000 0000 Financial Software Out of Business 0000000 0000000
Cohesion (Business/Productivity Software) 23-Jul-2021 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
Cohesion (Business/Productivity Software) 15-Jul-2020 Seed Round 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000
Medici 27-Apr-2020 Early Stage VC 0000 Clinics/Outpatient Services Generating Revenue 0000000 0000000

Kenneth Griffin Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
GloriFi 21-Nov-2022 000 00 00000000

Kenneth Griffin Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

Investments by Year

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Kenneth Griffin Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Kenneth Griffin Angel Investor 00 0 Chicago, IL

Kenneth Griffin Co-Investors (36)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Comcast Ventures 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Emergence (Financial Services) 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Hellman & Friedman 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Hyde Park Angels 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Morgan Stanley 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Kenneth Griffin FAQs

  • Who is Kenneth Griffin?

    Kenneth Griffin is an angel Investor who has made 7 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Kenneth Griffin?

    Kenneth Griffin is an angel investor.

  • What does Kenneth Griffin do?

    As an angel investor, Kenneth Griffin invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Kenneth Griffin invested in?

    Kenneth Griffin has made numerous investments in companies like Ignite Reading, Turion Space, and SkinIO within the Educational and Training Services (B2C), Aerospace and Defense, and Decision/Risk Analysis industries.

  • What has Kenneth Griffin invested in recently?

    Kenneth Griffin's latest investment was on 17-Jan-2023 in Ignite Reading, a company within the Educational and Training Services (B2C) industry.

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