Origin Ventures Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Venture Capital
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 7
  • Investments
  • 90
  • Portfolio
  • 33
  • Exits
  • 23

Origin Ventures General Information


Founded in 1999, Origin Ventures is a leading venture capital firm composed entirely of former operators and engineers with extensive venture investing experience. The firm's realized performance places it in the top 5% of VC firms nationally. The firm is headquartered in Chicago with an office in Salt Lake City. The firm invests across the United States and Canada in companies that enable a generation of digital natives to live, work, and play on their own terms. This generation of millennials and younger has immense and growing purchasing power and has become the largest generation in the workforce. They interact with their environment differently than all previous generations and the firm is targeting companies that cater to the changes this generation has catalyzed across numerous markets. The firm targets business models including software, online marketplace, and consumer-facing businesses capable of exponential growth through innovation and hard work. The typical investment is in seed and Series A rounds for companies that have achieved product-market fit, and the investment can range from $0.5M to $5M. In addition to the deep experience of the investment team, the firm also operates the Origin Ventures Network, an engaged community of portfolio companies that provides opportunities for collaboration and support including in-person and online summit and communities, curated introductions to mentors and talent, and resources founders need to scale. By providing dedicated tools and resources, the firm helps its companies navigate common issues and challenges faced by early-stage companies along the path towards success. The network also fosters a culture of collaboration and support amongst hundreds of portfolio employees.

Contact Information

Year Founded
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Venture Capital
Primary Office
  • 549 West Randolph Street
  • Suite 601
  • Chicago, IL 60661
  • United States
+1 (312) 000-0000

Origin Ventures Investments (90)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Glimpse (Information Services) 13-Oct-2020 Seed Round 00.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000000 000000
000000000 03-Sep-2020 00000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
0000000 00 06-Jul-2020 00000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
000000 02-Jun-2020 00000 00000 0000 Food Products Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
0000 08-May-2020 00000 00000 0000 Other Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure Generating Revenue 00000 0000000
000000 16-Apr-2020 00000 00000 0000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000
000000 (0000000000 31-Jan-2020 0000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000
000000 (0000000000 18-Dec-2019 00000 00000 00.00 Communication Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000
Fountain (Human Capital Services) 29-Oct-2019 Early Stage VC 0000 Human Capital Services Generating Revenue
VoxPopMe 09-Sep-2019 Later Stage VC 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 0000
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Origin Ventures Exits (23)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Atavium 07-Apr-2020 Merger/Acquisition
0000 12-Sep-2018 000000000000000000 00000
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00000000000000000 12-Jun-2018 000000000000000000
0000000 01-Jun-2018 000000000000000000 000.00
0000000000 01-Mar-2018 000 00 00000000
0000000 000000 12-Feb-2018 0000000000
00000000 01-Dec-2017 000 00 00000000
Bottlenose 01-Sep-2017 Merger/Acquisition
Persio 12-Jan-2017 Merger/Acquisition
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Origin Ventures Fund Performance

Fund Name Vintage Size Dry Powder DPI RVPI TVPI IRR

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Origin Ventures Team (11)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Alex Meyer Managing Partner 0 Chicago, IL
Brent Hill Managing Partner 00 0 0 Chicago, IL
Jason Heltzer Managing Partner 00 0 0 Chicago, IL
Bruce Barron Co-Founding Partner 00 0 0 Chicago, IL
Steven Miller Co-Founding Partner 0 0 0 Chicago, IL
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