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16 Best Greater Chicago Area Angel Investors

Angel Investors play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Greater Chicago Area Angel Investors. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top Greater Chicago Area Angel Investors

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Andrew Steinwold

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Andrew Steinwold Managing Partner @ Sfermion


Kyle Nakatsuji

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Kyle Nakatsuji is the CEO and Co-founder of Clearcover.


Mike Evans

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Mike Evans is the co-­‐founder and COO of GrubHub. Mike Evans graduated MIT in 2000 with a pile of degrees and an equally impressive pile of…


Vijay Talwar

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Vijay Talwar has served as our General Manager and President of International since March 30, 2012. He served as our interim chief executive…


Cyrus Younessi

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Cyrus is the Director of Research and Trading at Scalar Capital. Previously he was a digital currencies investment analyst at Cumberland Min…


Steve Sarowitz

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

As Founder and Chairman, Mr. Sarowitz started Paylocity in 1997 with a small investment and a tremendous vision. His goal was to fill a gap …


Simin Zhou

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Venture

Simin leads UL Ventures, where we invest and innovate in new fields and technologies that advance safety, sustainability and security. Simi…


DHIRAJ C RAJARAM

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Dhiraj is responsible for the organization’s vision and strategic direction, building teams, aligning organizational resources to a customer…


Daniel Hopp

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Daniel Hopp


Ryan Barretto

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Ryan Barretto


Ajith Samuel

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Ajith Samuel is Chief Product Officer at Exterro.


Tony Hunter

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Tony W. Hunter was appointed chief executive officer of Tribune Publishing in July 2011, assuming responsibility for the strategic prioritie…


Sarah Hagedorn

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Sarah Hagedorn Graduate Research Assistant at Dominican University.


Raymond S Cahnman

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Raymond S Cahnman


Ricardo Alvarez

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Market tested and widely accomplished C-level executive who delivers on aggressive top and bottom line targets for publicly-traded, PE and f…


Michael Alter

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Michael Alter of the Alter Group and owner of the WNBA’s Chicago Sky.

Written by Mark Kendall

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