IllinoisVENTURES Moving Innovation Forward

IllinoisVENTURES is a premier seed and early-stage technology investment firm focused on research-derived companies in information technologies, physical sciences, and life sciences.  We help to start and build businesses based on innovations from the University of Illinois. We bring together leading researchers and entrepreneurs to mold concepts, vision, intellectual property and passion into breakthrough, high-growth companies.

About IllinoisVENTURES

IllinoisVENTURES is committed to helping entrepreneurs and technical founders build world-changing businesses. As one of the nation’s premier university-related seed and early-stage investment firms, we work with faculty and students at the University of Illinois to turn ideas and innovations into high-growth businesses.

How We Can Help

IllinoisVENTURES has developed a unique platform to address the complexities of commercializing research derived from university-based research.   We begin working with companies and technologies at the very earliest stages of their development, typically prior to a technology transitioning out of the laboratory.  We offer three types of funding: proof of concept grants, seed funding and venture capital. Click the button below to learn more about the types of investments we make.


New Ventures

$65 Million +

Assets Managed

$650 Million +



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