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VCapital is an online venture capital investing platform managed by highly experienced, performance-proven VC professionals.
What if the hottest venture capital deals were online, for everyone to see? If investing in highly promising businesses were not a function of who you know, but available for anyone who has the resources? VCapital is changing venture investing for the better, making more funds available in the $500k-$5 million range to promising companies with sound plans and solid management teams.
Now you have the opportunity to invest in VCapital itself. This web-based platform facilitates 24/7 access for discerning investors to learn about high-quality venture capital investment opportunities, and makes investing in these opportunities more convenient and cost efficient.
Investors in VCapital Management Co., LLC will share in the proceeds of any successful portfolio company exit transactions as well as the firm’s potential exit at a substantial value. There are an estimated 8 million accredited investors in the US, yet only about 5% have ever invested in venture capital deals to date. That is about to change.
Currently Chairman and CEO of Batterson Venture Capital, Batterson has been a founding or early investor in a number of successful entrepreneurial companies and VC firms. Early in his career he was Director of Allstate Insurance Company’s VC Division, where he was integral in the financing and restructuring of Control Video Corporation, which became America Online. Other major venture capital and private equity firms with which Batterson has been associated include Advent International, APAX, Athena SA, M/C Partners and U.S. Venture Partners. Other notable Batterson investment winners have included Cleversafe, Cybersource/Beyond.com, Health Magazine, Advent International, Atlantic American Cablevision, Nanophase Technologies, Illinois Superconductor Corporation, and Omniflow. Over three decades, the funds he has led have delivered an average gross IRR of 29%. He received his BA and JD degrees from Washington University and his MBA from the Harvard Business School.Read More Less
Jim has nearly 25 years in the financial services industry, with expertise in all facets of creating customized investment solutions for high-net-worth individuals and small institutional clients. In 1990 he founded JE Vaughan Financial Services, providing insurance and investment planning to the owners of closely held businesses. In 1998, he founded William Blair Select, the open architecture investment management platform for Chicago-based William Blair and Company, established to perform critical due diligence on separate account investment managers, mutual funds, and a host of alternative investment vehicles, enabling financial advisors to craft fully diversified investment portfolios with a “best of the best” approach. This program grew to $1.2 billion in client assets during Jim’s 11-year tenure. Jim joined Batterson Venture Capital in 2009 as Managing Principal. After college at San Francisco State University, he played professional golf and was the Head Golf Professional at the Detroit Golf Club.Read More Less
Steven is an accounting and operations executive with more than 20 years’ experience in the private equity (PE) industry. He brings to VCapital a proven record of accomplishment in fund administration, treasury management, accounting/tax operations, SEC/GAAP compliance, negotiations, process implementation and strategic planning.Read More Less
Ryan is an entrepreneur and former trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He has his series 56 and 63 licenses and has consulted for hedge funds and family offices. Prior to joining VCapital, Ryan was a Venture Associate for DreamIt Ventures, actively screening companies for their accelerators. He has also been a frequent mentor for engineering students at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago.Read More Less
Steven is focused on VCapital’s new business development and client communications efforts, working closely with Jim Vaughan. Steven has developed a close association with numerous single- and multi-family offices and private trust groups throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.Read More Less
Ben is the co-founder of Tecture, a web design and development firm based in Chicago. Prior to Tecture, he was the Senior Software Engineer at Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) in Chicago, where he led the design and development of .NET applications.Read More Less
Ken’s role with VCapital leverages his 35-year career in marketing to capitalize on recent regulatory changes permitting media promotion of venture capital investment opportunities among the estimated 8 million U.S. accredited investors.Read More Less
Frederick Tucker is an engineer by training, a former top executive at Motorola, Inc. and an Indy car racing enthusiast. An advisor to start-up companies, Fred has served on several boards, including chairman of ITS America, an advisory board to the US Department of Transportation responsible for assuring the coordination of public and private intelligent transportation initiatives in the United States.Read More Less
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