M25 is an early-stage venture firm based in Chicago, investing solely in tech startups headquartered in the Midwest. Since we launched in 2015, we've become the most active investor in our region. We are led by two of the youngest fund managers in the industry, and we enjoy challenging traditions. We invest broadly, and our unique, analytical approach to venture investing aims to reduce the risk, while maintaining the high returns typically associated with this stage of investing. We emphasize our expansive networks, and thrive on collaboration - helping to syndicate deals, encouraging fair terms as a best practice, and prioritizing relationships. And along the journey, we hope to share a few laughs, whether its over beers or board games.
M25’s name comes from Jesus’ Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25:14-30. For us, this parable is a Biblical example of wise entrepreneurship as well as a charge to properly steward all that God has given. At M25, this notion is core in our investment philosophy – both as we invest our own capital into the entrepreneurs that inspire us daily and as we responsibly manage capital entrusted to us.
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FOUNDERS: Please fill out the form below. Include as much detail as possible on your company, business plan, funding round ask, and other relevant information. Keep in mind, we do require there to be some form of market traction, as we do not invest in ideas or prototypes. We usually get back to you within 48 hours.
INVESTORS: We only work with accredited investors that know one of our team members. Please reach out to one of them if you are interested in hearing more about our investment strategy/philosophy, portfolio companies, or future funds.