Jeffrey R. Carter
West Loop Ventures
Timing is everything, and no one knows this better than a trader. Jeff traded his own money at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and was on its board. In the mid-nineties, he was part of a group of equity owners that saw a huge opportunity and remade the entire exchange. CME was the first exchange to demutualize, and the first to go public in November of 2002. In April of 2007, he used his market intuition and network to help found Hyde Park Angels. HPA became one of the most active angel groups in the United States. Jeff actively recruited like minded investors dedicated to fostering the entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout the Midwest. Jeffrey earned his BS from the University of Illinois, and his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
West Loop Ventures invests in seed or Series A B2B financial technology startups that solve problems in institutional finance. It's portfolio company founders usually have hands on experience with the problems they are solving. They build innovative and scalable solutions. They have a growth mindset with openness to mentorship. They also have an inside track to selling to their customers.