Insight Execution Advocacy Commitment

BEYOND CAPITAL

Jump Capital is a Chicago-based venture capital firm specializing in expansion stage and growth capital investments. Led by a team of experienced operating executives, we are value creators who take an opportunistic, long-term approach to investing. Entrepreneurs can expect the advocacy and support of an angel investor, complemented with institutional-level resources.

We seek investment opportunities ranging from $2mm to $15mm in scalable technology businesses with compelling leadership teams across a wide breadth of industries including enterprise technology, marketing, healthcare IT, and financial services. Whether the need is venture funding for startups or growth capital for established companies, our investment philosophy is simple:

Partner with great talent, set ambitious goals, and enable execution with investment and human capital.

PARTNERING WITH US

Jump Capital’s talented leadership team has extensive operating experience and deep domain knowledge achieved from distinguished careers in industry. The team has successfully led organizations, in both challenging turnaround as well as high growth environments within marketing, finance, pharmaceutical, transportation, and business services.

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Sach Chitnis

Managing Partner

Sach is a proven executive with experience in diverse industry verticals within wide-ranging functional and general management roles.

Sach spent six years as an Operating Partner for Tarsus, a middle-market private equity firm based in Kansas City. His operating roles spanned companies within the logistics, marketing and pharmaceutical research industries.

Preceding Tarsus, Sach led the $670mm U.S. and Canadian consumer businesses for SIRVA, a Chicago-based Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company.

His prior leadership roles ranged from marketing to mergers and acquisitions, and included developing corporate strategy and incubating new strategic ventures.

Sach began his career with GE in global roles within their premier management programs, including the Corporate Audit Staff.

He graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester and a MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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Michael McMahon

Managing Partner

Mike is a strategic executive with over 20 years of general management and financial leadership experience in a broad range of industries from financial services to manufacturing and business services.

Prior to joining Jump Capital, he was co-founder and senior partner for Excelar Group LLC, a provider of strategic execution and advisory services to corporations and private equity.

From 2004-2008, Mike served as President of SIRVA, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company.

Mike spent sixteen years with GE Capital in a breadth of financial and global assignments including CFO of GE Rail Services, and CFO of GE Card Services - Montgomery Wards based in Chicago.

Mike is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University where he graduated with highest distinction earning a BS in Finance. He is also an honors graduate from GE’s prestigious Financial Management and Leadership Development programs.

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Garrett Vygantas, M.D.

Partner

Garrett is a physician entrepreneur and healthcare investor who brings over 15 years of experience in health care, biotech, medtech, diagnostics, HCIT and digital health to Jump Capital.

He received his Medical Degree and MBA from Georgetown University, completed his clinical training at the University of Pennsylvania, and undergraduate work in Biochemistry at Boston College. Garrett left full time practice and academics to join Genentech for the launch of Lucentis™, a $4B therapeutic franchise for the treatment of age related macular degeneration.

From Genentech, Garrett joined the Burrill Venture Capital group where he led investments in biotech, medtech and health care IT companies. Most recently and over the past 7 years he founded and served as the first CEO and subsequently as a senior executive of NewBridge Pharmaceuticals, a Dubai-based specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the emerging markets. During his tenure the company grew to 100+ employees, raised over $65 million in financing and created $470 million in nominal value.

Garrett has served on a wide variety of corporate and non-profit boards in his career. He is a frequent lecturer at UCSF and is Kauffman Fellow of Class 13.

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Peter Johnson

Senior Associate

Peter is a former management consultant and investment banker with extensive experience leading strategy, operations, and corporate finance initiatives for organizations ranging from startups to Fortune 500 corporations.

Prior to joining Jump Capital, Peter evaluated, structured and managed M&A and corporate finance transactions as a member of the Financial Institutions Group within Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division.

Proceeding Morgan Stanley, Peter developed new products and commercialization strategies, led pricing and service strategy assessments, and built models to monitor and improve operational performance as a consultant with Deloitte Consulting.

Peter graduated from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a MBA in Analytic Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Accounting. He has a BS in Finance and Marketing from The University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, and is a CFA Level 3 candidate.

INVESTMENT STRATEGY

Jump Capital takes an opportunistic approach to investing. Unlike most venture capital or private equity funds we take a long-term approach and are not limited by a fixed fund life or narrow investment mandates. We seek great people and ideas within attractive markets. Although our investments are not industry or sector focused, we are enticed by opportunities that exhibit these attributes:

  • Asset-light businesses with B2B sales strategies
  • Exceptionally strong management teams
  • Technology-driven businesses
  • Recurring revenue streams
  • Compete in niche or defensible market segments
  • Go-to-market strategies that leverage channel sales

 

EARLY STAGE

Jump Capital selectively invests in early stage companies where we see significant opportunities for growth and future investment. Businesses with strong leaders and ideas with nominal to no revenue can flourish with appropriately deployed capital and the right strategic partners.

We partner with visionary companies that exhibit intrinsic value and great commercial potential seeking to accelerate growth. Access our robust advisor network, leverage our diverse experience and partner with a group that values talented people equal to the idea itself.

Investment Size: $500k to $2mm per opportunity and prefer participation alongside syndicate partners

 

EXPANSION CAPITAL

Jump Capital invests expansion capital in emerging companies that are generating revenue but are not necessarily cash flow positive. We target companies that have demonstrated unique propositions, commercial viability, and strong potential to scale. Gain access to the advocacy and support of an angel investor complemented with institutional-level resources.

We look to invest in companies with management teams that will execute the expansion plan supported by the invested time, capital and human resources that Jump Capital provides. We are not simply an investor; we have operated companies and divisions from small to large and private to public. Our commitment to our portfolio companies is to leverage our experience and advisor network to ensure a roadmap of long-term success.

Investment Size: $2mm to $10mm per opportunity and will lead or participate in syndicates

 

GROWTH CAPITAL

Jump Capital targets growth capital investments in established middle-market companies with strong management teams that are seeking equity capital for growth.

Leveraging a new technology, commercializing a niche product, expanding product lines, consolidating a fragmented industry, or increasing the geographic footprint of a business are core growth elements for businesses in which we invest. More importantly, central to our investment principle is investing in talented entrepreneurs and management teams that can execute a well-crafted plan.

Investment Size: $5mm to $15mm per opportunity and will lead or participate in syndicates

OUR PORTFOLIO

ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY
narrative-science
Narrative Science is the leading provider of automated business analytics and natural language communication technology that helps organizations transform data into readable, relevant and personalized text. (Chicago, IL)
swiftpage
Swiftpage provides digital marketing and CRM solutions that help small and medium sized businesses grow. Swiftpage’s email marketing, social media marketing and contact management solutions are white label-friendly, and complemented by the newly acquired Act! and Saleslogix solutions. (Denver, CO)
tulip-retail
Tulip Retail provides a tablet-based omni-channel (in-store and online) point of sale platform, which integrates with existing systems to provide detailed operating data including product information, real-time inventory, and customer profiles as well as other functionality.  (Kitchener, Ontario)
viaforensics
viaForensics is an innovative provider of enterprise mobile security products and services which leverage device sensors to not only detect security breaches, data loss, and employee abuses, but also to uncover and remediate vulnerabilities within devices, systems and apps before incidents occur. (Oak Park, IL)
zettics
Zettics provides big data analytics to wireless carriers which enable data monetization, CRM enrichment, network abuse identification, pricing optimization, churn reduction and increased customer care by delivering actionable insights on subscriber’s behavior. (Concord, MA)
MARKETING TECHNOLOGY
4c
4C is a social listening, analytics, and advertising execution platform. Leveraging technology developed at Northwestern Univ., 4C provides an unparalleled level of data science & targeted marketing in over 38 languages. (Chicago, IL)
lisnr
LISNR is a mobile marketing platform that “listens” for inaudible beacons and pushes content to smartphone devices, connecting consumers and brands with the right content in real time. (Cincinnati, OH)
sharethis
ShareThis makes content more engaging for publishers and marketing more effective for brands by enabling and monitoring web-content sharing for more than 95% of U.S. Internet users across more than 2mm publisher sites and 120+ social media channels. (Palo Alto, CA)
simpartners
SIM Partners helps major brands drive local digital marketing results with a full suite of holistic technology solutions. Their Velocity platform integrates custom location pages, content management, SEO, social CRM, and reporting & analytics to drive incremental clicks, calls, and leads.  (Chicago, IL)
zipscene
ZipScene provides a digital marketing analytic platform for large chain restaurants.  Their big data solution enables restaurants to identify, segment, and engage with their customers by integrating disparate data sources for targeted promotional campaigns. (Cincinnati, OH)
HEALTHCARE / LIFE SCIENCES
avia
AVIA drives the identification, selection, and deployment of the best emerging IT healthcare solutions allowing healthcare providers to achieve growth, improve operating efficiency, and compete on value. Collaboration between providers and entrepreneurs, accelerates impact and mitigates execution risk.  (Chicago, IL)
champion
Champion Medical Technologies provides hospitals with inventory visibility with integrated recall management for high value implantable devices while improving patient safety and ensuring Joint Commission and FDA compliance. (Lake Zurich, IL)
medibeacon
MediBeacon is developing biocompatible optical diagnostic agents for medical imaging, disease monitoring and surgical guidance. Its product portfolio includes innovative solutions for real-time kidney monitoring. (St. Louis, MO)
procured-health
Procured Health offers technologies that drive savings in hospital supply spend by offering comprehensive market and clinical data for medical devices, a purchasing process workflow solution and a data-driven BI tool to help healthcare providers proactively identify optimization opportunities. (Chicago, IL)
pro-pharma
ProPharma Group provides the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries with validation, compliance,  and technical services,  complemented by multi-lingual medical information services provided by its drug information centers in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. (Overland Park, KS)
FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY
panagea
Pangea Payments makes money transfers more convenient, cost-effective and secure by providing a multiplatform solution that allows consumers to send money to anyone, from anywhere, at any time, using mobile and retail locations around the world. (Chicago, IL)
CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS
wholesome-goodness
Wholesome Goodness is a brand of natural, better-for-you, and affordably priced foods. The line includes over 40 delicious favorites including cereals, trail mixes, chips, pasta and barbecue sauces, juices, and more. Available via local retail and at online merchants. Love foods that love you back.  (Long Grove, IL)
MARKETPLACE SOLUTIONS
parkwhiz
ParkWhiz is the #1 nationwide source for drivers to find and reserve a guaranteed parking space prior to reaching their destination.  ParkWhiz also helps parking owners manage and market their parking inventory using their proprietary technology solutions. By integrating into events, evenings out and the consumer daily routine, they are enabling drivers to park anywhere. (Chicago, IL)
spring
Spring is a unique loyalty and promotions platform for restaurants, merchants and consumers where real time offers are redeemed directly to a customer’s debit or credit card.  This unique frictionless approach drives more consumer usage and deeper engagement with restaurants & merchants. (Chicago, IL)

CONTACT US!

Whether you’re a passionate entrepreneur executing a plan, a business leader looking to grow your business, or a fellow investor looking for a committed investment partner, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us directly or complete the form and we’ll connect with you.

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Address:

600 W Chicago Ave / Suite 825

Chicago, IL 60654

Phone number:

(312) 205-8760

E-mail:

info@jump-capital.com