About HPA

Who We Are: Founders

Who We Are

Hyde Park Angels (HPA) is a leading early-stage investor. Our People First model leverages world-class operating expertise, a powerful business network, and venture capital to fuel startup success. As a result, our founders transform their businesses into industry leaders, our investors generate best-in-class returns, and our community experiences job creation and economic growth.

Why HPA: Members

Why HPA?

HPA partners with founders to build world-class companies. Our People First model uniquely leverages our human and financial capital to accelerate startup success. With this approach, HPA delivers best in class returns while creating a stronger ecosystem.

HPA turns entrepreneurial visions into reality. From seed to scaled companies, we provide organizational support with our human and financial capital as entrepreneurs prepare for funding rounds. Our platform leverages Member insights, domain expertise, and professional networks to grow startups into industry leaders.

HPA Investment Expertise

Where We Invest

Where We Invest: Map

We grow Midwest startups into industry leaders. HPA curates opportunities for external investment and drives innovation to accelerate business growth. As we secure funding in startups, we help create jobs at growing companies and foster economic growth in Chicago and other Midwestern cities. HPA powers the economy and creates a more equitable and sustainable community.

Stages of Investment

Stages of Investment: Pie chart

HPA is among the most active early-stage investors, delivering high performance returns. We invest across Seed, Series A, and Series A+ rounds and help turn founders’ ideas into reality. By supporting ongoing growth in our portfolio, we help to drive successful exits and return financial capital to our investors.