Lightricks Acquires Popular Pays

Lightricks Acquires Popular Pays

We are excited to announce that our portfolio company Popular Pays has been acquired by Lightricks, a growing platform for content creators and developers of the world’s leading photo and video editing tools. HPA has been an investor in Popular Pays since the 2017 Series A. We’d like to thank HPA Deal Lead and Board […]

Factor Acquired by HelloFresh

We are excited to announce that our portfolio company, Factor, a ready-made meal delivery company serving premium customers focused on health and nutrition, was acquired by HelloFresh. The total purchase price is up to $277M, including earn-outs and incentives. This transaction enables Factor to partner with HelloFresh, a global leader in meal-kit delivery, to leverage […]

November 23, 2020 By Cate LeSourd

Disrupt an Established Market with the Right Blend of People, Process, and Tech

 The Hyde Park Angels “New Investment Series” profiles our most recent investments by examining the portfolio company and its future trajectory from two perspectives: the portfolio company founders and the HPA leaders who made the deal happen. This edition focuses on Truss.  Truss is a commercial real estate technology platform that allows tenants looking for […]


Blueprint to Your Team’s Onboarding Success

Filling an open position is no easy task. A lot of time will go against hiring the perfect employee. It can be easy to forget that there is still more work to be done after the person accepts a job offer. However, there is a reason this new team member decided your company was the […]

June 9, 2017 By Marketing Hyde Park Angels
People First Podcast

Podcast: Creating a Goal-Driven Culture with Eddie Leshin

People First is the Hyde Park Angels podcast dedicated to deconstructing entrepreneurial success into actionable takeaways you can use today. Hyde Park Angels is the most active early-stage investor in Chicago with a commitment to taking a “people-first approach” to investing. By matching our members’ expertise with entrepreneurs’ needs, we help develop top-performing companies that are delivering extraordinary […]

How the Co-Founder of Trustwave Prices SaaS Products

As any entrepreneur knows, pricing is a critical component of successfully bringing a SaaS product to market. Even after determining your revenue model and pricing strategy, finding the price that customers are willing to pay for can be a challenge. That’s why we spoke with an expert on SaaS pricing, Trustwave Co-Founder, Truss Co-Founder, and […]

How to Manage World-Class Advisors, Investors, and Board Members

If you missed the event or just want a quick recap, read on for highlights from the discussion. The event brought together world-class entrepreneurs and investors Jim Gray (CEO, G-Bar Limited Partnership; Co-Founder, OptionsXpress), Amanda Lannert (CEO, Jellyvision), Badal Shah (Co-Founder and CEO, TurboAppeal), Michael Small (CEO, gogo), and Kevin Willer (Partner, Chicago Ventures) to […]

Growth Stories: The Eastman Egg Company Hits Its Latest Milestone

Growth Stories is a new HPA blog series focused on profiling what happens to our portfolio companies after they raise venture capital. This first edition focuses on The Eastman Egg Company’s latest expansion. When Hunter Swartz first landed on the fast-casual breakfast concept in 2014, he started by opening a food truck. Two years later, […]

How to Make the Most of Your Strategic Partners

As part of HPA’s efforts to build opportunities for growth and success across our portfolio and our partners, we connect them to one another to drive results. We connected our portfolio company Xaptum with one of our partners, Westcon-Comstor, to do just that. Almost a year later, we spoke with Steve Garrou, EVP of Corporate […]

How to Set Up Vesting Shares with Co-Founders

When a founding team starts a business, the members have to ask themselves a critical question: how should we make sure they divide the value of the company fairly? There are many ways to do this, but often the simplest is to structure the initial shares as vesting. Vesting shares means an individual does not […]

October 21, 2016 By Alida Miranda-Wolff