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Join the HPA Team: Analyst

Join the HPA Team: We’re Hiring an Analyst!

About HPA 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. […]

February 22, 2022 By Cate LeSourd

Amanda Lannert Inducted into Chicago Innovation Hall of Fame

Congratulations to HPA Member Amanda Lannert for being inducted into the Chicago Innovation Hall of Fame! As the CEO of Jellyvision, Amanda has been a key figure in driving the company since its founding in 2001. Under her leadership, Jellyvision has become one of Chicago’s fastest growing tech companies. Additionally, Amanda continues to provide thoughtful […]

HPA Member Jason VandeBoom Recognized as the EY 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year

Congratulations to HPA Member Jason VandeBoom for being recognized as the EY 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year! As the Founder & CEO of ActiveCampaign, Jason embodies EY’s “human spirit of unstoppable ambition”. This award highlights ActiveCampaign, a leader in customer experience automation, and the accomplishments made in the past year toward transforming the way businesses […]

HPA Member Dr. Cheryl Rucker-Whitaker’s New Board Role

Congrats to HPA Member Dr. Cheryl Rucker-Whitaker for being added to the Board of Directors at Equality Health! “Dr. Rucker-Whitaker has spent the past two decades working to eliminate health disparities by creating and implementing solutions that help close the health disparities gap. In 2013, she was a co-founder of Chicago-based NextLevel Health, an African […]

HPA Member Hardik Bhatt Joins SDI Presence as President & Chief Growth Officer

Congrats to HPA Member Hardik Bhatt for joining SDI Presence as President and Chief Growth Officer! Most recently, Hardik led Amazon Web Services (AWS)’ public sector startup business, launching startup accelerators and incubators globally. Prior to AWS, Bhatt was the State CIO for the State of Illinois where he built the State’s first $1.2 billion […]

June 2, 2021 By Cate LeSourd
Black Lives Matter

HPA’s People First Approach Stands with Black Lives Matter

First and foremost, as an organization, HPA stands with the Black community and supports the pursuit of justice and equality for all. We speak out against the racism and social injustices in our society, and show our support that #BlackLivesMatter. Our nation has watched the recent acts of racism unfold with the murders of George […]

June 5, 2020 By Cate LeSourd