oak9 Raises $5.9M in Series Seed Round

Hyde Park Angels participated in oak9’s $5.9M Series Seed round, which was led by Menlo Ventures. Uncorrelated Ventures also participated in the round. The oak9 platform accelerates the delivery of cloud-native applications while providing comprehensive security. The infrastructure-as-code security platform seamlessly integrates into the DevOps pipeline, enabling developers to have security implemented through the development […]

Sifter Raises $4.6M in Series Seed Round

Hyde Park Angels and Valor Equity Partners, through their Valor Siren Ventures fund, led Sifter’s $4.6M Series Seed round. Sifter is a personalized nutrition data and technology platform that helps consumers find and buy products that match their specific dietary, medical and lifestyle priorities. This personalization drives value for the retailer, brands and consumers. Growing […]

Sawyer Bengtson

Why Top VCs from Outside the Midwest Want In

As the Midwest startup ecosystem continues to grow, top investors from outside the region increasingly show that they are watching and want in — especially when a repeat entrepreneur is at the helm of a budding startup. To validate this assertion, my firm, Hyde Park Angels, decided to dig into the numbers. Between 2016 and today, coastal […]