Jeffrey Carter is a general partner at West Loop Ventures. In April of 2007, he co-founded Hyde Park Angels and spearheaded the growth and development of one of the most active angel groups in the United States. He has consulted on the startup of several other angel groups. He is a former independent trader and member of the CME Board of Directors and was part of a small group that transformed CME from an open outcry exchange to the largest electronic exchange in the world. In 1998, CME was worth $182,134,000 in membership enterprise value. Today it’s worth $42.1 Billion.
West Loop Ventures is based in Chicago and invests in B2B Fin Tech companies that are revolutionizing the backbone of finance.
He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Business, and has an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth Graduate School of Business. Mr. Carter is a long suffering fan of Chicago pro sports teams. As a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan (see his Twitter profile picture) he will attend Chicago White Sox games at Guaranteed Rate Field if you have good seats and the first beer is on you.
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Mr. Carter was a Trustee at the National World War Two Museum in New Orleans, LA from 2009-2016. The museum has been designated by Congress as the nation’s museum for all things World War Two. Please donate online.
He is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.
Mr. Carter has investments in many start-up firms. He talks about them from time to time in his blog.
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Mr. Carter is married (since 1987) with two children. Both daughters are out of college. He met his wife at the University of Illinois at DKH in BA 370, Operations Research.
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