About Us

Who Are We

EVC Ventures is a $50 million Chicago-based Venture Capital fund focused globally on early-stage startups. We are committed to converting entrepreneurial ideas into compelling fundable propositions and viable businesses in the shortest possible period of time. Since inception, EVC Ventures has invested in a diversified portfolio of startups and has interest in EdTech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, SaaS, Mobile Apps, Security, Drone Technology and Robotics.

EVC Ventures operates accelerators in both the United States and India, where it provides capital and mentorship support to help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into unicorns.

who are we

Our Portfolios are


Global & Diversified

Low Cost

Low Cost

Risk Balanced

Risk Balanced

What we invest in

We like businesses that have identified a way to break out of traditional markets. Our favorite companies are managed by their founders or by management teams that are significant equity shareholders.


Companies managed by founders

growing technology
growing technology

Fast growing technology businesses


Typical investment
size: $100k - $5 million


How much do we invest?

  • EVC Ventures typically invests from $100,000 to $5000,000 in exchange for equity. This fund is focused on growth stage companies that fit EVC Ventures’ investment criterion
  • EVC Accelerators invest $5,000-$100,000 in exchange for equity in ventures that fit EVC Ventures investment criterion
  • We invest in technology startups that are generating revenue and have a viable run rate

Meet the EVC ventures team

Anjli Jain

Managing Partner

Kurt D. Olender


Balaji Thiruvengadam


sanjay sharma

Vice President