Rishi Shah

Founding Partner at JumpStart Ventures /Ohio

Rishi Shah

Rishi Shah

Founding Partner at JumpStart Ventures /Ohio

Overview
Career Highlights

Jumpstart Ventures (Illinois)
JumpStart Ventures /Ohio
Northwestern Business Review

RelSci Relationships

1659

Number of Boards

16

Birthday

1986

Age

33

Number of Awards

2

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Founding Partner at Jumpstart Ventures (Illinois)

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Chief Executive Officer at MATTER Chicago

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Founder & Partner at Jumpstart Ventures (Illinois)

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Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder at healthfinch, Inc.

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Chief Medical Officer & Co-Founder at healthfinch, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Life-XT LLC

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Paragon Biosciences LLC

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Managing Director & Global Head of Venture Capital at William Blair & Company LLC

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Operating Partner at The Pritzker Group (Venture Capital)

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Senior Partner, Investing at JumpStart, Inc.

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December 13, 2018
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October 3, 2018
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July 5, 2018
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Rishi Shah
Founding Partner at JumpStart Ventures /Ohio
Education
Attendee

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

Attendee

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state (after Illinois State University), and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Attendee

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) is a non-profit organization that supports entrepreneurs on their path to building high-growth, sustainable businesses that serve as platforms for economic development and civic leadership. Its flagship project, 1871, fulfills CEC’s vision of a central address for entrepreneurs in Chicago. CEC runs and operates the workspace, develops programming, organizes events and ensures that the culture of 1871 allows entrepreneurs the greatest opportunity for success.

Member
Current

One of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious organizations, founded in 1911, the Club facilitates strategic relationship development, intellectual exchange and development of future leaders. Through our Global Leaders, Women’s Leadership, Chicago CEO Series and other programming, we bring together business, civic and academic leaders from all industries to discuss strategies that address challenges and opportunities affecting Chicago and the world.

Member
Current

FireStarter is an early stage investment fund focused on helping technology companies grow. We are a group of Chicago technology entrepreneurs who have come together to support the next generation of innovators. We all have direct experience founding, operating and investing in technology based businesses that leverage the developments of the past forty years. We owe a debt to the innovators who came before us and it is a debt we intend to repay by helping to fund promising new ideas and the entrepreneurs who have the passion and the drive to see their ideas become reality.

Career History
Founding Partner
2012 - Current

Jumpstart Ventures invests in companies located in the US. The firm target companies operating in the fields of healthcare, education & media communications. The firm provides equity financing for seed, early& later stage capital requirements with an investment size ranges from $15,000 to $100,000.

Founding Partner
2012 - Current

JumpStart Ventures seeks to invest in companies that will create jobs and wealth in Northeastern Ohio. The firm focuses on investments in innovative, early-stage companies that are located in Northeastern Ohio. Early-stage investments range from $250,000. Funding is typically used to help companies complete product prototypes, conduct early marketing campaigns and add key team members.To be considered for investment, companies must be based in, or be willing to relocate to the 21-county Northeastern Ohio areas. Companies must have a high potential, breakthrough idea, a large potential market and have less than $10 million in annual revenue. Companies must also have a desire to raise additional investment capital and have a viable exit plan. JumpStart Ventures is particularly interested in investing in companies operating in the highest growth industries that are run by women and minority entrepreneurs.

Investor & Advisor
Current

Relish Labs LLC provides ingredient and recipe delivery services. It offers a meal delivery service that includes fresh ingredients and instructions needed to cook restaurant quality meals for two, four or six people in the home kitchen. The company was founded by Bryon Finke and Patrick Vihtelic in 2013 and is headquatered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current
Member, Board of Directors
Prior

"1871 is a not-for-profit community endeavor and an entrepreneurial hub for digital startups. It is a collaborative space that helps digital designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs build their startups, share ideas, and change the world. Located in the famed Merchandise Mart, the 50,000-square-foot facility provides Chicago startups with programming, access to mentors, educational resources, potential investors, and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs that help them on their path to building successful businesses. 1871 is the flagship project of the CEC. 1817 is organizing the Sports Technology Symposium in the Fall of 2018. Application is live until July 27th: https://www.f6s.com/1871sportstechsymposium"

Board Member
Current
Director
Prior

YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) connects people with successful young chief executives in a global network unlike any other. Founded in 1950 in New York City by a young president named Ray Hickok, the organization unites approximately 20,000 business leaders in more than 120 countries around a shared mission: Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange. A great deal has changed since YPO’s founding but certain things have remained the same: the value of a peer network and trusted mentors, the importance of ongoing education, and the need for a “safe haven” where issues can be aired in an environment of confidentiality. Over the past six decades, YPO has maintained its core commitment to these ideals while embracing change with each successive generation of young business leaders.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce's role is to make Chicagoland the most business-friendly region in America by enhancing our members’ success through aggressive programs in advocacy, member benefits and services, and actionable information. Serving as “The Voice of Business” since 1904, the Chamber leads aggressive public policy and business growth initiatives and we create meaningful events and programs to inform, engage, and connect our members to each other and the community.

Political Donations
$2,250
2012

Former President of United States

$500
2009

DNC Service Corp. operates a political party. It is an organization which raises fund for the Democratic Party which has been a part of the U.S. political landscape. The company plans the presidential nominating convention, promotes candidates from the local to the national level and sets the party platform. DNC Service was founded in 1848 and is located in Washington, DC.

$220
2008

Former President of United States

Investments
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Packback, Inc. operates platform for renting of e-textbooks. The company offers digital textbooks to students for day or semester basis on rent. The company was founded by Mike Shannon, Kasey Gandham, Nick Currier and Jessica Tenuta and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Contextmedia Health LLC owns and operates a digital healthcare networks. It provides condition-specific programming and ad-supported content at point-of-care facilities. The firm also empowers healthcare professionals to engage patients while curating content personalized for each member office. The company was founded by Shradha Agarwal and Rishi U. Shah in 2006 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Awards & Honors
2016
Crain's Chicago Business Magazine - Tech 50
2009
Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine - 40 Under 40
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