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Mr. Edward K. Chandler

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Founder and Managing Director

Portage Venture Partners
One Northfield Plaza Suite 530
Northfield , Illinois 60093
United States

Company Description: Portage Venture Partners is one of the leading private equity companies bringing early-stage venture capital to high net worth families and individuals. Since 1979,...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • MBA
    Harvard University
  • Baker Scholar
    Harvard University
  • BA , economics
    Yale University
  • M.B.A
    Harvard University
  • B.A. , economics
    Yale College
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Web References
TWI Board
www.wetlands-initiative.org, 16 April 2015 [cached]
Edward K. Chandler, Treasurer
Ed Chandler is a founder and managing director of Portage Financial Management, a venture capital investment firm based in Northfield, Illinois. Prior to forming Portage, Mr. Chandler was a founder and the managing principal of Prairie Capital, a venture capital investment firm. Mr. Chandler has served as a director of HNC Software, Inc., Meridian Data, Inc., Worldtalk Communications, Inc., Iwerks Entertainment, Inc., and Datawatch Corp., as well as many privately held companies. Mr. Chandler holds an MBA from Harvard University, where he graduated with High Distinction as a Baker Scholar. He earned a B.A. in economics, magna cum laude, from Yale College
He serves as a director of several non-profit organizations, including Lake Forest Open Lands, the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and is a trustee of the Otho Sprague Memorial Institute, which supports innovative programs in medical research and care.
The Wetlands Initiative - Board
www.wetlands-initiative.org, 19 Mar 2015 [cached]
Edward K. Chandler, Co-Vice Chairman For 30 years, Edward K. Chandler has been an active investor in early-stage technology ventures. He manages Longboat Ventures, a seed investment fund with a diverse portfolio of investments in software, information technologies, technology-levered business services, social marketing, clean energy, biotechnology, and medical services. Previously, he was founder and Managing Director of Portage Ventures, the general partner of the Portage Venture Funds, the Graystone Venture Fund and the Draper Fisher Jurvetson Portage Fund, which in aggregate invested over $170 million in early-stage companies and venture partnerships. In 1990, Chandler formed Prairie Capital to acquire the venture portfolio of the Continental Illinois Bank, whose venture capital affiliates he joined in 1984. From 1980 to 1982, he was an Associate with the Boston Consulting Group. Chandler holds an MBA from Harvard University, where he graduated with High Distinction as a Baker Scholar in 1984. He earned a BA in economics, magna cum laude, from Yale University in 1980. In addition to his business activities, Chandler has served as an officer and director of several non-profit organizations, including the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Lake Forest Country Day School, and Lake Forest Open Lands Association. He is a Trustee of the Otho Sprague Memorial Institute, a granting foundation which conceives and supports innovative non-profit programs in medical research and care.
Lake Forest Open Lands Association
www.lfola.org, 12 June 2014 [cached]
Edward K. Chandler
talk3 – Team
www.talkthree.com, 25 July 2014 [cached]
Edward Chandler - Chairman
Ed Chandler is an experienced, active investor in early-stage technology ventures, including software, IT, technology-levered business services, social marketing, clean energy, biotechnology and medical services. Currently a director of ThinkVine, Naurex, Talk3, Nymirum, and BBE Sound, his successful past investments include HNC Software, Iwerks Entertainment, Meridian Data, Worldtalk, Feedburner, Performics, Radius, E-Travel, Amicas, Hi-speed Solutions, FastWeb and Synageva.
Chandler is founder and principal of Longboat Partners, Portage Ventures and Prairie Capital. He has been an officer of CIVC, and Associate with the Boston Consulting Group. He holds an MBA from Harvard, with High Distinction as a Baker Scholar, and a BA in economics, magna cum laude, from Yale. Read more...
Ed Chandler
www.portageventures.com, 19 Mar 2015 [cached]
Edward Chandler
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Ed Chandler Managing Director
Edward Chandler is a founder and managing director of Portage Venture Partners, which manages the Portage, DFJ Portage, and Graystone Venture Funds. He currently manages the firm's investments in Aleri, Centerpost, Cythera, MobileAware, Pericor Science and Vbrick Systems.
Prior to forming Portage and Graystone, Chandler was a founder and the managing principal of Prairie Capital, a venture capital investment firm formed in 1990 to acquire a venture portfolio from the private equity investment subsidiary of Continental Bank. During his tenures at Continental, Prairie, and Graystone, Chandler has served as a director of HNC Software, Inc., Meridian Data, Inc., Worldtalk Communications, Inc., Iwerks Entertainment, Inc., and Datawatch Corp., as well as several other companies which are still privately held.
He joined Continental Illinois' venture capital affiliates in 1984. From 1980 to 1982, Chandler was an Associate with the Boston Consulting Group.
Chandler holds an MBA from Harvard University, where he graduated with High Distinction as a Baker Scholar. He earned a BA in economics, magna cum laude, from Yale University.
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