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Great Oaks Venture Capital


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Investor Profile

Great Oaks Venture Capital

John Philosophos


Great Oaks (GO) is a venture capital firm focused on early stage digital technology companies. Apart from Silicon Valley and New York City, the largest concentration of GO portfolio companies are domiciled in the State of Wisconsin. Notable early stage investments include StubHub, Trulia, ModCloth and Houzz. Later this year, Great Oaks will be launching a fund to invest in Wisconsin based companies. Joining the Great Oaks team as a General Partner for the Fund will be Andrew Walker, a successful serial entrepreneur and data scientist. Andrew Walker, Great Oaks Founder and Managing Partner Andrew Boszhardt and Partner John Philosophos are all graduates of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Name: Great Oaks Venture Capital
Locations: New York & Chicago
Contact(s): John Philosophos
Preferred Industries: Consumer Internet, Ad Tech, Health Tech, Education Tech, E-Commerce, Platforms/ Marketplace and Enterprise/SaaS
Total Number of Active Investments: 141
Total Number of Wisconsin Investments: 14
Seeking New Investments: Yes
Preferred Deal Types: Early Stage/Growth financing
Will lead on a deal? Yes