VC  Ceres Venture Fund

     Office Locations:

1750 Harding Road
Northfield, IL 60093
Phone: 847-492-1111
Fax: 847-864-9692



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  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Ceres Venture Fund, LP is a Chicago-based venture capital fund dedicated to funding high growth companies located in the Midwest in their early stages of growth. Ceres' principals, Sona Wang, Donna Williamson, and Laura Pearl, have over 60 years of experience in venture capital and operating early stage companies, and have collectively invested more than $130 million in capital. Ceres has particular industry depth in health care, information technology, and business services. Ceres has a particular but non-exclusive interest in financing women-led companies.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Donna Williamson Managing Director
    John Canning, Jr. Advisor
    Laura Pearl Managing Director
    Sona Wang Managing Director


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