FI  Crown Venture Fund

     Office Locations:

c/o Henry Crown and Company
222 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-236-6300



  • Early



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    The Crown Venture Fund is the venture capital arm of the Crown family of Chicago, and is administrated by General Partner, Richard Robb. The company has made recent investments in Massachusetts-based Kala Pharmaceuticals and Seattle-based Amnis, a cell imaging company. The Crown family also owns CC Industries, which has headquarters in Chicago. The largest subsidiary of CC Industries is truck trailer manufacturer, Great Dane Trailers. The company's other business interests include farm equipment maker Bush Hog; food processing equipment makers Weiler & Co. and Formax; furniture manufacturer Woodard Furniture; and real estate. William H. Crown, also known as Bill, serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President at CC Industries Inc. Mr. Crown has been with CC Industries Inc since 1993. Mr. Crown serves as General Partner at Henry Crown and Company. The Crown family also makes direct purchases through its Chicago-based Longview Asset Management, led by family member James Star.

    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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    Richard H. Robb General Partner
    William H Crown CEO


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Kala Pharmaceuticals
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      Lyra Health
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