I/VC  Impact Engine


     Office Locations:

222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, #1212
Chicago, IL 60654



  • Early



  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Impact Engine is a venture fund that invests financial and human capital in early-stage, for-profit businesses that are improving education, health, economic empowerment, and resource efficiency. Impact Engine will invest between $25,000 and $250,000 in approximately 25 early-stage technology companies. Initial investments from its most recent fund will be made through 2018. Prior to the firm's current fund, Impact Engine invested nearly $700,000 in 23 for-profit impact companies through its accelerator programs. To date, its portfolio companies have attracted $32.4 million in investment and $2.6 million in philanthropic funding.

    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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    Chuck Templeton Chairman
    Elizabeth Coston Principal
    Jessica Droste Yagan CEO & Managing Partner
    Priya Parrish Managing Partner
    Tasha Seitz Partner


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):















      Series A





      Series A


    Portfolio companies include:

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