VC  Starting Line

     Office Locations:

444 W Lake, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Consumer Products & Services



    Starting Line is an early stage venture capital fund investing in premier consumer startups & brands. The firm is currently investing out of its premiere fund and is focused on democratizing access to technologies, products, and experiences for the 99% of Americans. The firm's first fund raised $17M and launched in 2018, and the second raised $30M and launched in 2021.

    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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    Ade Olonoh Venture Partner
    Ezra Galston Founder and Partner
    Haley Kwait Zollo Principal
    Matt Maloney Advisory Board
    Rebecca Kaden Advisory Board


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):






















    Portfolio companies include:

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      Unchained Capital
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