VC  True North Venture Partners

     Office Locations:

205 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2930
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-574-1700

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  • Early
  • Expansion



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Food & Agriculture



    True North is an early stage venture capital company founded by Mike Ahearn, who guided First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) from start up to an S&P 500 company. True North Venture Partners invests in and supports early stage businesses that have the potential to transform, expand and lead global industries. The firm is focused on industries such as energy, water, agriculture and waste, where the need for disruptive innovation is great and the challenges faced by entrepreneurs are daunting. While True North prefers to be the first investor in a portfolio company, it also will consider later stage investments in certain circumstances. Total investment in a given company will generally range from $100,000-$25 million, with the capability to invest beyond that amount when appropriate. True North makes long-term commitments to businesses through a perpetual holding company, which is capitalized in excess of $700 million.



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    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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    Matthew S. Ahearn Founder
    Michael J. Ahearn Founder
    Preetha Nair Head of Asia Operation


    Portfolio companies include:

      Harvest Power
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