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NIN Ventures LLC (or NIN.VC) is a first of its kind technology venture capital fund to be raised via world wide web.

  • OUR FOCUS
    • NIN.VC will invest in 3D printing, the 4th industrial revolution, cloud computing, virtual reality, financial services, education software, and other disruptive technology companies within the United States. 

  • INVESTMENT SIZE
    • The fund generally will invest $1,000,000 - $5,000,000 in early / growth stage companies as a part of a syndicate or as a lead.

  • OUR TEAM
    • Ms. Nin Desai, CEO

      Ms. Nin Desai, CEO, is an experienced fund manager and a technology geek. Her sweet spot is investing in disruptive technologies. A disruptive technology is an innovation that changes an existing industry and also helps create a new market and value network, displacing an earlier technology or a way of doing business. E.g. NIN.VC, venture capital provides financing to early stage emerging companies with high growth potential in exchange for equity / an ownership stake. The risks VCs take investing in disrputive technologies or business models yield higher returns their limited partners (or investors) require. Since the beginning of the 20th century, venture capital has been the domain of wealthy individuals and famlies. A typical LP base in a venture fund would be institutions, pension funds, endowments, family offices, etc.

      However, the 2008 Financial Meltdown led to a liquidity crises for entrepreneurs, companies, LPs, & VCs. Fewer IPOs in the market means no exits for VCs, no returns for LPs, and as a result venture funds were on a decline. No new funds means less startup funding, low employment, and slow economic growth. Thus on April 5, 2012 The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act) was introduced which enables crowdfunding for all Americans and that's how NIN Ventures (or NIN.VC) came into existence. NIN.VC is a crowdfunded technology venture capital firm that is offering membership interests under the JOBS Act & Regulation D of the US Securities Act of 1933. NIN.VC is a unique and first of its kind attempt to bring venture capital retail and give people the freedom to directly invest in a fund with an amount of their choice, which also leads to a better financial reward system. 

      Ms. Desai has been awarded 2015 CEO Of The Year – Illinois, for innovation and contribution to the Venture Capital & Private Equity industry by Acquisition International magazine and Private Equity Fund Manager to Watch for 2017 by Corporate America. NIN.VC has been the recipient of several awards including Wealth and Finance International Magazine's "Best Technology Venture Capital Fund - Illinois" for the Alternative Investment Awards, the "Best Crowdfunded Technology Venture Capital Fund - US" for the Fund Awards, and “Leaders in Private Equity – Illinois” by Corporate Vision magazine to name a few. She has been featured in VentureBeatChicago TribuneChicago Sun TimesForbesIncWGN's After Hours with Rick KoganNBC Weekend Web with Charlie WojciechowskiBloomberg's Taking StockCrowdfund Insider, and CIO Review to name a few. 

      Ms. Desai’s experience spans all facets of mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance including public offerings and private placements. At Alpha Capital Partners (or Alpha), Ms. Desai was responsible for identification and evaluation of potential investments across a range of industries. At Alpha, she successfully completed the sale of Sircon (portfolio company), a software as a service provider company, to Vertafore. Prior to Alpha she was with Pacific Crest Securities (or PCS), a technology investment banking firm. Her PCS corporate finance transactions include RACK, LOOP, LQDT, DBTK, AMIS, SLRY, VOCS, OWW and others. Her M&A deal sheet includes the sale of Financial Profiles to EISI, Buyseasons to Liberty Media, and others. She started her professional career at Merrill Lynch. She is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and has a technical diploma in E-commerce by IBM, holds Series 7 and 63 licenses from NASD, and is an B.B.A and M.B.A in Finance/International Business from Loyola University of Chicago. She recently attended a leadership program in Private Equity and Venture Capital at Harvard Business School.

       

    • Mr. Atit Desai

      Mr. Atit Desai, Managing Partner, is a technology enthusiast and a next generation venture capitalist who is determined to change the world of investments. His experience spans all facets of business from finance and accounting to management. Atit holds an M.B.A in Finance and Accounting from Loyola University of Chicago where he was the Dean’s Silver Medal Scholar and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.

    • Mr. Huy Nguyen

      Mr. Nguyen joined NIN Ventures in 2013 following stints at several technology startup companies and one with his own non-profit foundation, the Paracels Foundation. His experience also extends to marketing roles with two Fortune 500 companies. He is primarily responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments. He is a B.A. in International Marketing from the University of Washington. He is also an M.B.A. in Finance/Economics & Entrepreneurship and M.S.F. in Risk Management from Loyola University of Chicago.

    • Mr. Gregory Revenis

      Greg Revenis joined NIN Ventures in 2015. Greg has a strong interest in start up companies, as he worked at one previously, and a love of technology. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Public Policy Analysis at the University of Chicago. Greg also actively participates in the Edge Entrepreneurship Program and the German club on campus. He enjoys biking and listening to a variety of music in his spare time. 

    • Mr. Michael Bennett

      Michael Bennett joined NIN Ventures in 2015. Michael has a strong interest in finance and startups. He is currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Chicago. Michael is also a member of the University of Chicago Track and Field team, where he captured a national championship in 2014. In his free time, he enjoys staying active outdoors and sports.

  • BOARD OF ADVISOR
    • Dr. Sunil Patel

      Dr. Patel focuses on 3D Printing investments at NIN Ventures. He is a multi-organ transplant surgeon at the University at Buffalo. His research includes tissue engineering and 3D printable materials. Dr. Patel has been a practicing physician for over 20 years. He studied medicine at University of Pune, trained at Mayo Clinic, Lehigh Valley Hospital / Penn State, and completed his fellowship from University of Pittsburgh. 

    • Mr. Gurbaksh Chahal

      Mr. Gurbaksh Chahal is the Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Gravity4, the world's first high frequency marketing cloud that dramatically boosts digital marketing ROI across web and mobile (or personal devices) through display, search, email, video, social, TV, and apps. Mr. Chahal is a die-hard Internet entrepreneur. At the age of 16, in January 1999, he started his first company, ClickAgents, one of the first ad networks focused around performance-based advertising and eighteen months later sold it for $40 million to ValueClick. In January 2004, he launched his second company, BlueLithium. The company focused on data, optimization, and analytics and became a pioneer in behavioral targeting, which was later acquired by Yahoo! for $300 million in cash.

  • LEGAL COUNSEL
    • Mr. Gary Jungels

      Mr. Gary Jungels is a Partner in the Corporate Practice Group at Freeborn and Peters. As a transactional attorney, Gary has extensive experience in private equity and venture capital, and specifically fund formations and joint ventures. He has represented fund sponsors and management teams in structuring, negotiating and closing both general and industry-specific global and domestic funds, including buyout, mezzanine/sub-debt, venture capital and later stage private equity funds. In addition, Gary has significant experience structuring their management companies and advising private equity and venture capital professionals on their internal governance and economic arrangements. Gary was formerly a partner at the global law firm of Mayer Brown LLP. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law and the University of Notre Dame.