NIN Ventures LLC (or NIN.VC) is a first of its kind technology venture capital fund to be raised via world wide web.
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.
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.
Ms. Nin Desai, CEO, is an experienced fund manager and a technology geek. 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 experience spans all facets of mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance including public offerings and private placements. 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.
Ms. Desai also Chairs the Harvard Business School Private Equity and Venture Capital Group of Chicago, and is a member of Women's Association of Venture and Equity (WAVE). She also sits on the Illinois Venture Capital Association (IVCA) Legislative/IVCA PAC Board and Events Committee. She also enjoys golf and piloting light aircraft in her spare time.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.