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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

      Ms. Nin Desai, President and 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 disruptive 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.

       

  • 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.