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On this episode we take a trip over to Chicago Avenue to meet up with Vic Pascucci managing partner of Lightbank. We take a walk through the Lightbank offices, among portfolio companies and make our way to dinner at the iconic Gibson’s Italia. Vic has an impressive history of investing and shares all in this episode from growing up in Celeveland, practicing law, investing in and incubating companies, and how he sees Chicago becoming one of the top tech scenes in the world.
Lightbank specializes in making venture capital investments in “disruptive” technology companies in the United States including seed investments, Series A round and late-stage investments. It combines investment with guidance and direct involvement with the companies it invests in. www.lightbank.com
Vic is the Managing Partner of Lightbank. He is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and began his professional career in Chicago in 1994. Vic has over 17 years of experience in venture capital, fintech investing and financial services. He has been a part of over $650M in venture capital and M&A transactions. Vic has taken multiple companies public and through successful acquisitions. Vic currently serves on the boards of Extend, BluePrint, Clearcover, Snapsheet, Carlease.com, Sprout Social, Fooda, Paladin Cyber, Hireology, Ionic, Hatch Loyalty, Benchprep, Udemy, NuBundle and Billtrim. Vic is also an advisor to the TechStars Chicago, Chicago Blockchain Center, Currency, 1871 and Fintech 71. He supports a broad array of financial services innovation efforts. Within the Chicago civic tech community Vic is a member of the executive team for P33 Finance Committee and ChicagoNEXT.
Thank you: Gibsons Italia is built on a tradition & elegance that is relentless in the pursuit of the very best. Chef-driven tastes of Italy are paired with the superiority of Gibsons Steakhouse, creating a restaurant that makes the familiar, exceptional.
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