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CB CAPITAL

CB Capital is a Chicago Booth student-run investment club launched in 2021 that invests in entrepreneurs within the Booth student and alumni network, embodying our pay-it-forward culture.

Booth Investors backing Booth Founders

 

ABOUT CB CAPITAL

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To provide a platform for the Chicago Booth student/alumni community to support, invest in and add value to the success of our fellow founders, entrepreneurs, classmates and friends

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the MBA / graduate business school of the University of Chicago. Founded in 1898, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S.

INVEST

Identify, assess and  invest in the best startups and entrepreneurs  emerging from the Chicago Booth network

 

BUILD

Deploy Chicago Booth's student and alumni advisors/mentors as part of a dedicated CB Capital Fellows Team for operational and fundraising support for our investments

NETWORK

Further leverage the strength and breadth of experience of our network of 250+ investors

GROW

Continue to strengthen our network of student and alumni entrepreneurs, VCs, angel investors and operational experts in the long term

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INVESTORS
Chicago Booth student / alumni individual 'club' investors
FELLOWS
Core team of VC, Venture and Entrepreneur Fellows
FOUNDERS
Chicago Booth student / alumni founded startups
MENTORS
LPs who offer additional operational/strategic expertise
ADVISORS
Non-investing senior advisors/entrepreneurs such as Faculty
PARTNERS
Third party legal, administrative support
 

FOR FOUNDERS

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BUILDING
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We help you from your idea to MVP to your first customers and investors, and beyond.

1. Exclusive partnerships with application development and design agencies such as ConsultAdd 

2. Other founder perks such as AWS credits, incorporation services, productivity software and much more

3. A strong advisor network for guidance on product, sales & BD, tech etc. 

HIRING
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We provide consulting and operational support from our future business leaders studying for their MBA at Chicago Booth.

We have collaborated with the Business Solutions Group at Chicago Booth to work with our amazing first and second year MBA students, who will provide dedicated help for the duration of 3 months. 

We also work with Department of Computer Science to help source technical talent from our fellow UChicago student community. 

FUNDRAISING

We help you raise your first and future funding rounds. 
 

  • We continually cultivate relationships with accelerators and seed funds in Chicago and elsewhere

  • We provide a community of current student and alumni LPs, VCs, advisors via our private Slack and Telegram communities

  • We organize investor demo days and facilitate introductions to partner funds, VC alumni and angel investors
     

If you would like to introduce your startup to us, please email us or get in touch!

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"CB Capital is an incredible resource to the MBA community. Ji and Dhanasree bring substantial investing experience which enables them to provide informed guidance to a variety of startups as well as to make introductions to investors in all different sectors and industry verticals. They are incredibly generous with their time. They have helped us perfect our pitch, design our deck, and even determine the best partners for our cap table. I'm grateful for the opportunity to work with Ji, Dhanasree & the team at CB Capital, and excited for the future of the fund."

JILIAN FENTON, Founder & CEO of MYARTCACHE

 

FOR INVESTORS

BOOTH STUDENT INVESTORS IN BOOTH FOUNDERS

WHO CAN INVEST?

All current Chicago Booth students and alumni, excluding any Faculty members.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM?

$5,000 for all till second close. 

$5000 students & $10,000 for alumni in final close.

WHY INVEST?

  1. Pay-it-forward:

    • Support Booth entrepreneurs and accelerate their growth

  2. Attractive financial returns:

    • Booth startups include rocket ships such as GrubHub, Braintree, Foxtrot, and many more. Early-stage investments in Booth startups can provide attractive returns on exit.

  3. Angel investing:

    • Dip your feet into the world of angel investing, along with your friends and classmates.

  4. Community building:

    • Connect with others who share similar interests, build a stronger network within the Booth community

  5. Cutting-edge investing:

    • Stay up to date with the latest exciting technologies coming out of the UChicago ecosystem

ROLE OF LPS

LPs will have access to diligence materials and investment memos, and will be given one vote on each investment deal. LPs cannot miss more than 2 consecutive votes.

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