Kevin Willer

Kevin is a Partner at Chicago Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital fund where he is overseeing all aspects of Chicago Ventures including fund management, deal sourcing and investments, and working directly with portfolio companies.  He sits on the boards of Blitsy, Elicit, SimpleRelevance, and GetSet. He joined the fund in June 2013.


From 2011 to 2013, Kevin was the President & CEO of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC).  The CEC manages, operates, and programs 1871, a co-working center serving hundreds of startups building their early-stage businesses located at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.  Previous to that, Kevin co-founded the Google Chicago office in late 2000 and spent a decade there helping to build a Midwest presence.