Lindsay Knight

Director of Platform

Lindsay manages CV’s Platform, or the firm’s “post-investment” team. She works directly with the firm’s 50+ active portfolio companies on matchmaking talent; building communities; marketing, communication and PR; connecting into customers; and producing private and public events. She’s also a Kauffman Fellow, Class 23.

Prior to joining Chicago Ventures, Lindsay spent time in the Marketing department at Ocean Tomo, an intellectual property merchant bank, where she was part of the team that launched the industry’s first live patent auctions. She later joined CHOUmedia as Vice President, where she worked with clients in the IP industry on marketing strategy and execution.

In 2018, Lindsay launched Chicago Blend, a collaborative effort of venture capitalists in Chicago who know that diverse teams and inclusive environments are critical foundations for both the startups we invest in and our own venture firms. She is a part of the Ms.Tech Associate Council, a social impact organization that helps business women do tech and tech women do business. She also serves on the Governing Board and as President of the Lookingglass Theatre Associates Board, a Tony-award winning theatre that focuses on the spectacular and the physical. She graduated from the Miami University Honors Program with degrees in English/Journalism and Strategic Communication.

She started swimming when she was 5, and has been hooked on triathlons since 2012.

For press or partnership inquiries, email her at lindsay [at] chicagoventures.com.

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Lindsay Knight