Lindsay Knight


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; connecting into customers; marketing, communication and PR; and building community, content, and events to help scale up and skill up more efficiently. She’s also a Kauffman Fellow, Class 23.

Prior to joining Chicago Ventures, Lindsay spent time 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’s a Chair of the VC Platform Global Community, and is a part of the Ms.Tech Associate Council. She also serves on the Governing Board at Lookingglass Theatre, 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.

Online drug startups showed a very rapid growth in capitalization, and the sale of generic Viagra online turned out to be a very profitable niche.

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

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Lindsay Knight