July 27, 2017

CAERUS PARTICIPATES ON INVESTOR ROUNDTABLE

During the Annual Summit for the Illinois Growth & Innovation Fund, Aaron Gillum participated on a roundtable discussion for diversity & inclusion.


June 5, 2017

CAERUS HOSTS #NOTAPITCH PT. 3.0 AT TECHNEXUS

Featuring seven early stage founders pitching their business models and receiving feedback from VCs in a no pressure environment. The event also raised funds for Future Founders.


May 12, 2017

AARON GILLUM SITS ON TECHNOLOGY PANEL FOR RESTRUCTURING PROFESSIONALS

Aaron Gillum shared his experiences and insights as a turnaround and venture capital professional at the Chicago/Midwest Turnaround Management Association Event.

Click here to learn more about the event.


April, 2017

CAERUS INVESTS IN SKOPENOW

Skopenow is an elevated people search engine for discovering fraud and evaluating risk.


February 21, 2017

CAERUS HOSTS #NOTAPITCH PT. II AT TECHNEXUS

Over 100 attendees in Chicago for the second event featuring early stage founders pitching their business models and receiving feedback from VCs in a no pressure environment.


February 1, 2017

JAMES ROBINSON HOSTS A VC BREAKFAST SERIES

James Robinson hosted a venture capital breakfast series, which was sponsored by Early Growth Financial Services, Silicon Valley Bank and Cooley.


January 17, 2017

JAMES ROBINSON IN TECH SPOTLIGHT

Caerus Managing Partner, James Robinson is featured in Abernathy Magazine’s Tech Spotlight. Click here to see press release.


November 28, 2016

CAERUS INVESTS IN ACCESS BAZAAR

Bazaar is a digital B2B marketplace for recurring small business purchases.


October 31, 2016

CAERUS INVESTS IN SPATIAL

Spatial is a social intelligence company that allows its users to navigate a city like a local.  Click here to see press release.


October 24, 2016

CAERUS HOSTS INAUGARAL #NOTAPITCH AT BRANDLESS

Sold-out event in Chicago for early stage tech founders to pitch their business models and receive feedback from VCs in a no pressure environment.


October 20, 2016

AARON GILLUM SHARES INVESTOR INSIGHTS

Aaron Gillum was interviewed and shares investor insights with Entrepreneur Magazine and Fox News.

Click here Entrepreneur and here for Fox News, to see the interview.


September 29, 2016

AARON GILLUM JOINS FUTURE FOUNDERS AS ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE

Aaron Gillum is named one of three new Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs) for Future Founders, a non-profit organization, working with the national collegiate fellowship cohort.

Click here to see the announcement.


September 23, 2016

AARON GILLUM SPEAKS AT ventureFWD SUMMIT

Aaron Gillum participated in a panel discussion on the state of venture investing at the inaugural event.


August 17, 2016

CAERUS PARTICIPATES IN THE INVESTORS ROUNDTABLE

James Robinson spoke with entrepreneurs and answered questions about business plans and fundraising.

Click here to learn more about the event.


July 31, 2016

CAERUS MANAGING PARTNER FEATURED ON BIZCAST HQ

Aaron Gillum shares advice to succeed in venture capital and tech startups. Click here to watch video.


July 12, 2016

JAMES ROBINSON PARTICIPATES ON A PANEL FOR TECH VENTURE INVESTING

The Booth Alumni Club of NYC hosted a panel discussion on tech venture investing. James Robinson was a member of the panel, which featured venture capitalists, corporate investors and angels.


June 21, 2016

CAERUS PARTICIPATES IN TECHWEEK CHICAGO 2016

Aaron Gillum participated in several events during the week-long festivities.


May 25, 2016

CAERUS PARTICIPATES ON PANEL FOR ANGEL INVESTOR TRAINING

Aaron Gillum participates on panel discussion hosted by the Chicago Urban League and led by Bob Okabe co-founder of the Prairie Angels and managing director of RPX Group.


May 14, 2016

AARON GILLUM PARTICIPATES IN CHICAGO BOOTH’S DUSABLE CONFERENCE

Aaron Gillum participates on multiple panel discussions at the 31st Annual DuSable Conference for The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, held at the Gleacher Center.


May 2, 2016

AARON GILLUM FEATURED IN NEW BOOK, “BEING A LEADER WITH COURAGE”

Aaron Gillum is interviewed in a new book by ValueDrivers’ CEO, Lee H. Eisenstaedt, “Being A Leader with Courage: How to Succeed in your C-Level Position in 18 Months or Less.”  The book is based on interviews with over 30 CEOs to help anyone currently in the C-Suite or aspiring to move up in the organization.   Click here to download the book, Link.


April, 2016

CAERUS PROVIDES INSIGHTS ON “INSIDE STARTUP FUNDRAISING”

Caerus’ Managing Partners, Aaron Gillum and James Robinson partnered with Early Growth Financial Services to participate in two separate panel discussions in Chicago and New York City.


March, 2016

CAERUS INVESTS IN OPTERNATIVE

Opternative is the first online eye exam that can be taken from anywhere, at any time, allowing a patient to receive a doctor issued prescription from the comfort of their own home. Founded with the idea that glasses and contact lens prescriptions should be accessible and affordable, the Opternative Exam is the most convenient way to get a prescription from an ophthalmologist.  Opternative opened its services to the public in July 2015.


March 28, 2016

JAMES ROBINSON SERVES AS A MENTOR FOR STARTUPBOOTCAMP FINTECH NY

James Robinson was selected as a mentor for Startupbootcamp’s inaugural New York accelerator cohort.


January 4, 2016

CAERUS INVESTS IN DIBS’S SEED ROUND

Dibs Technology is a pricing platform that makes it easy for the fitness industry to maximize revenues by pricing group classes and all visits according to real-time demand instead of charging one price across the board.

Click here for the full article.


October 23, 2015

JPMORGAN CHASE LAUNCHES LOAN FUND FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES

VEDC and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have announced a new lending program for African American-owned small businesses in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Caerus was mentioned in the Invest in Success panel discussion following the announcement.

Click here for the panel discussion. Caerus mention can be found in the Q&A segment at the 12:00 mark.


October 16, 2015

CAERUS PARTICIPATES IN TECHWEEK NEW YORK 2015

James Robinson served as a finalist judge for the Startup LAUNCH competition.

Click here to learn more about Techweek New York 2015.


October 13, 2015

CAERUS INVESTMENT PARTNERS: FROM LEAD TO A START-UP

From a friendship forged during LEAD, two alumni are charting their own course as they pivot from corporate life to their own start-up. Learn how Booth shaped their approach to a new joint venture.

Click here for full article.


October 8, 2015

CAERUS PARTICIPATES IN THE CHICAGO 2015 HEALTH VENTURE FAIR

Aaron Gillum served as a judge for the Cloud Based Solutions and other Technology Innovations pitch competition.

Click here to learn more about Chicago 2015 Health Venture Fair.


October 7, 2015

CAERUS PARTICIPATES IN THE FUND CONFERENCE

Aaron Gillum spoke on a panel discussion about how to start angel investing at the conference.

Click here to learn more about FUND Conference.


September 14, 2015

NEW YORK BUSINESS JOURNAL: N.Y. VENTURE SET CHIMES IN ON PROSPECT OF ‘DRAFTDUEL AND WHAT IT WOULD DO TO FANTASY SPORTS

The playbook for FanDuel and DraftKings has a few options now that both companies have secured dominance in the fantasy sports space.

Click here for full article.


September 4, 2015

NEW YORK BUSINESS JOURNAL: WHAT AOL’S LATEST MEDIA BUYING SPREE MEANS

AOL Inc. has had a busy couple of weeks. A trifecta of deals for the New York City-based tech and content company, which earlier this year became part of Verizon, show just how far it has come since its cacophonous dial-up days.

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August 25, 2015

NEW YORK BUSINESS JOURNAL: NEW YORK VENTURE CAPITALISTS WISE UP IN LIGHT OF STOCK MARKET PLUNGE

As stock markets begin to rally, and investors shift to recovery mode, venture capitalists are bracing themselves for what could happen next if another downturn occurs. Risk mitigation is key, according to James Robinson, managing director of New York VC firm Caerus Investment Partners.

Click here for full article.


July 17, 2015

AARON GILLUM NAMED TO CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS’ TECH 50

Here are 50 people you should know if you care about Chicago tech. They’re the ones to call if you’re trying to launch an idea and watch to figure out where the next big thing is coming from.

Click here to read full article.


July 2, 2015

CAERUS PARTICIPATES IN THE 2ND ANNUAL POWERMOVES.NOLA NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Aaron Gillum served as a judge for the Entergy Angel Pitch competition, which was held in New Orleans.

Click here to learn more about the PowerMoves.NOLA 2015 conference.


June 24, 2015

CAERUS PORTFOLIO COMPANY WEDELIVER HAS BEEN ACQUIRED BY DELIV

WeDeliver, a same-day delivery platform led by one of Chicago’s most visible startup founders, has been acquired by Deliv (a larger delivery company based in Silicon Valley).

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June 24, 2015

CAERUS PARTICIPATES IN THE RAINBOW PUSH COALITION & CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION FUND CONVENTION

Aaron Gillum spoke on a panel discussion at the convention. 


May 28, 2015

CAERUS PARTICIPATES IN A PANEL DISCUSSION ON WPFW 89.3FM

James Robinson appeared as an on-air guest for emPower Hour. He participated in a panel discussion discussing the need for diversity in venture capital and entrepreneurship.

Click here for the full interview.


May 19, 2015

YAHOO FINANCE: WHY DIVERSITY IS IMPORTANT

By some accounts, it appears investors are no longer hot for funding startups. According to an industry trade group, fundraising at the seed-stage investment level dropped 32% in the first quarter of this year. For early rounds, the amount of money raised declined 34%.

Click here to read full article.


March 30, 2015

BLACK ENTERPRISE: 8 HOT TECH ENTREPRENEURS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Venture capitalists James Robinson and Aaron Gillum seek to fill the void for startups that need financing for growth. Their answer: Chicago-based Caerus Investment Partners.

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February 17, 2015

CAERUS INVESTS IN PAGE VAULT’S $1.3M SERIES A ROUND

Legal software startup, Page Vault, makes software than can automatically and electronically capture content from Web pages such as Facebook posts.

Click here to read full article.