M25 Group is an early stage micro-VC fund based in Chicago, investing solely in companies headquartered in the Midwest. Our unique approach to venture investing aims to reduce the risk, while maintaining the high returns typically associated with this stage of investing.
Led by two of the youngest fund managers in the business, we are building a portfolio that in many ways resembles an ‘index’ of early stage startups in the Midwest. Young and eager to bring something new and disruptive to early stage VC, our team deploys a disciplined strategy with a highly sophisticated model – bringing as much objectivity as possible to an inherently subjective space.
M25’s name comes from Jesus’ Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25:14-30. For us, this parable is a Biblical example of wise entrepreneurship as well as a charge to properly steward all that God has given. At M25, this notion is core in our investment philosophy – both as we invest our own capital into the entrepreneurs that inspire us daily and as we responsibly manage capital entrusted to us.