Thomas L. Churchwell
Managing Partner — 20 Yrs Operations, 20 Yrs VC with Top-Tier IRR
Tom is a prominent player in the Midwest venture capital community with more than 20 years of experience working with start-up technology-based companies, and an additional 20 years of experience in operations in large corporations. In 2001, he led the formation of ARCH Development Fund I, LP, which raised $31 million, investing in 16 seed- and early-stage life sciences and technology companies. Previously, he was President and CEO of ARCH Development Corporation, a subsidiary of the University of Chicago, commercializing technology from the university and Argonne National Laboratory.
Since 1987, Tom has played an active role in more than 60 seed- and early-stage investments with a top-tier track record. He currently serves as a director of several early-stage companies in the Midwest. Additionally, Tom is President of TiE Midwest and board member of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, iBIO and the Illinois Venture Capital Association. He holds a B.A. degree from DePauw University and J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org