Hyde Park Venture Partners (HPVP), an early stage venture capital firm that invests in technology companies across the Midwest, added software marketing veteran Tim Kopp to the firm as an advisor and venture partner.
He will source Midwest early-stage investment opportunities and work with HPVP’s portfolio companies. Kopp is a direct investor in five Hyde Park Venture Partners portfolio companies, serves on the board of portfolio companies Ahalogy, G2Crowd and LevelEleven, and is an advisor to portfolio company Tinderbox.
In addition to investing, he serves as an Executive in Residence for Scale Venture Partners, and is also a board member of Monetate, a marketing technology company backed by First Round Capital and OpenView Venture Partners.
Kopp, an experienced marketer who advises high-growth SaaS companies, formerly served as the Chief Marketing Officer for ExactTarget where he led a global marketing team and helped grow the SaaS company through its 2012 IPO and its 2013 acquisition by Salesforce.com.
Prior to ExactTarget, Kopp served as Chief Marketing Officer at Webtrends and held leadership roles in digital marketing at Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble.
Led by Guy Turner, managing partner, and Ira Weiss, partner, among others, Hyde Park Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital fund investing in new technology companies in the Midwest, with particular focus in Chicago. It works in partnership with Hyde Park Angels and invests in technology-enabled business and consumer services companies raising their first or second round of institutional capital.