Baird Venture Partners targets $150m for latest VC fund


Chicago-based venture capital firm Baird Venture Partners is looking to raise $150m for its fourth VC fund, according to an SEC filing.

Baird Venture Partners IV will likely continue the firm’s focus on the technology-enabled services and healthcare sectors. The firm recently bolstered its investment team with the hire of former Abbott Ventures director of venture investments Nicole Walker, while HealthMedia co-founder David Gregorka was named a venture partner.

The company’s portfolio includes Amphora Medical, BrightTag, ClickFuel,Fellon-McCord, High Street Partners, Montage Talent and PayChoice. Portfolio company Dicerna Pharmaceuticals recently filed for an IPO on the Nasdaq.

The firm’s parent company, Baird Capital, recently held a final close for its second European buyout fund.

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