End-to-end financial, technical, and marketing support and partnership for entrepreneurs

Ideas are good.

Great ideas are better.

They can come from anywhere and anyone. But it goes way beyond that. Ideas alone are nothing without the right people and resources in place to bring them to life. To launch a successful startup, you need a cohesive vision and mission with an actionable strategy that can be implemented and executed flawlessly.

As a Chicago angel investor, Sphere’s Start Up Co-Building program offers full-service, end-to-end support and partnership with entrepreneurs and senior corporate executives who want to create or spin off a startup. Our global team of experts in technology, marketing, product design, development, and business strategy have a proven track record of co-building successful start-ups and helping entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level and beyond.

What’s In It For You?

At Sphere, we provide 4 key areas of expertise:

TECHNOLOGY

Our global network of developers, analysts, architects are at the forefront of today’s most innovative and powerful technologies. In demand technical experts are ready and available to assist on your product.

MENTORING

A seasoned team of mentors will collaborate with and guide you every step of the way. We also connect you to enterprise organizations and help you gain access to domestic and global markets

GO TO MARKET

Support in go-to-market strategy, planning and multi-channel execution with Sphere’s team of marketing experts. This includes competitive analysis, developing positioning, messaging, segmentation and much more!

INVESTMENT CAPITAL

With Sphere’s Start-Up Co-Building service, we provide capital investment to select startups and offer access to a venture network of international investors, entrepreneurs, and enterprise buyers.

Accelerate go to market

How do you rapidly exploit fleeting market opportunities?  How do go from 0-60? How do you find the talent you need to defend markets and transform the world? Sphere can help you acquire the financing, technical expertise, and other resources you need to scale.

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Why Sphere?

EXTENSIVE DEAL FLOW

As a Chicago angel investor, Sphere has a differentiated seed-stage venture fund that invests in promising digital and technology startups. Our primary goal is to align with top-notch entrepreneurial teams. Our unique and vibrant deal origination engine and diligence method provide a deal flow of hundreds of start-ups each year. By cherry-picking the very best firms, with a demonstrated value proposition and, often, a proven revenue model, Sphere is creating ROI for investors and our entrepreneurial founders.

PARTNERING WITH FOUNDERS

Sphere partners entrepreneurs with our digital strategists, creatives, engineers, corporate executives, mentors, and investors to design, build and launch exponential organizations.